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


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 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.