ICT's for future Economic and Sustainable Agricultural Systems

29 Sep - 2 Oct 2014


Announcement (17th September) 

1) A draft of the conference program has been uploaded for you information. 

2) Authors need to submit the camera ready versions of their papers to AFITA 2014 easychair site by Friday 19th September in order to assure that it will be included in the Conference Proceedings.  

3) Please ensure you have registered for the conference.   

4) If you are wishing to attend any of the events such as Networking Breakfast, Conference Dinner or Field Excursions you will need to make payment asap as we need to finalize number. 

5) Feel free to contact the conference convenors if you have any queries concerning your registration, paper submissions, accommodation etc. 





Important Announcements  (15th  August 2014)

1.     Those authors who have requested extensions for submission of papers, need to submit the papers asap so that they can be sent for peer review 

2.   Those authors who submitted after 15th July, paper reviews are still going on. We will inform you asap of your acceptance.  

3.   Deadline for submission of camera ready papers has been extended until 22nd August (check out Important Dates page). 

2.   Reminder to all authors who have had papers and poster presentations accepted you must have at least one author registered for the conference. Have you got your registration forms in and sent your registration fee. Please send asap.  

3.  International participants will require a letter of invitation to the conference to get a visa to enter Australia. Please contact conference conveners to arrange this letter. Please arrange your visa asap, as it may take some time to get the visa. 

4. There is some low cost accommodation available at the Student Village accommodation on campus. Please contact Dr Armstrong to arrange a reservation for this accommodation. 

5.  Global Forum on Agricultural Research and UN Food and Agriculture Organization will run a one day forum at AFITA 2014 conference.Please participate in the pre conference eDiscussion “Forward Thinking for ICT use in Asian Agri-food Chains”   To participate please register at: http://www.ciard.netand subscribe tohttp://www.ciard.net/community/working-groups/e-discussion-asian-agri-food-chains

6.  There will be some small bursaries for international students and other participants at the discretion of the AFITA 2014 conference conveners.  Please contact Dr Leisa Armstrong for more information on these matters.



The Australian Society of ICT in Agriculture cordially invites you to participate in the 9th AFITA conference. The conference is organized by ASICTA, ECU and CSBP and will be held at Edith Cowan University, Perth.The conference is supported by Food and Agriculture Organization, Edith Cowan University and CSBP.

Over the last few decades, several research and development efforts have been made to exploit the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to improve the efficiency of production in agriculture and to achieve sustainable development. Precision Agriculture involves identification, analyses and management of spatial and temporal variability in soils and crops for profitability, sustainability and protection of the environment. Precision Agriculture employs emerging technologies such as ICT; geospatial technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Remote Sensing (RS); Sensor Technologies and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN).

This conference will examine the role that ICT can play in agricultural economic and environmental sustainability. The aim of the conference is to show case how advances in ICT is leading to exciting developments in the delivery of knowledge to growers, researchers and agriculture industry in general. The agricultural sector is an important sector in the world economy and its sustainability is vital with increasing population growth and global environmental change. ICT has played a vital role in the push to deliver services to this industry and rural entrepreneurs. All participants (academicians, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and observers) will be challenged and invited to contribute, share, and disseminate their ideas, products, solutions, good practices or policies relevant to the topic and critical issues addressed in this international conference.

The conference deliberately includes practical aspects and hands-on experiences by incorporating demonstrations of ICT applications in the field. Practical outcomes of ICT applications and its benefits to the agricultural sector are an important part of this conference.