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.
Special Session #1: Precision management of horticultural crops
Organized by: Manuela Zude-Sasse, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Germany, Lav Khot, Washington State University, USA, Luigi Manfrini, Gianmarco Bortolotti, University of Bologna, Italy
Special Session #2: Digital technologies and sustainable agriculture: meeting users' and societal needs
Organized by: Gianluca Brunori, University of Pisa, Italy, Manlio Bacco, CNR-ISTI, Italy, Spyros Fountas, University of Athens, Greece, Milos Ulman, University of Prague, Czech Republic, Alessio Ferrari, CNR-ISTI, Italy, Francesco Marinello, University of Padova, Italy, Jorge Antonio Sánchez Molina, University of Almería, Spain
Special Session #3: Advances in Plant Phenotyping in Agriculture
Organized by: Giuseppe Montanaro, University of Basilicata, Italy, Francesco Cellini, Metapontum Agrobios Research Center - ALSIA, Italy, Francesco Loreto, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Special Session #4: Technologies and Strategies for Sustainable Livestock Farming
Organized by: Giuseppe Conte, Alberto Mantino, University of Pisa, Italy, Andrea Pezzuolo, University of Padova,Italy, Alberto Barbaresi, Marco Bovo, University of Bologna, Italy, Hao Guo, China Agricultural University, China, Alexey Ruchay, Chelyabinsk State University, Russia
Special Session #5: Artificial Intelligence, innovative data analysis and big data for agriculture and food applications
Organized by: Marco Sozzi, University of Padova, Italy, Cristina Nuzzi, University of Brescia,Italy, Riccardo Dainelli, Institute of BioEconomy - National Research Council, Italy, Maciej Zaborowicz, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland
Special Session #6: Sensors and digital technologies for mapping and monitoring soil
Organized by: Simone Priori, University of Tuscia, Department of Agriculture and Forest Sciences, Roberto Barbetti, CREA - Research Centre for Forestry and Wood, Romina Lorenzetti, CNR-IBE, Manuel Pulido Fernández, Universidad de Extremadura, Ulrike Werban, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
Special Session #7: Measurements in olive for precision orchard management
Organized by: Enrico Maria Lodolini, CREA - Centro di Ricerca Olivicoltura, Frutticoltura e Agrumicoltura, Davide Neri, Università Politecnica delle Marche
Special Session #8: Measurements and modelling of mass and energy fluxes in agricultural and forest ecosystems
Organized by: Damiano Zanotelli, Free Universtity of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy, Nadia Vendrame, University of Trento, Italy, Alvaro Lopez-Barnal, University of Córdoba, Spain, Marco Moriondo, Institute of Bioeconomy, National Research Council, Italy, Omar García Tejera, University of La Laguna, Spain, Francesco Reyes, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Special Session #9: Smart Agriculture beyond 5G
Organized by: Stefano Giordano, University of Pisa, Italy, Davide Adami, CNIT, Italy
Special Session #10: Sensing and Data Platforms: what is ahead of us
Organized by: Manlio Bacco, Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI), CNR, Italy, Cristina M. Pinotti, Federico Corò, University of Perugia, Italy, Lars Wolf, TU Braunschweig, Germany, Paolo Mazzetti, Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research - National Research Council, Italy, Cristina Domingo-Marimon, CREAF, Spain
Special Session #11: Robotics for Agro-Forestry and Landscape Applications
Organized by: Marco Fontanelli, University of Pisa, Italy, Dario Mengoli, University of Bologna, Italy, Gabriele Costante, University of Perugia, Italy, Mino Sportelli, University of Pisa, Italy, Manuel Pérez-Ruiz, University of Sevilla, Spain