New Technologies for Constructing Complex Agricultural and Environmental Systems

New Technologies for Constructing Complex Agricultural and Environmental Systems

Petraq Papajorgji (Universiteti Europian i Tiranes, Albania) and François Pinet (Irstea/Cemagref - Clermont Ferrand, France)
Release Date: March, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 417
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0333-2
ISBN13: 9781466603332|ISBN10: 146660333X|EISBN13: 9781466603349
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Description & Coverage
Description:

The worldwide increase in population has led to numerous innovative approaches to the difficulties posed by food production and agriculture in general.

New Technologies for Constructing Complex Agricultural and Environmental Systems presents high-quality research on the design and implementation of information systems in the fields of agronomics, mathematics, economics, computer science, and the environment. This book gives holistic approaches to the design, development, and implementation of complex agricultural and environmental information systems, addressing the integration of several scientific domains such as agronomy, mathematics, economics, and computer science. This book will only become more important as the world searches for the best ways to manage food production.

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

  • Agricultural Production
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Eco-Technologies
  • Embedded sensor and mobile database
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Global climate change
  • Precision Farming
  • Simulation and optimization of agricultural systems
  • Soil, air and water quality models
  • Water Management
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Editor/Author Biographies
Petraq Papajorgji is a professor at the Universiteti Europian i Tiranes, Albania. His field of reseach is modelling of complex information system. He is author of a number of books in modelling and has a number of publications in his research area.
François Pinet is a research director at the French Research Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (Clermont Ferrand, France). His field of research is in environmental information systems and geomatics. He belongs to several scientific committees of different conferences and journals in these fields.
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James W. Jones, University of Florida, USA
Panos M. Pardalos, Center for Applied Optimization - University of Florida, USA
Gerhard Shiefer, University of Bonn, Germany

Associate Editors

Yvan Bedard, Laval University, Canada
Sylvie Daniel, Laval University, Canada
Guillaume Deffuant, Cemagref - Clermont Ferrand, France
Eric Jallas, ITK/CIRAD, France
James W. Jones, University of Florida, USA
Sotiris Karetsos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Robert Laurini, INSA Lyon, France
Ki Joune Li, University of Pusan, South Korea
Andre Miralles, Cemagref - Montpellier, France
Pierre-Alain Muller, University of Haute-Alsace, France
Panos M. Pardalos, Center for Applied Optimization - University of Florida, USA
Nikolla P. Qafoku, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Mario Rosario Guarracino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Michel Schneider, Blaise Pascal University, France
Gerhard Shiefer, University of Bonn, Germany

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Luiz Henrique Antunes Rodrigues, University of Campinas, Brazil
Thierry Badard, Laval University, Canada
Lotfi Bejaoui, Laval University, Canada
Jose Luis Braga, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil
Jean-Pierre Chanet, Cemagref – Clermont Ferrand, France
Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute, France
Birgit Demuth, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Jean-Paul Donnay, University of Liege, Belgium
Veronique Gouy, Cemagref - Lyon, France
Alaine Guimares, Ponta Grossa State University of Parana, Brazil
Vianney Houles, ITK, France
Mariane Huchard, University of Montpellier, France
Spiros Kaloudis, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Nikos Manouselis, Agro-Know Technologies, Greece
Jason Papathanasiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Sabri Pllana, University of Vienna, Austria
Carlo Previl, UQAM, Canada
Stanley Robson de Oliveira, Embrapa, Brazil
Evan Rroco, Tirana University of Agriculture, Albania
Kleber Xavier Sampaio de Souza, Embrapa, Brazil
Antonio M. Saraiva, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
Jerome Steffe, ENITA Bordeaux, France
Ludovic Tambour, ITK, France
Sonia Ternes, Embrapa, Brazil
Manuel Valiente-Gomez, University of Castiglia la Mancha, Spain
Alain Viau, Laboratory of Geomatics Applied in Agriculture and Environment, Canada
Jan Erik Wien, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Petros Xanthopoulos, Center for Applied Optimization - University of Florida, USA
Fatos Xhafa, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Pandi Zdruli, CIHEAM-Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, Italy