This online conference may be of interest to the Waite community.

The International Conference on Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production will take place on November 1-10, 2020, organised by the German Cluster of Excellence “PhenoRob – Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production” at the University of Bonn.

DIGICROP 2020 is a scientific event addressing an international and interdisciplinary audience working at the intersection of engineering, robotics, computer science, crop sciences, agricultural sciences, phenotyping, and economics. It brings together researchers across disciplines that develop, propose, use, or evaluate new digital technologies with the goal of making central contributions to sustainability in the context of crop production, crop breeding, biodiversity, or our ecosystems.

DIGICROP will offer a mix of keynote presentations, invited video talks, and submitted video talks. The aim of the conference is to stimulate scientific discussions among the participants. The conference will take place online, consisting of pre-recorded video talks and live Q&A sessions. Talks will be available online from November 1 on. Live Q&A sessions for the talks will happen via an online conferencing tool on November 10 (in the daytime, CET). The whole event is free of charge for all participants and presenters.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Tom Duckett (University of Lincoln – Robotics & Autonomous Systems)
  • Frank Ewert (Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, ZALF – Plant Modeling)
  • Thomas Heckelei (University of Bonn – Economic and Agricultural Policy)
  • Salah Sukkarieh (University of Sydney – Field Robotics)
  • Achim Walter (ETH Zurich – Crop Science)
  • Michelle Watt (University of Melbourne – Botany)

Submissions are invited from qualified presenters that engage the scientific audience on the topic of “Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production”.

To apply as a presenter, you need to submit a 3 min video presentation about your contribution. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2020. DIGICROP aims at sharing ideas via quality video presentations and does not intend to publish papers. They are interested in  showcasing the most interesting work and engage participants in interactions – independently of whether a paper about the work has been published already or not.


For more information and full details on the Call for Presentations, visit:

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