Special Issue "Precision Agriculture Technologies for a Sustainable Future: Current Trends and Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
Interests: automation in agriculture; adanced process control; artificial intelligence; sensors and sensor networks; computational intelligence and optimization techniques; energy management; environmental control of buildings; Internet of Things; edge and cloud computing
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Interests: remote sensing; GIS; information management; precision farming
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Precision Agriculture is a management concept focusing on monitoring, measurement and responses to inter- and intra-variability in crops, fields and animals. Precision Agriculture has been made possible by the rapid development of sensing technologies, management information systems, advances in farm machinery and appropriate agronomic and economic models. The benefits of using Precision Agriculture practices include increasing crop yields and animal performance, cost reduction and optimization of process inputs. Thus, Precision Agriculture aims to reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture and farming practices, contributing to the sustainability of agricultural production.
This Special Issue aims to discuss various impacts of precision agriculture technologies and management methods from a sustainability viewpoint. This will include the impact of precision agriculture technologies and applications to the three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental and social perspectives. We invite you to contribute to this issue by submitting comprehensive reviews, case studies, or research articles that focus on scientific methods, technological tools and innovatively statistical analyses, in order to provide an opportunity for learning the state-of-the-art and for discussion on future directions in Precision and Sustainable Agriculture. Papers selected for this Special Issue are subject to a rigorous peer review procedure with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos G. Arvanitis
Dr. Spyros Fountas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Spatio-Temporal Variability in Crop, Soil and Natural Resources
- Big Data Mining and Statistical Issues in Precision Agriculture
- Information Systems in Precision Agriculture and Decision Support
- Engineering Technologies and Advances in Precision Agriculture
- Computational Intelligence in Precision Agriculture
- Proximal Sensing in Precision Agriculture
- Remote Sensing Applications in Precision Agriculture
- Variable-Rate Application Equipment in Precision Agriculture
- Food Security and Precision Agriculture
- Precision Agriculture and Climate Change
- Precision Conservation Management
- Precision Crop Protection
- Precision Horticulture
- Precision Dairy and Livestock Management
- Precision Nutrient and Water Management
- Autonomous Vehicles (Ground and Aerial) for Sustainable Agriculture
- Profitability, Sustainability and Adoption Trends
- Education and Training in Precision Agriculture
- Emerging Issues in Precision Agriculture (Energy, Life Cycle Analysis, Carbon and Water Footprints, etc.)