Workshop 17-AgApps

International Workshop on High Performance Computing

and Collaborative Networking for Real Time Agricultural Applications



As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2013) or

July 1 – July 5, 2013

Helsinki, Finland

Extended Submission Deadline: March 28, 2013

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


This workshop is organized with a particular focus on international agriculture and computing systems. Consumers demand high quality fruit and vegetables, which are often grown and processed in distant countries. So, producers must be able to gather, store and transmit information as their food products pass from one county or company to another. At each stage of the value chain, from the plant to the plate, computing systems are essential for obtaining these goals.

The workshop is proposed to bring together people from industry, academia and government who are working to innovate, develop and use high performance computing, networking and IT infrastructure, for the purpose of collaborative work in the field of agriculture and applications. These may include agricultural information databases, agricultural development banking systems, providing vital information to the farmers about weather changes and watering schedules, planning farming crops efficiently, and support various processes involved in the food chain.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • On-line Control Systems for Food Processing

    • Real Time Collaborative Systems for Agricultural Applications

    • Image Processing for Fruit and Vegetable Selection

    • Food Safety, Traceability and Information Systems

    • Modeling of Agricultural Environments

    • Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring

    • Applications of Wireless and Sensor Networks in Agriculture

    • Soil and Plant Sensors

    • RFID Applications to Agriculture

    • Use of Mobile and Pervasive Devices in Agriculture

    • Mobile Systems for Agricultural Management

    • Web based Collaborative Applications for Agriculture

    • Precision Agriculture

    • GIS Systems for Agriculture

    • Weather Forecasting & Modeling

    • Remote Sensing for Agriculture

    • Automation, Robotics and Auto-Guidance for Fruit and Vegetable Production


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to agricultural applications of computer modeling, simulation and real-time control. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 7 double-column IEEE formatted pages, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s). Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be accepted. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Authors are invited to submit a PDF copy of their manuscript to the Workshop using the following link: . In the form you fill out, please indicate that the submission is for AgApps 2013 in the Notes field of the uploading form. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2013 conference to present the paper at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2013 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the conference organizers.


Paper Submissions: -------------------------------- March 28, 2013

Acceptance Notification: ---------------------------- April 11, 2013

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------------ April 25, 2013

Conference Dates: -------------------------------- July 1 – 5, 2013

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.