CALL FOR PAPERS

                      International Conference on
                   Smart and Sustainable Agriculture
                            --- SSA'2021 ---

                 Virtual Conference, June 21-22, 2021


The goal of the International Conference on Smart  and  Sustainable  Agriculture (SSA) is to provide a forum for scientists, engineers and researchers to discuss and exchange novel  ideas,  results,  experiences  and  work-in-process  on  all aspects of Smart and Sustainable Agriculture. SSA 2021 attendees will appreciate and benefit from multidisciplinary exchanges on these hot topics. SSA 2021  will   be held virtually.

Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, to

The accepted papers will be published as a  post-proceedings  in  Springer's CCIS. Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series is indexed  by the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S), included in ISI Web of Science, EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), ACM Digital Library, dblp, Google Scholar, Scopus, etc. Selected  papers  will be 
further considered for possible publication in a Special 
Issue of the MDPI Agriculture journal and Wiley Internet Technology Letters.

Topics of interest include any aspects that are related, connected and/or  could be of benefits to smart agriculture. This includes and is not limited to:

	•	Communication and Networking
	•	Internet of Things
	•	Data processing for smart agriculture
	•	Long range IoT (LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT)
	•	Satellite Communication
	•	Time Synchronization
	•	Self-Configuration
	•	Service Discovery
	•	Sensor Networks
	•	Quality-of-Service
	•	Protocol optimization
	•	Prototype systems and real-world deployment experiences
	•	Secure Services and Protocols
	•	Energy Efficiency
	•	Standards and norms
	•	Security and privacy
	•	Machine learning and Big Data
	•	Application for smart agriculture
	•	Autonomous systems
	•	Image processing
	•	Testbeds and platforms
	•	Robotics and energy efficient devices
	•	Renewable-energy based devices
	•	Low-cost solutions for wide-area exploitations and developing countries
	•	Smart agriculture and urban farming
	•	Smart irrigation
	•	Application to small-size and large-size exploitations
	•	Application of ancestral farming to smart agriculture
	•	Waste management for agriculture 2.0
	•	Census of regional ancestral farming

Position papers are also welcome and should be clearly marked as such.

Important dates

Paper submission: April 25, 2021
Notification of acceptance: May 21, 2021 
Final manuscripts due: June 4, 2021
Conference: June 21-22, 2021


Submissions must not be published or submitted to a journal and/or conference / workshop with proceedings. All submissions should be anonymous (i.e., no  authornames/affiliations and obvious citations). Submissions are to  be  made  to  the
submission web site:


Only pdf files are accepted. Submissions not meeting the above guidelines  will be rejected without other consideration. Authors of accepted papers must present their papers. At  least  one  author  of each accepted paper is required to register and present the paper. 

Best paper award

All papers are eligible for the best paper award sponsored by MDPI and the ADDA Association. The award will be announced at the conference.