CFP – Special issue of ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS journal

CALL FOR PAPERS

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS journal (Elsevier) – http://www.journals.elsevier.com/ecological-informatics/

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Special issue on “Information and Decision Support Systems for Agriculture and Environment”

Paper submission deadline: November 30, 2013

Guest editors:
Sandro Bimonte, Irstea , Clermont-Ferrand, France – sandro.bimonte@irstea.fr
Francois Pinet, Irstea , Clermont-Ferrand, France – francois.pinet@irstea.fr
Andre Miralles, Irstea, Montpellier, France – andre.miralles@irstea.fr
Frederic Flouvat, University of New Caledonia, New Caledonia – frederic.flouvat@univ-nc.nc

PRESENTATION

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Monitor and manage sanitary risks, study climate change, environmental impacts of agricultural practices (the use of pesticides for example), the ecological status of rivers, simulate spread of forest fires, etc. are environmental and agricultural challenges for which information and decision support systems represent effective solutions. New theoretical and technical challenges emerge from the integration of several scientific domains such as agronomy, mathematics, information technology and computer science. The objective of the special issue is to show how the latest advances in research in information and decision-support systems can be applied to environmental and/or agricultural systems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Database, Data Warehouses
* Geographic Information Systems
* Cloud/Grid Computing
* Distributed information systems
* Interoperability between information systems
* Data Integration
* Knowledge management
* Big Data
* (Geo-)sensors network
* Software Engineering
* Data Mining
* Geovisualization

Agricultural and environmental applications (not limited to):

* Agricultural production
* Agricultural traceability and food safety
* Eco-technologies
* Environmental issues in rural and urban areas
* Forest fires
* Global climate change
* Impact assessments of agricultural and industrial activities
* Soil, air and water quality models
* Precision farming
* Risk assessments
* Modelling and simulation for environment and agriculture
* Water management

PAPER SUBMISSION

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The submission website for this journal is located at: http://ees.elsevier.com/ecoinf/default.asp.

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important that authors select “Special Issue: Environmental DSS” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.

Paper submission deadline: November 30, 2013