Special Issue "IoT-Based Precision Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2020).
Interests: situational awareness; cyber-physical systems; Internet of Things; smart agriculture
Interests: Internet of Things; smart agriculture; smart cities; Future Internet
The Internet of Things (IoT) is pushing its way into all domains, including precision agriculture. It provides a means for more in-depth awareness of the situation in the farms and fields; a means for increasing automation even in more complex, process-related farming such as irrigation; and data for obtaining a broad understanding of the whole food production value chain that can guide stakeholders in their strategic decision-making. The key elements in IoT are that it decouples the data collection from its use, and that it uses standard and low-cost worldwide Internet as a basic data transfer mechanism. This presents new possibilities for more focused uses, leading to more precise and justified decisions that will benefit farmers and food production.
This Special Issue is dedicated to publishing articles that tackle the use and development of IoT in precision agriculture. We are especially interested in papers that deal with the following:
Impacts of IoT-based Precision Agriculture
- Expanding the possibilities of IoT in the precision agriculture domain;
- New innovations in understanding the situation of crops and soil in farms using IoT;
- Savings of water, energy, or costs on farms by using IoT;
- Automation solutions obtained through the help of IoT in agriculture;
- Increasing environmental awareness in agriculture; and
- The benefits of opening agriculture-related IoT-based data for large-scale analyses, either for private or public use.
Technologies for IoT-based Precision Agriculture
- IoT Platforms for smart applications in precision agriculture;
- Big data techniques for IoT-based precision agriculture;
- Sensors and actuators for precision agriculture;
- The use of LPWAN wireless technologies in precision agriculture;
- Machine learning for precision agriculture;
- Management of IoT-based precision agriculture applications.
However, other papers focusing on the benefits of IoT-based solutions will be considered as well.
Dr. Juha-Pekka Soininen
Prof. Dr. Carlos Kamienski
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- Internet of Things
- Precision agriculture