Call for Chapters: Contemporary Developments in Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems

Editors

G. S. Karthick, Department of Software Systems, PSG College of Arts & Science, India

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 18, 2022
Full Chapters Due: February 16, 2023

Introduction

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are the next generation of collaborative computational entities, with a primary focus on physical and cyberspace integration.Through a feedback mechanism, the system adapts itself to new conditions in real time. The scope of this book includes research experience by experts in CPS infrastructure systems, incorporating sustainability by embedding computing and communication in agricultural applications. The integration of CPS with blockchain, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, big data, cloud computing, and communication lays the foundation for the fourth agricultural revolution, Agriculture 4.0. There are several contexts in which CPS can exist, one of which is the agricultural industry. When agriculture integrates with CPS, this is termed "precision agriculture." It can be defined as a methodology of enhanced decision making that associates effective management of farm practices with sensing devices, positioning systems from satellites, and the integration of computers to provide information. The cultivation of crops plays a very important role in agriculture. However, proper maintenance and management are required. Lack of such management would lead to crop loss or reduced crop yields. Hence, the ability to detect and identify the diseases on infected crops is a problem of increasing concern. Real-time disease detection systems do not exist in the current scheme of things. It requires tremendous amounts of work, expertise in plant diseases, and it also requires excessive processing time. Using precision agriculture techniques, combined with artificial intelligence, a great deal of manual work is reduced. This book will be of immense use to practitioners with a focus on autonomous and adaptive configuration, and on optimization, leading to increased agility, elasticity, and cost effectiveness.

Objective

The contributors of this book include renowned academics, industry practitioners, and researchers. It offers a rigorous introduction to the theoretical foundations, techniques, and practical solutions, through case studies. Building a agricultural CPS with effective communication, control, intelligence, and security is discussed in terms of societal and research perspectives. The objective of this book is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and to achieve progress in CPS by highlighting agricultural applications, advances, and research challenges. This book attracts contributions in all aspects pertaining to this multidisciplinary paradigm, in particular in its application to sustainable agriculture developments. The authors are expected to investigate state-of-art research issues, applications, and achievements in the field of Computational Intelligence Paradigms for agricultural CPS.

Target Audience

Researchers, academicians, students, faculty, scientists, data analysts and healthcare professionals will find this book beneficial for research exposure and new ideas in the field of Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems.

Recommended Topics

Part I: Architectures and Design • Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems: Evolution, Basics and Fundamental Concepts • Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems Domains and Challenges • Interne to Things and Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems Architecture • Adaptive Control in Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems • Communication and Networking for Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems • Real-Time Embedded Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems Architecture • Real-Time Sensing, Reasoning and Adaptation for Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems • Cloud-Integrated Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems • Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy • Design Theory for Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems Part II: Modeling, Simulation, Implementation and Verification • Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems Tools, Design, Modeling, and Simulation • Computation Models for Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems • Agricultural Cyber-Physical System Intelligence • Design and Performance Optimization in Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems • Virtualization of Physical Components in Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems • Validation, Verification and Formal Methods for Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems • Mobile Sensors in Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems • Machine Learning for Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems • Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems: Test Beds and Deployment Issues Part III: Applications • Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems in Enhanced Crop Production • Precision Agriculture and Precision Farming • Field Monitoring & Crop Monitoring • Sensor Deployment and Energy-Aware Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems • Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems in Crop Disease Prediction • Building Energy-Aware and Cost Effective Agriculture Cyber-Physical Systems

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 18, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by December 5, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 16, 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Contemporary Developments in Agricultural Cyber-Physical Systems. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.



Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.



Important Dates

December 18, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 9, 2023: Notification of Acceptance
February 16, 2023: Full Chapter Submission
April 16, 2023: Review Results Returned
May 28, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
June 11, 2023: Final Chapter Submission



Inquiries

Prof.G.S.Karthick,
Assistant Professor,
Department of Software Systems,
PSG College of Arts & Science,
Coimbatore, India.
E-Mail: karthick@psgcas.ac.in
Contact: +91-96774 82076



Classifications


Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Library and Information Science; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Media and Communications; Security and Forensics; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities; Science and Engineering
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