International Conference on AI applications in agriculture


  • International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)
  • University of Barcelona (UB)

Date: July 19-20, 2022

Venue: Faculty of Biology, UB, 08028 Barcelona, Spain


Monday 18 July 2022

Arrival to Barcelona

Tuesday 19 July 2022

08:00 – 09:00     Registration

09:00 – 10:00     Opening ceremony

  • Welcome speeches: Dr. tarifa Al Zaabi, Acting Director General and Deputy Director from ICBA and Vice-president for Research, University of Barcelona and Agrotecnio Director
  • Presentation on ICBA in promoting food security, Dr. Luis Augusto Bacerra
  • Presentation on UB work, Prof. José Luis Araus, UB
  • Introduction of the project “Developing user-friendly application for plant disorders detection for smallholder farmers” and ICBA achievement in the use of AI in agriculture, Dr. Henda Mahmoudi, ICBA
  • Group photo

10:00 – 10:30     Coffee break

10:30 – 12:30     Session1: AI in agriculture: potentialities and limitations

Keynote speech: Prof. Jose Berni, Sustainable Agriculture Institute, CSIC, Cordoba, Spain

Prof. Shawn. C. Kefauver, Universitat de Barcelona

Dr. RK Singh, High throughput (HTP) phenotyping: a potential decision tool for selection from large populations


12:30 – 14:00     Lunch break

14:00 – 16:00     Session 2: Technical setup: AI toolsets, input data resources and algorithm categories, and data fusion

Keynote speech: Prof. Fred van Eeuwijk, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands:

Dr. Zied Hammami: Precise agriculture technology: sensing technologies to improve the natural resource use under the marginal environment

Dr. Thomas Vatter, Universitat de Barcelona:


16:00 – 18:00     Site seeing excursion in Barcelona

Wednesday 20 July 2022

08:30 – 10:00     Session 3: Input data and AI application domains: examples

Dr. Llorenç Cabrera-Bosquet, LEPSE, UMR INRA-SUPAGRO, Institut de Biologie Intégrative des Plantes, Montpellier, France

Proximal sensing: Apps

Dr. Alexis Comar, Hiphen, Avignon, France

Proximal remote sensing: precision agriculture – breeding

Dr. Adrian Gracia-Romero, Sustainable Field Crops Program, IRTA., Lleida

10:00 – 10:30     Coffee break

10:30 – 12:30     Session 3: Input data and AI application domains: examples, Cont…

Remote sensing: precision agriculture, agrosystems management

Prof. Alexandre Escolà, AgroICT & Precision Agriculture, Agrotecnio, Lleida, Spain

Hybrid approaches: coupling different data resources and crop modelling

Dr. Joaquim Bellvert Rios, FuitCenter, IRTA., Lleida, Spain : Special applications: 3D reconstructions

Sumitha Thushar, ICBA: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sustainable Agriculture


12:30 – 14:00     Lunch break

14:00 – 16:00     Session 4: AI in agriculture: future scenarios

Keynote speech: Prof. José Crossa, CIMMYT, Mexico:

Ghazi Al Jabri: Highlights on the capacity development of the project in Egypt, Tunisia and the UAE)

16:00 – 17:00     Closing ceremony

  • Recommendations
  • Closing remarks

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