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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Radio frequency identification (RFID) as a catalyst for improvements in food supply chain operations


The objective of effective supply chain management is the coordination of information, materials and financial flows between organisations. The recent trends of globalisation, consumer pressure for responsiveness and reliability, and intense competition in the global trading community have made effective supply chain management a very challenging issue. New information technologies are promising for optimising supply chain operations and solving many related issues. Indeed, supply chain management information systems have greatly benefited companies that use them, minimising information processing costs and raising great potentials like information sharing and fast communication that were not feasible before. RFID is an emerging technology that can further contribute to supply chain optimisation. RFID enables accurate real time product location information provision in high volumes and at very low (or even zero) labour costs. This chapter looks closely into the technology of RFID and the way it is employed in supply chain management and, particularly, in the food supply chain by describing two applications. The first describes the requirements' analysis, development and pilot implementation of a RFID-enabled traceability system for a company that deals with frozen food. The second describes a distributed, service-oriented architecture that supports RFID-integrated decision_support and collaboration practices in a networked business environment. In the context of retail industry, a RFID-integrated 'dynamic pricing' service is described regarding its functionality and implementation. Several considerations from the cases are presented which could provide valuable feedback to other organisations interested in moving to a RFID-based scheme.

  • GR
  • Athens_Univ_Econ_&_Business (GR)
Data keywords
  • information system
  • information technology
Agriculture keywords
  • supply chain
Data topic
  • sensors
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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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