The AIA'2004 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture is intended to attract individuals from academia and industry who are actively engaged in the presentation of new research results and applications of Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture and in related domains (in particular, environmental sciences). As an important part of the workshop, the program will focus on new research challenges and ideas in the following areas:

1. Fundamental representation issues
  Management of spatio/temporal knowledge (spatio/temporal reasoning, extension of GIS capabilities, reasoning across several levels of temporal or spatial granularity).
  Management of uncertainty and imprecision (fuzzy logic, belief functions, Bayesian networks, qualitative reasoning).
  Modeling of Multi-agent systems (population modeling, distributed problem solving).
2. Tools, techniques, algorithms
  Use of emerging technologies (neural network, genetic algorithms, fuzzy control, constraint satisfaction, case-based reasoning).
  Fusion of multiple sources of information (in particular for interpretation systems).
  Rise of AI in simulation tools (discrete event systems, use of advanced representation capabilities, qualitative/quantitative simulation).
  Integration/combination of AI approaches with other approaches.
3. Applications and practical issues
  Successful or novel AI decision support approaches for planning, scheduling, control, monitoring, prediction or diagnosis problems in agriculture and related domains.
  Commercialized and routinely used AI-based systems, in particular expert and knowledge-based systems (in laboratories, extension services, farms).
  Critical analysis of project failures.
  Validation issues for AI-based decision support systems.
  Intelligent information systems, and web intelligence.

Important Dates

October 17, 2003 Deadline Extension for submissions
September 30, 2003 Deadline for submission of draft papers.
December 31, 2003 Paper acceptance notices.
January 31, 2004 Final camera-readies.
March 8-10, 2004 Workshop

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