GOAL OF THE FORUM
The goal of the Precision Agriculture Pakistan Conference (PAPC) is to provide researchers, scientists, and industrial personnel a platform to join hands in achieving goals of increase farm profitability and reduce environmental impacts.
Call FOR SHORT PAPERS
The PMAS-Arid Agriculture University and Center for Precision Agriculture is organizing PAPC-2022 Conference in which we are going to publish the short article’s (1-4 pages) as a conference proceedings. Kindly submit your abstract related short article for possible publication.
To prepare your article, use the Journal template and article plagiarism should be less than 10%.
Submit your short article to the following email.
Submission Deadline: 03-Oct-2022.
The 2022 PAPC conference will be held in person at PMAS-Arid agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), Pakistan and will cover various topics related to Precision and Digital Agriculture.
The PMAS-Arid Agriculture University and Center for Precision Agriculture signed an agreement with Environmental Sciences proceedings MDPI to publish the selected/accepted articles.
The selected article will be published with Environmental Sciences proceedings Journal MDPI.
To download the Journal template click HERE
The target audience of 2022 PAPC will be agricultural engineers, precision scientists, crop and horticulture scientists, crop consultants, advisors, extension personnel, industrial partners, producers, and other practitioners.
SUBMISSION OF POSTERS
Dear selected members for poster presentations, kindly send your poster as per recommended size on the below mentioned email with proper abstract No.
Submission Deadline: Sep 21,2022.
2022 Precision Agriculture Pakistan Conference
Join the international forum of Precision and Digital Agriculture Scientists
on Precision Agriculture
The International Precision Agriculture Pakistan Conference (PAPC) 2022 will highlight significant research and its applications in precision and digital agriculture technologies with special focus on emerging technologies for agriculture sector. It will offer oral and poster presentations and exhibits, as well as a discussions and exchange of information in various aspects of precision and digital agriculture.
Leading Precision Agriculture Scientists as Invited Speakers
Prof. Dr. Qamar Zaman
Prof. Dr. Qamar Zaman is working as Vice Chancellor, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan since 2018. Dr. Qamar- Zaman joined Dalhouise University Canada as Associate Professor in 2010 and appointed as professor in 2014. He also served Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro Canada as Machinery Systems Research Chair/Assistant Professor, University of Agricultural and Technology Japan as JSPS-NSERC Research Fellow, University of Florida USA as Post-Doctoral Fellow and University of Agriculture Faisalabad as Assistant Professor, lecturer and Research Officer.
Dr. Qamar is also recipient of the prestigious Glenn Downing Award in 2014 by the Canadian Society for Bio-Engineering (CSBE/SCGAB) in recognition of outstanding work in industry, teaching, research and extension in the area of machinery systems. He also received award in 2015 from University of Florida in recognition of outstanding contributions in the development of variable rate sprayer system and method of variably applying agrochemicals.
He is author of two chapters of two different books and also has a credit of two patent Zaman, Q. U., Y. K. Chang, A. W. Schumann. 2013. “Variable rate sprayer system and method of variably applying agrochemicals”. US Patent Publication No. 8488874 B2 and Zaman, Q. U., Y. K. Chang, A. W. Schumann. 2014. “Variable rate sprayer system and method of variably applying agrochemicals”. Canadian Patent No. 2,740,503 C.
He is author of more than 180 research publications including research papers, review & popular articles, extension bulletins and technical reports. He also served as referee to review research projects, books, articles, research papers, for various journals / organizations.
Dr. Arnold Schumann
Dr. Arnold Schumann is working as Professor in Soil and Water Science at University of Florida and also at Cirus Research Station Florida, USA. His areas of expertise are identification of soil spatial variability, its causes, and impacts on the environment, citrus growth, nutrition and yield; development of reliable, easily measured indicators of important soil and crop factors linked to growth and yield; appropriate site-specific amendments or management options for soil improvement; and testing and evaluation the best irrigation and variable rate technologies (VRT) for improving fertilizer use efficiency, profitability and groundwater protection in variable citrus groves.
Dr. Schumann completed his Ph.D. in Crop & Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens in 1997 and he has served on various national and international positions. Dr. Schumann is author of many book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and national and international patents. He is workiing closely with Florida Citrus Industry, Wild Blueberry Industry in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Potato Industry, Price Edward Island, Canada.
Prof. Dr. Yubin Lan
Prof. Dr. Yubin Lan, Ph.D. supervisor, was awarded “Distinguished Professor and Scholars from overseas” by Ministry of Education, Vice Executive President of the National Innovation League of Aviation & Plant Protection and Director of the National Center for International Collaboration Research on Precision Agricultural Pesticides Spraying Technology. He once worked in A & M University in Taxis, University of Nebraska, University of Georgia and Service Office of Agricultural Research in the Department of Agriculture as the tenured professor and senior researcher. In July 2014, Lan was invited to work at South China Agricultural University as the director and top scientist at the National Center for International Collaboration Research on Precision Agricultural Pesticides Spraying Technology and at Guangdong-based International Laboratory of Agricultural Aviation Pesticide Spraying Technology. From May 2017, Prof. Lan has worked at SDUT, now as Assistant to SDUT’s President, Head of School of Agricultural Engineering & Food Sciences and Director of Research Center for Technology Application of Precision Agricultural Aviation.
