Thursday, April 6, 2017

[DMANET] CFP BigDSSAgro 2017 : 1st International Conference on Agro Big Data and Decision Support Systems in Agriculture

BigDSSAgro 2017
Call for Papers
1st International Conference on Agro Big Data and Decision Support
Systems in Agriculture
September 27-29 2017, Montevideo, Uruguay

The BigDSSAgro conference is devoted to decision support systems in
agriculture, which combine models, databases and algorithms to support
many real-world decision-making problems.

The access to cheap sensor technology, drones, climate data and
forecasts, satellite information about soils, humidity and more is
provoking a revolution with the irruption of Big Data and opening the
door to the development and application of novel optimization and
simulation models in Agriculture and the Agri-food industries.
The main question to solve is how to transform the huge amount of data
into useful information to decision-makers. Current applications cover
a wide range of different areas, from food production or animal
welfare to sustainability or climate change impact; and they are
expected to still increase in future. The scope of the conference
includes findings on established and new Operational Research, Big
Data and Analytics methods in effective decision-making applications
in Agriculture and in the Agri-food industry, including their supply
chain, and also problems in Forestry and in Environment studies.

Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

• Operational Research methods relevant to agriculture, forestry and
• Sustainability indicators in agriculture and environment
• Modelling sensor based data to get useful information
• Big Data techniques with potential applications in agriculture
• Optimization and simulation models, including agent based simulation
• Decision support tools based on Big Data and Operational Research
• Decision support tools based on GIS and their implications with Big Data
• Economic aspects of adoption of Big Data analytics

Applications of the above mentioned methods in the following settings:
• Smart farms, sensing applications in agriculture
• Precision agriculture, digital agriculture
• Industrial agriculture
• Small scale farming
• Agri-business supply chain
• Forestry
• Land Use
• Environment studies and environmental protection

BigDSSAgro 2017 will be held September 27-29 2017, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Important Dates

-Abstract submission deadline: May 21, 2017 (Anywhere on Earth)
-Paper notification: July 17, 2017
-Camera-ready deadline: July 30, 2017
-Conference: September 27-29, 2017

General Information on Submissions
Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format using the
easychair system at the link, and should be
between 1 and 3 pages long, using the format available at the
conference web page.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and complete
the registration payment before July 30 in order for the paper to be
included in the conference schedule and proceedings.

Authors are invited to submit full article versions for consideration
in a special issue of the Computers and Electronics in Agriculture


General Chairs
Héctor Cancela, UDELAR, Uruguay
Lluis Miquel Plá, UDL, Spain

Program Chairs
Antonio Mauttone, UDELAR, Uruguay
Adela Pagès-Bernaus, UDL, Spain

Technical Program Committee
Renzo Akkerman, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Víctor Albornoz, UTFSM, Chile
Walter E. Baethgen, Columbia University, USA
Pablo Chilibroste, UDELAR, Uruguay
Ángel Cobo, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Sergio Serra da Cruz, UFRRJ, Brazil
Santiago Dogliotti, UDELAR, Uruguay
Fernando Garagorry, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Frederick Garcia, DigitAg, France
Marcela González Araya, Universidad de Talca, Chile
Andrew Higgins, CSIRO, Australia
Anders R. Kristensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Concepcion Maroto , UPV, Spain
Lorena Prádenas, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
Luiz Henrique Antunes Rodrigues, Unicamp, Brazil
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Queensland, Australia
Sara Rodríguez, UANL, Mexico
Lorena Rodríguez-Gallego, UDELAR, Uruguay
Walter Rossing, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Christian von Lücken, UNA, Paraguay
Andrés Weintraub, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Pascale Zarate, IRIT, France

Local Organizing Committee
Jorge Corral, UDELAR, Uruguay
Gastón Notte, UDELAR, Uruguay
Martín Pedemonte, UDELAR, Uruguay
Pablo Rodríguez-Bocca, UDELAR, Uruguay
Omar Viera, UDELAR, Uruguay

For more information, visit the conference website:

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