Victor Menezes Convention Centre, VMCC, IITB
Address: Infinite Corridor, Academic Section
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076
Prof. J. Adinarayana
President: AFITA; Chair: AFITA/WCCA2018
Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE),
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB),
Powai, Mumbai - 400 076, India.
Tel : (+91)-22-2576-7689/4655 (Off)
Fax : (+91)-22-25723190 | 25723480
The Asia-Pacific Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture (AFITA) brings to the world a forum to consolidate ideas, research, innovations, inventions and the vigor to transform the agricultural revolution with ingenuity. AFITA conducts conferences dedicated to the future use of ICTs in the agri-food and related sectors. International Network for Information Technology in Agriculture (INFITA), an internationally-acclaimed collaborative effort among agricultural information technology associations, organizes World Congress on Computers in Agriculture (WCCA). In October 2018, AFITA is going to be co-located with WCCA (AFITA/WCCA2018). This collaborative scientific program aims to coalesce the 'Frontiers in Agriculture' for sharing the recent advances in ICT, IoT, sensor networks, image processing, robotics, machine learning, big data analytics, etc. in agricultural applications, precision agriculture in particular. The research contributions through presentations, posters, workshops etc. would focus at supporting the development and implementation of these frontier technologies for a competitive, sustainable and environmentally-friendly agriculture.
Indian Society of Agricultural Information Technology (INSAIT) is an established Indian body, launched in 2000, to mobilize farmers, scientists/academicians/researchers, institutions and organisations for encouraging and promoting all aspects of agricultural IT. The INSAIT would be grateful to organize AFITA/WCCA2018 conference. The conference will be hosted by IIT Bombay, which is one of the premier institutions in India that offers a wide variety of courses of study in engineering, pure sciences, design, management and humanities with a primary focus on engineering. The Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering (CSRE) is the apex unit of IIT Bombay, working in the frontier area of Geo-informatics and Natural Resources Engineering with modern technologies including geospatial and multi-mode sensing platforms. In terms of research in the agricultural domain, the Agro-Informatics lab of the CSRE is hailed with significant contributions involving various (Information, Communication and Dissemination Technologies) ICDTs in agriculture.
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Potential Topics (but not limited to)
- ICT for agricultural development
- Agri-Sensor networks and applications
- Precision agriculture
- Agri-ontologies and the semantic web
- Artificial intelligence (AI) in agriculture
- Farm Machineries and Robotics
- E-commerse in Agriculture
- Agricultural Bio-informatics
- Agricultural Nanotechnologies
- Decision Support Systems (DSS) for farmers
- Environment Control in agriculture
- High Throughput Plant Phenotyping
- Big Data analytics in Agriculture
- Optimization and modeling in agricultural systems
- Spatial variability in agricultural systems
- Food Safety and Traceability
- GIS for agriculture and natural resources
- Management and mitigation of agricultural data
- Sustainable and resilient agriculture
Please visit Hotels near Powai
( Go to 'HOTELS NEAR POWAI' under Other links section).
The local organization committee will shortly announce the possibility
of reasonably-priced accommodation to students/young-researchers
We warmly welcome you to AFITA/WCCA2018. Please mark your calendar.
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