International Joint Workshop on DX Research and Education to Realize Sustainable Food Production (ONLINE)


The environment surrounding agriculture is changing daily with abnormal weather conditions due to climate change, the outbreak of conflicts among nations, the increase in the world population, and the growing interest in the SDGs. Various efforts to realize sustainable agricultural production have begun in response to these circumstances. In particular, smart agriculture is currently being vigorously researched around the world as a concept and technology essential for the sustainable development of agriculture. As a result, there has been progressed to improve and optimize cultivation and management techniques that utilize information on the field environment and plant growth. However, no matter how excellent technology is developed, it is meaningless unless properly and fully used in plant cultivation management.
For example, the spread of information and communication technology (ICT) has made it possible to efficiently and automatically collect large amounts of agricultural information. On the other hand, without the knowledge and technology to effectively use the vast amount of data collected in the field, it will be impossible to utilize this information for cultivation management. Therefore, it is essential to accelerate the digital transformation (DX) of agricultural production and develop human resources which can effectively utilize the collected information in the farm field.
In this workshop, we will introduce case studies of DX education and research in the field of agriculture in various countries and discuss visions for agricultural DX human resource development.


Date & Time: March 13 (Mon.) 10:00 – 17:00


Registration fee: Free (everyone is welcome)

Registration is required to get the URL for online workshop!



Organized by

Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University


Sponsored by

Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery and Food Engineers (JSAM)
Kyushu Society of Agricultural Machinery and Food Engineers

Supported by

Korean Society for Agricultural Machinery (KSAM)
Chinese Institute of Agricultural Machinery (CIAM)
ASEAN Consortium on Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ACABE)
Information Technology Subcommittee, Japanese Society of Agricultural Informatics (JSAI)



Opening Ceremony (10:00 - 10:20)
10:00 Opening Address
Dean Prof. Miki NAKAO, Kyushu University
10:05 Address
Prof. Emeritus KU Eiji INOUE, President of JSAM
Keynote Speech I (10:20 - 11:50)
10:20 Fields management depending on multi and hyperspectral Images taken by UAV
Professor Chanseok RYU (Gyeongsang National University)
10:50 Smart Flowering Promotion and Growth Potential Judgment of Pineapple
Professor Huang-Yu HUNG (National Chiayi University)
11:20 Status of Digital Transformation in Agricultural Engineering Research in Indonesia
Professor Desrial (Bogor Agricultural University)
Lunch Break (11:50 - 13:00)
Keynote Speech II  (13:00 - 14:30)
13:00 Current Status and Perspectives of Korean Autonomous Tractor Developments
Professor Hak-Jin KIM (Seoul National University)
13:30 Smart and Precision Cultivation Systems in Greenhouses
Professor Emeritus Suming CHEN (National Taiwan University)
14:00 Digital Transformation for Sustainable Asian Small Scale Intensive Agriculture
Proffesor Naoshi KONDO (Kyoto University)
Invited Speech  (15:00 - 16:40)
15:00 Future-Proof of Agricultural Engineering and Technology Graduates through Digital Transformation
Dr. Muhammad Hazwan Hamzah (Universiti Putra Malaysia/ Malaysian Society of Agricultural and Food Engineers-MSAE)
15:20 Implementation of artificial intelligence in pre- and post-harvest agriculture to realize sustainable food production
Professor. Yusuf Hendrawan (Universitas Brawijaya/ Indonesian Society of Agricultural Engineering-ISAE)
15:40 Precision Agriculture Platform for Agro-Industry Sustainability: A Field Practice Solution
Associated Professor Khwantri Saengprachatanarug (Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University/ Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering-TSAE)
16:00 A Trial of DX-oriented Research and Education in Kyushu University
Professor Takashi OKAYASU (Kyushu University)
Closing Ceremony  (16:30 - 16:40)
16:30 Closing Address
Vice-dean Professor Takuya KITAOKA (Kyushu University)

This workshop is supported by “Project to develop highly specialized human resources to drive industry DX by combining digital and specialized fields (MEXT)”.