Cesefor, in line with its objectives of contributing to the integral development of the forestry sector through research, innovation and promotion of sustainability, is the organizer of the first conference on IoT Forests, which is to take place next June. The event will be part of the Centratec program of the Instituto de Competitividad Empresarial de la Junta de Castilla y León (Institute of Business Competitiveness of the Junta de Castilla y León).

The aim of this conference is to present, disseminate and analyze technological solutions and stories of success in implementing the Internet of Things in the forestry and environmental sector. This technology may behave in the coming years as a driver of investment for companies in the ICT sector and forestry and environmental management in Castilla y León and the rest of Spain.

The activity, which will be conducted online, is aimed at forestry and environmental consulting professionals, as well as IT and telecommunications professionals who want to improve their knowledge of the needs in the natural environment.

Our IoT Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) participates as a partner of the IoT Forests Day, along with the Institute for Business Competitiveness of the Junta de Castilla y León (ICE), the DIGIS3 and the Livestock, Environment, Agriculture and Forest DIH – (DIH-LEAF).

How to present your project?

A selection of the submitted projects will be made. The criteria for selection include developments that have been implemented and that are clear examples of the use of IoT in the natural environment: monitoring projects, edge-computing, WSN (wireless sensor networks), RTLS (real-time location systems), etc.

Interested parties should avoid submitting projects that have not passed the proof-of-concept phase, as well as technology projects that do not clearly include an IoT component, such as management applications, data analysis, inventories, etc, for example.

Register and send your communication proposal in the “Remarks” field.

Registration is open until May 21 at the following link: https://www.pfcyl.es/node/add/inscripciones?field_inscripcion_evento=24926

PROGRAM:

During the day there will be 4 thematic sessions presenting IoT solutions in the following thematic areas:

State of the art and IoT technology in the natural environment: technological maturity, implementation difficulties, current and future situation of edge computing for non-industrial environments, etc.

IoT success stories in forest management: solutions for inventories, planning, forest management, timber harvesting, etc.

IoT success stories in biodiversity management and protection: solutions for fauna and flora studies, invasive species, etc.

IoT success stories in forest defence: prevention of forest fires, pests and diseases, etc.

IoT success stories in the management of non-timber products and public use: solutions for the use of forest products such as hunting and fishing, fungi and mushrooms, chestnuts, etc.; control systems for public use in the natural environment.

Do not miss the opportunity to participate, to learn more click on the following link (https://www.pfcyl.es/evento/iot-bosques).

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.