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New Agriculture Possible Workshop Topics

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(Jungfrau, Switzerland - Alvin Wei-Cheng Wong)

Possible Workshop Topics


1. Agronomics, Digital and Precision Agriculture, Urban Controlled Environment Agriculture, Systems Informatics and Analytics-Climate Change, Sustainability, Productivity, Competitiveness, Intelligence, and Nexus of Food/Energy/Water Systems (FEWS) 

  • Agricultural and applied economics
  • Biomimicry
  • Biometry
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable development and economic-social impacts
  • Forest mensuration, modelling and forecasting
  • Forests and climate change
  • Urban trees and greenspace in a changing climate
  • Sustainability in
 water, energy, urban, food, forest, land, and ecological systems
  • Upstream human behavior and downstream ecosystem services
  • Ecological engineering
  • Ecological agriculture
  • Wildlife ecology
  • Wildlife conservation and management
  • Marine macroalgal ecology
  • Agricultural and biosystems management
  • Agroecology, sustainable and secure food systems
  • Biometeorology
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Agriculture and climate change
  • Global climate change and ecosystems
  • Sustainable agriculture, forestry and climate
  • Climate change and environmental ecology
  • Greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, etc.)
  • Agricultural greenhouse gas emissions sources (agricultural soil management, enteric fermentation, manure management, carbon dioxide from fossil fuel consumption, etc.)
  • Agricultural greenhouse gas sinks (forest management practices, CO2 flux from agricultural soils, etc. )
  • Greenhouse intelligent control system
  • Intelligent agriculture
  • Expert system in agriculture
  • Agricultural economics and policy
  • Economic perspectives for agriculture and forestry
  • Forest management
  • Electronic commerce technology for agricultural products
  • Agricultural transportation, distribution and marketing
  • Agri-tourism and other new mode
  • New media in agriculture
  • Photonics in agriculture
  • Computational agriculture
  • Computer simulation, optimization and modeling
  • Internet of things for agriculture
  • Intelligent control for agriculture system
  • Biological Engineering Sensor Technologies (sensors and instruments for applications in biological, agricultural, food, and environment engineering)
  • Smart robotic sensors arms for localized precise measurements
  • Cloud control in agriculture system
  • Distributing control and control networks in agriculture
  • Agriculture modernization model and technology integration
  • Digital and Precision and agriculture
  • Data analysis and analytics systems applied to agricultural processes. 

  • Precision agriculture systems, including sensing, data collection and analysis, decision-making, and IoT. 

  • Weather and climate monitoring and prediction systems in the context of agriculture, and new applications of weather/climate data. 

  • Agricultural robotics, including drones and equipment automation. 

  • Image processing of agricultural data, including satellite and in-field data. 

  • Processing of genomic data used in applications of agriculture. 

  • Electronic cattle monitoring systems, including hardware, data collection, and analysis. 

  • Soil and water data sensing, processing, and analysis. 

  • Autonomous vehicles in agricultural scenarios. 

  • Agriculture and food logistic chains sensing, data analysis, provenance systems, and optimization. 

  • Augmented and virtual reality systems applied to agriculture. 

  • Cognitive assistants to farmers, agronomics engineers, laborers, and other workers in the agricultural production chains. 

  • Human factors and interface design in the context of digital agriculture systems. 

  • Software and API service platforms and middleware support for digital agriculture. 

  • Other Related topics. 

  • Machine vision and navigation technology
  • Detecting and sensors
  • Bio-sensors, bio-instrumentation, bio-informatics and bio-nanotechnology
  • Sensors and information systems for precision agriculture, remote sensing
  • Smart sensor array system
  • Sensor application in managing in-season crop variability
  • Precision farming technologies, equipment and instruments
  • Remote sensing applications in precision agriculture
  • Crop monitoring and precision agriculture
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered Food Computers
  • High-throughput phenotyping
  • Precision conservation management
  • Precision nutrient management
  • Proximal sensing in precision agriculture
  • Remote sensing for natural ecosystems, agriculture, and hydrology
  • Remote sensing techniques for water environment
  • Geospatial-information science and remote sensing
  • Optical properties and remote sensing of inland and coastal waters
  • Standards and safety engineering

