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EFITA newsletter / 770 - European Federation for Information Technology
in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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See you in EFITA 2017 in Montpellier in one the most interesting and
beautiful region that I know
CALL FOR PAPERS 2017 EFITA
CONGRESS MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
The deadline in less than one month !
EFITA is the European conference dedicated to the future use of
ICT in the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector. It
was launched and is supported by the European Federation for Information
Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA). The
first EFITA was held in 1997 and 2017 is the 11th of the series.
Montpellier, France, had the pleasure to welcome the event in the
pleasant site of the renowned Montpellier Supagro school.
Come and enjoy a nice atmosphere for knowledge sharing and thinking
the future of ICT technologies within the agri-food and bioresource
sectors. 200 participants are expected from around 30 countries.
The on-line abstract submission is open at www.efita2017.org until
the 28th, February.
Abstracts of 2 maximum pages are requested for oral and poster communication.
Related events such as project meetings and invited sessions will
take place within the conference schedule and facilities. GODAN,
ACTA, ICT-AGRI, AGRO-EDI and many other partners and Universities
will organize associated events.
Demonstrations, BtoB meetings and a technical tour to ICT in agriculture
and territory management will be organized at the end of the conference
(July, 5th and 6th). Many other surprises such as quality keynotes
speakers and a social program allowing you to enjoy the sun and
the softness of living of the south of France.
Camargue area close to Montpellier
the Montpellier Ag University is splendid too!
2017 Conference of the German Society of Computer Science in Agriculture,
Forestry and Food Industry
6 – 7 March – DRESDEN (DE)
"Digital Transformation - Paths to Future Agriculture" is
the focus of the anniversary of the German Society of Computer Science
in Agriculture, Forestry and Food Industry (GIL e.V.) on 6 and 7 March
2017 in Dresden.
The program (in German language) ranges from plenary lectures, numerous
contributions, product presentations, open discussion forums (BarCamp)
to a final panel discussion on concrete next steps of digital transformation
("Farmer meets business and science"). In plenary sessions,
the topics "Work 4.0" and the effects of an increasing capital
and knowledge intensity on agricultural enterprises are addressed. The
on IT-based technologies focus on sensor / data fusion, cyber-physical
agricultural systems or process chains, more recent topics such as Precision
Grassland Farming are gaining in importance. In the area of the agricultural
economy, legal as well as business and service aspects are also dealt
with. The areas of education, training and future research are regularly
part of the GIL meetings.
Contact: Arno RUCKELSHAUSEN
Email: office(at)gil.de or a.ruckelshausen(at)hs-osnabrueck.de
AFIA day dedicated IoT in Agriculture
28 April 2017 – Digiferme de BOIGNEVILLE (91) – Station expérimentale
d’Arvalis – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
>>> Internet of hings in Agriculture: the challenges
AFIA is inviting its members to participate in this information and
demonstration day about connected objects. We will discuss essential
concepts and present beautiful examples, with a show-room involving
entreprises dedicated to IoT.
To register: https://www.weezevent.com/journee-afia-sur-l-iot-en-agriculture
AFIA General Assembly will take place from 4 to 5h30 p.m.
Building a ‘model’ crop
As more field data are collected, farmers will have critical information
to control cost and improve yield.
Smag: Smart agriculture
Connecting key data tools
Announcement that three ag data systems will integrate with Field-to-Market
shows value of connectivity.
Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism
Psychological researchers are working to understand the cognitive processes,
ideologies, cultural demands, and conspiracy beliefs that cause smart people
to resist scientific messages. Using surveys, experiments, observational
studies and meta-analyses, the researchers capture an emerging theoretical
frontier with an eye to making science communication efforts smarter and
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A little Taliban humor (Jewish joke?)
A fleeing Taliban terrorist, desperate for water, was plodding through the
Afghan desert when he saw something far off in the distance. Hoping to find
water, he hurried toward the mirage, only to find a very frail little old
Jewish man standing at a small makeshift display rack - selling ties.
The Taliban terrorist asked, "Do you have water?
The Jewish man replied, "I have no water. Would you like to buy a tie?
They are only $5."
The Taliban shouted hysterically, "Idiot Infidel! I do not need such
an over-priced western adornment - I spit on your ties. I need water!”
"Sorry, I have none - just ties - pure silk - and only $5."
"Pahh! A curse on your ties, I should wrap one around your scrawny
little neck and choke the life out of you, but I must conserve my energy
and find water!"
"Okay," said the little old Jewish man, “It does not matter that
you do not want to buy a tie from me or that you hate me, threaten my life
and call me infidel. I will show you that I am bigger than any of that.
If you continue over that hill to the east for about two miles, you will
find a restaurant. It has the finest food and all the ice-cold water you
need... Go in Peace!
Cursing him again, the desperate Taliban staggered away over the hill.
Several hours later, he crawled back, almost dead and gasped, "They
won't let me in without a tie!”
(You must admit...you never saw that coming!)
2 - 6 July 2017
note these dates!
- France at SupAgro Ag University
Jean-Pierre CHANET (Irstea)
Bruno TISSEYRE (AgroTIC SupAgro)
Olivier NAUD (Irstea)
Mél : jean-pierre.chanet(a)irstea.fr, tisseyre(a)supagro.inra.fr,
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