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ISPA Newsletter 7(11) November 2019: Time to Submit ICPA Abstracts, 8th ACPA, Upcoming Events, Jobs
Nov 13, 2019
15th ICPA 28 June - 1 July 2019
Time to Submit Abstracts - DEADLINE APPROACHING

Online abstract submission for the 15th ICPA is open at https://www.ispag.org/abstracts.

We invite you to submit an abstract for the various conference topics. Abstracts will be reviewed for suitability based on scientific content and clarity. Abstracts meeting these criteria will be accepted for presentation as either oral or poster presentations at the conference. Abstract length must be in the range 300-500 words with no figures, references or tables. Authors of accepted abstracts will be entitled to present their research at the Conference after payment of registration fees. They will also be entitled to submit full papers (more details later) for the Conference Proceedings in February of 2020. Conference Proceedings will be published on the website and will be available after the conference.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is extended to  30 DEC 2019. Questions pertaining to abstract submissions should be addressed to abstracts@ispag.org.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Ian Yule
Chair of the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture 
President, International Society of Precision Agriculture
 
Report on the 8th ACPA (Ludhiana, India)
Submitted by Dr. Nicolas Tremblay 
 
The 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture (ACPA) was successfully held in Ludhiana, India from October 14 to 17th, 2019. A large number of ISPA members were present and many ISPA Board members delivered keynote presentations (including founding ISPA President, Raj Khosla, President-Elect Jess Lowenberg-Deboer, Past-President Nicolas Tremblay and former Secretary Viacheslav Adamchuk).
 
High-level presentations, at the edge of precision agriculture science were offered. The setting was perfect for networking and interactions. The 8th ACPA was a place to realize how much precision agriculture is a dynamic sector, but also how much it has evolved in the recent years, in line with the recently disclosed “ISPA PA definition.” The opportunities around artificial intelligence and small holders were particularly obvious. The trade show, the poster exhibited and the visit of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) with field demonstrations were greatly appreciated. They expressed clearly the commitment of India for Precision Agriculture and the cleverness the country has shown in mastering and adapting the approach and technologies for its reality.
 
About 215 academia and 15 industry representatives from Canada, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, US, Europe, parts of Africa, and India were registered to the meeting, despite complications around visa applications and the onset of a typhoon in the region. A remarkable level of sponsorship and financial support from key industrial and governmental partners in India could be witnessed, which tells a lot about the dynamism and the outlook for the whole sector.
 
The ISPA Board would like to commend the whole 8th ACPA organization, particularly Professor Manjeet Singh, Organizing Secretary, from the Punjab Agricultural University (Ludhiana, Punjab) and Professor Indra Mani, president of the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (New Delhi, India). They have led to a great achievement and have maintained strong links with the ISPA during the process.
 
The ACPA was held since 2005 in Japan, Korea, China, New Zealand and now in India. The next conferences will be organized in Indonesia (2021) and Malaysia (2023).
 
Upcoming Events
18-19 FEB 2020
PREGA
Budapest, Hungary
 
24-26 JUN 2020
2nd International Conference on Climate Smart Food and Agriculture Systems
St. Augustine, Trinidad
 
28 JUN - 01 JUL 2020
International Conference on Precision Agriculture
Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
28-30 JUL 2020
InfoAg Conference
St. Louis, MO, USA
 
11-13 AUG 2020
5th International Conference on Agricultural and Food Engineering (CAFEi2020) and 13th International FRUTIC 2020 Symposium
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
http://www.cafei.upm.edu.my
 
9-11 SEP 2020
PHAB 2020
The Hague, the Netherlands
 
14-16 OCT 2020
Second Latin American Congress of Precision Agriculture
Cordoba, Argentina
 
19-22 July 2021
ECPA Conference
Budapest, Hungary
 
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