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

Editors

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

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 9, 2019
Full Chapters Due: October 28, 2019
Submission Date: December 9, 2019

Introduction

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.

Objective

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 Eco-technologies 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 August 9, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by August 30, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 28, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ 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, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. 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.

Publisher

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 www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

Important dates: Chapter proposal: August 9, 2019 Chapter Approval: August 30, 2019 Full chapter acceptance: October 30, 2019 Reviewing Process: November 9, 2019 Final chapter acceptance: December 9, 2019 Publication: January 9, 2020

Inquiries

Petraq Papajorgji, petraq@gmail.com

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