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CIGR Newsletter No. 101 has been released.

(6th June 2014  NEW)

CIGR Newsletters can be found online at Resources->Newsletters

Greetings from the CIGR Secretariat for 2014-2017!

(appended on 15th February, 2014)

The CIGR Secretariat for 2014-2017 assumes its tenure on January 1, 2014. It is headed by Dr. Mikio Umeda, Professor at the Kyoto University, as the CIGR Secretary General.
The CIGR Secretariat is hoping for a kind and constructive cooperation from the officers and members of the Commission for the success of their future undertakings especially the efficient and effective dissemination of agricultural and biosystems engineering technologies and innovations as well as more advanced knowledge on agricultural and biosystems engineering around the globe.

The names of the members of the CIGR Secretariat are posted in the photos below. You can reach them through the following contact information:



New CIGR General Secretariat

E-mail: cigr-gs2014@elam.kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp


Secretary General: Prof. Dr. Mikio Umeda

E-mail: cigr-gs2014@elam.Kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Head Office: 100-73 Kitanokuchi Mozumecho Mukoshi, Kyoto 617-0001, Japan
Phone No: +81-90-9888-4050;
Fax No: +81-75-922-3683
Branch Office: c/o Lab. Field Robotics, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Oiwake cho Kitasirakawa Sakyoku Kyoto 606-8502, Japan

 

Farewell from CIGR General Secretariat 2010-2013

    (appended on 24/Dec/2013 NEW)

 

CIGR General Secretariat 2010-2013 at Hokkaido University, Japan finishes its Secretariat tenure on 31 December, 2013.
Thank you for all the cooperation and support you have given us thus far. We do wish worldwide recognition of agricultural & biosystems engineering profession and CIGR’s prosperous future.

 

Happy holidays and see you again somewhere sometime!

 

 

CIGR General Secretariat 2014-2017

    (appended on 24/Dec/2013 NEW)

CIGR General Secretariat will be handed over to Kyoto University, Japan on 1 January, 2014.

New General Secretariat:

Email: cigr-gs2014@elam.kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Lab. Field Robotics, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
TEL/FAX: +81-75-753-6167

Secretary General: Prof. Dr. Mikio Umeda

Email: cigr-gs2014@elam.kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp
TEL/FAX: +81-75-922-3683

 

Tentative Schedule of 2014 CIGR Business Meetings


(during the 18th CIGR World Congress 2014, China National Convention Center (CNCC), Beijing, China)
    (appended on 13/Dec/2013 NEW)

15 September (Mon), 2014
    9:00-13:30 CIGR Presidium meeting
    14:00-17:00 CIGR Executive Board meeting

 

16 September (Tue), 2014
    10:00-12:00 CIGR Working Group meetings *
    14:00-16:00 CIGR Section Board I - VII meetings *
    16:30-19:30 CIGR Technical Board meeting

 

*Depending on request:

 

17 September (Wed), 2014
    17:00-17:50 CIGR Award ceremony
    18:00-19:30 CIGR General Assembly

 

Election announcement
– Call for nomination for CIGR’s next Incoming President

    (modified on 13/Dec/2013 NEW)

As the Secretary General of CIGR, I would like to notify that, in 2014, CIGR is going to hold election for the next Incoming President. His/her presidential term will be 2015-2020 (Incoming President 2015-2016, President 2017-2018, Past President 2019-2020).

I am pleased to invite nominations for candidates for the next Incoming President.

CIGR has set up the Search Committee for this election. Nominations should be made by member societies of CIGR and sent by e-mail to the Search Committee ( stouttamu@yahoo.com ) not later than 31 January, 2014. Application form can be downloaded here.

Members of Search Committee
                for CIGR presidential election 2014
    Prof. Da-Wen Sun (Chair)
    Prof. Bill Stout
    Prof. Axel Munack


Criteria for Candidates

Click here for criteria for candidates.


Election Process Calendar

January, 2014 Proposal of potential candidates by CIGR member societies to the Search Committee
February, 2014 Proposal of potential candidates by the Search Committee to the Presidium
March, 2014 Selection of one final candidate by the Presidium
May, 2014 Implementation of election
September, 2014 Authorization by the General Assembly


Toshinori Kimura
CIGR Secretary General 2010-2013

 

Call for Candidate Site
for the 5th CIGR International Conference in 2020

    (modified on 27/Nov/2013)

 

The CIGR International Conference, which is the biggest event next to CIGR World Congress among the CIGR activities, is held every four years to convene agricultural and biosystems engineers and associated professionals from all parts of the world.

CIGR Presidium is calling for letters of interest by the parties interested in hosting the 5th CIGR International Conference in 2020.

