Program

The majority of the presentations in the conference program will be duo-presentations both from the end-user and developer / researcher perspective.

actphastSession powered by ACTPHAST about smart farming solutions based on Photonics Technology.

Lien SmeestersModerator: Lien Smeesters, Post-Doctoral Researcher, B-PHOT Brussels Photonics Team, Read more
Duo presentation
Anna Pakula, Asistant profesor, Warsaw University of Technology, on 'Optical spectroscopy and machine learning enhancing food sorting'
jan de jongheDuo presentation
Jan De Jonghe, R&D Manager, Optimum Sorting, on "Optical spectroscopy and machine learning enhancing food sorting", Read more
stavros PissadakisDuo presentation
Stavros Pissadakis, Director of Research, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), on 'Optical fiber sensors for monitoring agricultural drone spraying operations'
Stelios ChristodoulouDuo presentation
Stelios Christodoulou, Founder / CEO, IONOS P.C., on "'Optical fiber sensors for monitoring agricultural drone spraying operations", Read more
tatevik chalyanDuo presentation
Tatevik Chalyan, Postdoctoral Researcher, VUB Brussels Photonics, on "Photonic devices and monitoring techniques for the wine industry", Read more
maria konstantakiDuo presentation
Maria Konstantaki, Principal Application Scientist, FORTH-IESL, on "Optical fiber sensors for the assessment of oak barrels used in wine aging", Read more
pablo perezDuo presentation
Pablo Pérez, CEO / Founder, AQUACORP, on "Deep Tech and Water quality Early Alert", Read more
indy magnusDuo presentation
Indy Magnus, Research And Development Engineer, VUB B-PHOT Brussels Photonics, on "Water quality monitoring using RGB cameras", Read more
catia pintoCátia Pinto, PhD, Executive Secretary, SFCOLAB - Smart Farm Collaborative Laboratory
cyricSession powered by CyRIC about smart farming solutions based on Photonics Technology.
Alessandro Giusti Moderator: Alessandro Giusti, R&D Director, CyRIC, Read more
panayiota demosthenousDuo presentation
Panayiota Demosthenous, Senior Research and Development Engineer, CyRIC on "Swine diseases field diagnostics toolbox", Read more
balka gyulaDuo presentation
Gyula Balka, Associate Professor, University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest on 'the H2020 SWINOSTICS project'
antonia varrialeAntonio Varriale, Scientist, Institute of Food Sciences - National Research Council, on 'the H2020 Code: Re-farm project, presenting a bio-photonics instrument for eggs safety analysis'
georgios manessisGeorgios Manessis, PhD Student, Agricultural University of Athens, on "The value of Point Of Care (POC) for egg quality and safety: The case of antibiotics and mycotoxins detection", Read more
evangelia chatzianagnostouEvangelia Chatzianagnostou, Research Associate, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (C.I.R.I.), WinPhos research group, on "H2020 project GRACED: A novel, ultra-compact plasmo-photonic bimodal multiplexing sensor platform for food quality monitoring", Read more
vincent levvasseurVincent Levavasseur, managing Director, Ver de Terre Production, on "H2020 project GRACED: A novel, ultra-compact plasmo-photonic bimodal multiplexing sensor platform for food quality monitoring", Read more

Want to know who spoke at earlier editions, click here to find out.

The conference is part of the Photonics Applications Week. It is possible to attend several events / conferences / workshops during this week.


After mechanisation, the introduction of mineral fertiliser and the industrialisation of production processes, connectivity and data management are now set to unleash the next revolution in the history of farming: Smart Farming / Precision agriculture. It has now reached a point where it is not only possible to collect vast quantities of data but also to control different pieces of equipment or monitor individual animals, the Internet of Things. A growing number of farmers are starting to adopt digital technology and data-driven innovations.

What new business models will be successful? Will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How to deal with changes (from traditional farmer to smart farmer)? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production?

Focus topics of the conference program are:

  • Available technologies for Farming 4.0 – drones, sensors, Internet of Things, Multi-spectral imaging, Robotics, Big Data, AI and more
  • Photonics Applications
  • Precision agriculture
  • Plant and crop science for improved resource-use
  • Investment in R&D
  • New business models
  • Cross disciplinary themes