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International conference on Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence in Agricultural Management, 15-17 November 2023

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Nov 15

Date: 15-17 November 2023
Title: International Conference on Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence in Agricultural Management
Where: Digital Futures hub, Osquars Backe 5, floor 2 at KTH main campus Stockholm, Sweden

This conference is not only for scientists but also for those from outside the scientific world working on transitions to more efficient and sustainable agriculture systems, towards climate mitigation and adaptation, and a circular economy focusing on the sustainable use and management of natural resources.

You can still register by sending your name, affiliation and position to

New deadline for abstract submission: 22 September 2023
We invite colleagues from academia and the business sector involved in the application of artificial intelligence in agriculture to submit an abstract (Template). Abstracts (200 words) must be written in English and submitted via email to


  1. AI in data collection to support monitoring and management of agricultural systems
  2. Climate change and mitigation of environmental impacts using AI
  3. AI in the optimization of agricultural management
  4. Sustainability science perspective on AI application on agricultural systems


Agriculture plays a vital role and faces tremendous pressure to feed a growing world population from limited available resources. This pressure has been mitigated by intensive management practices, relying, e.g. on the massive use of fertilizers and chemicals and extensive monoculture areas. However, this approach has its own limitations and undesirable effects, making clear the need for sustainable actions while increasing yields. AI-based agricultural management has brought emerging opportunities to improve agricultural sustainability. However, to find the right, feasible and viable solutions to make the transition towards sustainable agriculture systems that feed an increasing population under the planetary boundaries, it is necessary that scientists from different fields join forces together with industry.

This conference aims to focus on finding solutions for the agriculture issues of our time. It promotes the exchange of scientific research and solutions from industry for interdisciplinary collaboration and networking. To bring scientists and stakeholders that have the same goal and work on the same societal issue but have different backgrounds. By bringing the people and their knowledge together, we may be able to take the steps towards solutions that can bring our agriculture systems to a more sustainable situation.

This conference is framed around themes connected to our time’s big transitions. Each theme is kicked off by two plenary keynote speeches of 20 min, followed by a discussion. After the plenary session, a range of different parallel sessions will be organized.

We want to stress that this conference is not only for scientists but also for those people from outside the scientific world working on transitions to more efficient and sustainable agriculture systems, towards climate mitigation and adaptation, and a circular economy with a focus on the sustainable use and management of the natural resources.

Program-updated-2023-11-15 (for download)

Links to Zoom for ONLINE participants:

15th Nov (9:00 – 13:00):

15th Nov (14:00 – 17:30):

16th Nov (9:00 – 12:30):

16th Nov (13:30 – 17:00):

17th Nov (9:00 – 12:30):



Josse De Baerdemaeker

Josse De Baerdemaeker, Emeritus Professor, KU Leuven, Division of Mechatronics, Biostatistics and Sensors (MeBioS)

Joel Hamrén

Joel Hamrén, Product Owner Agronod platform

Guillermo Marcillo

Guillermo Marcillo, Assistant Professor, West Texas A&M University

Matthew Harrison

Matthew Harrison, Associate Professor, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture in Launceston, Australia

Angelika Hilbeck

Angelika Hilbeck, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Institute for Integrative Biology

Daniel Jiménez R.

Daniel Jiménez R., Senior Scientist, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

Tetyana Zelenska

Tetyana Zelenska, Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Digital Green

Panos Pardalos

Panos Pardalos, Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota

Josh Woodard

Josh Woodard, Senior Digital Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security



Angelika Hilbeck, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Antoine Harfouche, University of Tuscia, Italy
António Ferreira, Politechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
Coen Ritsema, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Cristiano Premebida, Coimbra University, Portugal
Giuliano Vitali, University of Bologna, Italy
Guillermo Marcillo, West Texas A&M University, USA
Daniel Jimenez, Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), France
Dennis Collentine, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
Jennifer Gabrys, University of London, UK
Kalle Åström, Lund University, Sweden
Kevin Mallinger, SBA Research, Austria
Lúcia Barão, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Mardavij Roozbehani, Massachusetts Instituto of Technology (MIT), USA
Mattew Harrison, University of Tasmania, Australia
Martyn Futter, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
Mohammad Ehteram, Semnan University, Iran
Naira Hovakimyan, University of Illinois, USA
Pan Zhao, University of Alabama, USA
Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA
Per-Erik Jansson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Sevim Seda Yamaç, Konya Food and Agriculture University, Turkey
Spyros Fountas, University of Athens, Greece
Thomas Kätterer, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
Thomas Neubauer, SBA Research, Austria


Questions? Please get in touch with Carla Ferreira by mailing to

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Carla Ferreira – Researcher, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal

Picture of Zahra Kalantari

Zahra Kalantari – Associate Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and Director WaterCentre@KTH

Victor Galaz – Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden

Stefan Daume – Researcher, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden