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Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi and other life forms for food, fiber, and other products used to sustain life. Agriculture was the key implement in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization. (Wikipedia.org)






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IGARSS 2015 - 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium

The Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) seeks to advance science and technology in geoscience, remote sensing and related fields using conferences, education and other resources. Its fields of interest are the theory, concepts and techniques of science and engineering as they apply to the remote sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space, as well as the processing, interpretation and dissemination of this information.


2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Robotics and Automation


2013 International Conference on Management Science and Engineering (ICMSE)

Management science and engineering, including operations research, organizational systems and behavior, economics and finance, and public administration.


2012 10th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA 2012)

A. Intelligent Control B. Control Theory and Control Engineering C. Complex Systems and Intelligent Robots D. Others


2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Bioinformatics & Bioengineering (BIBE)

The annual IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering covers complementary disciplines that hold great promise for the advancement of research and development in complex medical and biological systems, agriculture, environment, public health, drug design, and so on.

  • 2011 IEEE 11th International Conference on Bioinformatics & Bioengineering (BIBE)

    The annual IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering aims at building synergy between Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, two complementary disciplines that hold great promise for the advancement of research and development in complex medical and biological systems, agriculture, environment, public health, drug design.

  • 2010 International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering (BIBE)

  • 2009 9th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering - BIBE

    The annual IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering aims at building synergy between Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, two complementary disciplines that hold great promise for the advancement of research and development in complex medical and biological systems, agriculture, environment, public health, drug design. Research and development in these two areas are impacting the science and technology in fields such as medicine, food production, forensics, etc.


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Latin America Transactions, IEEE (Revista IEEE America Latina)

The IEEE Region 9 is releasing the IEEE Latin America Transactions to enable the publication of non-published and technically excellent papers from Latin American engineers, in Spanish or Portuguese languages. Engineers and researchers from Portugal and Spain (and others countries with the same language) are also very welcome to submit their proposals.


Pervasive Computing, IEEE

The popularity of mobile Internet access, third- and fourth-generation wireless communication, handheld devices, and Bluetooth have made pervasive computing a reality. To help you keep pace, IEEE Pervasive Computing covers mobile computing, wireless networks, security, scalability, intelligent vehicles and environments, and pervasive computing applications.




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Exploiting multisensor spectral data to improve crop residue cover estimates for management of agricultural water quality

M. S. Galloza; M. Crawford 2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2011

Crop residue is an important factor in determining soil structure relative to soil organic matter content, water infiltration, evaporation, and soil temperature [1]. There is also a direct impact related to production of biofuels. The use of the NDTI (Normalized Difference Tillage Index [2]) from multispectral data and the CAI (Cellulose Absorption Index [3]) from hyperspectral data are investigated as ...


Generating assessment tests with restrictions using genetic algorithms

Doru Anastasiu Popescu; Nicolae Bold; Ovidiu Domşa 2016 12th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA), 2016

Tests are useful in the process of learning. These consist in an efficient way of verifying the knowledge gained during a period of time. Either they are multiple choice tests or exercise tests, they are a control check which show whether the notions were understood. This paper presents a modality of generating optimized sequences of tests described by certain keywords ...


The Relationship of the Academic Field to the Engineer in Industry

William G. Shepherd IEEE Transactions on Industry and General Applications, 1966

First Page of the Article ![](/xploreAssets/images/absImages/04180608.png)


Error in propagation velocity due to staircase approximation of an inclined thin wire in FDTD surge simulation

T. Noda; R. Yonezawa; S. Yokoyama; Y. Takahashi IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2004., 2004

Summary form only given. This paper presents the result of a study on the error in propagation velocity introduced by the staircase approximation of a thin wire in the FDTD surge simulation. The FDTD method directly solves Maxwell's equations by discretizing the space of interest into cubic cells. Thus, it is suitable for solving very-fast surge phenomena, which cannot be ...


Design and experiment on corn stubble screening conveyor device

Quan Longzhe; Tong Jin 2011 International Conference on New Technology of Agricultural, 2011

One kinds of agriculture machine is researched, it can be used to harvest corn stubble. The `Three-factor quadratic regression orthogonal rotary method' was adopted to improve working performance of screening conveyor device in this machine, The influences of rotational speed, conveying angle and position of shaking wheel on the rate of removing soil and efficiency of removing soil were investigated. ...


