AGRICONTROL 2016: The 5th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation for Agriculture
14-17 August, 2016; Double Tree By Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport; Seattle, Washington, USA
A Peer-Reviewed Conference
Submission Deadline Extended to : March 27 (Sunday), 2016; Mid Night Pacific Standard Time
Commonly accepted population growth models predict that there will be more than nine billion people by 2050. Increasing population, along with growing affluence around the world, will significantly increase the demand for food, feed, fiber, and fuel, which need to be met with static or decreasing agricultural resources, including water, and nutrients. Decreasing availability and increasing cost of labor is another limitation the world is facing today for sustainable agriculture.
Sensing, control, automation and mechanization technologies have been an important means for increasing agricultural productivity, improving worker health and safety, optimizing resource utilization, and reducing labor requirements. AGRICONTROL2016: ‘The 5th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation for Agriculture’ aims to bring together scientists, engineers, students and others working in these areas from around the world to share their latest results. The conference will provide an opportunity for learning the state-of-the-art and for discussion on past achievements, and future directions in precision and automated agriculture. The conference is also expected to provide a venue for leveraging the advances in other lateral technologies for enhancing the productivity in agriculture.
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