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Computer Vision for Agriculture

Deadline to submit papers: 7 February 2020, 00:00 PST

Artificial intelligence has invaded the agriculture field during the last few years. From automatic crop monitoring via drones, smart agricultural equipment, food security and camera-powered apps assisting farmers to satellite imagery based global crop disease prediction and tracking, computer vision has been a ubiquitous tool. This workshop aims to expose the fascinating progress and unsolved problems of computational agriculture to the AI research community. It is jointly organized by AI and computational agriculture researchers and has the support of CGIAR, a global partnership that unites international organizations engaged in agricultural research for a food-secure future.

Computer Vision for Agriculture (CV4A) is the second workshop of the Computer Vision for Global Challenges initiative and will focus on agriculture. It will be held in April 2020, in conjunction with the International Conference on Representation Learning (ICLR), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It will be a full-day event and will feature invited speakers, poster and spotlight presentations, a panel discussion and (tentatively) a mentoring/networking dinner. 

Call for Papers: Researchers are invited to submit their recent work on Computer Vision applications, tasks and challenges inspired by and applied to agriculture, with a special focus on developing regions.

Topic include but are not limited to:

  • Crop health (pests, diseases, plant nutrient deficiencies) and crop yield estimation.
  • Crop type recognition from ground and/or satellite imagery. Such data can be used to target interven- tions, assess risk, evaluate the impact of programs.
  • Artificial intelligence for bottom-up, farmer-led crop improvement.
  • Hyper-spectral (e.g. NIR, MIR, x-ray fluorescence) imaging for detecting early-stage or physiological issues in crops (e.g. photosynthetic activity, water stress, nutrient stress).
  • Whole-field, multi-view crop diagnostics.
  • Computer vision methods for food security, index insurance, drought/flood early warning systems.
  • Multi-modal integration of data from diverse sensors.
  • Crowdsourcing agricultural data.

Papers will be presented as poster and oral presentations. Researchers based in developing regions are strongly encouraged to submit.

The Netherlands – CGIAR Research Programme – Senior Expert Programme

Deadline: 27 February 2020, 14:00 CET
Budget: 2.85 million Euros

This call for Senior Expert candidates seeks to contribute to the mutual benefit of partnering between CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), CGIAR Platforms and CGIAR Centers, and Dutch knowledge institutes and stakeholders by supporting the participation of Dutch research organisations in CGIAR.

The Senior Expert Programme (SEP) will fund part of the personnel costs of Senior Experts from a Dutch research organisation who participate within a CGIAR Research Programme or Platform with linkages to one or more of the four priority knowledge domains of the NL-CGIAR strategic partnership. This Call is implemented in close collaboration with the CGIAR and with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (MoFA and LNV), as well as the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP).