[robotics-worldwide] RHEA-2014:: 2nd Int. Conf. on Robotics and associated high-technologies and equipment for agriculture and forestry - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

Pablo Gonzalez-de-Santos pablo.gonzalez at car.upm-csic.es
Sun Aug 4 23:54:12 PDT 2013

Conference leaflet
Download the RHEA-2014 leaflet here 
<http://www.car.upm-csic.es/fsr/gds/RHEA-2014-leaflet.pdf> .

Welcome to RHEA-2014
RHEA-2014 is the second international conference being fostered by the 
project RHEA <http://www.rhea-project.eu/> (Robot fleets for highly 
effective agriculture and forestry management, FP7-NMP 245986). 
RHEA-2014 aims to disseminate the RHEA project results and, at the same 
time, to bring together academicians, researchers, engineers, 
developers, students and companies to share and discuss both theoretical 
and practical knowledge on sustainable crop protection, weed control, 
automation and robotics in agriculture and precision farming.

RHEA-2014 will be held at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), 
Institute of Agricultural Sciences (CSIC-ICA) and the School of 
Industrial Engineers (ETSII) of the Polytechnic University of 
Madrid (UPM) all of them located in the center of Madrid. This city has 
an air of modernity, which contrasts with its important old town and its 
cultural traditions. Madrid is a city of nice monuments with places of 
interest such as the medieval center dating back to the Habsburg Empire 
and the Prado Museum.

Event structure
RHEA-2014 is a special international conference that provides to 
attendees the opportunity of being present at the final RHEA project 
demonstration. The first day will be devoted to the RHEA project: final 
demo and technical tutorials. The second and third days will have the 
format of an international conference focused on presentations and 
discussions on new trends in mobile robotics, perception and actuation 
for agriculture.

Conference topics
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Automated machines for weed control and crop protection
- Sensing in precision agriculture
- Remote sensing in precision agriculture and forestry
- GNSS, guidance systems and machinery
- Robotics and new technologies
- Fleets of robots and new vehicles for precision agriculture
- Planning and fleet management
- Management, modeling and decision support systems
- ICT technologies in precision agriculture and forestry
- Emerging issues in precision agriculture and forestry

Provisional programme
- RHEA final review (at UPM-ETSII): Welcome | Project objectives | 
Project executive summary | Description of demos
- RHEA final demonstration (at CSIC-ICA experimental farm): Trip to 
CSIC-ICA experimental farm by bus | Break | RHEA project demonstrations 
| Trip back to UPM-ETSII by bus | Lunch
- RHEA tutorial (at UPM-EII): Technical presentations of the RHEA 
project | Break | Presentation of commercial products by RHEA partners

Opening session | Plenary session (1) | Break | Parallel sessions (1.1) 
| Lunch | Parallel sessions (1.2) | Break | Parallel sessions (1.3) | 
Gala dinner

Plenary session (2) | Break | Parallel sessions (2.1) | Closing session 
| Lunch
Field afternoon: Visit to the experimental farms "La Isla" and "El Socorro"

- Abstract submission deadline (500 words): October 31, 2013
- Notification of acceptance: November 30, 2013
- Full paper submission deadline: January 15, 2014
- Communication of final acceptance: February 28, 2014
Visit the RHEA-2014 website <http://www.rhea-conference.eu/2014/> for 
further information

Further publication
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version 
of their papers for publication in:
- Precision Agriculture (ISSN:0168-1699)
- Industrial Robot (ISSN: 0143-991X)
- Sensors (ISSN: 01424-8220)

- Early bird fee (Before February 15, 2014): 450EUR
- Normal fee: 600EUR
(Proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches, gala dinner and programme trips 
are included)


*Dr. Pablo Gonzalez de Santos* [Personal website 
   Head of the Field and Service Robotics Group [Group website 
   Centre for Automation and Robotics

Spanish National Research Council - (CSIC)
28500 Arganda del Rey, Madrid, Spain

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