Standards• In our networked society, standards play an important role.That is especially the case in exchanging digital data. With“Standards” we refer to the protocols that describe how data(in so called ‘meta-data’) and the data-exchange are definedto make a digital exchange of data between two devices(often computers but also computer-machine interaction)possible. Such standards enable interoperability of data,information and knowledge between systems – they ensurecompatibility.
Standards• Standards can reduce choice but the big advantage is thatthey reduce transaction costs to share data and promotecompetition (users can easily change suppliers as they are not‘locked in’ to complete systems). That means they can alsosupport innovation, although the wide use of a standard canalso block progress to something better.
Beyond future ICT use: research forfar-future ICT use
Organisational challenges• To improve the representation of ICTagriculture specialists and users in Europeanactivities• To include ICT and knowledge managementfor agri-food and rural communities generallyas a vital part of the ICT policies and initiatives
Organisational challenges• To support a better transfer of RTD results andinnovation to the everyday life of farmers, foodindustry and other rural communities• To accelerate bottom-up activities as a driver forlocal and regional development• To support discussion and transfer of knowledgebetween developed and developing countries
Technological challenges• To find a better balance between food safetyand security, energy production andenvironmentally and socially soundproduction• To support better adoption of agriculture onclimatic changes
Technological challenges• To make rural regions an attractive place to live,invest and work, promoting knowledge andinnovation for growth and creating more and betterjobs• To support the farming community and ruraleducation, training and awareness building in ICT• To build new ICT models for sharing and use ofknowledge by the agri-food community and in ruralregions in general.
Applications domain• Collaborative environments and trustedsharing of knowledge and supportinginnovations in agri-food and rural areas,especially supporting food quality andsecurity.• New (ICT) structures to serve sustainableanimal farming, especially regarding animaland human health and animal welfare.
Applications domain• ICT applications for the complete traceability ofproduction, products and services throughout anetworked value chain including logistics.• A new generation of applications supporting betterand more effective management of sustainableagriculture production and decision making inagriculture ICT applications supporting themanagement of natural resources.
Applications domain• An ICT application supporting adoption of farming practicesadapted to climatic changes.• An ICT application supporting energy efficiency on farm level.• An ICT application supporting rural development and localbusinesses.• An ICT application for education, training and awarenessraising.• ICT applications reducing administrative burdens in ruralareas.
ICT technologies• Future Internet and Internet-basedapplications such as sensor technology, cloudcomputing and machine-to-machinecommunication.• Mobile applications.• Improving of positioning systems.
ICT technologies• Service Oriented Architecture.• Methods of knowledge management.• Semantic models, multilingualism,vocabularies and automatic translation.• New Earth observation methods.• Management and accessibility of geospatialinformation.• Open data access.
ICT technologies• Open Source development.• New modelling.• The power of social networks and socialmedia.• New e-educational and training methods.
Application Research domainICT Research domainCollaborative environments and trustedsharing of knowledge and supportinginnovations in agri-food and rural areas,especially supporting food quality andsecurityNew (ICT) structures to serve sustainableanimal farming, especially regardinganimal and human health and animalwelfareICT applications for the completetraceability of production, products andservices throughout a networked valuechain including logisticsNew generation of applications supportingbetter and more effective management ofsustainable agriculture production anddecision making in agriculture ICTapplications supporting the managementof natural resourcesICT application supporting adoption offarming practices adapted to climaticchangesICT application supporting energyefficiency on farm levelICT application supporting ruraldevelopment and local businessesICT application for education, training andawareness risingICT applications reducingadministrative burdens in rural areasNew earthobservationmethodsManagement andaccessibility ofgeospatialinformationFuture Internetand Internet ofThings includingsensortechnology, cloudcomputing andmachine tomachinecommunicationMobileapplicationsImproving ofpositioningsystems.Service OrientedArchitectureMethods ofknowledgemanagementSemanticmodels,multilingualism,vocabularies andautomatictranslation
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