REVOLUTIONIZING AGRICULTURE THROUGH SPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS
Food Security and Eradication of Extreme Hunger and Poverty is a key component of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Africa boasts more than one quarter of the world’s arable land but it only contributes a meagre 10% of global agricultural output. With persistent rise in population and economic growth, food demand is increasing at alarming rates at the expense of production. It is therefore imperative that Africa nations employ the most effective and economic agricultural practices, modern tools and innovative technologies in agriculture to ensure high yield, reduce hunger to its barest minimum, and develop smart strategies to realize the expected SDGs goals.
Space-based technologies is of value to farmers, agronomists, food manufacturers and agricultural policymakers who wish to simultaneously enhance production and profitability. It is thus a veritable tool to modernize and ensure precision Agriculture in revolutionizing our agro based economy. Space based Agriculture is therefore fundamental to economic growth, well-being, wealth creation and employment generation. To this end, this year’s conference will underscore the need to revolutionize agriculture via space science and technology applications. The conference provides a platform for consultants, companies, academia, researchers and professionals within and outside the industry to reason globally, act locally, interact and adapt space technology to our local conditions. It will also explore the feasibility of creating collaborations with other companies in the industry for the development of indigenous space assets to ensure maximum returns on investments. Exhibitions, technical & poster presentations are welcomed.
Keynote Address: Prof. Placid Njoku
Fmr. VC. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
Umudike. Abia State – Nigeria.
Guest Lecture: Dr Halilu Shaba
Director, Strategic Space Applications – NASRDA. Obasanjo Space Centre, Abuja FCT, Nigeria.
- Precision Agriculture via Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Application of Artificial Intelligence (A.I), Machine Learning Techniques & Computer Vision Programs for agricultural development.
- Information & Communication Technologies Intervention in Agriculture.
- Innovations in Agricultural Space Based Technologies e.g. Robotics, Drones, Mobile Apps.
- Climate Change Adaptation, Space Weather, Environmental Monitoring.
- Agricultural Insurance, Food security, Market development, E-commerce and Agro- Space based Economy.
CALL FOR PAPERS
This announcement serves as an invitation to all potential participants.
Authors’ are invited to submit their unpublished full papers original research work in English for presentation and onward publication at the 2018 – 8th CSTD Annual Space Conference. Papers must have relevance to one or more of the sub-themes listed above. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed and only papers received on schedule would be considered.
The paper should not exceed 10 pages, double spacing, Times New Roman in Microsoft Word font size 11.
This should include;
Abstract (Max. 300 words)
Five (5) major keywords related to a selected area of your paper should be indicated.
Materials and Methods.
Results and Discussion.
Acknowledgement (If any)
Title page should contain details of the author (s) such as full name (s) and Institution affiliation (s) in the order of first name, middle name – initial and last name. Please do not include titles e.g. Prof, Dr, Mr, Mrs Etc. Indicate the name of the presenter/corresponding author with an asterisk (*) immediately after his/her last name including his/her email address and phone number.
Only selected and critically reviewed papers will be considered for publication in our annual conference monograph.
POSTER & EXHIBITION PRESENTATION
There shall be poster sessions and exhibition of products (hardware and services) during the conference. Those intending to present their paper(s) as poster or exhibit their products are required to indicate their interest by using the subject header “Poster_Author’s name” for forwarded poster and “Exhibition_ProductType_Author’s name” for exhibition. The final decision will however be made by the technical committee and communicated to authors.
All paper(s) submission should be done electronically at www.cstdspaceconference.com
For further enquiries, please contact the technical committee via email@example.com
Call for Papers: Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Final Call for Papers: Monday, April 3oth, 2018
Paper Submission Deadline Friday, May 25th, 2018
Notice of Paper Acceptance Monday, June 18th, 2018
Submission of Final Version Monday, July 9th, 2018
Submission of Power Point Slides Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
Conference Date – Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th, August – 2018
We look forward to your favourable response. Accept the assurance of our highest regards.
Engr. Dr. Sadiq Umar – Head (Technical Committee)
See website for further enquiries & Information.