Bridging the World through Horticulture

S17- Innovation and New Technologies in Protected Cultivation (3rd International Symposium)

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Invited Speakers:

The Symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to present their work and ideas with an interdisciplinary and systems engineering based approach regarding technical and economical issues of greenhouse crop production systems and designs, crop production management, efficient use of resources, automation and logistics, marketing and entrepreneurship. It will be a discussion platform how innovations, new technologies and new production practices can help feeding the world with high quality, high yielding, nutritious and safer produce and to provide living products for green cities.

The symposium will contribute to sharing the latest knowledge on new technologies in protected cultivation among academia, industry, practitioners and government. Round table discussions will identify knowledge gaps and new research directions. It will identify needs for knowledge transfer to industry and practice and promote worldwide exchange of ideas and suitable practices. The event will result in new partnerships through networking activities during breaks and interactive sessions.

Main themes:

Greenhouse management and production systems

  • Structures and design
  • Covering and screen materials
  • Climate control (heating, cooling, dehumidification) technologies and strategies
  • Low-tech protection technology (high tunnels)
  • Lighting
  • Modelling

Crop management

  • Seedling production & nursery management
  • New crops
  • Growing techniques and sanitation
  • Strategies for the control of biotic and abiotic stress factors
  • Integrated and organic production systems
  • Product quality and post-harvest technology
  • Pest and disease management
  • Fertigation, water and growing medium management
  • Consumers-oriented sustainable, quality of products

Efficient use of resources

  • Water and energy use efficiency
  • Alternative energy use
  • Reduction of electricity consumption
  • Water recycling and reuse
  • Waste management
  • Environmental impact
  • Integrated and organic systems

Automation (Tools, Technologies, Innovations and Applications)

  • Automation & Logistics
  • Modelling
  • Information system
  • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Robotics and machine vision
  • Decision support systems
  • Digital innovations

Quality, Authentication, Traceability & Supply Chain

  • Supply chain management, reduction of waste
  • Production economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education and training
  • Marketing
  • Quality management systems and certifications
  • Industry-academia-government partnerships

Scientific Committee:

  • Ahmed Mahmoud Abdel-Ghany (King Saud University, College of Food & Agric. Sciences, Saudi Arabia)
  • Fatima J.F. Baptista (Universidade de Évora/ICAAM, Portugal)
  • Arend-Jan Both (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Irineo L. Lopez Cruz (University of Chapingo, Mexico)
  • Stefania De Pascale (Department of Agricultural Sciences - University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
  • Martine Dorais (PhD) (Laval University Agassiz, Canada)
  • Juan A. Fernandez (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena Dep. Producción Vegetal Paseo Alfonso XIII, Spain)
  • Gene A. Giacomelli (University of Arizona, USA)
  • Mathala Juliet Gupta (ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute Ela, India)
  • Xiuming Hao (Agri-Food Canada Harrow Research & Development Centre, Harrow, Canada)
  • Constantinos Kittas (University of Thessaly, School of Agricultural Sciences, Greece)
  • Inbok Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Peter Ling (Ohio State University, USA)
  • Weihong Luo (Nanjing Agricultural University, China)
  • Leo Marcelis (Wageningen University - Horticulture and Product Physiology, The Netherlands)
  • Juan I. Montero (IRTA, Cabrils (Barcelona) Spain)
  • Alberto Pardossi (University of Pisa, Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Italy)
  • Gorden Rogers (PhD) (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Sadanori Sase (College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Japan)
  • Uwe Schmidt (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Faculty for Life Sciences, Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute for Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Germany)
  • Cecilia Stanghellini (Wageningen University and Research Centre, Greenhouse Horticulture, The Netherlands)
  • Meir Teitel (ARO, Volcani Center, Israel)
  • Jason Wargent  (Institute of Agriculture & Environment, Massey University, New Zealand)
  • Qichang Yang (Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China)
  • Youbin Zheng (University of Guelph, Canada)

Plants offers a grant to the best oral and poster presentations of S17- Innovation and New Technologies in Protected Cultivation
(3rd International Symposium)