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ICASP 2017 : 19th International Conference on Agriculture and Soil Protection

Durban, South Africa
January 12 - 13, 2017

Conference Code: 17ZA01ICASP

Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICASP 2017: 19th International Conference on Agriculture and Soil Protection aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Agriculture and Soil Protection. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Agriculture and Soil Protection.

Call for Contributions

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Agriculture and Soil Protection are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.WASET

Conference Proceedings

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The post conference proceedings will be abstracted and indexed in the International Science Index , and submitted to be indexed in the Google Scholar, Scopus and Thomson Reuters. The conference abstracts and proceedings book, CD and certificate of presentation will be distributed to participants at the conference registration desk.

Special Journal Issues

ICASP 2017 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Agriculture and Soil Protection. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will also be considered for the special journal issues. All submitted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.

Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

The Conference offers the opportunity to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor. To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please download and complete the Conference Sponsorship Request Form.

Important Dates

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline   November 30, 2016
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection   December 5, 2016
Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline   December 10, 2016
Conference Dates   January 12 - 13, 2017

Important Notes

Please ensure your submission meets WASET's strict guidelines for accepting scholarly papers. Downloadable versions of the check list for Full-Text Papers and Abstract Papers.

Please refer to the Paper Submission GUIDE before submitting your paper.

Selected Conference Papers

1) Solving Weighted Number of Operation Plus Processing Time Due-Date Assignment, Weighted Scheduling and Process Planning Integration Problem Using Genetic and Simulated Annealing Search Methods
Halil Ibrahim Demir, Caner Erden, Mumtaz Ipek, Ozer Uygun
2) Investigation on the Bogie Pseudo-Hunting Motion of a Reduced-Scale Model Railway Vehicle Running on Double-Curved Rails
Barenten Suciu, Ryoichi Kinoshita
3) Hybrid Rocket Motor Performance Parameters: Theoretical and Experimental Evaluation
A. El-S. Makled, M. K. Al-Tamimi
4) Parametric Analysis and Optimal Design of Functionally Graded Plates Using Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm and a Hybrid Meshless Method
Foad Nazari, Seyed Mahmood Hosseini, Mohammad Hossein Abolbashari, Mohammad Hassan Abolbashari
5) Transmission Line Congestion Management Using Hybrid Fish-Bee Algorithm with Unified Power Flow Controller
P. Valsalal, S. Thangalakshmi
6) Detecting Tomato Flowers in Greenhouses Using Computer Vision
Dor Oppenheim, Yael Edan, Guy Shani
7) Multipurpose Agricultural Robot Platform: Conceptual Design of Control System Software for Autonomous Driving and Agricultural Operations Using Programmable Logic Controller
P. Abhishesh, B. S. Ryuh, Y. S. Oh, H. J. Moon, R. Akanksha
8) Feasibility Study of the Quadcopter Propeller Vibrations for the Energy Production
Nneka Osuchukwu, Leonid Shpanin
9) Experimental Set-Up for Investigation of Fault Diagnosis of a Centrifugal Pump
Maamar Ali Saud Al Tobi, Geraint Bevan, K. P. Ramachandran, Peter Wallace, David Harrison
10) Optical and Dielectric Properties of Self-Assembled 0D Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Insulator
S. Kassou, R. El Mrabet, A. Belaaraj, P. Guionneau, N. Hadi, T. Lamcharfi
11) Introduction of the Fluid-Structure Coupling into the Force Analysis Technique
Océane Grosset, Charles Pézerat, Jean-Hugh Thomas, Frédéric Ablitzer
12) Design and Development of Real-Time Optimal Energy Management System for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Masood Roohi, Amir Taghavipour
13) Hybrid Adaptive Modeling to Enhance Robustness of Real-Time Optimization
Hussain Syed Asad, Richard Kwok Kit Yuen, Gongsheng Huang
14) Finite Element Modeling of Stockbridge Damper and Vibration Analysis: Equivalent Cable Stiffness
Nitish Kumar Vaja, Oumar Barry, Brian DeJong
15) Numerical Simulations of Acoustic Imaging in Hydrodynamic Tunnel with Model Adaptation and Boundary Layer Noise Reduction
Sylvain Amailland, Jean-Hugh Thomas, Charles Pézerat, Romuald Boucheron, Jean-Claude Pascal

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