  • Risk management  
  • Flood risk management
  • Emerging issues in precision agriculture (energy, biofuels, climate change, standards)
  • Sensor-controlled Hydroponic and Aeroponic Agriculture Systems.
  • Automation and robotics in agriculture
  • Agricultural robots
  • Auto-guidance systems
  • Mechatronics and robotics
  • Robotic farm swarms
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus

 

2. Food Security and Safety-Plant/Animal Production, Protection, Processing, Distribution, Utilization, and Resource Recovery

Part A: Food

  • Agricultural safety and health
  • Bioagricultural sciences
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Protein engineering
  • Synthetic biology
  • Green farming and organic agriculture
  • Agricultural products processing
  • Food security and precision agriculture
  • Transgenic technologies
  • Food safety engineering: inactivation of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms by using novel non-thermal processing technologies
  • Food and process engineering

  • Food science, quality and safety
  • Food microbiology
  • Multifunctional food
  • Food & Bioprocess
  • Food nanoscale engineering
  • Nanoparticles in food
  • Emerging technologies in sterilization and pasteurization

Part B: Animal

  • Animal science
  • Animal vaccine
  • Gamete biology
  • Embryology
  • Animal cloning
  • Stem cell research
  • Reproductive biology
  • Pathobiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Fungal genetics and molecular biology
  • Value-added biotransformation
  • Gene regulation, comparative genomics, sequence analysis, evolution
  • Bioinformatics and statistical genetics
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Developmental biology
  • Developmental epigenetics
  • Veterinary and biomedical sciences
  • Biological sciences and biomedical engineering
  • Physiology and immunology
  • Reproductive physiology
  • Infectious diseases (bacteriology, mycology, virology, parasitology) and public health
  • Animal disease research and diagnostics, surveillance, epidemiology and control
  • Animal and human health for the environment and development
  • Avian medicine and pathology
  • Avian diseases and biology
  • Livestock and poultry breeding
  • Livestock farming
  • Livestock genomics
  • Sustainable farm animal breeding and reproduction technology
  • Precision dairy and livestock management
  • Sustainable pest management
  • Management and behaviour of farm and companion animals
  • Feed processing
  • Carcass and meat science
  • Chemical toxicology
  • Crop and livestock biotechnology
  • Nutrition and metabolism
  • Nutritional immunology
  • Aquaculture science and technology
  • Systems translational aquabiology
  • Fish research
  • Shrimp immune system
  • Host/pathogen interaction in shrimp and fish
  • CryobFish
  • Fisheries science and management
  • Physiology and ecologyiology
  • Fishing technology 
  • Fishery oceanography and GIS
  • Genetics and breeding
  • Fisheries resource conservation
  • Fish population analysis
  • Entomology & nematology

Part C: Plant

  • Seed science
  • Seed physiological
  • Seed and nursery
  • Vegetable physiology and production
  • Fruit physiology
  • Flower physiology
  • Heat stress physiology
  • Weed ecology & management
  • Mycology and mushroom science
  • Crop management and physiology
  • Precision crop protection
  • Contemporary crop stress research
  • AgriGenomics and plant breeding
  • Crop genomics
  • Crop molecular breeding
  • Crop genetic engineering
  • Plant defense mechanism
  • Stress tolerance gene selection
  • Molecular plant stress biology
  • Integrative plant stress biology
  • Plant and algal physiology
  • Algal molecular biology
  • Plant pathology and plant microbe biology
  • Plant growth and development
  • Microbial biology
  • Microbial genomics
  • Functional genomics
  • Pathogens
  • Molecular and cellular plant-microbe interactions
  • Plant molecular biology & virology
  • Plant breeding & genetics
  • Plant molecular genetics
  • Plant cell and tissue culture
  • Plant stress physiology
  • Plant insect interaction
  • Plant resistant to insects
  • Plant hormone regulation
  • Plant molecular biology
  • Plant molecular farming
  • PLant Propagation
  • Biology and epidemiology of foliar pathogens
  • Plant cross-protection (using genetic, molecular, cellular, biochemical, genomic, and proteomic approaches)
  • Plant disease management
  • Plant resistance to insects
  • Plant-insect interaction
  • Plant medicine
  • Herbal medicine research
  • Next generation plant image processing algorithms
  • Gene-deletor technology
  • Genetics of flower bulbs
  • Flower crop cultivation and management
  • Horticultural crop breeding
  • Precision horticulture
  • Viticulture and enology
  • B2B marketing - bioproducts industries
  • Micro/Nanofabrication of Chinese medicine

