Decision Support Systems in Agriculture, Food and the Environment: Trends, Applications and Advances

Decision Support Systems in Agriculture, Food and the Environment: Trends, Applications and Advances

Basil Manos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Nikolaos Matsatsinis (Technical University of Crete, Greece), Konstantinos Paparrizos (University of Macedonia, Greece) and Jason Papathanasiou (University of Macedonia, Greece)
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Release Date: June, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 554
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-881-4
ISBN13: 9781615208814|ISBN10: 161520881X|EISBN13: 9781615208821
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Description:

As national and international concern over sustainable resources becomes more prevalent, the need for decision support systems (DSS) increases. The applicable uses of a successful system can assist in the sustainability of resources, as well as the efficiency and management of the agri-environment industry.

Decision Support Systems in Agriculture, Food and the Environment: Trends, Applications and Advances presents the development of DSS for managing agricultural and environmental systems, focusing on the exposition of innovative methodologies, from web-mobile systems to artificial intelligence and knowledge-based DSS, as well as their applications in every aspect from harvest planning to international food production and land management. This book provides an in depth look into the growing importance of DSS in agriculture.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Dairy Farming
  • Ecosystem reconstruction and management
  • Field performance prediction
  • Fisheries Management
  • Irrigation Management
  • Livestock systems
  • Simulation of agricultural and environmental systems
  • Sustainable forest and rangeland management
  • Sustainable Land Use
  • Water resources assessment and management
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Basil Manos has been holding teaching and research positions in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) since 1976. He is a Professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics of School of Agriculture and Director of the Laboratory of Agricultural Informatics of this School. His research interests are in Operational Research models in Agriculture, Decision Support Systems, Regional Planning, Sustainability and Efficiency, Environmental Management. Professor Manos holds B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Economics from AUTH, a M.Sc. degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics, and a Ph. D. in Agricultural Economics from AUTH. He has published papers in European Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces, Journal of Environmental Management, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Regional Studies, Journal of Policy Modeling, Water policy, Supply Chain Management-An International Journal, British Food Journal etc. He has conducted research in many National and EU funded projects, coordinating some of them, since 1976.
Nikolaos Matsatsinis is a Professor of Information and Intelligent Decision Support Systems at the Department of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete, Greece. He is Chairman of the Department, Director of Decision Support Systems Lab and President of Hellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS). He also has over twenty eight years of experience in Information and Decision Systems development. He has coordinate or/and contribute on over of thirty projects. He is the author or co-author of fifteen books and over of sixty six articles in international scientific journals and books. He is member of the international advisory board of three scientific journals. His research interests fall into the areas of Decision Support Systems, Artificial Intelligent and Multi-Agent Systems, Multicriteria Decision Analysis, Group Decision Support Systems, Workflow Management Systems, e-Business, e-Marketing, Consumer Behaviour Analysis.
Konstantinos Paparrizos is a Professor in the Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia Economic and Social Sciences, Greece, Thessaloniki. He received his MSc and PhD in Operations Research from the Case Western Reserve University, USA. His research interests include mathematical programming, network optimization, algorithm analysis, and data structures. He is a member of INFORMS, and the Mathematical Programming Society. He has served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Operational research. An international Journal, and also as a Chairman of the 18th Pan-Hellenic Operational Research Conference. He has conducted research in many Greek and EU funded projects and he also has a number of papers published in international conferences and international scientific journals like the Computers & Operations Research, INFORMS Transactions on Education, European Journal of Operations Research, and Yugoslav Journal of Operations Research.
Jason Papathanasiou is a full time lecturer at the department of Marketing and Operations Management, University of Macedonia, Greece. He holds a Ph.D. in Operational Research and Informatics and a degree in Physics, both from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has worked for a number of years as an adjunct lecturer at the Technical Institute of Technology in Thessaloniki and on the Universities of Macedonia and Western Macedonia teaching courses like Computer Applications Programming, Web Programming and Operational Research. He has organized and participated in a number of international scientific conferences and workshops and has published papers in international scientific peer referred journals like the Journal of Environmental Management, Regional Studies, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, the Journal of Policy Modeling and the European Journal of Operational Research. He has also participated as a researcher and as a member of the coordination team in many national and international research projects.
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