Welcome to the 6th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture, to be held in Sydney Australia from 4-6 December 2019

It is a peer reviewed conference, hosted by UNSW Sydney and will be held at the Fullerton Hotel (currently the Westin) in Sydney’s CBD. The objective of the conference is to promote and disseminate sensing, control and automation research directed at agriculture. The conference scope will span the areas of fundamental, developmental, as well as applied and experimental work from the researchers working in the broader area of agricultural automation.

The conference is sponsored by IFAC Technical Committee 8.1 and co-sponsored by TC3.1, TC4.2, TC7.5 and TC8.4.

Welcome to Sydney, Australia!

The conference will be held at the Fullarton Hotel Sydney (currently branded The Westin Sydney but will be rebranded in 2019) located at 1 Martin Place, Sydney 2000 Australia. The hotel is an iconic venue in the very centre of Sydney’s CBD and with easy access to all the attractions Sydney offers.

Keynote speeches, invited talks and concurrent technical sessions will be held from 4-6 December 2019 at the conference venue.

General enquiries about the conference should be directed to the conference co-chairs:

Assoc. Prof. Jay Katupitiya

agricontrol@unsw.edu.au

+61 2 9385 4096

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW, Sydney

Dr. Mark Whitty

agricontrol@unsw.edu.au

+61 2 9385 4230

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW, Sydney

    This year's AgriControl topics of interest include,

  • Crop Monitoring
  • Soil, Plant and Environment Sensing
  • Pest and Disease Detection Management
  • Crop Yield Estimation/Monitoring/Mapping
  • Sensing and Automation with UAVs
  • Internet of Things
  • Wireless Sensor Network
  • Big Data and Cloud Computing
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Sensing and Automation for Precision Irrigation
  • Precision Agriculture and Variable Rate Technologies
  • Machine Vision and Robotics for Crop Harvesting
  • Machine Vision and Robotics for Weed Control
  • Automation and Robotics in Agriculture
  • Design and Control of Agricultural Implements
  • Traction, Transmission and Slip Control Systems
  • Agricultural Machinery Guidance and Control
  • Robust Control Systems for Agriculture
  • Sensing, Automation and Robotics in Plant Factory, Protected Cultivation and Greenhouses
  • Sensing and Automation in Animal Farming
  • Sensing, Automation and Robotics for Post-Harvest/Processing
  • Nanotechnology for Precision and Automated Agriculture
  • Crop Systems/Canopy Architectures, Breeding and Genetics for Precision and Automated Agriculture
  • Prof. Baillie Craig
  • Dr. Ray Eaton
  • Assoc. Prof. Robert Fitch (Editor)
  • Dr. Jose Guivant
  • Assoc. Prof. Jay Katupitiya (Chair)
  • Assoc. Prof. Sarath Kodagoda
  • Prof. Tristan Perez
  • Prof. Andrei Savkine
  • Dr. Mark Whitty (Co-chair)
  • Viacheslav Adamchuk, Canada
  • Visala Arto, Finland
  • Craig Baillie, Australia
  • Gokan Bayar, Turkey
  • Marcel Bergeman, USA
  • Stanley Best Sepulveda, Chile
  • Yang Ce, USA
  • Amir Degani, Israel
  • Nicole Dimos, Australia
  • Ray Eaton, Australia
  • Robert Fitch, Australia
  • Ravi Gudi, India
  • Jose Guivant, Australia
  • Birgit Vogel-Heuser, Germany
  • Yong, China
  • Masek Jiri, Czech Republic
  • Manoj Karkee, USA
  • Jay Katupitiya, Australia
  • Hak-Jin Kim, Korea
  • Sarath Kodagoda, Australia
  • Yanfu Kuo, Taiwan
  • Ngai Ming Kwok, Australia
  • Claude Laguë, Canada
  • Minzen Li, China
  • Tang Lie, USA
  • Gary McMurray, USA
  • Paulo G.M. Moreira, Portugal
  • Kondo Naoshi, Japan
  • Novizar Nazir, Indonesia
  • Noguchi Noboru, Japan
  • Timo Oksanan, Finland
  • Susantha Pathirana, Sri Lanka
  • Tristan Perez, Australia
  • Gerrit Polder, Netherlands
  • Rohan Rainbow, Australia
  • Ramesh Raliya, USA
  • Mas Rovira, Spain
  • Andrei Savkine, Australia
  • Tilahun Seyoum, South Africa
  • Hiroshi Shimizu, Japan
  • Barbara Teruel, Brazil
  • Pratap Tokekar, USA
  • Tsu-Chin Tsao, USA
  • Mark Whitty, Australia
  • Fengqi You, USA
  • Qin Zhang, USA
  • Manuela Zude, Germany
  • Gheorghe-Daniel Andreescu, Romania
Contact Us

General enquiries about the conference should be directed to the conference co-chairs:

Assoc. Prof. Jay Katupitiya

agricontrol@unsw.edu.au

+61 2 9385 4096

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW, Sydney

Dr. Mark Whitty

agricontrol@unsw.edu.au

+61 2 9385 4230

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW, Sydney