The 3rd International Congress on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food, F (ITAFFE'10)

Venue: OMU Omtel Tepe Hotel

Location: Samsun, Turkey

Event Date/Time: Jun 14, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 18, 2010
Registration Date: Jun 13, 2010
Early Registration Date: Apr 10, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 05, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Apr 25, 2010
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Dear Colleague,
It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Congress on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food, Forestry & Environment (ITAFFE’10) to be held in June 14-18, 2010 in Samsun, Turkey. The event is organized by Agricultural Faculty of Ondokuz Mayis University, and hosted by Rectorate of Ondokuz Mayis University (OMU). ITAFFE’10 will be sponsored by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey), EFITA (European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment), TAICTAFFE (Turkish Association on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Environment), Governership of Samsun and Samsun Municipality.

ITAFFE’10 is the third in a series of bi-yearly events organized by the Turkish Agricultural Informatics Forum (TR-AGIF) which consists of the scientists and researchers from various institutions in Turkey. The event is organized to provide opportunity for academics and specialists from the international agriculture, food, forestry and environment community to meet and discuss the latest developments in emerging technologies, progress in standards, services, systems and their applications on information & communication technologies in agriculture, food, forestry and environment. The congress will include keynote speakers, contributed papers, panels, special sessions, tutorials and an exhibition. Also, the event will feature a banquet, local concerts, visits and excursion tours to historic and touristic sites in/surroundings of Samsun province which is located in northern part of Black Sea Region of Turkey. We hope that you will enjoy and have a memorable time in these excellent congress facilities and amazing post-congress tours in a warm and friendly Black Sea climate.

Topics to be addressed include, but not limited to the following:

. Information networks and information management systems
. Farm management and planning applications
. CAD-CAM applications, Process automation
. Mobile/Wireless applications
. Ubique/pervasive computing
. E-learning systems, open systems, learning technologies and standards
RFID, an enabling technology for agriculture
. Novel RFID applications for the environment and Food technology
. Precision farming systems, VRT technologies
. Statistical methods, modelling and data mining
. Ontology and semantic web
. GPS, GIS applications
. Field controlling and monitoring systems
. Environmental controlling and monitoring systems
. Biosensors, sensor networks and early warning systems
. Web based applications
. E-services and applications (e-commerce, e-business, e-shopping)
. Systems modelling
. Strategy and decision support systems
. Quality control systems and applications
. Data Acquisition and Signal Processing
. Intelligent systems, machine vision and robotics
. ICT in Rural Development
Social networks, Web2 applications and society
ICT in Climate Change and Global Warming
ICT in Forests, Cultivation and Pastoral Areas
Organizing Forest Development
Water management systems
Green ICT technologies for agriculture
Cloud computing supporting agricultural applications and services

Usability, personalisation and farmer centric application design

The contributions will follow the procedure below:


Authors are requested to submit abstracts [A maximum of 2000 characters (keystrokes – including spaces)] of their original works by March 05, 2010. All papers should be written in English and prepared compatible to the editorial guidelines given at the Web site of ITAFFE’10. Papers must be submitted electronically in MS Word format.

Arrival of the proposals will be acknowledged by e-mail. Each submission shall be refereed by a panel of international experts and subjected to review by the technical program committee. The result will be announced by the assigned deadline. An accepted paper must be presented by one of the authors who must register in the Congress.


Tutorial proposals on subjects describing recent advances in systems, technologies or applications are welcomed. Length should be tailored for half-day or full-day presentations. Supplementary handouts or brochures are encouraged.

Exhibition Proposals

There will be an exhibition space for exhibitors of latest products, solutions and services on ICT in agriculture, food, forestry and environment. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their practicality, relevance and priority.

For detailed information and pre-registration you may visit the Congress site at Please do not hesitate to contact us at for your further enquiries and detailed information requests. Also, we will be grateful for your help to distribute this call in the relevant lists which are present in your bookmarks.

We look forward to your participation in ITAFFE10 and meeting you in Samsun.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Zeynel Cebeci
President of the Congress
Tel/Fax: +90 322 3386445
Tel : +90 322 3386084-2184(Ext)

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kuran
President of Organizing Committee
E-mail :
Fax : +90 362 4576034
Tel : +90 362 3121919-1124(Ext)


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