Abstract submission opens
1 June
 Final submission deadline 7 Oct
 Manuscripts due for FastTrack
23 Nov
 Early Bird registration ends 18 Dec
 Early registration ends 31 Dec

 Short Courses begin
11 Jan
 Symposium begins
18 Jan
 All manuscripts due
8 Feb
 Conference Portal Closes
30 April

Food and Agricultural Imaging Systems 2021

Conference keywords: image processing, computer vision, and remote sensing in food and agriculture systems: farm, livestock, production, restaurant; addressing climate change, environment, quality monitoring, surveillance.

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ATTENTION: We're pleased to announce that EI 2021 will be fully online! We recognize that one of the most important features of attending EI is interacting with colleagues from Industry and Academia. We are committed to making community connection a priority and to providing ample opportunities to meet and discuss personally with others. We see the move to an online platform as an opportunity for greater numbers of people to join from around the world. Join us on this exciting adventure . . . submit your work today!

Conference Overview

Guaranteeing food security, understanding the impact of climate change in agriculture, quantifying the impact of extreme weather events on food production, and automating the process of food quality control are a few topics where modern imaging technologies can provide much needed solutions. This conference welcomes contributions on innovative imaging systems, computer vision, machine/deep learning research and augmented reality focusing on applications in food and agriculture. Conference topics consider how novel imaging technologies can address issues related to the impact of climate change, handling and fusion of remote sensing and in-situ data, crop yield prediction, intelligent farming, and livestock management among others. Topics related to food and beverage industry that include food recognition, calorie estimation, food waste management (among others) are included.

2021 Conference Topics

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, image processing, computer vision, and remote sensing in food and agriculture with focus on:

Environmental Applications

  • Climate change
  • Water stress
  • Smart farming
  • Precision agriculture
  • Environmental degradation assessment and rehabilitation
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Ecological disaster management
  • Soil management
  • Water management for farming

Applications in Agriculture

  • Yield prediction
  • Crop quality inspection
  • Crop quality assurance
  • Crop diagnostics
  • Early disease detection
  • Pest detection
  • Weed detection
  • Plant stress detection

Applications in Farming

  • Greenhouse monitoring
  • Plant growth and growing conditions
  • Flower detection, counting, density estimation
  • Plant segmentation and classification
  • Species breeding
  • Farm surveillance
  • Animal detection and counting
  • Livestock management
  • Animal welfare
  • Aquaculture monitoring

Applications in Food Systems

  • Food recognition
  • Food categorization
  • Food freshness estimation
  • Calorie estimation
  • Nutritional value of food
  • Dietary assessment
  • Food quality estimation
  • Food recommendation system, cuisines, recipes, and cooking
  • Augmented and virtual reality in food and beverage industry
  • Smart menu
  • Food waste management

Cameras, computing units, and sensors

  • Multi-sensor and data fusion
  • Greenhouse sensors
  • Machine vision cameras
  • Automation and robots
  • Drones
  • Datasets
  • Mobile apps
  • Cloud computing
  • Deep learning

2021 Special Sessions

For Food and Agricultural Imaging Systems 2021, submissions are particularly encouraged for the planned vision systems and color science sessions.

Vision Systems for Food and Agriculture Capture

Session Organizing Chair:
Hari Tagat, Edmund Optics (United States)

Color Science in Food and Agriculture

Session Organizing Chair:
Susan Farnand, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)

2021 Committee

Conference Chairs

Mustafa Jaber, NantOmics, LLC (United States)
Grigorios Tsagkatakis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH (Greece)
Mohammed Yousefhussien, General Electric Global Research (United States)

Program Committee

Jan van Aardt, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Susan Farnand, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Andreas Savakis, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Hari Tagat, Edmund Optics (United States)

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