Call for Chapters: Smart Farming Techniques and Knowledge-Based Agriculture


Petraq Papajorgji, European University of Tirana, Albania
Francois Pinet, IRSTEA, Clermont Ferrand, France

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: October 15, 2019
Full Chapters Due: November 28, 2019
Submission Date: February 6, 2020


Agriculture has some particular characteristics as it occurs in time and space. Thus, ICT applications in Agriculture and Environment have their own characteristics that are different from applications in other fields. Therefore, there is a need to have a book dedicated to the newest technologies applied to Agriculture and Environment. This publication will fill a vacuum created by the fast pace of changing technologies and will contribute to the enrichment of the arsenal of knowledge, tools and know-how necessary to create the new generation of specialists in agricultural and environmental sciences.

Currently, the technology known as Internet of Things and soon to be implemented Internet of Skills have demonstrated the relevant and irreplaceable role of technology in agricultural development. The technology is changing very fast and new ideas, applications and know-how are things that need to be presented to students, researchers and practitioners in the field of Agriculture and Environment.


The proposed book aims to present the newest research in the field of Information Technology in Agriculture and Environment. It will include a wide range of topics of the use of ICT in Agriculture and Environment aiming at modernizing and précising the agricultural production system. It will present the most updated work of researchers in the areas such as wireless sensor networks for local and national range, bio-sensors for ease and environmentally friendly use, remote sensing and GIS use, data mining techniques, big data management collected by sensors, image processing for agricultural system analysis, modeling and simulation of agricultural and environmental systems, farm management information systems, decision support systems for optimization of agricultural production, automation technologies, online farm services etc.

Target Audience

This publication would be of use to a large number of people; starting with researchers, students of graduate and under graduate levels, practitioners of in the field of ICT in Agriculture and Environment and anyone interested in this new and exiting technology. Furthermore, this book could be of great use to high level managers and decision makers in the areas of climate change or rural development.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Agricultural Production
Agricultural traceability and food safety
Data design
Data Integration
Data interchange format
Database modeling and design
Decision Support Systems
Distributed information systems
Ecological system modeling
Embedded sensor and mobile database
Environmental issues in rural and urban areas
Forest Fires
Geographic Information Systems
Global climate change
Impact assessments of agricultural and industrial activities
Interoperability between information systems
Knowledge discovery and data mining
Land Use
Model driven development and model driven architecture
Multi-Agent Systems
Object-oriented systems modeling
Ontologies metadata and metamodeling
Precision farming
Requirements analysis
Risk assessments
Simulation and optimization of agricultural systems
Software Engineering
Soil air and water quality models
Uncertain and imprecise information management
Water Management
Web-based information systems
XML and Service oriented systems (SOA)

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 15, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 28, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Smart Farming Techniques and Knowledge-Based Agriculture. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

Chapter Proposals: October 15, 2019
Full Submission: November 28, 2019
Review Results to Authors: December 28, 2019
Revisions due from Authors: January 20, 2019
Final Preface and Table of Contents: January 30, 2019
Final Materials to IGI-Global: February 6, 2020


Petraq Papajorgji,petraq@gmail.comm

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