[hpc-announce] CALL FOR PAPERS: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics for Special Section on Sustainable and Intelligent Precision Agriculture (IF: 7.377)

Ye Liu (刘野) liuyefancy at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 04:09:19 CDT 2019

*IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics*


*for Special Section on*

*Sustainable and Intelligent Precision Agriculture*

*Theme:* Since the green revolution in the mid-20th century, we have
entered into the era of industrial agriculture, in which farming activities
are industrialized and specialization is applied to all steps during food
production of livestock, poultry, fish and crops. Industrial agriculture
has many advantages. For example, the use of specialized machinery lightens
farmer’s labor intensity. Large-scale monoculture crops planting and
intensive farming achieve higher food yields with lower price. In plant
factory, the cultivation environment can be artificially controlled, so the
vegetables grow faster than in outdoor conditions. However, industrial
agriculture also causes some negative impacts on ecological system due to
the high energy consumption and serious environmental degradation.
Tractors, combines, cultivators and other agricultural machinery not only
consume much fossil fuels but also degrade soil. The use of too much
synthetic fertilizers and pesticides contaminate local rivers and water
sources. Water is often overused in the irrigation stage.

Industry 4.0, that built on leading-edge technologies, will be a
transforming force to reshape the industrial agriculture. Through wireless
sensor network, unmanned aerial vehicle and satellite imagery, the
ubiquitous sensing can collect valuable data during food production.
Precision agriculture helps to save use of fertilizer and water. Solar
photovoltaic power harvesting and wireless energy transfer is a key
approach to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels. Smart microclimate
control in greenhouse and plant factory enables deep understanding on the
interaction between gene, environment and phenotype. Artificial
intelligence and big data makes the industrial agriculture more

This special section on “Sustainable and Intelligent Industrial
Agriculture” is to provide a forum for researchers from diverse
interdisciplinary areas to present their latest achievements in industrial

*This special section will focus on (but not limited to) the following

●         Artificial intelligence and machine learning for smart industrial

●         Connectivity, localization and autonomous driving of agricultural
machinery network

●         Precision agriculture with sensor, drones, remote sensing and
Internet of Things

●         Design, development and application of agricultural system with
Industry 4.0

●         Blockchain, big data for digital farming: theory and application

●         Energy harvesting and wireless power transfer in industrial

●         Next generation 5G mobile networks for industrial agriculture

●         Ontology-driven plant phenomics information system

●         Robotics, guidance and automation for agriculture

●         Case study of sustainable and intelligent industrial agriculture

●         Security and privacy for green IoT-based agriculture

*Manuscript Preparation and Submission*

Follow the guidelines in “Information for Authors” in the IEEE Transaction
on Industrial Informatics
http://www.ieee-ies.org/pubs/transactions-on-industrial-informatics .
Please submit your manuscript in electronic form through Manuscript Central
web site: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tii . On the submitting page #1
in popup menu of manuscript type, select: SS on *Sustainable and
Intelligent Industrial Agriculture*

Submissions to this Special Section must represent original material that
has been neither submitted to, nor published in, any other journal. Regular
manuscript length is 8 pages.

*Note: *The recommended papers for the section are subject to final
approval by the Editor-in-Chief. Some papers may be published outside the
special section, at the EIC discretion.

*Timetable:*     *Deadline for manuscript submissions  February 25, 2020*

*Expected publication date (tentative)  July, 2020*

*Guest Editors:*

l   Prof. Lei Shu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China / University of
Lincoln, UK lei.shu at njau.edu.cn

l   Dr. Gerhard Petrus Hancke, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong,
China gp.hancke at cityu.edu.hk

l   Dr. Adnan M. Abu-Mahfouz, Council for Scientific and Industrial
Research (CSIR), South Africa a.abumahfouz at ieee.org

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