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BigDSSAgro 2017 - 1st International Conference on Agro Big Data and Decision Support Systems in Agriculture
Domingo, 21 Maio 2017

BigDSSAgro 2017 - 1st International Conference on Agro Big Data and Decision Support Systems in Agriculture

September 27-29 2017, Montevideo, Uruguay


Call for Papers


The BigDSSAgro conference is devoted to decision support systems in agriculture, which combine models, databases and algorithms to support many real-world decision-making problems.


The access to cheap sensor technology, drones, climate data and forecasts, satellite information about soils, humidity and more is provoking a revolution with the irruption of Big Data and opening the door to the development and application of novel optimization and simulation models in Agriculture and the Agri-food industries. The main question to solve is how to transform the huge amount of data into useful information to decision-makers. Current applications cover a wide range of different areas, from food production or animal welfare to sustainability or climate change impact; and they are expected to still increase in future. The scope of the conference includes findings on established and new Operational Research, Big Data and Analytics methods in effective decision-making  applications in Agriculture and in the Agri-food industry, including their supply chain, and also problems in Forestry and in Environment studies.


Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:



• Operational Research methods relevant to agriculture, forestry and environment

• Sustainability indicators in agriculture and environment

• Modelling sensor based data to get useful information

• Big Data techniques with potential applications in agriculture

• Optimization and simulation models, including agent based simulation

• Decision support tools based on Big Data and Operational Research techniques

• Decision support tools based on GIS and their implications with Big Data

• Economic aspects of adoption of Big Data analytics


Applications of the above mentioned methods in the following settings:

• Smart farms, sensing applications in agriculture

• Precision agriculture, digital agriculture

• Industrial agriculture

• Small scale farming

• Agri-business supply chain

• Forestry

• Land Use

• Environment studies and environmental protection


BigDSSAgro 2017 will be held September 27-29 2017, Montevideo, Uruguay.


Important Dates

-Abstract submission deadline: May 21, 2017 (Anywhere on Earth)

-Paper notification: July 17, 2017

-Camera-ready deadline: July 30, 2017

-Conference:  September 27-29, 2017


General Information on Submissions

Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format using the easychair system at the link, and should be between 1 and 3 pages long, using the format available at the conference web page.


At least one author of each accepted paper must register and complete the registration payment before July 30 in order for the paper to be included in the conference schedule and proceedings.


Authors are invited to submit full article versions for consideration in a special issue of the Computers and Electronics in Agriculture journal.





General Chairs

        Héctor Cancela, UDELAR, Uruguay

        Lluis Miquel Plá, UDL, Spain


Program Chairs

        Antonio Mauttone, UDELAR, Uruguay

        Adela Pagès-Bernaus, UDL, Spain


Technical Program Committee


Renzo Akkerman, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Víctor Albornoz, UTFSM, Chile

Walter E. Baethgen, Columbia University, USA

Pablo Chilibroste, UDELAR, Uruguay

Ángel Cobo, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

Sergio Serra da Cruz, UFRRJ, Brazil

Santiago Dogliotti, UDELAR, Uruguay

Fernando Garagorry, EMBRAPA, Brazil

Frederick Garcia, DigitAg, France

Marcela González Araya, Universidad de Talca, Chile

Andrew Higgins, CSIRO, Australia

Anders R. Kristensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Concepcion Maroto , UPV, Spain

Lorena Prádenas, Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Luiz Henrique Antunes Rodrigues, Unicamp, Brazil

Daniel Rodriguez, University of Queensland,  Australia

Sara Rodríguez, UANL, Mexico

Lorena Rodríguez-Gallego, UDELAR, Uruguay

Walter Rossing, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Christian von Lücken, UNA, Paraguay

Andrés Weintraub, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Pascale Zarate, IRIT, France


Local Organizing Committee


Jorge Corral, UDELAR, Uruguay

Gastón Notte, UDELAR, Uruguay

Martín Pedemonte, UDELAR, Uruguay

Pablo Rodríguez-Bocca, UDELAR, Uruguay

Omar Viera, UDELAR, Uruguay


For more information, visit the conference website: