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Scientific Committee


Sjaak Wolfert – LEI Wageningen UR, the Netherlands

Tomás Robles - Technical University of Madrid, Spain


Jack Verhoosel - TNO, the Netherlands

Jean-Pierre Chanet - IRSTEA, France


Gil Gonçalves - INOVA+, Portugal

Bruno Prepin - Agro EDI Europe, France

Sjaak Wolfert


Sjaak Wolfert studied Plant Science with a specialization in Crop Ecophysiology at Wageningen University. From the same university he received a Ph.D. degree in 2002 on his dissertation ‘Sustainable agriculture: how to make it work?’

Since 2001, he is working as a senior scientific researcher at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), part from Wageningen University and Research Centre in The Netherlands. His main research areas are systems analysis, information management & ICT and sustainable development. He is involved as researcher and coordinator in several national, international and EU-funded projects. Currently, he is coordinating the SmartAgriFood and FIspace project within the EU’s Future Internet Public Private Partnership programme.

He was president of the European Federation of ICT in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA); he was also president of its Dutch national member organization (VIAS).

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Tomás Robles

Prof. Tomás Robles, is  associate professor on Telematics Engineering at the E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación of the Technical University of Madrid. His research interest is focused in Advanced Applications and services for Broadband networks, both wired and wireless networks, especially in the development of Services for 3GPP networks based on IMS and convergence with Next Generation Networks. He has a strong involvement in European as well as Spanish research project (C@R, MobiCome, ANWIRE, BASE2, Eu-ro6IX, BRAIN, LONG, MIND, UNIVERSAL, C@R, etc.). Currently is, among other involvement in project, the principal investigator of UPM for  SmartAgriFood (FP7- 285326, a Project of the FI-PPP) and mIO and THOFU (two Spanish projects).

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Jack Verhoosel

Jack Verhoosel is Senior Scientist and Consultant at TNO and is leading the group on Connected Business within TNO. This group focuses on the efficient and effective use of ICT for the cooperation between and coupling of organisations, i.e. interoperability. He specialises in interoperability, architecture and standardisation. Research topics include information modelling and standardisation, with a focus on standardisation processes, semantics and structuring of information and quality of standards and standardisation processes. He applies his knowledge in various industry sectors, among others energy, agriculture and in governmental areas such as central Dutch government, health care and education. He conducts applied research for national standardisation institutes and coordinates and manages applied research projects for customers. Specifically, in the energy and agricultural sector he is involved in European projects like ICT-AGRI, GreenGrowing and Odysseus in which specifications, standards and applications are developed for the information provisioning and exchange in the agri-food logistic chains including greenhouses.

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Jean-Pierre Chanet

Jean-Pierre Chanet, 46 years old, is an electronic engineer from the Polytech Clermont school (1990). He obtained his Master in robotic in 1992 and his PhD in computer science in 2007 from the University Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Fd). He is at the head of the Agro-environmental Information System team of Irstea since 2007. He contributes to several European projects (TWISTER, NetAdded, OTAG, Eranet ICT-Agri). He works on data integration from wireless sensor networks in information systems and information management in agriculture. He is a member of different review comities for conferences and revues on wireless sensor networks and information systems for agriculture and environment. He is the president of the French Association of Computer Science in Agriculture (AFIA).


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Gil Gonçalves
Gil Gonçalves is Chief Scientific Officer at INOVAMAIS – a leading company in innovation studies, research management and technology transfer. He is also a lecturer and researcher at the Engineering School of the University of Porto. His main fields of expertise are in ICTs for sustainable and smart cities,
collaborative ICT frameworks, wireless sensor networks, and system engineering. He is founder of several technology-based start-ups that develop ICT-based solutions for efficient and effective management and work, health care and environmental monitoring.



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