Paris, 28 January 2008

EFITA newsletter / 346 / European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Contact: Mick HARKIN
E-mail: harkin(a)

The Second International Conference on Computer & Computing Technologies in Agriculture (CCTA2008) - Call for Papers
18 – 20 October - BEIJING, China
The conference will focus on Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture and targeted participants are from universities, institutes, research organizations, government, large companies, and regional development agencies and consultants all over the world. The conference will provide a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation, and applications of computer and computing technologies in agriculture.
All accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of CCTA 2008. Selected best papers will be published in a special issue of the International Journals (we have applied, and will let you know the results as soon as possible). Other papers will be published in the IFIP Series in Spinger Press in USA, which was listed in ISI Proceedings.
All abstracts should be submitted to the Secretary of the Conference at, by not later than February 29, 2008.

Topics and areas of interest include, but are not limited to the following Technologies in Agriculture:
- Applied Mathematics
- Numerical Analysis
- Simulation, Optimization, Modeling
- Systems Theory
- Circuits and Systems
- Neural Networks
- Fuzzy Systems
- Optimization
- Multidimensional Systems
- Computing & Computational Science
- Statistics
- Telecommunications
- Signal Processing
- Computer Science
- Multimedia
- Wireless and Optical Communications
- Agricultural Decision Support System and Expert System
- GIS, GPS, RS and Precision Farming
- Agricultural System Simulation
- Intelligent Monitoring and Control
- ICT applications in Rural Area
Important Dates
- Deadline for submission of abstract: February 29, 2008
- Deadline for abstract acceptance: March 14, 2008
- Deadline for submission of full paper: May 19, 2008
- Deadline for submission of full paper (after revision): July 28, 2008
- Conference: October 18th to 20th, 2008

Prof. Daoliang Li
Prof. Chunjiang Zhao
Chairman of CCTA 2008

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