Identifying the ICT challenges of the agri-food sector to define the architectural requirements for a future internet core platform

Brewster, Christopher; Wolfert, Sjaak and Sundmaeker, Harald (2012). Identifying the ICT challenges of the agri-food sector to define the architectural requirements for a future internet core platform. IN: eChallenges e-2012 conference proceedings. Cunningham, Paul and Cunningham, Miriam (eds) IIMC.

Abstract

This paper discussed the specific challenges of the agri-food sector in the light of research carried out in the Smart-AgriFod project. Using questionnaires and focus groups, our research identified as number of business needs and drivers which enable the identification of suitable Future Internet technologies across the three sub-domains of Smart Farming, Smart Agri-logistics, and Smart Food Awareness. The universal need for information access and the importance of standards to enable this lead us to propose an integrated scenario for end to end information access from farm to fork. We conclude by discussing wider implications of such developments especially for climate change and urbanisation.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
Aston Business School > Operations & information management
Event Title: eChallenges Conference
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2012-10-17 - 2012-10-19
Published Date: 2012

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