Special Issue "Sensors in Agriculture 2020"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: sensor systems for automated detection and mapping of crop enemies and threat situations (weeds, fungi, viruses, and insects); sensor systems for the detection, recognition, and mapping of nutrient stresses in crops; hyperspectral, multispectral, fluorescence, fluorescence kinetics, computer vision, thermal, lidar, and multisensor systems for crop status sensing and phenotyping; yield mapping in orchards and arable crops by using new technologies (GNSS, RTK-GPS, Zigbee, ambient computing); sensors for viticulture and wine quality; produce and activity traceability systems in the field by using new technologies (RFID, barcode, GPS, Zigbee, wearable computers, etc); bio-inspired information processing, neuroscience, self-organization, and computational intelligence; intelligent control of mechatronic systems; cyber-physical systems; industry 4.0; Internet of Things, and M2M systems; information and data fusion; cognitive robotics and active learning systems, sensor-based environment awareness
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Agriculture requires technical solutions for increasing production while reducing environmental impact by reducing the application of agrochemicals and increasing the use of environmentally friendly management practices. A benefit of this is the reduction of production costs. Sensor technologies produce tools to achieve the abovementioned goals. The explosive technological advances and developments in recent years have facilitated the attainment of these objectives removing many barriers for their implementation, including the reservations expressed by farmers. Precision agriculture is an emerging area where sensor-based technologies play an important role.
Farmers, researchers, and technical manufacturers are combining their efforts to find efficient solutions, improvements in production, and reductions in costs. This Special Issue aims to bring together recent research and developments concerning novel sensors and their applications in agriculture. Sensors in agriculture are based on the requirements of farmers, according to the farming operations that need to be addressed. Papers addressing sensor development for a wide range of agricultural tasks, including, but not limited to, recent research and developments in the following areas are expected:
- Optical sensors: Hyperspectral, multispectral, fluorescence, and thermal sensing
- Sensors for crop health status determination
- Sensors for crop phenotyping, germination, emergence, and determination of the different growth stages of crops
- Sensors for the detection of microorganism and pest management
- Airborne sensors (UAV)
- Multisensor systems, sensor fusion
- Non-destructive soil sensing
- Yield estimation and prediction
- Detection and identification of crops and weeds
- Sensors for the detection of fruits
- Sensors for fruit quality determination
- Sensors for weed control
- Volatile components detection, electronic noses, and tongues
- Sensors for robot navigation, localization and mapping, and environmental awareness
- Sensors for robotic applications in crop management
- Sensors for positioning, navigation and obstacle detection
- Sensor networks in agriculture, wearable sensors, the Internet of Things
- Low energy, disposable, and energy harvesting sensors in agriculture
- Deep learning from sensor data in agriculture
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Moshou
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