Workshop on Smart & Precise Agriculture

Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
PAKDD 2021

Home Call for Papers PAKDD2021 CREDS

Objective of the workshop is to inform, encourage, and showcase the important and emerging area of smart agriculture which can have a significant impact in the economy and life of a huge population. More importantly, the workshop aims to draw the attention of researchers in the area where there are novel and hard problems in the intersection of machine learning, edge devices, sensor devices, internet technologies and agriculture.


11 May 2021

Keynote Speech

Technology interventions in agriculture to manage biotic and abiotic stresses

Dr. K Srinivas
Principal Scientist at ICAR-NAARM and CEO of NAARM TBI

Dr K Srinivas is Principal Scientist at ICAR-NAARM and CEO of NAARM TBI a-IDEA funded by ICAR-ABI, DST-TBI and BIRAC‘s Bionest. a-IDEA under his leadership supported more than 72 Startup in incubation and accelerator (AGRI-UDAAN®) programmes. He steered ICAR-NAARM’s Incubator a-IDEA to achieve best emerging incubator award from Government of India in 2018. Besides incubation support he runs DSTs Accelerator programme and BIRACs BIG programme. He has more than 25 years of experience in research, development and extension project. He had diverse work experience in terms of geography and research. His basic instinct lead to apply global-thinking for achieving transformational local outcomes in local issues. He has many papers in International and national Journals of repute. Besides he was involved in writing 10 books and bulletins. He represented ICAR and his incubation center in many international and national flora. He was involved in preparation of PME manual for ICAR and SAUs, ABI policy for ICAR. He teaches two important courses namely Agri and Food Systems and Policies; and Risk Management in Agribusiness. He completed his graduation and post graduation from JNKVV, Jabalpur and Ph.D from Ludhiana.

Plenary Talks

Process-based crop modeling using BioCro with focus on climate change

Dr. Deepak Jaiswal
IIT Palakkad

Joint work with Justin McGrath, Megan L. Matthews, Edward Lochocki, Scott Rohde, Stephen Long

Deepak Jaiswal did his BTech from IIT Kharagpur, DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) from URV Spain, and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University USA. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UNICAMP Brazil and UIUC USA. Before moving to IIT Palakkad, He was working as a research scientist at UIUC. His broad research interests include Agriculture, Land Use Change, Global Climate Change, and Waste Recycling. He models plant growth using the first principles approach. He applies the computational model from local-to-regional-to-global scales to address various sustainability-related topics such as expanding bioenergy, food security, climate change adaptation, and climate change mitigation. He uses ecophysiological and other plants' growth characteristics measured under laboratory/greenhouse and field settings to improve the computational tools and vice versa. He is also interested in interdisciplinary research by engaging in mathematical models' coupling from various domains (such as soil biogeochemistry, weather prediction, etc.). His work has been published in numerous journals, including Nature Climate Change, Global Change Biology, Global Change Biology-Bioenergy, Environmental Sciences & Technology, Journal of Environmental Quality, and Plant, Cell & Environment.

Genesis of iHub - AWaDH and some outstanding issues in the domain of Agriculture & Water

Dr. Pushpendra P. Singh
Department of Physics, IIT Ropar
Project Director, iHub-AWaDH (Agriculture & Water Technology Development Hub)

Pushpendra P. Singh is an experimental physicist with a passion for instrumentation and technological devices. His research focuses on nuclear reactions and instrumentation for rare-decay studies and the deployment of cyber-physical systems in agriculture and water. He is the principal investigator and project director of the iHub-AWaDH (Agriculture & Water Technology Development Hub), a Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) established by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, at IIT Ropar in the framework of National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS). In the profession of scientific research, he received Prof. C. V. K. Baba Award for his outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the year 2008 from the Indian Physics Association (IPA). He has been awarded INFN international fellowship at the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Italy, in 2009. After a term at Legnaro in 2011, he has joined the GSI - Helmholtz Centre for Heavy-Ion Research GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany, as visiting scientist where he has been associated with the Lund-York-Cologne-Calorimeter (LYCCA) and the Advanced GAmma Tracking Array (AGATA) as a technical coordinator for multi-branch signal processing through digital electronics. He joined the Department of Physics at IIT Ropar in 2013. Presently, he is a member of NuStAR collaboration for the Facility for Anti-proton and Ion Research (FAIR) at Darmstadt in Germany and collaborates with the scientists from JINR Dubna (Russia), TU Darmstadt (Germany), ANL (USA), LASTI (University of Hyogo, Japan), and Aksaray University (Turkey).

Accepted Papers

Plant Leaf Disease Segmentation using Compressed UNet Architecture.
Mohit Agarwal, Suneet Kr. Gupta and K.K. Biswas.

Identification of harvesting year of barley seeds using near-infrared hyperspectral imaging combined with convolutional neural network.
Tarandeep Singh, Neerja Mittal Garg and S.R.S. Iyengar.

Corn Yield Prediction in US Midwest Using Artificial Neural Networks.
Somya Sharma and Snigdhansu Chatterjee.

HARMONY: A Smart Aquaponics Systemintegrated with Conversational Interface andInternet of Things.
Bibek Behera, Abinash Sahu, Subhash Kunnath and Pallavi Khatri.

Study on Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Leaf Counting.
Bharathi Chaudhury, Vasudha Joshi, S. S. Anand, and Pabitra Mitra.

Organizing committee

Dr. Sahely Bhadra, IIT Palakkad
Dr. Satyajit Das, IIT Palakkad
Dr. Mrinal Das, IIT Palakkad
Dr. Deepak Jaiswal, IIT Palakkad