Workshop: Smart technologies for sustainable agriculture

Workshop Chairs


The use of modern ICT solutions (namely IoT, AI, robotics) in agriculture can significantly increase the efficiency of agricultural land use, leading to an increase in the quantity and quality of agricultural yields, while reducing the negative impact of crop production on the environment. The workshop aims to present the latest research and technologies in the field of smart agriculture to improve crop production, focusing on sustainable solutions to address the challenges of climate change while reducing the negative impact of agriculture on the environment. This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together researchers as well as practitioners, engineers and agronomists to discuss open challenges, present practical solutions and results, and exchange ideas and experiences.


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts presenting original, unpublished research on the use of ICT solutions for sustainable agriculture. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Sensors for smart agriculture and agri-environmental monitoring
  • LPWAN technologies and novel protocols for smart agriculture
  • Wireless sensor networks and IoT platforms for smart agriculture
  • Precision agriculture and data-driven solutions to increase crop yields
  • Robotics and AI-based solutions for smart agriculture
  • Smart farming for agroecology to reduce negative impacts of agriculture on the environment

The workshop is organized by the research project “IoT-field: An Ecosystem of Networked Devices and Services for IoT Solutions Applied in Agriculture” with support from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the three participating research institutions from Croatia: FER Zagreb, FERIT Osijek and Agricultural Institute Osijek.

Paper Submission and Publication

Prospective authors are invited to submit novel, previously unpublished full papers (up to 8 pages), addressing the topics of interest, for consideration for the workshop. All submitted papers will go through the regular peer-review process. Submission of a paper implies that, if the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register and attend the conference to present the work according to the general rules of the conference. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Guidelines for formatting, style, and submission of papers can be found on the ConTEL 2021 main page.

Important dates

  • April 12, 2021 April 20, 2021: Full Papers due
  • May 7, 2021 May 12, 2021: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
  • May 21, 2021 May 26, 2021: Final, Camera Ready Papers, Due
  • July 1, 2021: Workshop date

Accepted Papers:

  1. Marcin Płóciennik, Raul Palma, Szymon Mueller, Szymon Kupiński, Adam Świątkowski, Michał Błaszczak, Soumya Brahma, Arkadiusz Radziuk (Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland): Leveraging agri-food IoT solutions to connect apiary owners and farmers
  2.  Matko Zrnić, Josip Spišić, Ana Pejković, Krešimir Grgić, Josip Balen, Drago Žagar (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek, Croatia): Low-Cost Wireless Sensor Node for Smart Agriculture Applications
  3. Pavle Skočir, Katarina Mandarić, Ivan Kralj, Ivana Podnar Žarko, Gordan Ježić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia): Analysis of Open Access Data Sources for Application in Precision Agriculture
  4. Vinko Lešić, Hrvoje Novak, Marko Ratković, Monika Zovko, Darija Lemić, Sandra Skendžić, Jelena Tabak, Marsela Polić, Matko Orsag (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia): Rapid Plant Development Modelling System for Predictive Agriculture based on Artificial Intelligence 
  5. Jurica Goričanec, Nadir Kapetanović, Ivo Vatavuk, Ivan Hrabar, Antonia Kurtela, Marina Anić, Goran Vasiljević, Jakša Bolotin, Valter Kožul, Dario Stuhne, Marko Cukon, Nikša Glavić, Stjepan Bogdan, Matko Orsag, Gordan Gledec, Tamara Petrović, Nenad Antolović, Bernard Kozina, Nikola Mišković, Zdenko Kovačić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia): Heterogeneous autonomous robotic system in viticulture and mariculture – project overview 
  6. Marsela Polić, Antun Ivanović, Bruno Marić, Barbara Arbanas, Jelena Tabak, Matko Orsag (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia): Structured Ecological Cultivation with Autonomous Robots in Indoor Agriculture

Invited Lectures:

  1. Dinko Oletić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia): Designing field-deployable plant water-stress sensors based on ultrasonic xylem emissions monitoring
  2. Milan Husnjak (Ministry of Agriculture, Croatia), Domagoj Gorup (South Eastern Advisory Service Network, Croatia), Ana-Marija Špicnagel Ćurko (IPS Konzalting, Croatia), Vanja Jurišić (University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia): Example of good practice of cooperation in the implementation of projects in the agricultural sector in Croatia
  3. Goran Beinrauch, Milan Husnjak, Egon Mudrinić, Kristina Pawelitsch, Stjepan Pliestić, Stjepan Sito, Ivan Stupnišek (Gospodarski list, Croatia): Agrobots – solution for human labor deficiency in agriculture