AI2014 Conference

November 13, 2014 – November 15, 2014

Plenary Lectures (Videos)

Conference Presentations

Conference Plenary Photos

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Changehabitat2-AgroFE Field-work Photos

Preliminary Programme


AI2014 Proceedings

Papers submission has been closed at 30 October.
Further presentation request might be asked from the organizers by e-mail.

Aims of the Conference

The main objective of the conference is to promote the exchange of experiences among non-profit, research and business professionals, as well as the development of the international relations. The event provides a forum for agriculture involved practical and academic players, to discuss the actual questions of education, research, development and application of Information Technologies in Agriculture and Rural Development with publishing the recent results. The official languages of the conference are English and Hungarian (without translation). The meeting covers a broad range of topics, as follows.


  • Big data
  • Information systems
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cloud computing and services
  • Collaborative working environment
  • Decision Support Systems, Modelling and simulation
  • Ecological modelling
  • Education/Training programs and development
  • E-learning
  • Food safety and traceability

  • Future Internet in the agri-food sector
  • Information and communication technologies for rural areas
  • Information systems
  • IT and innovation in agri-food sector
  • Mobile technology applications
  • Precision agriculture, GIS, RS
  • Web services, portals and Internet applications
  • Wireless sensor networks

UD - University of Debrecen, Faculty of Economics and Business
HAAI - Hungarian Association of Agricultural Informatics
HAS - Debrecen Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Agrarian-economy Committee
EFITA - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Horticultural Science, Department of Biometrics and Agricultural Informatics
University of Pannonia Georgikon, Faculty Department of Economic Methodology
University of Szeged, Faculty of Engineering
Kaposvár University
Hungarian Association for Geoinformation (HUNAGI)
Szent István University
Hellenic Association for Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture Food and Environment (HAICTA)
Club of Ossiach
PROGIS Software GmbH


Advisory Board
István Kapronczai, Director General, Research Institute of Agricultural Economics
Éva Laczka, Deputy President for Economic Statistics, Hungarian Central Statistical Office
Dávid Mezőszentgyörgyi, Director General, National Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and Training Institute
András Nábrádi, President of the Debrecen Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Agrarian-economy Committee
Márton Oravecz, President, National Food Chain Safety Office
Károly Pető, Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business
Bence Toronyi, Director General, Institute of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing
József Popp, Head of Károly Ihrig Doctoral School of Management and Business
Guy Waksman, President, European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture Food and the Environment

Program Committee
Miklós Herdon (Chair), HAAI, University of Debrecen
Zacharoula Andreopoulou, Aristotle Univeristy of Thessaloniki
Christos Batzios, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Charles Burriel, Agrosup-Eduter
János Busznyák, University of Pannonia
Máté Csák, University of Pannonia
Béla Csukás, Kaposvár University
Györk Fülöp, Corvinus University of Budapest
Márta Gaál, Corvinus University of Budapest
Liviu Gaceu, University of Transilvania
György Hampel, University of Szeged
Ian Houseman, EFITA
Levente Hufnagel, Szent István University
László Huzsvai, University of Debrecen
András Ittzés, Corvinus University of Budapest
Árpád Endre Kovács, Szent István University
Márta Ladányi, Corvinus University of Budapest
Walter Mayer, PROGIS Software GmbH
Vilmos Németh, Hungarian National Innovation Office
Szilveszter Palotay HAAI, Research Institute of Agriculture Economics
Miklós Pakurár, University of Debrecen
Ilona Nagyné Polyák, University of Debrecen
Kálmán Rajkai, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Gábor Remetey-Fülöpp, HUNAGI
Tünde Rózsa, Hungarian Association of Agricultural Informatics
Michael Salampasis, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki
Zoltán Szakály, University of Debrecen
Zsigmond Gábor Szalay, Szent István University
Róbert Szilágyi, University of Debrecen
János Tamás, University of Debrecen
Alexandros Theodoridis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Gábor Valkó, HAAI, Hungarian Central Statistical Office
Mónika Varga, Kaposvár University
László Várallyai, University of Debrecen
Jerzy Weres, Poznan University of Life Sciences

Organising Committee
Róbert Szilágyi (Chair), HAAI, University of Debrecen
Szilvia Botos (Secretary), University of Debrecen
Mária Bakó, University of Debrecen
István Füzesi, University of Debrecen
Kovács Tamás, University of Debrecen
Péter Lengyel, University of Debrecen
János Pancsira, University of Debrecen
Ádám Péntek, University of Debrecen
Gergely Ráthonyi, University of Debrecen
Csilla Sóvágó, University of Debrecen

Structure of the Conference

Videoconference sessions

Type of participation Submissions for *Face-to-Face* or for *Virtual (Videoconference)* Participation are both accepted. Both kinds of submissions will have the same process and the accepted papers will be included in the same proceedings. The videoconference service will be provided by the Hungarian National Information Infrastructure service.

Preliminary program

13/11/2014 Thursday
14.00-18.00 Workshops – Sessions
19:00 Welcome Drink

14/11/2014 Friday
10.00 Opening
10.30 Plenary session
12.30 Lunch
14.00-18.00 Sessions – Workshops – Networking breaks
19:00 Social evening

15/11/2014 Saturday
9:00- 12:00 Sessions – Workshops – Networking breaks – Tours


First day of conference November 13, 2014
Last day of conference November 15, 2014

Go Live (as a Current Conference) July 1, 2014
Move to Conference Archive November 15, 2014

Author registration opened July 1, 2014
Author registration closed October 31, 2014
Call for Papers posted July 1, 2014
Submissions accepted from July 1, 2014
Submission deadline October 31, 2014

Registration fees

The registration fee includes:
  • Participation on professional programmes
  • e-Proceedings
  • Social evening meeting

The registration fee does not cover the meal cost. The participation are free for lecture presenter college and university (MSc, BSc) students. Payment by Bank transfer: Account holder: MAGISZ (Magyar Agrárinformatikai Szövetség) Bank account number: 10103173-40622623-00000005 IBAN: HU36 10103173-40622623-00000005

Registration Type Cost

Registration fee (5.000 HUF or 20.00 EUR)
Virtual (Via videoconference) participation with lecture (5.000 HUF or 20.00 EUR)
Registration fee for BSc, MSc students FREE (There is no registration fee)

Conference language

The official languages of the conference are English and Hungarian. The conference paper could be written in English or Hungarian. In case of Hungarian papers an abstract in English also needed.


Selected papers will be published in the Journal of Agricultural Informatics , other papers in the on-line conference proceedings on the conference website and the HAAI portal.


Miklós HERDON; Chief of Program committee
e-mail: Tel: +36 52 508360
Róbert SZILÁGYI, Chief of Organising committe
e-mail: Tel: +36 52 508471

Szilvia BOTOS; Secretary

Conference Location:

University of Debrecen
H-4032 Debrecen
Böszörményi str. 138.
(Böszörményi str. Campus)

Agricultural Informatics 2014 Conference
13-15. November 2014.
Debrecen, Hungary