ICT For Adapting Agriculture To Climate Change

The Third International Conference of ICT for Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change (AACC'19) will be held at Popayán (Colombia) on November 20-22, 2019. This conference is organized by the Universidad del Cauca (Popayán – Colombia).

In the last few years, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have emerged as tools supporting farming and agricultural production. This can be widely seen in the multiple hardware and software applications providing services to reduce effects caused by diseases and pests in crops, or real-time monitoring of weather conditions and water quality parameters used for farming and production. Smart Farming, Big Data, and Application of IoT in agriculture are some issues that will enable growers and farmers to minimize losses in the productive cycle, increase the productivity and competitiveness of agricultural production systems, and have more elements to effectively articulate the agro-chains.

This international conference will look at agriculture emerging problems and new ICT solutions to address the effects of climate change and climate variability in the agricultural sector, proposing common policies, strategies, and guidelines supported on advances in ICT and incorporating managing water-related risks and adaptation to climate change. Additionally, approaches of traceability to improve logistics efficiency, reduce product losses, plan agroindustrial transformation and distribution, and ensure consumer quality.

AACC'19 brings together scholars, researchers, experts, and practitioners with a common interest in the interdisciplinary fields of ICT to share knowledge and novel approaches in their application in order to advance towards the formulation of strategies and public policies that mitigate the effects of climate change and the scarcity of water in agricultural production systems.

Overall, these include decision support and early warning systems for agriculture, soil air and water quality models, Knowledge discovery and data mining, IoT and Smart Farming, ICT to Agricultural traceability and food safety, among others.  

Submitted papers will be subject to stringent peer review by at least three experts and carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Information about conference proceedings and publication of accepted paper is available here.

AACC'19 will have a master and doctoral symposium for the presentation of research work related to conference themes.

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