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NJF seminar 441
Automation and System Technology in Plant Production
CIGR section V & NJF section VII conference
30 June - 2 July 2011 Denmark
Background
Developments in automation and systems technology for dynamic systems that interact with natural and biological objects are the focus area of this conference.

The goal is to present research that will benefit the development of technology and production systems that reduce environmental impact, increase precision and efficiency, and allow care and management of crops and animals in new and sustainable ways. Particular topics include robotics, sensor systems, implement technology, operations management and systems assessment.

The conference will be held parallel to the Field Robotic Event 2011 and the National Agricultural Show 2011 in Herning.

Two PhD courses will be held from the 20th of June to the 3rd of July parallel to the conference. The courses are:
-Operations management in bio-production (Remaining seats: 9)
-Machine vision for crop and weed species recognition (Remaining seats: 12)
For registration for PhD course, registrer at the conference registration and under remarks state which course to attend.
Topics
Robotics and automated vehicles

Automation system and concepts

Information and communication system design

High level control for agricultural machinery
Keynote speakers
Scientific Adviser Dr. Iver Thysen from ICT-AGRI, www.ict-agri.eu
On the topic of Information and communication system design

Prof. Hans W. Griepentrog Head of Instrumentation & Test Engineering
Institute of Agricultural Engineering University of Hohenheim, Germany
http://www.uni-hohenheim.de
On the topic of safety issues for agricultural robotics

Ass. Prof. Stavros G. Vougioukas from Agricultural Engineering Laboratory, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
On the topic of low level control systems for robotics and automated vehicles in plant production
Target group
The target group comprises scientists, PhD students, advisors, teachers, policy makers and industry.

Maximum number of participants: 120 persons
Call for papers and posters
Please submit an extended abstract of 1-2 pages for oral and poster presentations.
The seminar language is English. All abstracts and presentations must be prepared and presented in English.
The scientific commitee will review and reserves the right to select among the submitted titles for oral or poster presentations.

For accepted abstracts of up to five pages (1500 words) will be published in seminar proceedings by NJF. Poster presentations will also be included in the proceedings.
Travel information
The conference will be held at Agroskolen, Hammerum.

Nearest train station is Herning train station.
Additional information
The seminar fee includes lunches, refreshments and conference dinner.

Accomadation - hotel:
Scandic Regina,
Fonnesbechsgade 20, DK-7400 Herning
Hotel Corona, Skolegade 1, DK-7400 Herning

Low cost accomadation available at Agroskolen. Contact seminar secretary for low-cost accomedation.

PhD course includes participation in the conference

One day participation without dinner: 50 EUR
Participation fee
NJF members before 2011-05-27: 200 EUR
NJF members after 2011-05-27: 240 EUR
Others before 2011-05-27: 250 EUR
Others after 2011-05-27: 300 EUR
Students before 2011-05-27: 200 EUR
Students after 2011-05-27: 240 EUR
Seminar location
The seminar will be held at Agroskolen, Hammerum, Herning, Denmark.
Important deadlines
- Submission of abstracts for oral presentations: 2011-04-15
- Submission of abstracts for poster presentations: 2011-04-15
- Final registration: 2011-06-21
Organizing committee
Scientific committee
Dr. Claus Grøn Sørensen (DK) (Chairman)
Dr. Dionysis Bochtis (DK)
Dr. Timo Okksanen (FIN)
Dr. Matthias Schick (CH)
Dr. Remigio Berruto (IT)
Dr. Stavros Vougioukas (GR)
Prof.dr.ir. Eldert J. van Henten (NL)
Prof. Dr. Joachim Müller (DE)
Dr. Michel Berducat (FR)

Organizing committee
Ole Green (Chairman)
Claus Grøn Sørensen
Dionysis Bochtis
Michael Nørremark
Frank W. Oudshorn
Erik F. Kristensen
Ibrahim Abd El-Hameed
Ole Juul Jørgensen
Daniel Sveistrup
Seminar contact
Ole Green, University of Aarhus, Dept. of Biosystem Engineering
Blichers Allé 20,
8830 Tjele, Denmark.
E-mail: seminar441@secretary.net

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