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Exploiting multisensor spectral data to improve crop residue cover estimates for management of agricultural water quality

M. S. Galloza; M. Crawford 2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2011

Crop residue is an important factor in determining soil structure relative to soil organic matter content, water infiltration, evaporation, and soil temperature [1]. There is also a direct impact related to production of biofuels. The use of the NDTI (Normalized Difference Tillage Index [2]) from multispectral data and the CAI (Cellulose Absorption Index [3]) from hyperspectral data are investigated as ...


Generating assessment tests with restrictions using genetic algorithms

Doru Anastasiu Popescu; Nicolae Bold; Ovidiu Domşa 2016 12th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA), 2016

Tests are useful in the process of learning. These consist in an efficient way of verifying the knowledge gained during a period of time. Either they are multiple choice tests or exercise tests, they are a control check which show whether the notions were understood. This paper presents a modality of generating optimized sequences of tests described by certain keywords ...


The Relationship of the Academic Field to the Engineer in Industry

William G. Shepherd IEEE Transactions on Industry and General Applications, 1966

First Page of the Article ![](/xploreAssets/images/absImages/04180608.png)


Error in propagation velocity due to staircase approximation of an inclined thin wire in FDTD surge simulation

T. Noda; R. Yonezawa; S. Yokoyama; Y. Takahashi IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, 2004., 2004

Summary form only given. This paper presents the result of a study on the error in propagation velocity introduced by the staircase approximation of a thin wire in the FDTD surge simulation. The FDTD method directly solves Maxwell's equations by discretizing the space of interest into cubic cells. Thus, it is suitable for solving very-fast surge phenomena, which cannot be ...


Design and experiment on corn stubble screening conveyor device

Quan Longzhe; Tong Jin 2011 International Conference on New Technology of Agricultural, 2011

One kinds of agriculture machine is researched, it can be used to harvest corn stubble. The `Three-factor quadratic regression orthogonal rotary method' was adopted to improve working performance of screening conveyor device in this machine, The influences of rotational speed, conveying angle and position of shaking wheel on the rate of removing soil and efficiency of removing soil were investigated. ...


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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Creative Dissent: Linking Vulnerability and Knowledge in India

    This chapter contains sections titled: The Gandhian Tradition of Creative Dissent, Experiments in Creative Dissent: Gandhi and Beyond, Vulnerability of Indian Agriculture and Creative Dissent, SRI and Creative Dissent, Conclusion: Vulnerability and Creative Dissent, Notes

  • Conclusions and Implications

    In this book Peter Lindert evaluates environmental concerns about soil degradation in two very large countries--China and Indonesia--where anecdotal evidence has suggested serious problems. Lindert does what no scholar before him has done: using new archival data sets, he measures changes in soil productivity over long enough periods of time to reveal the influence of human activity.China and Indonesia are good test cases because of their geography and history. China has been at the center of global concerns about desertification and water erosion, which it may have accelerated with intense agriculture. Most of Indonesia¹s lands were created by volcanoes and erosion, and its rapid deforestation and shifting slash-burn agriculture have been singled out for international censure.Lindert's investigation suggests that human mismanagement is not on average worsening the soil quality in China and Indonesia. Human cultivation lowers soil nitrogen and organic matter, but has offsetting positive effects. Economic development and rising incomes may even lead to better soil. Beyond the importance of Lindert's immediate findings, this book opens a new area of study--quantitative soil history--and raises the standard for debating soil trends.

  • Renewable Materials

    This chapter contains sections titled: 11.1 Promoting Renewable Materials, 11.2 Agriculture-Based Industrial Materials, 11.3 New Agriculturally Based Industrial Materials, 11.4 The Benefits and Limits of Agriculturally Based Materials, 11.6 Renewable Resources for Industrial Materials

  • Appendix

    Energy in Nature and Society is a systematic and exhaustive analysis of all the major energy sources, storages, flows, and conversions that have shaped the evolution of the biosphere and civilization. Vaclav Smil uses fundamental unifying metrics (most notably for power density and energy intensity) to provide an integrated framework for analyzing all segments of energetics (the study of energy flows and their transformations). The book explores not only planetary energetics (such as solar radiation and geomorphic processes) and bioenergetics (photosynthesis, for example) but also human energetics (such as metabolism and thermoregulation), tracing them from hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies through modern-day industrial civilization. Included are chapters on heterotrophic conversions, traditional agriculture, preindustrial complexification, fossil fuels, fossil-fueled civilization, the energetics of food, and the implications of energetics for the environment. The book concludes with an examination of general patterns, trends, and socioeconomic considerations of energy use today, looking at correlations between energy and value, energy and the economy, energy and quality of life, and energy futures. Throughout the book, Smil chooses to emphasize the complexities and peculiarities of the real world, and the counterintuitive outcomes of many of its processes, over abstract models. Energy in Nature and Society provides a unique, comprehensive, single-volume analysis and reference source on all important energy matters, from natural to industrial energy flows, from fuels to food, from the Earth's formation to possible energy futures, and can serve as a text for courses in energy studies, global ecology, earth systems science, biology, and chemistry. Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba and the author of many books, including Energy at the Crossroads (2003), The Earth's Biosphere: Evolution, Dynamics, and Change (2002), and Energies: An Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization (1998), all of which are published by The MIT Press.

