Special Session on Ammonia and GHG Emission from Livestock Housing
by COST Action CA16106, LivAGE
The global livestock sector, particularly ruminants, contributes approximately 18% of total anthropogenic GHG emissions. In the EU, the livestock sector accounts for about 13% of total GHG emissions. Environmental impacts of ammonia (NH3) and greenhouse gases (GHG) as well as odour emissions from livestock buildings have been identified as important issues in recent decades and an increasing number of countries have now introduced legislation that aims to reduce the emission of pollutants like ammonia.
LivAGE (Ammonia and Greenhouse Gases Emissions from Animal Production Buildings) is a COST action (www.cost-livage.eu) aimed to is to enhance international discipline cooperation for exchanging ideas and knowledge, sharing good practices, assess technologies that could result in reducing the emissions of GHGs and ammonia from livestock buildings and thus to lead to a more environmental friendly and sustainable livestock production. LivAGE has three main pillars:
• Monitoring indoor climate and gaseous emissions from animal production buildings
• Modelling ammonia and GHG emissions from animal production buildings
• Environmental assessment of housing systems (dairy, swine and poultry) and emission reduction technologies
This special session will provide a forum for discussing the state-of-the-art and on-going research projects of ammonia and GHG emission measurements as well as measuring methods, modelling and reduction techniques. The session will also provide an opportunity to share research experiences and to promote networking among those attendees.
Abstracts can be submitted through the abstract submission system of the AgEng2020 conference. Please add the word ‘LivAGE’ in the list of key words.
Chair: Sabine Schrade
Co-Chair: Thomas Bartzanas
Scientific committee: Guoqiang Zhang, Andre Aarnink, Melynda Hassouna, Koci Kamila, Salvador Calvet, Peter Demeyer
The 8th International Workshop on Applications of Computer Image Analysis and Spectroscopy in Agriculture (ACIASA)
The CIGR Working Group on Image Analysis for Agricultural Products and Processes is organizing the workshop to increase the collaboration between institutions, academia, government, industry and individuals in the field of computer vision and image analysis for food and agriculture.
The VIII International Workshop on Computer Image Analysis in Agriculture is a forum for scientists, engineers and managers involved in the development of new techniques of computer vision and spectroscopy for agricultural applications in order to share knowledge in this field and achieve an improvement in productivity. The main topics are:
• Remote sensing
• Terrestrial and aerial mapping of natural resources
• Non-destructive, on-site inspection of product properties and quality control
• Crop monitoring, precision agriculture and automatic guidance • Robotics or any other process automation
• Changes of recognized parameters in on-site monitoring as a function of time
• Livestock farming (both on and off farm applications)
• Quality / composition inspection
• Classification in processing lines based on external and internal quality
• Real-time automatic inspection of fresh and processed agricultural products
• Image processing with respect to geometric and structure analyses
• Development of phantoms (gold standards)
• Technologies: Fluorescence, near infrared, colour, real-time, multispectral, hyperspectral and thermal imaging, satellite imaging X-Rays, magnetic resonance imaging, microscopic imaging, spectroscopy.
Abstracts can be submitted through the abstract submission system of the AgEng2020 conference. Please add the word ‘ACIASA’ in the list of key words.
Selected papers will be invited for submission to the Special Issue "Application of Computer Vision on Quality Monitoring of Agricultural Products" of Agronomy (impact factor 2.259).
Jose Blasco (Chair), Bosoon Park (Co-Chair), Victor Alchanatis (Israel), Thomas Banhazi (Australia), Laszlo Baranyai (Hungary), Naoshi Kondo, (Japan), Gerrit Polder (The Nehterlands)