[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] International Workshop on Recent Advances in Agricultural Robotics - call for papers

Grzegorz Cielniak gcielniak at lincoln.ac.uk
Tue Mar 25 04:59:37 PDT 2014


International Workshop on Recent Advances in Agricultural Robotics

*Call for papers*
The rapidly growing population of our planet brings new challenges for global food security. To meet the future demand for more, cheaper and better quality food, new and innovative solutions and improvements to current agricultural practices are required. The application of robotics technology to agriculture is rapidly widening in scope and demonstrates promise for improving efficiency on a very large scale. The workshop aims to bring together both academic and industrial communities to discuss recent advances in robotic applications for agriculture and horticulture. The programme will feature presentations of peer-reviewed papers and invited speakers. The workshop is co-located with the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-13, http://www.ias-13.org/), to be held on 15-19 July 2014 in Padova and Venice, Italy.

*Scope*
Both academic and industrial participants are welcome to contribute a short paper presenting state-of-the-art technical solutions in agricultural robotics and new exciting robotics platforms. Possible relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

*         Sensing, planning and control for agricultural/horticultural robots;

*         Adaptation to seasonal changes and exploitation of long-term autonomy;

*         Autonomous augmentations to existing agricultural machinery;

*         Robotic platforms for soil and crop scouting, including UAVs;

*         Effectors and manipulators for agriculture/horticulture;

*         Agricultural robots for soil preparation, seeding, crop protection and harvest; and,

*         Multi-robot systems for agriculture/horticulture.

*Paper submission*
Authors are invited to submit a short (up to 6 pages) paper following the guidelines included on the workshop website: http://agribotics.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/. Papers will be peer-reviewed and included in the official, digital workshop proceedings from the IAS-13 conference with a unique ISBN code. Copyright will remain with the authors. Relevant papers submitted and accepted to the main IAS-13 conference are also welcome to be submitted to the workshop.

*Important dates*

*         Paper submission deadline: 2nd of May

*         Notification of acceptance: 30th of May

*         Final manuscript submission: 27th of June

*         Conference/workshop: 15-19th of July

For more detailed information please visit the workshop website (http://agribotics.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/) or contact the organisers: raar2014 at easychair.org.


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