RUC-APS International Conference 2021

“Enhancing and implementing Knowledge based ICT solutions within high Risk and Uncertain Conditions for Agriculture Production Systems”

 #RUCAPS2021 

Call for abstracts

Following a successful Virtual Workshop in the year 2020, the RUC-APS consortium RUC-APS H2020 project, is organising a conference oriented to “Enhancing and implementing Knowledge based ICT solutions within high Risk and Uncertain Conditions for Agriculture Production Systems” and invites you to submit an Abstract for Presentation for the RUC-APS International Conference 2021.

Abstracts that are accepted will be asked to be made into Presentations to be delivered at the Conference, taking place virtually from 29th November to 1st December 2021. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings and High quality work will be evaluated and selected to be published as full chapters in the RUC-APS Springer editions as well as in competitive journal special issues that will be announced.

Keys themes included but not limited to:

  • Land use systems & complex systems modelling.
  • Soil biogeochemistry, plant-soil-microbe interactions, sustainable agricultural production.
  • Medical law and ethics, animal disease outbreaks, disease risk assessment, contingency planning, policy advice.
  • Environmental science, policy interaction, environmental management and impact.
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture, network analysis, behaviour change.
  • Livestock nutrition, livestock systems, international development.
  • Ecology, biodiversity, environmental and societal trades-offs, sustainable development.
  • Mathematics, crop and pest modelling, environmental impacts, natural resource availability, biodiversity, decision support tools.
  • Animal behaviour and welfare.
  • Agricultural and resource economics, environmental management, climate change, food supply chains, antimicrobial resistance.
  • Applied and computational mathematics, sustainable intensification, livestock production systems, integrated crop-livestock systems.
  • Science in innovation, risk governance, academic-industry linkages, science into society, science evaluation, sustainable development.
  • Decision Support systems, Knowledge Managements and Smart solutions in Agri-food domains.
  • Modelling simulation and optimisation in agriculture and food supply chains
  • Risk assessment
  • Digital transformation of Food production systems

Submission procedure

All abstracts for RUC-APS 2021 must be submitted electronically via: EasyChair.

The abstract should have no more than 300 words. We welcome submission from academic researchers, industrial practitioners and policy makers.

Important dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 10th September 2021 30th September 2021 (extended)
  • Acceptance Notification: 10th October 2021
  • Conference: 29th November -2nd December 2021

Organizing committee

  • General Chair
    • Jorge Hernandez, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Program Chairs
    • Leandro Antonelli, National University of La Plata, Argentina
    • Shaofeng Liu, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
    • Ana Esteso, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Industry Collaboration Chairs
    • Horacio Arias, BBlock, Chile
    • Javier Lahuerta, FEDACOVA, Spain
  • Publication Chair
    • Janusz Kacprzyk, Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Communication and management
    • Rachel Brockley, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Jorge Hernandez, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Dissemination and Social Media
    • Alejandro Fernandez, National University of La Plata, Argentina
    • Rachel Brockley, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Horacio Arias, BBlock, Chile
  • Sponsorship
    • Jorge Hernandez, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Janusz Kacprzyk, Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
    • Alejandro Fernandez, National University of La Plata, Argentina

Publications

Accepted abstracts will be published on-line and made available through the Conference Web site for registered participants.

Extended versions of selected presentations will be invited for submission to special edited volume(s) to appear in Springer’s Studies in Systems, Decision and Control, and special to issues/sections of related journals exemplified by the International Journal of Decision Support Systems, Journal of Automation, and Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Systems, following a peer review process.

Details about the RUC-APS International Conference Publications and Guest-Editors will be updated in the Conference Homepage.