Special sessions have the main aim of creating a mini-workshop on a specific topic, where researchers working on the same argument can make knowledge, familiarize, exchange ideas, create cooperation.
Special Sessions are being developed by designated chairs.

If you, as an author, have a paper that could be included in one of these sessions, you may submit an extended abstract selecting your favourite session. If the abstract is not selected for the session, it may be included in another part of the technical program.

To submit extended abstracts to the special session, follow the submission instructions for regular sessions, but remind to specify the special session to which the paper is directed.

List of Special Sessions

  1. Special Session #1: Data Analytics-Driven Precision Horticulture Engineering

    Organized by: Luigi Manfrini, Dario Mengoli, University of Bologna, Italy, Zude-Sasse, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Germany, Lav khot, Washington State University, USA

  2. Special Session #2: Machine vision and AI for Agri&Food applications

    Organized by: Cristina Nuzzi, Simone Pasinetti, University of Brescia, Italy; Eduard Gregorio López, University of Lleida, Spain; Jordi Gené-Mola, Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology, Spain

  3. Special Session #3: Contactless Measurements and Computer Vision for Agriculture, Forestry and Zootechnics

    Organized by: Alessandro Annessi, Milena Martarelli, Paolo Castellini, University Polytechnic of Marche, Italy

  4. Special Session #4: New Advances in Digital Technologies for Sustainable Livestock Farming

    Organized by: Andrea Pezzuolo, University of Padova, Italy - Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture, and Forestry; Alberto Barbaresi, Marco Bovo, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy; Hao Guo, College of Land Science and Technology - China Agricultural University, China; Alexey Ruchay, Chelyabinsk State University, Russia

  5. Special Session #5: Measurement tools and statistical methods ensuring food safety and quality in post-harvest

    Organized by: Lorenzo Guerrini, University of Padua, Italy; Annachiara Berardinelli, University of Trento, Italy; Eleonora Iaccheri, University of Bologna, Italy; Zicheng Gao, China Agricultural University

  6. Special Session #6: Soil Erosion Analysis, Monitoring, And Mapping At Different Spatial Scales

    Organized by: Lorenzo Vergni, University of Perugia, Italy; Vincenzo Pampalone, University of Palermo, Italy; Giovanni Francesco Ricci, University of Bari, Italy

  7. Special Session #7: Metrological aspects of agricultural robotics and automation: actuators, data analysis, data transmission, and driving system

    Organized by: Marco Sozzi, University of Padova, Italy; Cristina Nuzzi, University of Brescia, Italy; Riccardo Dainelli, Institute of BioEconomy - National Research Council; Maciej Zaborowicz, Poznań University of Life Sciences; Enrico Piazza, Davide Facchinetti, University of Milan, Italy

  8. Special Session #8: Robotics for Agro-Forestry and Landscape Applications

    Organized by: Gabriele Costante, Francesco Crocetti, University of Perugia, Italy; Dario Mengoli, University of Bologna, Italy; Mino Sportelli, INational Research Council (CNR), (Pisa,Italy); Luis Emmi, Centre for Automation and Robotics (CSIC-UPM) Madrid, Spain; Manuel Pérez-Ruiz, University of Sevilla, Spain; Marco Fontanelli, University of Pisa, Italy

  9. Special Session #9: New Advancements For Monitoring Hydrological Processes And Supporting The Sustainable Management Of Agro-Forest Systems

    Organized by: Sara Modanesi, Christian Massari, Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection National Research Council CNR (Perugia, Italy); Arianna Facchi, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Production, Landscape, Agroenergy (DiSAA), Università degli Studi di Milano (UNIMI), Italy; Andrea Merlone, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica - INRIM (Torino, Italy); Gabriele Baroni, Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

  10. Special Session #10: Digital technologies and sustainable agriculture: Meeting practitioners’ and societal needs

    Organized by: Gianluca Brunori, Stefano Chessa, University of Pisa, Italy; Manlio Bacco, European Commission - JRC; Alessio Ferrari, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR); Eduard C. Groen, Fraunhofer IESE; Jörg Dörr, Fraunhofer IESE and RPTU Kaiserslautern

  11. Special Session #11: Sensing and Data Platforms: what is ahead of us

    Organized by: Manlio Bacco, T.1 Digital Economy Unit, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra; Lorenzo Palazzetti, University of Perugia, Italy; Federico Coro', University of Padova, Italy; Cristina Domingo-Marimon, CREAF, Spain; Paolo Mazzetti, Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research - National Research Council, Italy; Margherita Di Leo, Arcadia SIT

  12. Special Session #12: Navigation, mapping and geospatial data analysis in precision agriculture

    Organized by: Andrea Masiero, University of Padova, Italy; Valerio Baiocchi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy; Fabio Radicioni, University of Perugia, Italy

  13. Special Session #13: Mixed farming systems, agroforestry and intercropping: challenges for mechanization model optimization

    Organized by: Marco Sozzi, Anna Panozzo, Vittoria Giannini, Luca Marchi, University of Padova, Italy; Francesco Reyes, University of Modena & Reggio emilia, Italy

  14. Special Session #14: Measurements and modelling of mass and energy fluxes in agricultural and forest ecosystems

    Organized by: Nadia Vendrame, Center Agriculture Food Environment (C3A), University of Trento, Italy; Francesco Reyes, Life Sciences Department, University of Modena & Reggio emilia, Italy; Damiano Zanotelli, Faculty of Science and Technology - Free Universtity of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

  15. Special Session #15: Optimizing the Integration of Agriculture 4.0 in Winery Production

    Organized by: Jacopo Bacenetti, University of Milan, Italy; Alessandro Zanchin, University of Padova, Italy; Andrea Bacchetti, University of Brescia, Italy; Daniele Sarri, University of Firenze, Italy; Pierluigi Rossi, Leonardo Bianchini, University of Tuscia

  16. Special Session #16: Livestock gaseous emissions from animal housing to the field: New advancement from Agritech center

    Organized by: Stefania Pindozzi, University of Naples, Italy; Francesco Marinello, University of Padova, Italy; Marco Bovo, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy; Stefano Bigiotti, University of Tuscia, Italy

  17. Special Session #17: Animal digital modelling and wearable for health, welfare and management of farms

    Organized by: Maria Grazia Cappai, Innovative Agriculture Center of the University of Sassari, Italy

  18. Special Session #18: Measuring Micro- and Nanoplastics in Agricultural, Forestry and Animal Production Systems

    Organized by: Sonia Tassone, Salvatore Barbera, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Sciences - University of Turin, Italy

Special Session Proposal

Are you interested in organizing a special session?

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