National or Regional Member of CIGR which fulfills the responsibilities of CIGR (payment of the membership dues, for example) can propose to host this significant event by presenting the hosting city. The last Conference was held in July, 2012 at Valencia, Spain and the next Conference will be held on 26-29 June 2016 at Aarhus, Denmark.

Please direct the proposal or inquiry to the General Secretariat of CIGR cigr-gs2014@elam.kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp.


Calendar

June, 2014 Deadline for proposal of a host city
July, 2014 Applications to be surveyed by CIGR Presidium
August, 2014 Selection of one final candidate city by CIGR Presidium
(If necessary, CIGR will hold a meeting for all the candidate representatives to make presentation before CIGR Presidium.)
September, 2014 Authorization by the General Assembly

 

 

CIGR Call for CIGR Award Candidates 2014

    (appended on 28/Jun/2013)

Every two years CIGR awards the persons who have made valuable contributions to the development of CIGR. The next recognitions will be given at the next CIGR World Congress to be held in Beijing, China 16-19 September, 2014.

In accordance with the bylaws 'CIGR Awards and Prizes' of 2012, the CIGR awards fall within the following categories:

 

Awards:

    1. CIGR Merit Award: The award is given to persons who have contributed in various positions to the successful work of CIGR. Candidates are presented by the Technical Section Boards and the CIGR Award and Prize Committee.
    2. CIGR Honor Award: It is an Award established and managed by CIGR for CIGR ex-officers who made remarkable achievements during their mandate. The following titles as a special certificate may be grante   

          Honorary President
          Honorary Vice President
          Honorary Member

      Candidates are presented by the CIGR Presidium.
    3. CIGR Fellow Award: The title CIGR Fellow is assigned to individuals, who have contributed and who continue to contribute to the world wide activity of CIGR. A candidate must have been active for at least ten years and played a key role for CIGR, and candidates are presented by the Technical Section Boards.
    4. CIGR Recognition (Presidential Citation): The award is donated to persons recognizing their outstanding contribution to the success of CIGR over years. It can be granted as:

          Certificate of Contribution
          Certificate of Achievements
          Certificate of Presentation

      The persons or organizations must have made major contributions to the organization of CIGR World Congresses or International Conferences. Candidates are presented by the Congress or Conference organizers or other suitable persons.
    5. CIGR National/Regional Awards: The national/regional association decides and proposes this to the CIGR Award and Prize Committee.

Prizes:

    1. CIGR Armand Blanc Prize: It is granted to young authors (under 30 years) for presentation of outstanding papers. The candidates are selected by the Congress/Conference organizing committee in consultation with the CIGR Award and Prize Committee or its Chairperson.
    2. CIGR Journal Prize: The prize is given to authors who have published excellent papers in the Agricultural Engineering International: The CIGR Journal of Scientific Research and Development. The candidates are selected by the CIGR Journal editor in cooperation with the seven CIGR Section editors in consultation with the CIGR Award and Prize or its Chairperson.

By this announcement we encourage you to send us your proposals for recipients before 31 December, 2013.

The application form for nominees can be obtained from the chairman of A&P Committee, Prof. Tadeusz Juliszewski.

Email: Tadeusz.Juliszewski@ur.krakow.pl

 

CIGR Backs Up International Events!

    (modified on 24/Sep/2013)

CIGR backs up international events (congresses, conferences, symposiums, etc) in the following three ways.

 

1. CIGR Sponsored Events

    • CIGR takes the CIGR Sponsored Events very important. CIGR would back up the CIGR Sponsored Events in more various ways than other two events noted bellow, like by sending the delegate (CIGR Presidium, for example) to the event or scheduling the CIGR business meetings during the event, if applicable.
    • The organizer and CIGR have to make an agreement regarding several important matters such as payment of levies and etc beforehand. After the event, the organizer will pay the levies to CIGR based on the agreement.
    • The CIGR Sponsored Events have to be allowed by CIGR Executive Board meeting, beforehand. The organizer is advised to send the request for the CIGR Sponsored Event to CIGR not later than 1 year before.
    • CIGR will allow the organizer to use CIGR's name and Logo as a sponsor.
    • CIGR will introduce the event in the event calendar of CIGR website as well as in CIGR Newsletter.
    • After the event, the organizer has to send the report to CIGR Secretary General. This report will be presented in CIGR Newsletter.

2. CIGR Supported Events

    • CIGR will allow the organizer to use CIGR's name and Logo as a supporter.
    • CIGR will introduce the event in the event calendar of CIGR website as well as in CIGR Newsletter if requested.
    • After the event, the organizer has to send the report to CIGR Secretary General. This report will be presented in CIGR Newsletter.

