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New Agriculture Possible Workshop Topics

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(Jungfrau, Switzerland - Alvin Wei-Cheng Wong)
 
 

1. Agronomics, Systems Informatics and Analytics-Climate Change
-- Agronomics

  •  Agricultural and applied economics
  • Agricultural economics and policy
  • Economic perspectives for agriculture and forestry
  • 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
  • Cognitive assistants to farmers, agronomics engineers, laborers, and other workers in the agricultural production chains.
  • Upstream human behavior and downstream ecosystem services
  • Ecological engineering
  • Ecological agriculture
  • Vegetation management
  • Wildlife ecology
  • Wildlife conservation and management
  • Marine macroalgal ecology
  • Agricultural and biosystems management
  • Agroecology, sustainable and secure food systems
  • Biometeorology
  • Biomimicry
  • Biometry
  • Landscape architecture 

-- Systems Informatics and Analytics-Climate Change

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Agriculture and climate change
  • Global climate change and ecosystems
  • Climate informatics.
  • 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. )
  • Urban controlled environment agriculture,


2. Digital and Precision Agriculture

-- Digital Agriculture

    • Nexus of food/energy/water Systems (FEWS)

    • Greenhouse intelligent control system
    • Intelligent agriculture
    • Expert system in agriculture 
    • 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
    • Human factors and interface design in the context of digital agriculture systems. 
    • Software and API service platforms and middleware support for digital agriculture. 

    • Computer simulation, optimization and modeling
    • B2B marketing - bioproducts industries

    -- Precision Agriculture

      • Internet of things for agriculture
      • Food traceability - from farm to smartphone to table
      • 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.  

      • Machine vision and navigation technology

      • Detecting and sensors
      • IoT sensors in Agriculture
      • 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 horticulture
      • Precision crop protection
      • 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

       

      3. 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

      • Plant biology (cellular, genetics, genomics, microbial, molecular and physiology)
      • Seed science
      • Seed physiological
      • Seed and nursery
      • Horticulture (sustainable landscapes, fruits, and vegetables) 
      • Pesticides in (organic) agriculture
      • Weed biology
      • Weed ecology & management
      • Mycology and mushroom science
      • Crop management and physiology 
      • 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 physiology for crop production and sustainable agriculture
      • Vegetable physiology and production
      • Fruit physiology
      • Flower physiology
      • Heat stress physiology
      • Plant physiology 
      • Plant growth regulation 
      • Plant water relations  
      • Solute transport in plants  
      • Ion homeostasis  
      • Water and nutrient use efficiencies in plants  
      • Photosynthesis research  
      • Plant physiological responses to abiotic and biotic stress 
      • Molecular plant physiology  
      • Use of exogenous protectants in improving plant physiology
      • Plant physiology and plant biochemistry
      • Plant pathology and weed science
      • Crop production and market analysis
      • Agricultural science and agricultural biotechnology
      • Plant ecology and agro- diversity
      • Plant biotechnology and tissue culture
      • Plant Genetics and molecular biology of plant
      • Phytochemicals
      • Mycology and phycology
      • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
      • Plant Synthetic Biology
      • Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Sciences
      • Plant Morphology and Plant Metabolism
      • Plant Breeding and Molecular Breeding
      • Soil science and Plant Nutrition
      • Plant Ecology and Diversity
      • Horticulture and Landscaping
      • Nanotechnology and Plant Sciences
      • Plant and Forest Physiology and Biochemistry
      • Plant Tissue Culture and Plant Biotechnology
      • Agricultural Science and Weed Science
      • Computational and Systems Biology
      • Plant Genomics
      • Plant Genetics and epigenetics
      • 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
      • Image-based detection of plant diseases: from classical machine learning to deep learning
      • 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 
      • Viticulture and enology
      • Micro/Nanofabrication of Chinese medicine

       

      4. The Energy and Agriculture Nexus 

      • 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

       

      5. Environmental Science and Ecology, Soil Science, and Water Security

      -- Environmental Science and Ecology

      • 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

      -- Water Security

      • 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
      • Agronomy (pathology, soil management, and weed science)
      • Environmental soil sciences (biogeochemistry, hydrology, and plant-soil interactions)
      • Sustainable soil and water resources

      -- Soil Science

      • 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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