  • List of Recipes

    Our contemporary concerns about food range from food security to agricultural sustainability to getting dinner on the table for family and friends. This book investigates food issues as they intersect with participatory Internet culture -- blogs, wikis, online photo- and video-sharing platforms, and social networks -- in efforts to bring about a healthy, socially inclusive, and sustainable food future. Focusing on our urban environments provisioned with digital and network capacities, and drawing on such "bottom-up" sociotechnical trends as DIY and open source, the chapters describe engagements with food and technology that engender (re-)creative interactions. In the first section, "Eat," contributors discuss technology-aided approaches to sustainable dining, including digital communication between farmers and urban consumers and a "telematic" dinner party at which guests are present electronically. The chapters in "Cook" describe, among other things, "smart" chopping boards that encourage mindful eating and a website that supports urban wild fruit foraging. Finally, "Grow" connects human-computer interaction with achieving a secure, safe, and ethical food supply, offering chapters on the use of interactive technologies in urban agriculture, efforts to trace the provenance of food with a "Fair Tracing" tool, and other projects. ContributorsJoon Sang Baek, Pollie Barden, Eric P. S. Baumer, Eli Blevis, Nick Bryan-Kinns, Robert Comber, Jean Duruz, Katharina Frosch, Anne Galloway, Geri Gay, Jordan Geiger, Gijs Geleijnse, Nina Gros, Penny Hagen, Megan Halpern, Greg Hearn, Tad Hirsch, Jettie Hoonhout, Denise Kera, Vera Khovanskaya, Ann Light, Bernt Meerbeek, William Odom, Kenton O'Hara, Charles Spence, Mirjam Struppek, Esther Toet, Marc Tuters, Katharine S. Willis, David L. Wright, Grant Young

  • Why Are Low???Voltage and Low???Energy Devices Desired?

    In the twentieth century, central processing unit (CPU) revealed dramatic advances in device performance and the guideline seemed to be ignored. However, in the 1990s, CPU designers noticed the limitations of CPU cooling efficiency, which triggered an urgent and ongoing discussion of low???power device technology. Business opportunities based on information technology have increased in the real world without taking account of the issues raised by technologies such as cloud computing and datacenter construction, which have rapidly increased global energy consumption. This chapter talks about viable and innovative ideas on semiconductor device technologies to suppress such global???warming factors. Information technology has widened perspectives on improving the quality of our future social life. Many companies are creating highly desirable products in the field of sensing technology, such as house monitoring, office monitoring, traffic monitoring, agriculture monitoring, space monitoring, defense monitoring, and so on.

  • China

    In this book Peter Lindert evaluates environmental concerns about soil degradation in two very large countries--China and Indonesia--where anecdotal evidence has suggested serious problems. Lindert does what no scholar before him has done: using new archival data sets, he measures changes in soil productivity over long enough periods of time to reveal the influence of human activity.China and Indonesia are good test cases because of their geography and history. China has been at the center of global concerns about desertification and water erosion, which it may have accelerated with intense agriculture. Most of Indonesia¹s lands were created by volcanoes and erosion, and its rapid deforestation and shifting slash-burn agriculture have been singled out for international censure.Lindert's investigation suggests that human mismanagement is not on average worsening the soil quality in China and Indonesia. Human cultivation lowers soil nitrogen and organic matter, but has offsetting positive effects. Economic development and rising incomes may even lead to better soil. Beyond the importance of Lindert's immediate findings, this book opens a new area of study--quantitative soil history--and raises the standard for debating soil trends.

