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 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 abstracts or draft papers to the special session, please follow the submission instructions for regular sessions, but remind to specify the special session to which the paper is directed.
Special Session #1: NAVIGATION, GEOREFERENCED SPATIAL DATA ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS IN PRECISION AGRICULTURE
Organized by: Andrea Masiero, University of Florence, Italy, Fabio Radicioni, Aurelio Stoppini, University of Perugia, Italy
Special Session #2: INNOVATIVE ROBOTICS SOLUTIONS AND AUTONOMOUS TASKS FOR AGRO-FORESTRY APPLICATIONS
Organized by: Lorenzo Marconi, Dario Mengoli, University of Bologna, Italy
Special Session #3: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN AGRICULTURAL, LIVESTOCK AND FOOD-PROCESSING FACILITIES
Organized by: Andrea Pezzuolo, University of Padova, Italy, Carlo Bibbiani, University of Pisa, Italy, Alberto Barbaresi, University of Bologna, Italy, Hao Guo, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
Special Session #4: MAKING STEEP-SLOPE VINEYARDS MORE SUSTAINABLE: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Organized by: Eugenio Straffelini, Wendi Wang, Paolo Tarolli, University of Padova, Italy, Anton Pijl, Cambisol, The Netherlands
Special Session #5: PLATFORMS FOR INTEGRATED ANALYSES OF AGRO-ECOSYSTEMS
Organized by: Marco Bindi, University of Florence, Italy, Elena Paoletti, National Research Council, Italy
Special Session #6: TECHNOLOGIES FOR MONITORING ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AND ITS SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT
Organized by: Cesare Castellini, University of Perugia, Italy
Special Session #7: ICT APPLICATION IN THE ENERGY, INDUSTRIAL AND BIOREFINERIES CHAINS BASED ON WOOD AND LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS
Organized by: Giuseppe Toscano, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Gianni Picchi, Nationa Research Council (CNR-IBE), Italy
Special Session #8: GASEOUS EMISSIONS IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION: ADVANCES IN MEASUREMENT AND MODELLING FROM BARN TO THE FIELD
Organized by: Stefania Pindozzi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy, Alberto Finzi, University of Milan, Italy, Marco Bovo, University of Bologna, Italy, Elio Dinuccio, University of Turin, Italy
Special Session #9: PRECISION HORTICULTURE
Organized by: Manuela Zude-Sasse, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Germany, Lav R. Khot, Washington State University, USA, Luigi Manfrini, Università di Bologna, Italy
Special Session #10: REMOTE SENSING AND HYDROLOGICAL MODELS FOR IRRIGATION WATER USE ASSESSMENT
Organized by: Luca Brocca, National Research Council - Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, Sara Modanesi, Jacopo Dari.
Special Session #11: ANIMAL SCIENCE AND FOOD PRODUCTS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN: THE ROLE OF MEASUREMENT
Organized by: Raffaella Branciari, University of Perugia, Italy, Emiliano Lasagna, University of Perugia, Italy
Special Session #12: SENSORS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE SMART AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT
Organized by: Simona Consoli, Giuseppe Longo Minnolo, University of Catania, Italy, Giuseppe Provenzano, University of Palermo, Italy
Special Session #13: NEW ADVANCEMENTS AND INTEGRATIONS OF OBSERVATION SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES AND FOR SUPPORTING THE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF AGRO-FOREST SYSTEMS
Organized by: Gabriele Baroni, University of Bologna, Italy, Arianna Facchi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, Christian Massari, National Research Council, Italy, Andrea Merlone, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Italy
Special Session #14: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, INNOVATIVE DATA ANALYSIS AND BIG DATA FOR AGRICULTURE AND FOOD APPLICATIONS
Organized by: Marco Sozzi, University of Padova, Italy, Riccardo Dainelli, National Research Council, Italy, Maciej Zaborowicz, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland
Special Session #15: CONTACTLESS MEASUREMENTS, EDGE COMPUTING AND COMPUTER VISION FOR AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND ZOOTECHNICS
Organized by: Milena Martarelli, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, Loris Francesco Termite, Idea-Re S.r.l.
Special Session #16: MEASUREMENT OF SOIL WATER EROSION 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