Workshop on Networks and Systems for Agriculture (AGRINETS 2020)

co-located with ICDCN 2020

About Agrinet2020

The use of information level intelligence to complement innovation in the agricultural domain is inhibited by the non-existence of a closed-loop informatics solution that allows information gathering, processing and analyzing, decision making, observing consequences, and feeding back for forecasting. To manage precision agriculture over a wide area one needs to develop and deploy robust convergent platforms to process information, fuse, summarize, reason, learn, predict, and deliver actionable intelligence in a timely fashion. The informatics-based intelligence enabled by such platforms can fundamentally transform agricultural practices that can lead to higher yield, more efficient utilization of natural resources, prevention of unforeseen calamities, and crop quality improvement. A robust convergent platform for closed loop acquisition of ground data enables performing analytics and inference to create timely actionable intelligence that can be delivered to field workers, agro-researchers, and farmers through a “knowledge network”. This workshop, co-located with ICDCN 2020, brings together experts in sensor networking, communication, analytics, bigdata, and inference, software engineering, agricultural economics, and remote sensing to discuss this problem, and present the state-of-the-art in the use of informatics-based solutions for accelerating innovation in agriculture and inspire social entrepreneurship in this domain. The key questions that the workshop will focus on are

Can automated way of collecting and communicating ground information together with intelligence analysis help the Agro sector? Can intelligent networks and systems compliment current manual/lab test based information? Can networks and systems help answer the following questions?

    • How to increase specific crop productivity
    • How to introduce precision farming
    • How to forecast crop yield
    • What factors lead crop yield and crop quality
    • How to decide on irrigation, fertilizer, pesticide application
    • How to cross learn from growth patterns to add efficiency
    • How to monitor and detect root causes of toxins in food
    • How to maximize crop quality
    • How to increase food conservation in cold storage
    • How to reclaim wastelands damaged by flood, etc.
    • How to calculate agroinsurance
    • How to map and control soil/water arsenic content

Topics of Interest:

1. Sensor Networks

2. Disadvantaged Networks

3. Combining remote sensing with networks

4. Distributed learning and inference

5. GPRS and other technologies

6. Mobile systems

7. Cyber-physical Systems

8. Farmer education in rural areas

9. Content Delivery

10. Deployment and case studies

Important Deadlines

Paper Submission: 21st September 2019

Deadline for Notification 15th October 2019

Final Version Due 20th October 2019

Workshop Date 6th January 2020

Submission Guidelines

AGRINETS 2020 solicits paper submissions of up to 6 pages in length, including all figures, tables, and references. All papers must be electronically submitted via the submission site on EasyChair in PDF. The proceedings will be published by IEEE Xplore and will include the final papers of up to 6 pages in length. All technical papers must be associated with an author registration at the full rate. For authors presenting multiple papers, one full registration is valid for up to three papers. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the workshop (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the workshop.

Overall appearance: Submitted papers should adhere to the appearance of the standard IEEE twocolumn format that is used for IEEE Transactions.

Margins: Papers must use a 10pt font on US Letter paper with margins no smaller than 0.75in for the top margin, 1.0in for the bottom margin, and 0.625in for side margins.

Templates: Depending on whether you are using LaTeX or Microsoft Word for formatting your paper, you can download the relevant templates that incorporate the formatting specifications at

Paper Submission

Full papers must be submitted using the EasyChair submission system. If you don't have an EasyChair account, the link will allow you to create one.

After submitting your paper you will receive an automated reply from EasyChair. Some email systems may filter this email as spam - it is very important that you check if this is happening, and rectify it. Subsequent emails about your submission will be sent via EasyChair, and it is important that you receive them. Please direct any questions to the Workshop Co-Chairs.

To submit a paper for the AGRINETS 2020 Workshop, please use the following link:

EasyChair URL:

Note: All Workshop papers (full papers - both regular and invited) WILL appear in IEEE Xplore.

Possible speakers and panelists


Programme Committee

Yogesh Simmhan. IISC

Kishore Kothapalli, IIT Hyderabad

Bivas Mitra, IIT Kharagpur

Souradyuti Paul, IIT Bhilai

Gokarna Sharma, Kent State University

Arnab Ganguly, University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Organizing Committee

Subhajit Sidhanta IIT Bhilai

Supratik Mukhopadhyay Louisuiana State University