1st International Workshop on 

Agricultural and Environmental Big Data Analytics 

in conjunction with the 2017 International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2017)

(it is the next edition of previous workshops: AEIDSS 2013,  2014, 2015 and 2016)

 Best papers about agricultural and environmental issues 
will be invited for submission respectivelly in special issues of:

Computers and electronics in agriculture Journal, Elsevier 


Ecological Informatics Journal, Elsevier

*********DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 22th March 2017********

******March 22, 2017:Submission ********
April 28, 2017: Notification of Acceptance 
May 15, 2017: Submission deadline for the final version of the Papers 
July 3-6, 2017: ICCSA 2017 Conference

Workshop description

Monitor and manage sanitary risks, study climate change, environmental impacts in connexion with agricultural practices (the use of pesticides, for example), mapping the good ecological status of rivers, simulate spread of forest fires … are  environmental and agricultural challenges for which Big Data Analysis systems represent effective new solutions. New theoretical and technical challenges emerge from the integration of several scientific domains such as agronomy, mathematics, information technology and computer science. The objective of the proposed workshop is to show how the latest advances in research in information and decision-support systems can be applied to environmental and agricultural matters.

Big Data Computer science topics (include but are not limited to):
  • Large database, Data Warehouses
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Cloud/Grid Computing
  • Distributed information systems
  • Interoperability between information systems
  • Data Integration
  • Geovisualization Knowledge management
  • Geosensor network
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Mining …
  • ...

Application domains (include but are not limited to):

  • Agricultural production
  • Agricultural traceability and food safety
  • Eco-technologies
  • Environmental issues in rural and urban areas
  • Forest fires
  • Global climate change
  • Impact assessments of agricultural and industrial activities
  • Soil, air and water quality models
  • Precision farming
  • Risk assessments
  • Modeling and simulation for environment and agriculture
  • Water management …


All papers accepted to the Workshops will be included in a Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volume.

Evaluation Policy

Each paper will be independently reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Their individual scores will be evaluated by a small sub-committee and result in one of the following final decisions: accepted, or accepted on the condition that suggestions for improvement will be incorporated, or rejected. Notification of this decision will be sent to authors.

Submission Guidelines

Each paper must be original and unpublished worknot submitted for publication elsewhere (copyright problems fall entirely under responsibility of the authors).

The authors should submit complete papers (10-16 pages) (Detailed author's instructions). Paper must be formatted according to LNCS rules. Please findLatex2e and MSWord templates in the LNCS website.

To submit a paper, authors must :

  1. Authenticate/Register into the Electronic Submission System
  2. Submit an abstract
  3. Submit the paper in LNCS format

After receiving the notification of acceptance, the authors of accepted papers will be ask to complete the final Submission of their paper. The authors have to upload in the Electronic Submission System the Camera Ready version of the accepted paper, the related source files and the signed  Copyright Transfer form.

Program Chairs:

  • Sandro Bimonte, Irstea , France
  • André Miralles, Irstea, France
  • Claudio Zaza, University of Foggia, Italy

Program Committee: 

  • Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy
  • Michel Schneider, LIMOS, France
  • Thierry Badard, University of Laval, Canada
  • Valéria Cesário Times, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Raffaeta Alessandra, University of Venezia, Italy
  • Michela Bertolotto, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Jean-Claude Thill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Monica Sebillo, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Laurent D’Orazio, LIMOS, France
  • Sandro Bimonte, Irstea , France
  • André Miralles, Irstea, France
  • François Pinet, Irstea, France
  • Florence Le Ber, ENGES, France
  • Marco Vizzari, University of Perugia, Italy
  • Petraq Papajorgji, Canadian Institute of Technology, Albania
  • Jean-Pierre Chanet, Irstea, France
  • Frederic Flouvat, Universty of New Caledonie
  • Jerome Gensel, LIG, France
  • Maguelonne Teisseire, Irstea, France
  • Dino Ienco, Irstea, France
  • Olivier PARISOT, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
  • Konstantinos Karantzalos,  National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Juan Carlos Corrales, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
  • Sandro Fiore, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Fondation, Italy
  • George Papastefanatos, Institute for the Management of Information Systems Research Center "Athena", Greece
  • Claus Sørensen, University of California, USA
  • michael McGuire, Towson University, USA
  • Olivier Teste, IRIT, France
  • Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute, France
  • Cyril De Runz, University of Reims, France
  • David Sheeren, National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France
  • Gerhard Shiefer, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Guillaume Deffuant, Irstea, France
  • Jason Papathanasiou, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • Sicilia Urbán Miguel Ángel, University of Alcalá, Spain	
  • Pierre-Alain Muller, University of Haute-Alsace, France
  • Sotiris Karetsos, Agricultural University of Athens,Greece	
  • Pythagoras Karampiperis,Agroknow, Greece
  • Carlo Previl, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
  • Piermichele La Sala, University of Foggia, Italy

  • Nicola Faccilongo, University of Foggia, Italy

  • Anne Laurent, University of Montpellier, France

  • Omar Boussaid, University of Lyon, France

  • Fadila Bentayeb, University of Lyon, France

  • Criscienzo Gallo, University of Foggia, Italy