International Conference on Agro Management and E-agriculture @ The African Capital of Agriculture Meknes 2015

CAMeA is a research conference in the Agro information systems discipline organized under the auspices of ARCID. ICAMeA attracts researchers from different parts of the world.  The conference includes research paper presentations, research panels, doctoral consortium and keynotes.  The conference is an opportunity for researchers and professionals to discuss issues related to agriculture industry, identify challenges facing the sector, propose solutions tailored to the needs of farmers, and share experiences.  It will also be an occasion for researchers and academicians to connect with professionals and major agriculture industry players by visiting the International Fair of Agriculture in Meknes (SIAM). SIAM is an international fair where professionals, farmers and experts in the agriculture sector come together to showcase and promote their products and services.  In 2014, SIAM featured over 800 national and international exhibitors and attracted thousands of visitors. If you want to get more information, you should visit this website.

The theme of this year’s conference is the African Capital of Agriculture.  ICAMeA will be hosted by Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Ifrane, Morocco.

Ifrane is a resort city surrounded by cedar tree forests.  It is located in the heart of the middle Atlas Mountains.  It is often referred to as the “little Switzerland of Morocco”.  About 50 kilometer north of the city is the oldest imperial city of Morocco, Fes.

You can participate in the conference by presenting complete original research, research in progress, extended abstracts, posters, attending sessions, showcasing IT/IS products and services related to agriculture. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Selected papers will be published in one of the following indexed journals:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGRO MANAGEMENT AND E-AGRICULTURE TOPICS:

The conference theme will include topics but not limited to the following:

  • Management practices within Agriculture organizations
  • Total Quality Management and Agriculture
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Decision Analysis
  • Strategic Planning in Agriculture
  • Agriculture and Risk Management
  • Advances in agro-informatics: academic-research-applications related convergence for sustainable development
  • Management Information System in Agriculture
  • Big data in agriculture
  • Cloud computing and services in Agriculture
  • Mobile technology applications in Agriculture
  • Future Internet in the agri-food sector
  • Agro-informatics and sustainable development
  • Agro-informatics and value chain management
  • Information and communication technologies for rural areas
  • Agro-informatics and its role in augmenting livelihoods in developing countries
  • Global perspectives on agro-informatics and benchmarks
  • The Effect of IS Use on Production and Irrigation
  • IS and Optimization of Natural Resources
  • The SI and the Use of Pesticides

PAPER SUBMISSION

The conference solicits three types of original papers: (a) full papers (b) short papers such as work-in-progress or position papers and (c) posters. Submitted proposition must not previously be published work or have been submitted in parallel to any workshop, conference or Journals. ………

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS  

Dr. Rachid Oumlil, Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Dr. Hamid Harroud, Associate Professor of Computer Science

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE  

Dr. Bouchra Abbadi Semsem, Professor of Management, Abdelmalek Essaadi, ENCG Tanger, Morocco

Dr. Wafa El Garah, Associate Professor of Management information Systems, , Al Akhawayn University, School of Business and Administration, Ifran, Morocco

Dr. Hamid Harroud, Associate Professor of Computer Science, , Al Akhawayn University, School of Business and Administration, Ifran, Morocco

Dr. Rachid Oumlil, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, Ibnou Zohr University, ENCG Agadir, Morocco

Rachida Azelmad, Assistant Projects Manager, Al Akhawayn University, School of Business and Administration, Ifran, Morocco

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

(program committee member’s name appears on this list only after reviewing at least one paper)

Abdelaziz Hirich, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai, UAE

Bahri-Ammari Nedra, IHEC of Carthage, Tunisia

Balla Diop, Université Laval, Canada

Edward Ioan Muntean, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj–Napoca, Romania

FOUFOU Ammar, Université 20 août 1955-Skikda , Algeria

Hassan Belihi, Ibnou Zohr University, ENCG Agadir, Morocco

Ibtissam ABARAR, University of Bordeaux 4, Morocco

Imen KOUAS, FSEG, Sfax University, Tunisia

Indrani Hazarika, Colleges of Technology-Dubai, Women’s Campus, UAE

Jamal ELBAZ, Ibnou Zohr University, ENCG Agadir, Morocco, (Excellent Constructive Review)

Lahcen EL YOUSSFI, EST of Khénifra, Moulay Ismail University, Meknès, Morocco

Laleh Naraghi, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Iran (Excellent Constructive Review)

Mohamed Cherchem, University of Oran, Algeria

Nelson A. Cox, USDA ARS Russell Research Center (RRC), USA

Nixon Muganda, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Nouha Taifi,  Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingénieurs – Mohammed V University, Morocco  (Excellent Constructive Review)

Stéphane Bourliataux-Lajoinie, Université François-Rabelais de Tours, France

Xiao-Yan Li, Beijing Normal University, China

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Submission Deadline: 30th March 2015
  • Author Notification:  Three weeks after receiving the paper
  • Author Registration:  Before 25th April 2015
  • Conference Dates: 1th May an 2nd May 2015

SUBMISSIONS:

Send all your  submissions to :contact@arcid.org

Submissions instructions: Submit 2 files (in Microsoft Word OR in pdf)

First file: 1-page that has all author(s) information, university, country, and e-mail(s)
Second file: the paper without author(s) information for review purposes
If you are submitting to a special track, please mention that in your e-mail.
There is no paper format for submissions.  Once your paper is accepted by reviewers, authors will receive an acceptance package that includes ARCID’s format guidelines for camera ready publication.