Monthly Archives: February, 2014

Call for Special Sessions: GS International Multi-Conference on Science and Technology 2014, UAE (#GSMICST14)

The GS International Multi-Conference on Science and Technology 2014 (GS-MICST 14) will be the biggest conference not only in the history of United Arab Emirates (UAE) but also in the history of the Gulf States.

Call for Special Sessions

  • Each Proposal for Special Session is reviewed by the specific scientific committee . The organizer must have at least Ph.D. Degree.
  • Proposals for special sessions are invited by dynamic and energetic special session organizers. One paper of the special session organizer will be published without any registration fee (FREE OF COST) provided session is successful (session having Six papers is considered successful).
  • The aim of a special session is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art and current research directions in specific fields of Science and Technology and its Applications.

Special Session Program

Special sessions consist of six papers as a target number (20 minutes each time slot), but a minimum of five and a maximum of eight papers are also acceptable. A special session paper can be a regular paper or an invited paper. Regular special session papers are unsolicited papers submitted by an author. The special session organizer may invite a distinguished researcher to submit an invited paper.

Review Process

Regular special session papers and invited paper(s) are reviewed by the special session organizer(s). Accepted special session papers will be published in the conference proceedings in the same length and format as regular conference papers.

Special Session Proposal Format

Proposals for special sessions should contain:
1. The special session title
2. The name(s) of the organizer(s), with contact addresses and emails
3. The aim and scope of the special session (100 words)
4. The title of the conference


Special session proposals should be sent at

Phase 1:

Submission Deadline: Feb 15,2014 .
Acceptance or Rejection notifications will be sent on Feb 28, 2014

Phase 2:

Submission Deadline: March 05,2014 .
Acceptance or Rejection notifications will be sent on March 10, 2014

Phase 3:

Submission Deadline: March 25,2014 .
Acceptance or Rejection notifications will be sent on March 30, 2014

Phase 4:

Submission Deadline: April 15,2014 .
Acceptance or Rejection notifications will be sent on April 20, 2014

Phase 5:

Submission Deadline: April 30,2014 .
Acceptance or Rejection notifications will be sent on May 10, 2014

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Instructions for Authors
Registration Fee

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YPARD changes its Logo!

Rolling out YPARD new logo

2014 is the launch of YPARD’s 2014-2018 vision, set to strengthen YPARD’s ability to foster youth’s role for a sustainable agricultural development.

We kicked off the year with a key strategic planning meeting which marks a turn for YPARD. A series of changes were made to reflect the dynamism and wide-scale performance of YPARD. YPARD’s full name, its vision and mission, have been revisited in order to better encompass our focus on Youth’s key role for Agricultural Development ( – beyond research ). Learn more on the report of the Strategic Planning meeting.

Also, a 2013 External Review emphasized the great progress made by YPARD since 2009, date of the last ER. For instance, YPARD membership showed a 400% increase and our community gained more recognition among global agricultural development’s stakeholders.

YPARD new brand Logo reflects the significant growth of YPARD, and its key 2014strategic shifts and planning.

By bringing a new fresh and revitalized look to the logo, we emphasize the innovative character of youth’s activities. YPARD stands more than ever as a dynamic community, symbolized by the 3D-effect open circle of the Logo which brings together nature and people. This new representation is also a way to better place YPARD among agricultural development stakeholders.

A new Logo is the symbol of the organisational changes bringing new directions for YPARD activities. This includes focusing on more thematic and in-depth content, mentoring perspectives for young people and strengthening the YPARD team.

This visual representation unveils who we are and what we do. It is also a way topromote agriculture among the youth by giving a modern image of our community of young professionals in agriculture.

Aesthetic is very subjective and Change is often something hard to get through – even for the best. We hope that most of you will enjoy this “wind of change”!

To the graphic design lovers: have you ever noticed the astonishing Apple’s logo evolution?Have a look at it!