  • Name Index

    Energy in Nature and Society is a systematic and exhaustive analysis of all the major energy sources, storages, flows, and conversions that have shaped the evolution of the biosphere and civilization. Vaclav Smil uses fundamental unifying metrics (most notably for power density and energy intensity) to provide an integrated framework for analyzing all segments of energetics (the study of energy flows and their transformations). The book explores not only planetary energetics (such as solar radiation and geomorphic processes) and bioenergetics (photosynthesis, for example) but also human energetics (such as metabolism and thermoregulation), tracing them from hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies through modern-day industrial civilization. Included are chapters on heterotrophic conversions, traditional agriculture, preindustrial complexification, fossil fuels, fossil-fueled civilization, the energetics of food, and the implications of energetics for the environment. The book concludes with an examination of general patterns, trends, and socioeconomic considerations of energy use today, looking at correlations between energy and value, energy and the economy, energy and quality of life, and energy futures. Throughout the book, Smil chooses to emphasize the complexities and peculiarities of the real world, and the counterintuitive outcomes of many of its processes, over abstract models. Energy in Nature and Society provides a unique, comprehensive, single-volume analysis and reference source on all important energy matters, from natural to industrial energy flows, from fuels to food, from the Earth's formation to possible energy futures, and can serve as a text for courses in energy studies, global ecology, earth systems science, biology, and chemistry. Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba and the author of many books, including Energy at the Crossroads (2003), The Earth's Biosphere: Evolution, Dynamics, and Change (2002), and Energies: An Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization (1998), all of which are published by The MIT Press.

  • Selected Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols

    Energy in Nature and Society is a systematic and exhaustive analysis of all the major energy sources, storages, flows, and conversions that have shaped the evolution of the biosphere and civilization. Vaclav Smil uses fundamental unifying metrics (most notably for power density and energy intensity) to provide an integrated framework for analyzing all segments of energetics (the study of energy flows and their transformations). The book explores not only planetary energetics (such as solar radiation and geomorphic processes) and bioenergetics (photosynthesis, for example) but also human energetics (such as metabolism and thermoregulation), tracing them from hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies through modern-day industrial civilization. Included are chapters on heterotrophic conversions, traditional agriculture, preindustrial complexification, fossil fuels, fossil-fueled civilization, the energetics of food, and the implications of energetics for the environment. The book concludes with an examination of general patterns, trends, and socioeconomic considerations of energy use today, looking at correlations between energy and value, energy and the economy, energy and quality of life, and energy futures. Throughout the book, Smil chooses to emphasize the complexities and peculiarities of the real world, and the counterintuitive outcomes of many of its processes, over abstract models. Energy in Nature and Society provides a unique, comprehensive, single-volume analysis and reference source on all important energy matters, from natural to industrial energy flows, from fuels to food, from the Earth's formation to possible energy futures, and can serve as a text for courses in energy studies, global ecology, earth systems science, biology, and chemistry. Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba and the author of many books, including Energy at the Crossroads (2003), The Earth's Biosphere: Evolution, Dynamics, and Change (2002), and Energies: An Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization (1998), all of which are published by The MIT Press.

  • Index

    Our contemporary concerns about food range from food security to agricultural sustainability to getting dinner on the table for family and friends. This book investigates food issues as they intersect with participatory Internet culture -- blogs, wikis, online photo- and video-sharing platforms, and social networks -- in efforts to bring about a healthy, socially inclusive, and sustainable food future. Focusing on our urban environments provisioned with digital and network capacities, and drawing on such "bottom-up" sociotechnical trends as DIY and open source, the chapters describe engagements with food and technology that engender (re-)creative interactions. In the first section, "Eat," contributors discuss technology-aided approaches to sustainable dining, including digital communication between farmers and urban consumers and a "telematic" dinner party at which guests are present electronically. The chapters in "Cook" describe, among other things, "smart" chopping boards that encourage mindful eating and a website that supports urban wild fruit foraging. Finally, "Grow" connects human-computer interaction with achieving a secure, safe, and ethical food supply, offering chapters on the use of interactive technologies in urban agriculture, efforts to trace the provenance of food with a "Fair Tracing" tool, and other projects. ContributorsJoon Sang Baek, Pollie Barden, Eric P. S. Baumer, Eli Blevis, Nick Bryan-Kinns, Robert Comber, Jean Duruz, Katharina Frosch, Anne Galloway, Geri Gay, Jordan Geiger, Gijs Geleijnse, Nina Gros, Penny Hagen, Megan Halpern, Greg Hearn, Tad Hirsch, Jettie Hoonhout, Denise Kera, Vera Khovanskaya, Ann Light, Bernt Meerbeek, William Odom, Kenton O'Hara, Charles Spence, Mirjam Struppek, Esther Toet, Marc Tuters, Katharine S. Willis, David L. Wright, Grant Young



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