Standards• In our networked society, standards play an importantrole. That is especially the case in exchanging digitaldata. With “Standards” we refer to the protocols thatdescribe how data (in so called „meta-data‟) and thedata-exchange are defined to make a digital exchange ofdata between two devices (often computers but alsocomputer-machine interaction) possible. Such standardsenable interoperability of data, information andknowledge between systems – they ensure compatibility.
Standards• Standards can reduce choice but the big advantage isthat they reduce transaction costs to share data andpromote competition (users can easily change suppliersas they are not „locked in‟ to complete systems). Thatmeans they can also support innovation, although thewide use of a standard can also block progress tosomething better.
Beyond future ICT use:research for far-future ICT use
Organisational challenges• To improve the representation of ICTagriculture specialists and users inEuropean activities• To include ICT and knowledgemanagement for agri-food and ruralcommunities generally as a vital part of theICT 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 foodsafety and security, energy production andenvironmentally and socially soundproduction• To support better adoption of agricultureon climatic changes
Technological challenges• To make rural regions an attractive place to live,invest and work, promoting knowledge andinnovation for growth and creating more andbetter jobs• To support the farming community and ruraleducation, training and awareness building inICT• To build new ICT models for sharing and use ofknowledge by the agri-food community and inrural regions 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 regardinganimal and human health and animalwelfare.
Applications domain• ICT applications for the complete traceability ofproduction, products and services throughout anetworked value chain including logistics.• A new generation of applications supportingbetter and more effective management ofsustainable agriculture production and decisionmaking in agriculture ICT applicationssupporting the management of naturalresources.
Applications domain• An ICT application supporting adoption of farmingpractices adapted to climatic changes.• An ICT application supporting energy efficiency on farmlevel.• An ICT application supporting rural development andlocal businesses.• 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,cloud computing 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 ofgeospatial information.• 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 domainCT Research domainCollaborative environments andrusted sharing of knowledge andsupporting innovations in agri-foodand rural areas, especially supportingood quality and securityNew (ICT) structures to servesustainable animal farming, especiallyegarding animal and human healthand animal welfareCT applications for the completeraceability of production, productsand services throughout a networkedvalue chain including logisticsNew generation of applicationssupporting better and more effectivemanagement of sustainableagriculture production and decisionmaking in agriculture ICT applicationssupporting the management of naturalCT application supporting adoptionof farming practices adapted toclimatic changesCT application supporting energyefficiency on farm levelCT application supporting ruraldevelopment and local businessesCT application for education, trainingand awareness risingCT applications reducingadministrative burdens in rural areasFuture Internetand Internet ofThingsincludingsensortechnology,cloudcomputing andmachine tomachinecommunicationMobileapplicationsImproving ofpositioningsystems.ServiceOrientedArchitectureMethods ofknowledgemanagementSemanticmodels,multilingualism,vocabulariesand automatictranslationNew earthobservationmethodsManagementandaccessibility ofgeospatialinformation
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