Special Session on
AI Applications in Agriculture and Social Sciences
The 3rd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

December 17-19, 2007, Pune, India

A Special Session on AI Applications in Agriculture and Social Sciences will be held during the 3rd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-07). AI techniques are extensively used in the design of planning and management tools for governments, organizations, farmers, foresters, and the general public. The session is primarily focused on the practical use and development of AI methods for modeling and managing the systems in agriculture and social sciences. It is intended to identify and discuss the common problems faced by researchers applying AI to agriculture in which both deep and surface knowledge is highly imprecise and/or uncertain and may be incomplete or vague. Temporal reasoning and spatial reasoning are critical for modeling the natural processes as well as individual or social behavior (including adaptability). The session also serves as a vehicle to make other researchers in the AI community more aware of the needs and opportunities coming out of the specific context provided by agricultural domain.

The topics covered by the session include but certainly not limited to:

•  AI and Agricultural commodities
•  Expert Systems
•  Pests and Disease Forewarning System
•  Rough sets and Fuzzy sets in Agricultural Domain
•  Statistical vs. AI Techniques in Agriculture
•  AI in Identification of Socio Economic Categories
•  Artificial Neural Networks and Agriculture
•  Scope and Potential of GA in Agriculture
•  AI and Plant/Animal Biotechnology
•  AI in Forecasting
•  Uncertainty Handling in Agriculture

Paper Submission and Publication:

Authors are encouraged to submit the papers for this session as an email attachment to the Session Chair given below. The papers should be in MSWORD, PDF, or PS format and should be formatted according to the Springer Lecture Notes instructions. The length of a paper should not exceed 20 pages. Shorter papers or papers on the work currently in progress are also welcome. The first page of the paper should contain the title, name(s) of the authors, affiliations, the postal and email addresses, and at least 3 keywords appropriate to the content of the paper. Further information regarding the paper submission can be obtained from the conference website too.

Each paper will be peer reviewed by at least two experts in the topical area. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under the title of the session.

You may contact the General Chair of the conference for any additional information.


April 16th 2007: Paper manuscripts due.
May 18th 2007: Notification of acceptance.
June 25th 2007: Camera ready papers and Pre-registration due.
December 17-19, 2007: Special Session and the IICAI-07 Conference.

Session Chair:

Dr. Rajni Jain Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research
IASRI Campus, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110012
email:     rajnijain67@yahoo.com
Phone:   91-11-25847628, 91-11-25848731
Web:     http://www.ncap.res.in/biodata/rajni.htm


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