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Call for Papers: AgriFuture Days 2014

2014 is the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). The theme of this years’Agrifuture Days 2014 conference is “ICTs enabling Family Farming”. The AnnualAgriFuture Days 2014 conference will take place from June 16th to 18th at Villach, Austria.

The Club of Ossiach, as AgriFuture Days organizers, invite speakers from the private, public, commercial, community and research sectors to send us their proposals for participation and presentations at AgriFuture Days 2014.
Key issues in the following 3 areas where the application and the use of ICTs make a difference to family farming will shape the program.
  1. Informing family farming communities
  2. Improving family farm’s productivity and production efficiencies
  3. Improving family farm producers participation in markets
The conference provides two options to give a presentation.
1) Innovative ICT solutions and big ideas to better one of the three a.m. subject areas
They will be presented on the 1st conference day, June 16th.
Please submit online an abstract of max 500 words, demonstrating the innovative research or development for improving one of the addressed problem areas. Abstracts should explicitly address background, objectives, methods, results and conclusions.
2) Well established technologies and software solutions
They will be presented during the 3rd conference day, June 18th the “Market-Day”If you want to give a presentation of your new or well established ICT-solutions, or technologies which may also lead to an improvement of family farming, pleased submit an abstract of max 250 words.

Please mention the subject area you are addressing with your presentation and select max 3 related topics from the following list.
General instructions:
Abstracts have to be submitted online not later than Feb. 20th. The notification of abstracts acceptance is made by April 30th.  Abstracts for innovative solutions should not exceed 500 words, those of well-established solutions not more than 250 words. English will be the official language of the conference. The final selection of papers is the exclusive decision of the organizers and the program committee. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference as an oral presentation and the text will also be published in the conference proceedings.
Please select from the following topics (max 3), which suit best to your presentation.

  • Advisory/Extension
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Animal health
  • Animal production/ Livestock husbandry
  • Aquaculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Climate smart agriculture
  • Crop protection
  • Decision support Systems
  • Distance Learning
  • e-AgBusiness and Production Chain Management
  • Education/Training,
  • Energy
  • Field Data Acquisition and Recording
  • Food Safety Control/Tracking-Tracing
  • Forestry
  • GIS
  • Green houses and plant factories
  • Health and nutrition
  • ICT for agriculture
  • Information Systems and Databases
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Landscape architecture
  • Mechanisation
  • Organic agriculture
  • Pest management
  • Plant production
  • Precision farming
  • Rural and Environmental Development and Policy
  • Sensors and instrumentation
  • Soil health
  • Value chain
  • Water management
  • Web Services, Portals and Internet Applications
  • Wireless and Sensor Networks

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Call for Papers: GS International Multi-Conference on Science and Technology- 2014, UAE

GS International Multi-Conference on Science and Technology 2014

GS International Multi-Conference on Science and Technology 2014

GS International Multi-Conference on Science and Technology 2014 (GS-MICST 14) November 07-09, 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The GS International Multi-Conference on Science and Technology 2014 (GS-MICST 14) will be the biggest conference not only in the history of United Arab Emirates (UAE) but also in the history of the Gulf States.

The GS International Conference on Actuarial Sciences 2014 aims to address issues in Actuarial Sciences and other emergent related fields. The GS-MICST 14 conference has different conferences according to several themes.

The GS-MICST 14 provides a platform for bringing together researchers, practitioners, and academia to present and discuss ideas, challenges and potential solutions on established or emerging topics related to research and practice in different fields of science and technology.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings published by GS Publishers. Proceedings will be sent to ISI, EI Compendex, ELSEVIER, SCOPUS ACM, ISTP,AMS, ACS,EBSCO,Engineering Village / Engineering Index (EI),DOAJ,Library of Congress,British Library,Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar ,DBLP and several more international indexes.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline:
April 30,2014

Author Notification:
May 25,2014

Registration Deadline:
June 30,2014

Camera Ready Paper Submission Deadline:
June 30,2014

Conference Dates:
November 07-09, 2014

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