Technologies and innovation for sustainable management of Agriculture, Environment and Biodiversity (Ti4AAB)
Calci Charterhouse (Pisa) - Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa
7-8 July 2016


Information technologies have recently accelerated a process of convergence among different disciplines that use computer science and engineering as a common denominator for the acquisition and analysis of data relating to natural resource management and optimization, as well as territorial and economic factors. The recent developments of the Internet of Things (IoT) are used in support of a sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture, in the monitoring and control of agricultural production.
Robotics, sensor networks and geographical information systems support the change and the innovation in modern Agriculture.


Sustainable practices for agriculture and bioremediation techniques can be applied more effectively through the widespread use of information technologies, as data on the environment from interconnected systems, allow targeted application for the treatment of soil and remediation of contaminated sites. Studies about air pollution and other natural resources make possible to assess the quality of the environment for human health.
Re-use of resources is the core principle for bio-sustainability so that we do not create undue pressure on ecosystems, on land, on forest resources and water, air and soil quality.


Information technology is changing biodiversity management too. The growing availability of spatial information, deriving from Internet of things sensing technology, now allows explorative data analysis and modeling of habitats and species dynamics, as well as their distribution on a land. Interesting applications and research about environmental parameters and analysis of climate change, even on a large scale, are feasible.

The conference aims to present the latest advances and developments of computer applications applied to the Environment, Agriculture and biodiversity. The goal is an event specifically targeted for the integration of sustainability aspects in a multidisciplinary approach.
Examples of successful applications, projects and real implementations will be accepted in order to contribute to the communication and knowledge transfer involving techniques and approaches to sustainability for companies and organizations, whose mission is to promote healthier environment.
Free entry.


Topics include, but are not limited, to the following areas of research and experimentation:

  • Sensor networks, autonomous systems and Robotics for Environment and Agriculture
  • Cloud solutions and big data analysis for environmental applications
  • Precision Agriculture for agricultural production in open field and nurseries
  • Monitoring and management of alternative energy sources
  • Traceability systems, emissions control and reduction of CO2 in agricultural practices
  • Biodiversity management and monitoring in green areas, parks and natural forests
  • GIS and Remote Sensing for the Environment
  • Innovation for food traceability, food quality and food security
  • UAV for environmental and agricultural applications
  • Biologging in animal species
  • The fauna and beekeeping as bioindicators for environmental quality
  • Automation and Control in Food Production
  • Geostatistics for environmental analysis
  • Internet of Things for smart farming
  • Bioremediation techniques for environmental and technical monitoring of soils
  • Phytoremediation and sanitisation technologies by algae and medicinal mushrooms
  • Decision Support Information Systems for sustainable development
  • ICT for Design and management of green areas and parks
  • Recycle methodologies and reconditioning of resources for the circular economy in agriculture and Information technology
  • Innovative technologies for the detection of airborne pollen, for the assessment of air quality, water and soil for human health and agricultural production
  • Innovative methods for the acquisition and management of distribution data about animals and plants species
  • Distribution Modelling: evolutionary processes for species and habitat
  • Cryopreservation technologies, sampling and management methods for animal and plant species
Technical Program Chairs
  • Prof. Stefano Chessa, University of Pisa
  • Dr. Roberto Fresco Ph.D in Computer Engineering, Crea
Technical Program Committee
  • Prof. Giuseppe Anastasi, University of Pisa
  • Prof. Roberto Barbuti, University of Pisa
  • Dr. Gianni Bedini, University of Pisa
  • Dr. Angelino Carta, University of Pisa
  • Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma
  • Dr. Marco Fontanelli, University of Pisa
  • Prof. Stefano Giordano, University of Pisa
  • Prof. Paolo Luschi, University of Pisa
  • Prof. Alessio Micheli, University of Pisa
  • Prof. Paolo Milazzo, University of Pisa
  • Prof. Andrea Peruzzi, University of Pisa
  • Prof. Lorenzo Peruzzi, University of Pisa
  • Dr. Domenico Prisa, Ph.D in Crop Science production
  • Prof. Marco Vieri, University of Florence
Organizing Committee
  • Prof. Roberto Barbuti, University of Pisa
  • Dr. Gianluca Burchi, Crea
  • Prof. Stefano Chessa, University of Pisa
  • Dr. Roberto Fresco, Crea
  • Dr. Giancarlo Guerrieri, Freelance, Agricultural Specialist
  • Dr. Domenico Prisa, Ph.D in Crop Science production
  • Mr. Giuseppe Spampinato, Crea


Research and innovation for Agriculture, Environment and Biodiversity

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Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract that briefly describe the work. The abstract should highlight the relevance of the contribution within the theme of sustainability for the Environment and Agriculture. Contributions must have a length of one / maximum two pages and be in PDF format. Abstract submission must be made by EasyChair. Contributions will be subject to a review process to ensure its consistency with the objectives and themes of the conference. Acceptance of contributions is subject to the number of seats and spaces limit of the Natural History Museum.The submission of a contribution implies that each accepted conference contribution must have at least one author registered, if the abstract is designated as "accepted" in the final program.
The organizers are also exploring the possibility to organize a special issue for a selection of accepted papers.
Abstracts should be submitted electronically via EasyChair (online paper submission system)
Anyone who wishes to attend the conference must register via this website.
Download HERE the abstract template

Deadlines and important dates
  • Abstract submission: June 10th 2016
  • Notification: June 15th 2016
  • Authors registration: July 1st 2016
  • Conference: July 7th and 8th 2016


The event will take place in the beautiful area of the Certosa di Calci (PI), in particular on the site of the Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa.
Below National TV report on 17th May 2016 about Certosa acquarium.

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