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18th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises
Vicenza, ITALY, 18-20 September 2017, www.pro-ve.org
Special Session on
Risk and Uncertainty in Agriculture:
“The role of Collaborative and Interoperable Systems”
Scope. Risk and Uncertainty in Agriculture are currently generating major challenges to run effective agriculture production
systems (APS). Uncertainties such as weather, pests, diseases, volatile market conditions and commodity prices make APS
more difficult and expensive to be managed. Thus, managing risk and uncertainty has turned an important subject for
agriculture stakeholders, who normally are forced to over use, produce and stock resources to mitigate, transfer, and cope
with risk. Hence, collaborative, interoperable and timely shared information, across agriculture stakeholders, is essential to
managing risks, in special when farmers need a variety of information to make choices for managing risk, which also implies
having the right knowledge and expertise to handle the current systems and technologies available in the market. Hence,
collaborative and interoperable developments of Information communication technologies (ICTs) have proven to be highly cost
effective instruments for collecting, storing, processing, and disseminating information about risk. Successful efforts are, most
of the times, regarded to cooperation amongst technology providers, agricultural experts, financial intermediaries, state
governments and institutions, donors, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), mobile operators, and others in the private
sector, that from a variety of perspectives can contribute to mitigate risk and uncertainty in agriculture, which is still a major
Therefore, and aligned with the activities of the H2020 RUC-APS project (www.ruc-aps.eu), this special session will have the
objective of exploring and gathering the state-of-the-art on conceptual and applied interoperable solutions to support
Agriculture decision-making once facing uncertainty and risk. This will include the use of ICT, simulations, data analysis,
precision farming and innovation approaches in agriculture that will help agriculture stakeholders improving their performance
and supporting multidisciplinary and collaborative solutions in Agriculture production systems consider the current socioeconomic trends and challenged in Agriculture.
Dr. Jorge Hernandez, RUC-APS project Coordinator, ULMS, University of Liverpool, UK, J.E.Hernandez@Liverpool.ac.uk
Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk, IIntelligent Systems Laboratory – System Research Institute, Poland, Janusz.Kacprzyk@ibspan.waw.pl
Prof. Hervé Panetto, Research Centre for Automatic Control, University of Lorraine, CNRS, France, Herve.Panetto@univ-lorraine.fr
Dr. Alejandro Fernandez, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Marco De Angelis, Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, University of Liverpool, UK, Marco.De-Angelis@liverpool.ac.uk
Topics / Keywords
- Review and State-of-the-art of up-to-date uncertainty and risk sources in agriculture.
- Review and State-of-the-art of current interoperable ICT solutions in Agriculture to mitigate risk and Uncertainty.
- Risk and Uncertainty conceptualisation models to support collaborative Agriculture Production Systems.
- Collaborative technologies to enhance Agriculture Productions Systems.
- Application of SMART solutions in Agriculture.
- Big Data and Data analytics for supporting agriculture interoperability.
- ICT development life-cycle for Agriculture decision-making.
- Dynamic planning and optimization models to support Agriculture collaboration.
- Climate and weather change impact analysis on Agriculture networks.
- Regulations in agriculture that affects ICT developments, collaboration and interoperability in Agriculture.
- Case studies of implementation and application of solutions.
Submission procedure. Papers accepted for this session are included in the main conference and follow the same reviewing
• Full paper:
• Acceptance notification:
• Camera ready:
12 Mar 2017
2 Apr 2017
18 May 2017
28 May 2017
Acceptance of papers is based on the full paper (up to 8 pages). Each paper will be evaluated by three members of the
International Program Committee. However, prospective authors should submit a short abstract in advance, to check if the
proposed topic fits within the conference scope. All authors will have the opportunity to submit an extended version of their
paper to a special Issue of an international journal.
When submitting on the web site, you have to indicate the name of the special session.
Submission on: www.pro-ve.org, with copy by email to the chairs of the special session.