[visionlist] Int. Conf. on Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production

Juergen Gall gall at informatik.uni-bonn.de
Thu Jul 23 10:19:34 -04 2020

                     CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Int. Conf. on Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production
               DIGICROP 2020 | November 1-10, 2020


With this call for presentations, we are seeking qualified presenters 
that engage the scientific audience on the topic of "Digital 
Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production".

DIGICROP 2020 is a scientific event addressing an international and 
interdisciplinary audience working at the intersection of engineering, 
robotics, computer science, crop sciences, agricultural sciences, 
phenotyping, and economics. We welcome contributions that develop, 
propose, use, or evaluate new digital technologies towards 
sustainability in the context of crop production, crop breeding, 
biodiversity, or our agro-ecosystem. DIGICROP 2020 will offer a mix of 
keynote presentations, invited talks, and video talks based on submitted 
contributions. The conference aims to stimulate scientific discussions 
among the participants and disseminate results across disciplinary 

Format: DIGICROP 2020 will take place online, consisting of pre-recorded 
video talks and live Q&A sessions. Talks will be available online from 
November 1 on.
Live Q&A sessions for the talks will happen via an online conferencing 
tool on November 10 (in the daytime, CET). The whole event is free of 
charge for all participants and presenters.

For attendees: Everyone can participate remotely. Further information
will be made available soon via the conference website:

For presenters: Presenters are asked to present their most interesting 
work of the last 1-2 years in the form of video talks through a 15 min 
video talk plus a short 3 min version that will serve as a teaser and as 
the introduction within the Q&A session.
Presenters must be available on November 10 for the moderated, live Q&A 
session via an online conferencing tool.

Becoming a presenter: Besides keynote presentations and invited talks, 
DIGICROP will host talks based on reviewed submissions. To apply as a 
presenter, you need to submit a 3 min video presentation about your 
contribution. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2020. DIGICROP 
aims at sharing ideas via quality video presentations and does not 
intend to publish papers. We are interested in showcasing the most 
interesting work and engage participants in interactions - independently 
of whether a paper about the work has been published already or not.

Relevant topics: We encourage presentations in the context of modern and 
digital technologies supporting sustainable crop production. This 
includes but is not limited to techniques from robotics, mobile sensing, 
remote sensing, machine learning, and AI for monitoring and analyzing 
fields, for decision-making, and for supporting sustainable crop 
production in general. The same holds for approaches investigating new 
field arrangements, targeted interventions and other management actions, 
support measures for plant breeding, phenotypic trait estimation, 
simulations and forecasts about the state of the agro-ecosystem but also 
predictions, upscaling, and impact estimation from an economic point of 

Keynote Presenters:
* Tom Duckett (University of Lincoln - Robotics & Autonomous Systems)
* Frank Ewert (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research,
ZALF - Plant Modeling)
* Thomas Heckelei (University of Bonn - Economic and Agricultural
* Salah Sukkarieh (University of Sydney - Field Robotics)
* Achim Walter (ETH Zurich - Crop Science)
* Michelle Watt (University of Melbourne - Botany)

Important Dates:
* August 1: Submission deadline for a 3 min video
* August 31: Notification
* October 1: Deadline for submitting the final versions of your video
* November 1: Conference starts and videos go online
* November 10: Main event with live streams and Q&A sessions, in the
daytime CET

Submission Information:
* Submit your contribution at http://www.digicrop.de/submission/ by 
August 1, 2020.
* The initial submission consists of an up to 3 min long video 
explaining your contribution.
Visit http://www.digicrop.de/submission/ for more details.
* Accepted presenters will have to provide an up to 15 min long as well 
as a 3 min version of their presentation by October 1, 2020.

Contact: DIGICROP 2020 is organized by the German Cluster of Excellence 
"PhenoRob - Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production" at 
the University of Bonn.
The conference chairs are Cyrill Stachniss and Heiner Kuhlmann, the
spokespersons of PhenoRob (http://www.phenorob.de). Should you have
any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
DIGICROP2020 at phenorob.de

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gall
University of Bonn
Computer Vision Group
Endenicher Allee 19a
53115 Bonn, Germany

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