Workshop26-AgrApps

International Workshop on High Performance Computing 
and Collaborative Networking for Agricultural Applications
(AgrApps 2017)




CALL FOR PAPERS & PARTICIPATION

As part of The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2017)

July 17 – July 21, 2017
Genoa, Italy  


Submission Deadline: April 05, 2017 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters



SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES 
This workshop is organized with a particular focus on computing systems and technologies in the field of agriculture and food supplies.  Consumers demand high quality fruit and vegetables, which are often grown and processed in distant countries and passed globally.  So, producers must be able to gather, store and transmit information as their food products pass from one county or company to another.  At each stage of the value chain, from the plant to the plate, computing systems are essential for obtaining these goals. 

The workshop is proposed to bring together people from industry, academia and government who are working to innovate, develop and use high performance computing, networking and IT infrastructure, for the purpose of collaborative work in the field of agriculture and applications.  These may include agricultural information databases, seeds, agricultural development banking systems, providing vital information to the farmers about weather changes and watering schedules, planning farming crops efficiently, and supporting various processes involved in the food chain. 

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following: 

  • On-line Control Systems for Food Processing
  • Real Time Collaborative Systems for Agricultural Applications
  • Image Processing for Fruit and Vegetable Selection
  • Food Safety, Traceability and Information Systems
  • Modeling of Agricultural Environments
  • Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring
  • Applications of Wireless and Sensor Networks in Agriculture
  • Soil and Plant Sensors
  • RFID Applications to Agriculture
  • Use of Mobile and Pervasive Devices in Agriculture
  • Mobile Systems for Agricultural Management
  • Web based Collaborative Applications for Agriculture
  • Precision Agriculture
  • GIS Systems for Agriculture
  • Weather Forecasting & Modeling
  • Remote Sensing for Agriculture
  • Automation, Robotics and Auto-Guidance for Fruit and Vegetable Production 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAPER SUBMISSIONS 
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to agricultural applications of computer modeling, simulation and real-time control.  Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to http://hpcs2017.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers-and-participation/call-for-posters  for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have.  Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. 

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop paper submission site at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/AGRAPPS2017.  Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. 

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above.  Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.  At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2017 conference to present the paper at the workshop. 

PROCEEDINGS
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2017 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly. 

SPECIAL ISSUE
Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website. 

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers. 


IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submissions: -------------------------------------------  April 05, 2017 - Extended
Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- April 21, 2017
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- May 11, 2017
Conference Dates:  -------------------------------------------- July 17 – 21, 2017


WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

Muhammad Khurram
   Director Sensors Research Labs
   NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
   Phone: +92 21 992 612 618
   Fax:    +92 21 992 612 55
   Email:  khurram.ned@gmail.com

Junaid A. Zubairi
   Department of Computer and Information Sciences
   he State University of New York at Fredonia, NY, USA
   Phone: +1-716-673-3869
   Fax:    +1-716-673-4821
   Email:   zubairi@fredonia.edu


International Program Committee*:  
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2017 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2017 Proceedings. 
  • Abbas Ali, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Asad Arfeen, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
  • Maurizio Canavari, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
  • Muhammad Ali Ismail, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
  • Najeed Khan, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
  • TBA, TBA


(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: 
http://hpcs2017.cisedu.info  or  http://cisedu.us/rp/hpcs17  or contact one of the Conference's organizers. 


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