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ECPA 2017 – The 11th European Conference on Precision Agriculture

Dates: 16-20 July 2017
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
It is 20 years since the first ECPA conference and the UK organisers are pleased to welcome the return of the conference to the UK and to Edinburgh. The conference will continue with a successful format of previous conferences building in strong industry sessions and participation. The theme of ‘Innovating through Research’ will enable all involved in Precision Agriculture to participate. Oral and poster presentations will be welcomed from authors on any precision agriculture topic though particularly welcome in the list of topics shown in the Programme section. All prospective authors and presenters should view the ‘Key Dates’ section to ensure they can meet the deadlines.
Registration is for ECPA 2017 is not yet open, but anyone can record their interest and receive regular updates by pre-registering. To do so, simply click the “Pre-register” button above (in the “Registration” section) and create an account on our events platform. Creating an account only takes a couple of minutes and is especially quick if you sign-up using your Linked In account. If you have any queries, please email: info@ecpa2017.com
Edinburgh - host city for ECPA 2017
Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city with unique history and architecture. It’s a major UK centre of agricultural and land-based research where there are leading centres for precision agriculture and sensor-based technology with strong industry links.
On ECPA’s 20th anniversary, Edinburgh will host the first return to the UK since the first Conference and provides a new and exciting venue for ECPA. In addition to a strong academic programme, the conference will feature strong links to industry with practical input through commercial participants and the UK’s new Centres of Excellence in Innovation. Edinburgh is a great city for a visit and the Social and Accompanying Persons Programmes will enable delegates to get a real taste of what Edinburgh can offer – some great city centre venues, some great food and drink experiences, vibrant culture and a wealth of history.

The Venue for ECPA 2017
The conference will be based at the University of Edinburgh’s John McIntyre Conference Centre, within the Pollock Halls Centre. Delegates are encouraged to take up one of the comfortable en-suite rooms reserved for ECPA at Pollock Halls, where the self-contained John McIntyre Conference Centre will be a couple of minutes walk away. The venue provides high quality breakfast (included in accommodation packages) and lunches (included in the conference registration packages). Alternative accommodation, both for budget and those requiring 5 star accommodation (4 star accommodation is also available on-site) can use the ConventionEdinburgh service.
Social and Accompanying Persons Programmes
Edinburgh is a fantastic city for shopping, site seeing and night-life. Scotland’s food and drink is internationally renowned and the programmes will feature great opportunities. Delegates will need to register for different elements of the programme.
Key Dates
  • All abstracts must be received by 12pm Wednesday 12th October 2016.
  • Authors will be advised whether accepted for oral, suggested for poster presentations or rejected, by Monday 24th October 2016.
  • Full papers (8 pages) will then be required by Friday 9th December 2016. 
  • February 2017 – return of reviewed papers and confirmation of acceptance.
  • A final deadline for submission of finalised papers will be set with the proceedings editor and will be notified shortly.
  • Poster abstracts must be received by Monday 1st May 2017 to be accepted.
  • Editorial work to ensure they can be submitted to the book of abstracts must be completed by Monday 29th May 2017.
  • Registrations will open shortly.
  • Closing dates for early bird registrations, for final registrations, will be confirmed later.