 

3. Energy Security-Supply, Demand, Conservation, and Renewable Sources

  • Utilization of clean and renewable energy resources (solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, etc.)
  • Bioenergy and bioproducts from renewable sources
  • Renewable biocomposite materials
  • Biofuels
  • Biomass and renewable energy
  • Biodigesters for waste treatment
  • Algae production
  • Bio-butanol production
  • BioSeparations
  • Nanocellulose
  • Cellulose synthesis
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Biopolyols and polyurethane
  • Integrated farming and bioenergy
  • Renewable energy and sustainable agriculture
  • Fermentation/Bioprocessing: bioconversion of agricultural raw and waste commodities into value added products
  • Smart grid and smart grid security
  • Artificial intelligence in power systems
  • Power system stability, control, and optimization
  • Building energy
  • Building integrated photovoltaic systems
  • Next-gener
  • ciency measures for buildings
  • Power and machinery

 

4. Environment, Air, Food, and Water Security-Supply, Demand, Conservation, and Quality Improvement/Assurance

  • Environmental change and ecology
  • Bioenvironmental engineering/ecosystem modeling
  • Environmental biophysics
  • Water resources economics and policy
  • Environmental – Soil & Water
  • Microbe-Environment Nexus
  • Agriculture and air quality
  • Agricultural air quality research
  • Agriculture and global warming
  • Agriculture and climate change
  • Biogeochemical and ecological processes in forest and agricultural systems
  • Forest engineering

  • Natural resources and environmental engineering
  • Water resources and environmental engineering
  • Biological engineering

  • Microbiological Engineering
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Waste management and the protection of the environment
  • Agricultural waste treatment engineering
  • Animal manure management
  • Environmental permitting and remediation
  • Plant and animal environments
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Hydrology and hydroclimatology
  • Hydro-hazard simulations
  • Climate change hydrology
  • Groundwater hydrology
  • Stochastic hydrology
  • Hydrology meteorology
  • Heuristic algorithms and water resources management
  • Land hydrological processes
  • Hydrogeochemical models
  • Water conservation and conjunctive management of water resources
  • Nonpoint source pollution control
  • Assessment of water availability including climate variability and impacts
  • Water resources management (hydrology, irrigation, drainage, water quality)

  • Water quality in the distribution system
  • Interaction of atmospheric, surface waters and groundwater
  • Well hydraulics and groundwater management
  • Water resources Database and GIS
  • Water resources and natural hazard protection
  • Water hazard mitigation and associate managements
  • Freshwater ecosystems (rivers, lakes and wetlands)
  • River flow and reservoir management
  • Sustainable watershed management
  • Wastewater and recycle
  • Biological treatment processes and wastewater reclamation for TFT-LCD wastewaters
  • Biological wastewater treatment
  • Biological treatment proceses in drinking water system
  • Agricultural wastewater treatment
  • Microbial communities and their performance in biological nutrient removal system
  • Biocatalysis for water treatment and reuse
  • Food processing wastewater treatment
  • Fate and transport of chemicals in hydrologic systems
  • Fate and control of pollutants in soils and water
  • Fate of emerging contaminants in biological wastewater treatment systems
  • The application of membrane processes for water treatment
  • Water treatment technology for high-tech industry
  • Sustainable soil and water resources
  • Soil and water resources conservation
  • Soil-water environment and ecosystem
  • Application of environmental biotechnology in soil and groundwater bioremediation
  • Crop and soil sciences
  • Soil management
  • Soil compaction: causes, effects and control
  • Soil physics
  • Soilborne pathogens
  • Soil microbiology
  • Structures and environment

  • Green building
  • Hydroponics
  • Horticultural engineering
  • Controlled environment agriculture engineering
  • Rooftop greening
  • Vertical farming (Urban farming)
  • Urban agriculture

 




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