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AI for research in food, agriculture and environment

02.-03. December 2024 at the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ), Leipzig.


«Conference on AI for Food, Agriculture and Environment»

This year, KIDA is once again organizing a conference focusing on the use of artificial intelligence in the areas of food, agriculture and the environment. The KIDA-KON 2024 will take place on December 2nd and 3rd, 2024, at the German Biomass Centre (DBFZ) in Leipzig. The conference aims to bring together stakeholders from the scientific and government sectors to discuss the challenges and oppurtunities of using artficial intelligence in the field of agri-food-research. Young scientists in particular will be given the oppurtinity to present their work and to engage in technical dialogue.

For more information, please visit the KIDA-KON website.

Call for Abstracts

We cordially invite you to present your research results and contributions in the form of a lecture or poster at KIDA-KON 2024. Please submit an abstract of max. 300 words by 30 June 2024 at the latest and indicate in which form you would like to present your contribution (lecture or poster). Please upload your abstract on the DBFZ event page.

A maximum of 15 minutes is allowed for a presentation followed by a five-minute discussion. Information on the poster format will follow as soon as the total number of posters has been finalised. A three- to five-minute poster presentation and discussion will probably take place in the plenary session. The conference language is German; English-language contributions are welcome.

After review by the scientific committee, the organisers reserve the right to change the presentation format of contributions and to reject contributions. You will be notified by the end of September 2024 whether and in what form your contribution has been accepted. The abstracts of accepted papers will be published as a revised version in the conference proceedings or on the conference website.

The conference is also intended to give young researchers in particular the opportunity to present their work and to network professionally.


Prof. Dr. Engel Friederike Arkenau

Prof. Dr. Arkenau is Head of Sub-Department and Digitalisation Officer at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. In this role, she heads the BMEL's "Digitalisation in Agriculture" competence network, in which experts from science and associations work together. After her studies and doctorate at the University of Kiel, she completed her habilitation in agricultural engineering at the University of Göttingen, where she has been an adjunct professor since 2011. From 2017 to 2021, she headed the Thünen Institute of Agricultural Technology.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Dörr

Prof. Dr. Jörg Dörr holds the Chair of Digital Farming at the Rhineland-Palatinate University of Technology Kaiserslautern Landau (RPTU). He has also been a member of the extended institute management of Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern since 2020. He is responsible for the institute's research programmes and has headed the Agriculture and Food programme at the institute since 2020. His work at RPTU and Fraunhofer IESE focuses on software and systems engineering, particularly for applications in digital farming.

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