Special sessions have the main aim of creating a mini-workshop on a specific topic, where researchers working on the same argument can make knowledge, familiarize, exchange ideas, create cooperation.
Special Sessions are being developed by designated chairs.

If you, as an author, have a paper that could be included in one of these sessions, you may submit an abstract selecting your favourite session. If the abstract is not selected for the session, it may be included in another part of the technical program.

To submit abstracts or draft papers to the special session, please follow the submission instructions for regular sessions, but remind to specify the special session to which the paper is directed.

List of Special Sessions

  1. Special Session #1: Smart electronics and sustainable systems as key enabling technology in precision agriculture

    Organized by: Luca Maiolo, Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Danilo De Marchi, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni - Politecnico di Torino, Fabio Leccese, Università degli Studi RomaTre

  2. Special Session #2: Precision Horticulture

    Organized by: Lav Ramchandra Khot, Washington State University, USA, Luigi Manfrini, University of Bologna, Italy, Manuela Zude-Sasse, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Germany

  3. Special Session #3: Environmental measurements to support precision agriculture

    Organized by: Dino Zardi, University of Trento, Andrea Merlone, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, Francesca Sanna, Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (DiSAFA) University of Turin, Stefano Tondini, European Academy Bolzano, Nadia Vendrame, University of Trento, Cberre Agriculture

  4. Special Session #4: Metrology for farm pests control: what contributions meeting technical efficacy, environmental sustainability and certification requirements

    Organized by: Fabrizio Mazzetto, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Sandro Liberatori, ENAMA - Roma (Ente Nazionale per la Meccanizzazione Agricola), Domenico Pessina, University of Milan, Emanuele Cerruto, University of Catania, Gubiani Rino, University of Udine, Simone Pascuzzi, University of Bari "Aldo Moro"

  5. Special Session #5: Robotics for Agro-Forestry Applications

    Organized by: Renato Vidoni, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Karl von Ellenrieder, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Fabrizio Mazzetto, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Dario Mengoli, University of Bologna

  6. Special Session #6: Advances in Software Tools for Smart Agriculture Measurement

    Organized by: Carlos Kamienski, Federal University of ABC, Ronaldo Prati, Federal University of ABC, João Henrique Kleinschmidt, Federal University of ABC, Marcos Cezar Visoli, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)

  7. Special Session #7: Livestock gaseous emissions, measurement and modelling techniques from barn to field

    Organized by: Stefania Pindozzi, University of Naples Federico II, Alberto Finzi, University of Milan, Marco Bovo, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Elio Dinuccio, University of Turin

  8. Special Session #8: The role of digitization in agricultural sustainability

    Organized by: Pasqualina Sacco, Fraunhofer Italia IEC, Francesco Marinello, University Padova, Jacopo Bacenetti, University Milano

  9. Special Session #9: Smart systems for land monitoring, analysis, management and planning

    Organized by: Daniele Torreggiani, University of Bologna, Italy, Maria Nicolina Ripa, Tuscia University, Italy

  10. Special Session #10: Smart technologies and digital infrastructure in agricultural, livestock and food-processing facilities

    Organized by: Alberto Barbaresi, University of Bologna, Italy, Carlo Bibbiani, University of Pisa, Italy, Andrea Pezzuolo, University of Padua, Italy, Hao Guo, China Agricultural University

  11. Special Session #11: Emerging instrumentation for in-situ monitoring of physiological and soil parameters related to water-stress

    Organized by: Dinko Oletić, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Sabine Rosner, BOKU University, Institute of Botany, Austria, Guillaume Charrier, INRAE, PIAF laboratory, Clermont-Ferrand, France

  12. Special Session #12: Sensing hydrological processes at different spatial and temporal scales for sustainable use of water resources

    Organized by: Gabriele Baroni, University of Bologna, Italy, Flavia Tauro, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Italy

  13. Special Session #13: Smart Water Management in Agriculture: Models, Algorithms, Tools and Solutions

    Organized by: Luca Roffia, DEI, University of Bologna, Italy, Marco Bittelli, DISTAL, University of Bologna, Italy, Cristiano Aguzzi, ARCES, University of Bologna, Italy

  14. Special Session #14: Measurement and sensing techniques for estimating soil hydraulic characteristics and monitoring soil water dynamics

    Organized by: Simone Di Prima, University of Sassari, Italy, Laurent Lassabatere, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France, Claudio Gandolfi, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy, Vincenzo Bagarello, University of Palermo, Italy


    Organized by: Ester Foppa Pedretti, Polytechnic University of Marche, Marco Baratieri, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Giuseppe Toscano, Polytechnic University of Marche, Gianni Picchi, National Research Council (CNR)

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