Dr. Aitazaz Farooque
Dr. Aitazaz A. Farooque is working as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering, University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Farooque’s research focuses on fundamental understanding and development of state of the art precision agriculture (PA) technologies for Eastern Canada’s agriculture industry. Development of innovative and novel PA systems utilizes knowledge of engineering design, development and management, instrumentation, design and evaluation of sensors and controllers, development of hardware and software for automation of machines to sense targets in real-time for spot application of agrochemicals on an as-needed basis to improve farm profitability while maintaining environmental sustainability.
Dr. Farooque is actively working on machine vision, application of multispectral and thermal imagery using drone technology, delineation of management zones for site-specific fertilization, electromagnetic induction methods, remote sensing, and digital photography technique for mapping, bio-systems modeling, artificial neural network, deep learning, analog and digital sensor integration into agricultural equipment for real-time soil, plant, and yield mapping. Dr. Farooque has been evaluating the variable rate technologies for potential environmental risks.
Dr. Farooque has been very successful in securing research funding from Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada, Provincial and Federal Governments and agriculture industry. He has been supervising undergraduate and graduate students, research assistants, and post-doctoral fellow at UPEI and other collaborating institutions. Dr. Farooque highlighted the significance of his research in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, workshops, industry meetings and farmer’s field days.
Prof. Dr. Huang Wenjiang
Prof. Dr. Huang Wenjiang is the director of Digital Earth Laboratory and SINO-UK Crop Pest and Disease Forecasting &Management Joint Laboratory, working in Aerospace Information Research Institute , Chinese Academy of Sciences (AIR-CAS). Huang Wenjiang received his Ph.D. degree in cartography and GIS. He was acting as PI for more than 40 major scientific fundings from Global Earth Observation (GEO), Ministry of Science and Technology(MOST), National Science Foundation of China(NSFC) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). His research interests focused on remote sensing for monitoring crop, grass and forest monitoring. He has published more than 200 SCI journal papers, and awarded more than 10 science and technology award including National Science and Technology Progress Award.
Dr. Andre Daccache
Dr. Andre Daccache is working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis. He’s also working on precision irrigation, remote sensing, crop and soil spatial variability, hydraulics of pipe line systems, crop modeling, water resources management, irrigation engineering, and climate change impact analysis.
Dr. Travis Esau
Dr. Travis Esau is working as Associate Professor at Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University Canada. Travis has been also working in the Precision Agriculture Research Program at the Department of Engineering since 2007 and He’s working on developing precision agriculture technologies to increase farm profitability and reduce environmental risks. Also, he has been assisting with multiple other precision agriculture research projects and specifically is involved with wild blueberry harvester control and automation.
Prof. Dr. Andrew Robson
Professor Dr. Andrew Robson is working as Director of the Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing Centre (AARSC) – Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing Centre. He has been involved in agricultural research since 1996, with the majority of that time developing spatial applications (remote sensing/GIS) across many agricultural and horticultural farming systems both nationally and internationally.
Following an early career as a rice physiologist with NSW Department of Primary Industries, and subsequently many years of employment with the Qld state counterpart, Professor Robson established, and is now the Director of the Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing Centre (AARSC) based at UNE. He, with his team work on a diverse range of research projects that develop and validate remote sensing technologies for many agricultural industries including peanut, grains, cotton, sugar, rice, avocados, mangoes, bananas, macadamias, olive, citrus, carrots, vegetables, pineapples and pastures. These research projects have attracted funding from many sources including state and federal government agencies, RDCs, CRCs and directly from industry. Throughout his career Prof. Robson has developed an extensive network of collaborators that together have set a new standard in the successful integration of industry, research and commercial partners for the delivery of multi industry national strategies, producing outcomes that have to a large extent have been adopted by industry. This has been demonstrated through the successful funding and delivery of projects such as the two national projects in Horticultural tree crops, funded by the Federal governments ’Rural R&D for profit’ scheme and Horticulture Innovation.
PAPC 2022 Program Topics
- Precision Agriculture and Global Food Security
- Precision Crop Protection
- Precision Horticulture
- Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems
- Big Data, Data Mining and Deep Learning
- Decision Support Systems
- Drainage Optimization and Variable Rate Irrigation
- Land Improvement and Conservation Practices
- On Farm Experimentation with Site-Specific Technologies
- Proximal and Remote Sensing of Soil and Crop (including Phenotyping)
- Robotics, Guidance and Automation
- Site-Specific Nutrient, Lime and Seed Management
- Small Holders and Precision Agriculture
- Smart Weather for Precision Agriculture
- Education and Outreach in Precision Agriculture