Smart technologies for sustainable agriculture

Workshop Chairs

  • Drago Žagar, University of J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Information Technologies, Osijek, Croatia
  • Ivana Podnar Žarko, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Domagoj Šimić, Agricultural Institute Osijek, Croatia


Application of modern information and communication technologies in the agricultural sector can significantly increase the efficiency of agricultural land use, which will result in increased quantity and quality of agricultural yields and in reduced negative impact of climate change. The aim of the workshop is to present the latest research and technologies in the field of smart agriculture that are applied globally, to describe the current situation at the local and national levels, to detect important problems and challenges in the field and to propose adequate solutions. Furthermore, the main results of the scientific research project “IoT-field: An Ecosystem of Networked Devices and Services for IoT Solutions Applied in Agriculture” will be presented.


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts presenting original, unpublished research on the use of ICT solutions for sustainable agriculture. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Sensors for smart agriculture and agri-environmental monitoring
  • LPWAN technologies and novel protocols for smart agriculture
  • Wireless sensor networks and IoT platforms for smart agriculture
  • Precision agriculture and data-driven solutions to increase crop yields
  • Robotics and AI-based solutions for smart agriculture
  • Smart farming for agroecology to reduce negative impacts of agriculture on the environment

Paper Submission and Publication

Prospective authors are invited to submit novel, previously unpublished full papers, addressing the topics of interest, for consideration for the workshop. All submitted papers will go through the regular peer-review process. Submission of a paper implies that, if the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register and attend the conference to present the work according to the general rules of the conference. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Guidelines for formatting, style, and submission of papers can be found on the SST2022 main page.

Important dates

  • May 31, 2022: Full Papers due
  • June 25, 2022: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
  • July 15, 2022: Final, Camera Ready Papers, Due

The workshop is organized by the research project “IoT-field: An Ecosystem of Networked Devices and Services for IoT Solutions Applied in Agriculture” with support from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the three participating research institutions from Croatia: FER Zagreb, FERIT Osijek and Agricultural Institute Osijek.

Date and time: Thursday, 20 October 2022, 9:30

Venue: Hotel Osijek, Šamačka 4, 31000 Osijek, Croatia

Workshop – Smart technologies for sustainable agriculture (Part 1)
(Room A – Lipa)

9:30 – 11:00

Josip Spišić, Ana Pejković, Matko Zrnić, Višnja Križanović, Krešimir Grgić and Drago Žagar
LoRaWAN parameters optimization for efficient communication

Krunoslav Tržec, Mario Kušek and Ivana Podnar Žarko
Building an Interoperable IoT Ecosystem for Data-Driven Agriculture

Dario Stuhne, Ivo Vatavuk, Ivan Hrabar, Goran Vasiljević and Zdenko Kovačić
Automated Suckering of Vines with a Mobile Robot and a Torque-controlled Suckering Tool

Krešimir Grgić, Luka Balić, Višnja Križanović and Drago Žagar
An example of indoor positioning possibility using WiFi network and mobile phone

Dora Krekovic and Ivana Podnar Žarko
Prediction of Microclimate Parameters for Application in Precision Agriculture


Workshop – Smart technologies for sustainable agriculture (Part 2)
(Room A – Lipa)

11:30 – 13:00

Domagoj Šimić, Vlatko Galić, Josip Spišić, Maja Mazur, Tatjana Ledenčan and Zvonimir Zdunić
Field-Based High-Throughput Phenotyping Using Newly Developed Proximal Sensor Device

Monika Zovko
Sensory Monitoring and Modeling of Temporal and Spatial Phenomena in Agroecosystems
Invited talk

Andrijana Rebekić
Digitalization in Agriculture – What Competencies Agronomist Needs
Invited talk

Vlatko Galić
Digitizing the In-Field Agro-Ecological Reality – Goals, Achievements, Pitfalls
Invited talk

Discussion / Round table