1st Workshop on
Climate-Smart Agriculture for the environmental emergency (C-SmAgr)

Hybrid event (Online and in person)

In conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP)
20 June 2022, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Espoo, Finland

Keynote speaker

Federica Matteoli (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

"Managing risks to build climate-smart and resilient agrifood value chains"

About The Event


Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Espoo, Finland


June 20, 2022
(Exact day TBD)

Important dates

Submission deadline: April 15, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2022
Camera ready manuscript due:   May 16, 2022 (firm)


The global environmental emergency, due to rapid climate changes, is having a strong impact on human activities and life and requires immediate action in which people and productive activities can play an individual and collective role.
From the other side, Society is fast changing and is adopting new paradigms involving all aspects of life, more careful not to upset the delicate equilibrium of the Earth and where the attention is more focused on the well-being of humans and animals.
In this context, Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is where smart and precise agriculture can converge to provide scientific and technological solutions in support of the planet, human life and agricultural production, with a continuous attention to the environmental emergency. Furthermore, CSA can cope with the growth of a starving population since current agricultural production is not sufficient to provide all the necessary food, especially in the most populated and environmentally stressed areas and where natural resources (soil, water and biodiversity) are drastically jeopardized.

Climate-Smart Agriculture, exploiting the technological evolution in the field of Pervasive Computing, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, embedded systems can respond to the aforementioned needs, guiding the evolution of agriculture and reorienting the focus on the Three Pillars of Climate-Smart Agriculture as stated by FAO:

  • sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes,
  • adapting and building resilience to climate change,
  • reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions, where possible.

These pillars outline the direction of action regarding the FAO Strategic Framework 2022-2031 based on the Four Betters: better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all, leaving no one behind.

Call for Papers

Science can play an important role to address the goals of the Three Pillars of Climate-Smart Agriculture by helping to delay and contain the environmental emergency, to improve food production by making agriculture more efficient and with a lower environmental impact, reducing CO2 emissions and improving the resilience of crops. Technology evolution can provide advanced tools, methods, and systems to support the improvement of the quality of life of human and animals and to protect natural resources and biodiversity.

C-SmAgr workshop investigates the design, realisation and assessment of innovative technological solutions, including new paradigms, methods, systems and tools to ensure the implementation of the Three Pillars of Climate-Smart Agriculture supporting the diffusion and the implementation of CSA systems and solutions.

C-SmAgr is an interdisciplinary, multi-national initiative to gather electrical and telecommunication engineers, computer scientists, agronomists, biotechnologist to develop pervasive computing, embedded systems, and communication and networking solutions and devices to meet the aforementioned challenges. The workshop invites and calls for participation both representatives of academia and industry across the world interested in discussing on the last evolution of Climate-Smart Agriculture to face off the environmental emergency and to reorienting the agriculture evolution. From this point of view the workshop can provide a place where to profitably exchange ideas, present applications and solutions taking advantage from the heterogeneity of the contributors to encourage the cross-fertilization of ideas and competencies.

The papers should address forefront research and development in Climate-Smart Agriculture with a particular focus on, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Pervasive computing and embedded systems solutions enabling Climate-Smart Agriculture.
  • Artificial intelligence in Climate-Smart Agriculture.
  • Communications and networking technologies supporting Climate-Smart Agriculture systems and solutions.
  • New solutions, systems, models, applications to reduce CO2 emissions.
  • Technologies and applications to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and resilience to climate changes.
  • Technologies and application to preserve natural resources (soil, water, and biodiversity).

Call for Papers PDF available


Organizers and Workshop Chairs

Anna Lina Ruscelli, Gabriele Cecchetti

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy

Technical Program Committee

  • Mohammad Banat, Jordan University of Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  • Piero Castoldi, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
  • Carmelo Di Franco, Aitronik, Italy
  • Anil Kumar Gupta, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Pune University Campus, India
  • Yining Liu, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, China
  • Mukhtar Mohamed Edris Mahmoud, University of Kassala, Sudan and Puntland State University, Galkaio, Somalia
  • Joel Onyango, Climate Resilient Economies Programme, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Daniele Sarri, University of Florence, Italy
  • Ana Paula Silva, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco - Escola Superior de Tecnologia, Portugal
  • Nicola Silvestri, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Lina Stankovic, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Paper submission

Authors are encouraged to submit papers to the C-SmAgr workshop, describing original, previously unpublished research results, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing state-of-the-art research and development in the area of Climate-Smart Agriculture.

Important dates

Submission deadline: April 15, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2022
Camera ready manuscript due: May 16, 2022 (firm)
Registration: same as main conference SMARTCOMP 2022 papers (no workshop-only registration)

Template and format

Paper submissions should be no longer than 6 pages (10pt font, 2-column format), including text, figures, and tables using the IEEE conference template.


Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files through the EDAS Online Application.

If you do not have an EDAS account, please, register first via the following link https://edas.info/newPerson.php?noauth=1

Authors of invited papers must submit their paper(s) using the EDAS dedicated online submission application.

All submitted papers will be subject to single blind peer reviews by Technical Program Committee members.

For further instructions on how to prepare your manuscript, please consult the IEEE Author Digital Toolbox.


All accepted papers presented in the workshop will be published in the proceedings of the conference and published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and Scopus indexed.

Each accepted workshop paper requires a full SMARTCOMP registration (registration for workshops only is not available).


Each accepted workshop paper requires a full SMARTCOMP registration (registration for workshops only is not available).


Helsinki time (GMT+3)Description
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome from the Chairs
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote lecture:
Managing risks to build climate-smart and resilient agrifood value chains
Federica Matteoli (Project Manager on climate change, food security and natural resources management, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
10:00 - 11:00 Session 1: Machine Learning for sustainable agriculture
Chair: Anna Lina Ruscelli
10:00 - 10:30 Quantification of dairy farm energy consumption to support the transition to sustainable farming
Tamara Todic, Lina Stankovic, Vladimir Stankovic, Jiufeng Shi.
10:30 - 11:00 Recent advances in plant diseases detection with Machine Learning: Solution for developing countries
James Oluwaseun Adeola, Jules Dégila, Marco Zennaro
11:00 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:00 Session 2: Intelligent system for sustainable smart agriculture
Chair: Tamara Todic
11:30 - 12:00 Monitoring and automation for sustainable smart greenhouses
Gabriele Cecchetti, Anna Lina Ruscelli
12:00 - 12:30 Closing remarks


Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Espoo, Finland

C-SmAgr 2022 workshop is held in conjuction with SMARTCOMP 2022 conference and will be held in Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, hosted by Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. Aalto University is a public research university located in Espoo, Finland, within the Greater Helsinki metropolitan area. It was established in 2010 as a merger of three major Finnish universities: the Helsinki University of Technology, the Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki. The close collaboration between the scientific, business and arts communities is intended to foster multi-disciplinary education and research. The conference venue is at the the Undergraduate Centre, Otakaari 1, 02150 Espoo.