World Conference on Smart Trends in Systems, Security and Sustainability (WS4 2020) took place in London, UK during 27th — 28th July 2020. This world conference provides the participants with opportunities to discuss and explore areas related to the Theory, Development, Applications, Experiences and Evaluation of Interaction Sciences with fellow students, researchers and practitioners. The conference is devoted to increasing the people’s understanding of the role of technology issues, how engineering has taken an evolvement to prepare human friendly technology day by day. The conference provides a platform for promoting significant research and literature across the field of Security, Systems and Sustainability and providing an overview of technologies waiting to be unveiled.
The conference attracted a large number of high-quality submissions and stimulated cutting-edge research discussions among many academic pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, students from all around the world and provided a forum for researchers to propose new technologies, share their experiences and discuss future solutions for design infrastructure. The conference focused on innovative issues at the international level by bringing together experts from different countries.
THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM
The conference was held through the digital platform ZOOM. The conference program included a panel and four invited talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers, namely: Xin-She Yang (DPhil Professor, Middlesex University London), Kai Rannenberg (PhD, Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security at Goethe University, Germany), Dr. Aynur Unal (PhD, Stanford University, United States of America), João Manuel R. S. Tavares (PhD, Professor, University of Porto, Portugal).
The conference was attended by participants from many countries — Denmark, Norway, Russia, Poland, UK, USA, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania, Canada, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Brazil, Qatar, Chile, Turkey, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, Australia.
The Conference covered a wide range of topics in the following general fields:
SMART IT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY
SMART MANAGEMENT PROSPECTIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY
SMART SECURE SYSTEMS FOR NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES
SMART TRENDS FOR COMPUTATIONAL GRAPHICS AND IMAGE MODELING
Our colleague and graduate student Aleksey Tabachinskiy took part in the Technical Session 4C. The title of his paper was «Developing a smart cyber-physical system based on digital twins of plants».
The paper proposed a multi-agent approach to development of “digital twins” of plants, which can reflect phases of plant development and allow for more accurate forecasting of harvest and planning of agrotechnical measures. It also showed the possibility to formalize domain knowledge on new agro technologies for plant growing and automate decision-making processes when introducing precision farming technologies. A formalized model of digital twins of plants was proposed in the form of a multi-agent state machine, acting on the basis of a knowledge graph of transitions between phases of plant development. Each stage (state) has its own software agent, which helps respond to unforeseen events and recalculate predicted harvest and risks of problem situations. Recommendations developed by the digital twin are to be further sent to smart cyber-physical precision farming management system for adaptive rescheduling of resources and differentiated use of fertilizers and crop protection tools.
The developed approach is becoming more and more valuable in conditions of growing uncertainty because of global climate changes, destroying agronomist domain knowledge collected over centuries.