Paris, 27 December 2010

EFITA newsletter / 494 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Call for Papers for the Artificial Economics 2011 conference
1 - 2 September 2011 - The Hague, The Netherlands
The international conference is devoted to recent scientific advances in the field of Agent-Based Computational Economics. Agent-based Computational Economics deals with the computational study of economies as complex adaptive systems, composed of interacting agents with cognitive skills. This area has provoked a great deal of academic interest in various fields of Economics, especially in relation to Complex Systems approaches.
We cordially invite you to submit a short paper, for which the deadline will be February 7th, 2011.
Contact: Gert Jan HOFSTEDE
E-mail: gertjan.hofstede(a)

5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment (HAICTA 2011)
8-11 September 2011, SKIATHOS Island, Greece
The conference is organised by the Hellenic Association for Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture Food and Environment (HAICTA) with the support of it's Brach in Northern and Central Greece in cooperation with a number of associated Institutions:

* Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
* Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
* University of Thessaly, Greece
* Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
* University of Macedonia, Greece
* Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
* Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece

The organiser's goal is to organise a Conference to host in a friendly and warm environment experienced researchers, practitioners, ICT specialists and young PhD students in the field of ICT in Agri-Production and Environment. A series of social events will be organised including a gala dinner, lunch and coffee breaks. A daily excursion at the 11th of September is also planned.

We accept submissions of original research papers and posters for the main program and the doctoral consortium in all areas of ICT in Agriculture, Food and Environment including but not limited to:
* Decision Support Systems
* Information Systems
* Database Systems
* Environmental Modelling and Simulation
* Environmental Control Systems
* Issues in ICT Adoption
* New technologies in Ecosystems Management, Forestry and Natural Resources
* Information Systems and Wild Life Management & Protection
* Wood Technology & Wood Products
* Flora and Fauna Management using ICTs
* ICT in Climate Change and Global Warming
* ICT in Cultivation and Pastoral Areas
* ICT in Rural Development
* Innovative Technologies in Agrotourism & Ecotourism
* E-business, E-commerce, E-government, E-learning and E-services
* GIS and Applications
* Spatial Analysis & Landscape Planning
* Internet Marketing, Internet of Things and Web 2.0
* Mobile/wireless Systems & Networks
* Ontology and Web Semantic
* Sensor and Wireless Network Applications
* Mobile/Wireless Applications in Agriculture
* Novel RFID applications
* Precision Farming Systems, VRT Technologies
* Green ICT Technologies
* Traceability
* Supply Chain Management & Logistics
* Environmental EducationWorkshops/Tutorials

>>> Workshops/Tutorials
The HAICTA 2011 scientific committee invites proposals for workshops and for tutorials to be held in conjunction with the conference.
Proposals should be submitted electronically by March 30, 2011 to scientific commitee chairs.

>>> Paper submission
Papers will be accepted after double blind review process by at least two members of the Scientific Committee.
For more details visit the Submit a paper link in the conference web site.

>>> Publication
All accepted papers and posters (including doctoral consortium) will be published in the conference proceedings which will be published by the HAICTA. Furthermore, selected papers will be published in special issues of scientific journals (negotiation in progress, more details will be provided soon).

>>> Important dates
> April 26, 2011: Submissions due (for every type of paper submission: full research papers, posters, doctoral consortium research papers).
> June 7, 2011: Notification of acceptance for all submissions.
> July 5, 2011: > Camera Ready Paper Submission.
> 8-11 September, 2011: Conference in Skiathos, Greece.

Contact: Christina MANGAKI
E-mail: haicta2011(a)

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Guy, a Merry Christmas to you and yours
You have done a great job on the newsletter. Keep active!
Contact: Brian H. LAWRENCE, Director of Marketing Communications
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E-mail: blawrence(a)

Happy Christmas Guy
Enjoy your ‘retirement’ and if your travels bring you to the UK – be sure to come and see us. There plenty of practical farming for you to try! Regards,
Contact: Andy OFFER
E-mail: andy(a)

Hi Guy, enjoying your retirement??
I wish you all the best in 2011: lots of running and good health... Warm regards,
Contact: Jan KAMP
E-mail: jan.kamp(a)

Reflexiones sobre el ejercicio
Mi abuela comenzó caminando 3 kilómetros al día cuando tenía 60 años. Ahora tiene 97 y no sabemos dónde está.

La única razón por la que empezaría a hacer footing es porque así volvería a escuchar una respiración jadeante.

Tengo que hacer ejercicio muy temprano por la mañana, antes de que mi cerebro se dé cuenta de lo que estoy haciendo.

No hago ningún ejercicio. Si la naturaleza hubiera querido que nos tocáramos la punta de los pies, los habría puesto más arriba.

Tengo los muslos flácidos, pero afortunadamente los tapa mi estómago.

La ventaja de hacer ejercicio todos los días es que te mueres en un excelente estado de salud.

Finalmente, se ha documentado hasta el hartazgo que, por cada kilómetro que trotas, añades un minuto a tu vida. Esto te permite que, cuando cumplas los 85 años, tengas derecho a cinco meses de vida adicionales... en un geriátrico, a 5.000 euros por mes.

Contact: Israel KITRON
E-mail: noga96(a)

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