Paris, 10 September 2007

EFITA newsletter / 327 / European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Charolais breeds on the web (Direct from Charolles - Burgundy – France) on your ag web TV channel
197 connections: 52 at 3 p.m. (3 from Belgium, 3 from other EU countries, 2 from outside Europe)
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Contact: Julie DESQUINABO
E-mail: julie.desquinabo(a)

21st Century Watershed Technology: Improving Water Quality and the Environment
29 March – 3 April 2008 - CONCEPCIÓN - Chile
We are pleased to extend an invitation to professionals working in watershed technology and related areas, including information and communication technology, to submit an abstract for consideration to be presented during the Conference in Concepción, Chile from March 29th through April 3rd, 2008. (Workshops begin April 27th).
The Conference will provide a forum for agriculture related professionals to exchange information on science, applications and developments in the use of watershed science and technology. It will cover a wide array of topics. These include new applications of well established and understood technologies to innovative and entrepreneurial applications of emerging technologies.

9th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (Call for abstracts and abstract submission)
20 - 23 July 2008 - DENVER
Abstracts for the 9th International Conference on Precision Agriculture may be submitted online by the abstract submission deadline on November 30th, 2007. Abstracts will be reviewed for suitability based on scientific content and clarity. Abstracts meeting these criteria will be accepted for presentation as either oral or poster presentations at the Conference. Abstracts are limited to no more than 300 words. Authors of accepted abstracts will be entitled to present their research at the Conference after payment of registration fees. They will also be entitled to submit full papers (more details later) for the Conference Proceedings in March of 2008. Conference Proceedings will be published on CD-ROMs and will be available at the conference.
E-mail: abstracts(a)

Google Maps
Today we finished the first steps in the development of a website showing most of the hotels (700+) and most important landmarks in Paris on an interactive Map. It gives the visitors a perfect opportunity to see the location of the hotel in relation with the most important landmarks in Paris.
The development of Google Map Mashups is very popular among internet users. It is perhaps interesting for the efita newsletter subscribers. You could develop a "Google Maps" chapter in your newsletter!
Contact: Rene HUSKEN
E-mail: r.husken(a)

e-Government for SMEs in Rural Areas
It is our pleasure to inform you that the Call for Papers of the Special Issue "e-Government for SMEs in Rural Areas" in the International Journal of Electronic Democracy (IJED) has been just published.
Contact: Nikos MANOUSELIS
E-mail: nikosm(at)aua(dot)gr

The train in the tunnel
There are four people travelling in the same carriage on a train: an Irishman, an English man, an old lady and a very beautiful young girl.
Shortly after the train enters a very dark tunnel an extremely loud slapping sound is heard. When the train emerges from the tunnel the Englishman is seen tenderly rubbing his face, which is blotched and starting to swell.
The old lady thinks: I bet he tried to to touch the young girl and got slapped.
The young girl thinks: I bet he tried touching me and got the old lady instead.
The Irishman thinks: I can't wait to get to another tunnel so that I can slap that English bastard again!
Contact: Mick HARKIN
E-mail: harkin(a)

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