3. Other Events

    • CIGR will introduce the event in the event calendar of CIGR website.
    • Please send CIGR Secretary General an e-mail to inform the event and request for introduction in CIGR website.

How to get your event sponsored/supported by CIGR

    • The event can be sponsored/supported by CIGR, when a CIGR national (or regional) member or CIGR Section (or Working Group) hosts or co-organizes the event.
    • Please send CIGR Secretary General an e-mail of request for the sponsorship/support beforehand.
    • After gaining the approval from CIGR Presidium, CIGR Secretary General will notify the applicant of the approval.
3rd CIGR International Conference of Agricultural Engineering:
"CIGR-AgEng2012"

    (appended on 22/Oct/2012)

Thank you to everyone who contributed to and participated in CIGR-AgEng2012.

CIGR-AgEng2012 was held in Valencia, Spain 7-12 July, 2012. The conference brought together over 1000 participants from around the world.


Welcome Reception

 

Handover of 'Silver Box,' the symbol of CIGR Presidency
(during CIGR-AgEng2012)

    (appended on 22/Oct/2012)

 

Prof. Fedro Zazueta (term of President: 2011-2012) handed over the Silver Box to Prof. Da-Wen Sun (term of President: 2013-2014).


Handover Ceremony

CIGR Business Meetings in 2012
(during CIGR-AgEng2012)

    (appended on 22/Oct/2012)

Following CIGR business meetings were held during CIGR-AgEng2012.

    • The meeting of CIGR Presidium
    • The meeting of CIGR 67th Executive Board
    • The meeting of the CIGR 52nd General Assembly
    • The meeting of CIGR Technical Board
    • The meetings of CIGR Section Board I – VII
    • The meetings of CIGR Working Groups
    • The meeting of CIGR Journal

Pictures of business meetings

 

CIGR Awards and Prizes for 2012
(during CIGR-AgEng2012) 

    (appended on 22/Oct/2012)

 

CIGR President Prof. Fedro Zazueta presented the CIGR Awards and Prizes for 2012 on the occasion of CIGR & EurAgEng Award Ceremony.


Award Ceremony

 

 

CIGR Merit Award

    • Prof. Cengiz R. Akdeniz
    • Prof. Lanfang Zhang
    • Prof. José Tarjuelo Martín-Benito
    • Dr. Claus Grøn Sørensen

CIGR Fellow

    • Prof. Hermann Auernhammer

CIGR Recognition

    • Dr. Paolo Menesatti
    • Dr. Amauri Rosenthal
    • Prof. Alain LeBail
    • Dr. Florentino Juste
    • Prof. Taichi Maki
    • Dr. Yutaka Kaizu

CIGR Journal Prize

 

“Influence of environmental factors and the addition of wood shavings on ammonia and odour emissions from fresh livestock manure”

    • Dr. Ngwa Martin Ngwabie
    • Dr. KnutHakan Jeppsson
    • Prof. Gosta Gustafsson
    • Prof. Sven Nimmermark

“Effect of temperature, relative humidity and moisture content on germination percentage of wheat stored in different storage structures”

    • Mr. Abhiman Arjun Sawant
    • Mr. Sujit Chandrakant Patil
    • Mr. Sandit Babal Kalse
    • Dr. Nayansingh Jatansingh Thakor

CIGR Armand Blanc Prize

“Comparative study of architectures for proximal sensing in vines”

    • Ms. Verónica Sáiz-Rubio

“Non-destructive texture analysis of farmed salmon using hyperspectral imaging technique”

    • Dr. Di Wu

CIGR Honorary President

    • Prof. Søren Pedersen
The CIGR Handbook is now free and available for download!

    (appended on 30/Jun/2011)

 

Six volumes of Handbook are available for download.




Announcement (Past)

 


CIGR Congresses & Conferences


 


The XVIII CIGR World Congress 2014, Beijing, China
16-19 September 2014
    (modified on 22/Oct/2012)

 

4th CIGR International Conference of Agricultural Engineering (CIGR-AgEng2016), Aarhus, Denmark
26-29 June 2016

 

The XIX CIGR World Congress 2018, Antalya, Turkey
22-26 April 2018
    (appended on 22/Jan/2013 NEW)

 

* For other events, please visit 'NEWS AND EVENTS'.

 

Literature


 

 

CIGR Journal of Scientific Research and Development

 

CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering

 

CIGR Proceedings 2009
(appended on 22/Oct/2012)

 

CIGR Proceedings 2010
(modified on 8/Jul/2013)
    Abstracts can be downloaded from here.
    Full papers are available here.

 

CIGR Proceedings 2012
(appended on 8/Jul/2013 NEW)

 

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