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ICPTAM 2017 : 19th International Conference on Postharvest Technologies and Agricultural Mechanization

Durban, South Africa
January 12 - 13, 2017

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Conference Venue

Holiday Inn Express Durban Umhlanga
2 Ncondo Place, Cnr Ncondo Place & Ntusi Road,
off Umhlanga Rocks Drive
Umhlanga, Durban, 4320, South Africa
Conference Code: 17ZA01ICPTAM

Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICPTAM 2017: 19th International Conference on Postharvest Technologies and Agricultural Mechanization aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Postharvest Technologies and Agricultural Mechanization. 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 Postharvest Technologies and Agricultural Mechanization.

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 Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Postharvest Technologies and Agricultural Mechanization are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

ICPTAM 2017 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Postharvest Technologies and Agricultural Mechanization. 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) Performance Assessment in a Voice Coil Motor for Maximizing the Energy Harvesting with Gait Motions
Hector A. Tinoco, Cesar Garcia-Diaz, Olga L. Ocampo-Lopez
2) Influence of Dietary Inclusion of Butyric Acids, Calcium Formate, Organic Acids and Its Salts on Rabbits Productive Performance, Carcass Traits and Meat Quality
V. Viliene, A. Raceviciute-Stupeliene, V. Sasyte, V. Slausgalvis, R. Gruzauskas, J. Al-Saifi
3) Comparison of Cyclone Design Methods for Removal of Fine Particles from Plasma Generated Syngas
Mareli Hattingh, I. Jaco Van der Walt, Frans B. Waanders
4) COSMO-RS Prediction for Choline Chloride/Urea Based Deep Eutectic Solvent: Chemical Structure and Application as Agent for Natural Gas Dehydration
Tayeb Aissaoui, Inas M. AlNashef
5) Feasibility Study of the Quadcopter Propeller Vibrations for the Energy Production
Nneka Osuchukwu, Leonid Shpanin
6) 21st Century Biotechnological Research and Development Advancements for Industrial Development in India
Monisha Isaac
7) Vulnerability of Indian Agriculture to Climate Change: A Study of the Himalayan Region State
Rajendra Kumar Isaac, Monisha Isaac
8) Fruit Growing in Romania and Its Role for Rural Communities’ Development
Maria Toader, Gheorghe Valentin Roman
9) 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
10) Adaptive Responses of Carum copticum to in vitro Salt Stress
R. Razavizadeh, F. Adabavazeh, M. Rezaee Chermahini
11) Analysis of Thermoelectric Coolers as Energy Harvesters for Low Power Embedded Applications
Yannick Verbelen, Sam De Winne, Niek Blondeel, Ann Peeters, An Braeken, Abdellah Touhafi
12) Potential Climate Change Impacts on the Hydrological System of the Harvey River Catchment
Hashim Isam Jameel Al-Safi, P. Ranjan Sarukkalige
13) Natural Preservatives: An Alternative for Chemical Preservative Used in Foods
Zerrin Erginkaya, Gözde Konuray
14) Geotechnical Properties and Compressibility Behavior of Organic Dredged Soils
Inci Develioglu, Hasan Firat Pulat
15) Architectural Approaches to a Sustainable Community with Floating Housing Units Adapting to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Vietnam
Nguyen Thi Thu Trang

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