e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Soft Computing Technique of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to Connect Yield Defining Parameters with Yield in Cotton Crop Production in Central Greece as a Basis for a decision_support System for Precision Agriculture Application


This work investigates the yield and yield variability prediction in cotton crop. Cotton crop management is a complex process with interacting parameters like soil, crop and weather factors. The soft computing technique of fuzzy cognitive maps (FCMs) was used for modeling and representing experts' knowledge. FCM, as a fusion of fuzzy logic and cognitive map theories, is capable of dealing with uncertain descriptions like human reasoning. It is a challenging approach for decision making especially in complex environments. The yield management in cotton production is a complex process with sufficient interacting parameters and FCMs are suitable for this kind of problem. The developed FCM model consists of nodes that represent the main factors affecting cotton production linked by directed edges that show the cause-effect relationships between factors and cotton yield. Furthermore, weather factors and conditions were taken into consideration in this approach by categorizing springs as dry-wet and warm-cool. The methodology was evaluated for approximately 360 cases measured over 2001, 2003 and 2006 in a 5 ha cotton field. The results were compared with some benchmarking machine learning algorithms, which were tested for the same data set, with encouraging results. The main advantage of FCM is the simple structure and the easy handling of complex data.

  • GR
  • Univ_Thessaly (GR)
  • Technol_Educ_Inst_Lamias (GR)
Data keywords
  • knowledge
  • knowledge representation
  • machine learning
  • reasoning
Agriculture keywords
  • agriculture
Data topic
  • information systems
  • modeling
  • decision support
  • semantics
  • sensors
Document type

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Institutions 10 co-publis
  • Univ_Thessaly (GR)
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e-ROSA - e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988.
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