Smart systems in agricultural, livestock and food-processing facilities


ORGANIZED BY

Barbaresi

Alberto Barbaresi

University of Bologna, Italy


Torreggiani

Daniele Torreggiani

University of Bologna, Italy


ABSTRACT

In the recent years, specific sensors, software, monitoring and control systems have been developed and optimized in the agricultural sector, allowing the farms to take advantage of more and more precise knowledge of the metrics involved in cultivation and production. With a specific focus on agricultural facilities, the goal of the present special session is to provide a forum for focused discussions on the monitoring and control system specifically designed for agro-industrial facilities and the related benefits in terms of indoor environmental conditions, food safety and quality and farm sustainability.


ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

Alberto Barbaresi, Civil Engineer and Architect, Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering, is an assistant professor at the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences of the University of Bologna in the Agricultural and biosystems Engineering field - Rural Buildings and Agro-forest Land Planning.
His main research activities deal with: energy efficiency in food processing buildings, renewable energy source in the agricultural sector, analysis and design of agricultural and agro-industrial buildings for process optimization and minimization of environmental and landscape impact; smart farming and precision livestock farming systems; innovative LED lighting systems in protected crops; traditional rural building and landscape integration of the rural built system and infrastructure in rural areas; monitoring systems for environmental, production energy meseaurements.
He is the scientific responsible for the University of Bologna of the following international projects:
He is member of the research team of the University of Bologna within the PRIN 2017 research project “Smart dairy farming: innovative solutions to improve herd productivity” (ongoing) and PRIMA Project (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - Euro-Mediterranean cooperation joint programme) “Self-sufficient Integrated Multi-Trophic AquaPonic systems for improving food production sustainability and brackish water use and recycling (SIMTAP)” (2019-2022) -
He has taken part in many other research activities, in collaboration with public and private bodies, in order to experiment and implement solutions aimed at enhancing the rural and peri-urban territory and the sustainability of the built system.
He teaches in different graduation programs of the Department of Agri-Food Sciences of the University of Bologna and in post-graduation masters. He also holds courses in English in the PhD course in Health, Safety and Green Systems of the University of Bologna. He taught also for five years in Architectural Faculty.
He presented articles and has been invited speaker and chairman in national and international conferences. He authored several publications on national and international journals and conferences proceedings and published various papers on ISI WoS and Scopus Journals. He is referee for various international scientific journals.
He supervises several degree theses and student training activities and is supervisor and co- supervisor of PhD students. He is member of the Italian Association of Agricultural Engineering/Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Agraria (AIIA), European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng), and International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR).
He has an over-ten-year experience as professional engineer and architect, with main expertise on architectural survey, structural and architectural design and acoustics certifications.

Daniele Torreggiani, Environmental Engineer and Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering, is associate professor at the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences of the University of Bologna in the Agricultural and biosystems Engineering field - Rural Buildings and Agro-forest Land Planning.
Since 2015 he is the coordinator of the degree course in Ornamental plants and landscape protection, and from 2017 he is a member of the Executive Board of the European network of Universities UNISCAPE.
His main research activities deal with: planning and design of rural and peri-urban areas; resilience and sustainability of territorial systems and green systems; territorial survey and analysis, geomatics and geographic information systems (GIS); multi-temproal and multi-criteria analysis of rural territory and landscape and enhancement of landscape systems; analysis and design of agricultural and agro-industrial buildings for process optimization and minimization of environmental and landscape impact; smart farming and precision livestock farming systems; innovative LED lighting systems in protected crops; traditional rural building and landscape integration of the rural built system and infrastructure in rural areas.
He is the scientific responsible for the University of Bologna of the following international projects:
PRIMA Project (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area - Euro-Mediterranean cooperation joint programme) “Self-sufficient Integrated Multi-Trophic AquaPonic systems for improving food production sustainability and brackish water use and recycling (SIMTAP)” (2019-2022) - link to the project website Climate KIC pathfinder Project (Knowledge and Innovation Community - Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative) “AELCLIC: Adaptation of European Landscapes to Climate Change” (2019). https://aelclicpathfinder.com He is member of the research team of the University of Bologna within the PRIN 2017 research project “Smart dairy farming: innovative solutions to improve herd productivity” (ongoing).
He has taken part in many other research projects (including national research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and University, such as the PRIN 2001 research project “Technological innovation of livestock farming”, the PRIN 2003 research project “Landscape changes between protection and innovation in rural and periurban systems in Italy”, and the PRIN 2005 research project “Rural landscape changes: driving forces and future scenarios”), and in many applied research activities, in collaboration with public and private bodies, in order to experiment and implement solutions aimed at enhancing the rural and peri-urban territory and the sustainability of the built system. He conducts research in collaboration with various national and international bodies and institutions.
He is Guest editor of the Special issue “Landscape Analysis, Planning and Regional Development" of the Journal "Sustainability".
He is member of the Scientific Committee of the PhD Program in Agricultural Engineering of the University of Bologna.
He teaches in undergraduate and graduate degree programs of the Department of Agri-Food Sciences of the University of Bologna: Agricultural Technologies, Ornamental Plants and Landscape Protection, Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, Planning and Management of Agro-Territorial, forest and landscape. He also holds courses in English in the PhD course in Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences and Technologies and in the PhD course in Health, Safety and Green Systems of the University of Bologna.
He presented articles and has been invited speaker and chairman in several national and international conferences. He is member of the organizing committee of several conferences. He is author of several publications on national and international journals and conferences proceedings, and published various papers on ISI WoS and Scopus Journals, and editor of books. He is referee for various international scientific journals.
He supervises several degree theses and student training activities and is supervisor and co- supervisor of various PhD students. He is member of the Italian Association of Agricultural Engineering/Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Agraria (AIIA), Associazione Italiana per il Recupero Unitario delle Realtà Agricole e del Luoghi (RURALIA), European Society of Agricultural Engineers (EurAgEng), and International Commission of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR). He is part of the working group of the University of Bologna within the European Network of Universities for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention UNISCAPE and of the working group "Rural buildings and landscape" dell'European Society of Agricultural Engineers.

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