Digital Farming

Chair of Digital Farming


Research Focus

  • Software and systems engineering in the field of digital farming
  • Requirements engineering of the different actors in the agricultural ecosystem
  • Improvement of interoperability and networking between actors and systems
  • Improvement of the acceptance of digital farming solutions (e.g. FMIS, decision support systems, agricultural machinery)
  • Data management for innovative solutions in the food chain

Our chair cooperates with the Friends of Digital Farming e.V., in which renowned companies along the value chain, such as BASF, John Deere, Hochwald, Aldi Süd, but also agricultural practitioners, such as the Hofgut Neumühle Teaching and Research Institute, are represented. Furthermore, the chair is active in the national AI lighthouse project Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft mittels KI (Sustainable Agriculture Using AI) and collaborates closely with the Smart Farming program of Fraunhofer IESE in Kaiserslautern.

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The secretariat is currently not occupied. Please contact the staff of the department directly.

News

2023

  • 21.06.2023 - Invitation Workshop for Students: Agile Software Development
    • The company andrena invites to a workshop for students on "Agile Software Development" from 28.08-01.09.2023. Further information can be found here.
  • 21.06.2023 - Invitation Workshop: Agile Software Development for Scientists 
    • The company andrena invites  to a workshop on the topic "Agile Software Development for Scientists" on 28.06.2023. Further information can be found here.
  • 08.05.2023 - Presentation Zentralausschuss Digitalisierung des Industrieverband Agrar e.V. (IVA)
    • Jörg Dörr, „Interoperabilitätsinitiativen in der Landwirtschaft“, Zentralausschuss Digitalisierung des Industrieverband Agrar e.V. (IVA), 8.5.2023
  • 27.03.2023 - Presentation Gaia-X Agar Hub
    • Jörg Dörr, „Gaia-X in der Welt der Datenraumtechnologien – Eine Einordnung“, virtuelles Treffen, Gaia-X Agrar Hub Deutschland, 27.3.2023
  • 26.03.2023 - Keynote Smart Calf Rearing Conference
    • Jörg Dörr, “Digital Farming in the era of digital ecosystems”, Keynote Smart Calf Rearing Conference, Kaiserslautern, 26.3.2023
  • 09.02.2023 - New research assistant
    • From mid-February  Vishal Sharbidar  will support us as a research assistant at the Digital Farming Chair.
  • 08.02.2023 - Two publications at GIL-Jahrestagung 2023
    • S. Bosse et al., "Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft mittels Künstlicher Intelligenz - Ein plattformbasierter Ansatz für Forschung und Industrie", in 43. GIL-Jahrestagung, Resiliente Agri-Food-Systeme: Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze, 2023.
    • F. Phillips, M. Favier & J. Dörr, "FarmBot-based-ISOBUS demonstrator for research and teaching", in 43. GIL-Jahrestagung, Resiliente Agri-Food-Systeme: Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze, 2023.
  • 08.02.2023 - Publication in Informatik Spektrum
  • 08.02.2023 - Presentation on „Improving interoperability in the agricultural domain: the gaia-x initiative (…and more)“
    • Jörg Dörr, Presentation on „Improving interoperability in the agricultural domain: the gaia-x initiative (…and more)“ at event “Space Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture - Where space data, connectivity and new technologies connect with the agri-food sector” (Space Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture  | ESA Business Applications). 25.1.2023, Stream available here (timestamp: 4:02:27)
  • 01.02.2023 - Presentations at the GIL Conference 2023
    • The chair will give two paper and one project presentation at the GIL conference from 13.02.2023 to 14.02.2023 at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. Further information about the GIL conference can be found here (German).
  • 13.01.2023 - Invitation to the online event: Efficient fertilisation through digitalisation (German)
    • On 27.02.2023 at 19:00, the Digital Farming Chair is organising an online event on the topic of efficient fertilisation through digitalisation. The registration deadline for the online event is 22.02.2023. You can find the invitation to the online event here (German). You can register here.
  • 02.01.2023 - New research project - Offene Digitalisierungsallianz Pfalz II (ODPfalz)
    • Since January 2023, the chair has been participating in the project Offene Digitalisierungsallianz Pfalz II (ODPfalz) with a work package. Here you can find more information about the project.

Our Research

Research focus: Digitization in agriculture

In agriculture, there is a strong heterogeneity between the individual actors and the systems used. This ensures that a lack of interoperability makes it difficult to network systems. Digital farming solutions (e.g., farm management systems, decision support systems, agricultural machinery) also tend to face poor user acceptance due to a lack of transparency ... more

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