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Innovative Approaches and Applications for Sustainable Rural Development

8th International Conference, HAICTA 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece, September 21-24, 2017, Selected Papers

  • Alexandros Theodoridis
  • Athanasios Ragkos
  • Michail Salampasis
  • Modern Topics - This volume addresses subjects of great importance for rural development highlighting the vital role of ICTs for a sustainable and resilient agricultural sector.

  • Quality - The best papers presented in the HAICTA 2017 Conference has been selected for publication in this volume, based on their evaluation score during a double blind peer review process.

  • Innovations - Applications of ICTs which can be potentially introduced as innovations to similar production systems.

Conference proceedings HAICTA 2017

Part of the Springer Earth System Sciences book series (SPRINGEREARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Contemporary Views of Rural Development, Sustainability and Cooperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Athanasios Ragkos, Georgia Koutouzidou, Stavriani Koutsou, Dimitrios Roustemis
      Pages 3-21
    3. Bojan Srdjevic, Zorica Srdjevic, Yvonilde Dantas Pinto Medeiros
      Pages 59-84
    4. Andrea Pisanelli, Claudia Consalvo, Giuseppe Russo, Marco Ciolfi, Endro Martini, Marco Lauteri et al.
      Pages 85-99
  3. Novel Technologies and Innovative Farming Systems to Support Rural Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Konstantinos Papageorgiou, Evanthia Petridou, Georgios Filioussis, Alexandros Theodoridis, Ioannis Grivas, Odysseas Moschidis et al.
      Pages 103-117
    3. Ian Rose, Daniel Martin-Collado, Stefano Orsini, Rafaelle Zanoli, David Yañez-Ruiz, Konstantinos Zaralis et al.
      Pages 119-130
    4. Eleni G. Symeonaki, Konstantinos G. Arvanitis, Dimitrios D. Piromalis
      Pages 147-167
    5. Jan Masner, Jan Jarolímek, Michal Stočes, Pavel Šimek, Jiří Vaněk, Vladimír Očenášek
      Pages 169-184
  4. ICT Applications in Agribusiness and New Business Models in the Agri-food Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Stratos Kartsonakis, Evangelos Grigoroudis, Michalis Neofytou
      Pages 187-204
    3. Rosa Misso, Monica Varlese, Gian Paolo Cesaretti
      Pages 221-233
    4. Vladimír Očenášek, Jiří Vaněk, Pavel Šimek, Michal Stočes, Jan Jarolímek, Jan Masner
      Pages 257-270
    5. Gianluigi De Pascale, Piermichele La Sala, Nicola Faccilongo, Claudio Zaza
      Pages 271-285

Other volumes

  1. Innovative Approaches and Applications for Sustainable Rural Development
    8th International Conference, HAICTA 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece, September 21-24, 2017, Selected Papers
  2. 8th International Conference, HAICTA 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece, September 21–24, 2017, Revised Selected Papers

About these proceedings


This book presents proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment (HAICTA 2017) which examine sustainable rural development in the context of environmental, economic, and the socio-cultural dimension. This book raises awareness of the importance of sustainable management in agriculture using examples of actual industry cases, sustainable management practices, new forms of rural cooperation and entrepreneurship.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Alexandros Theodoridis
    • 1
  • Athanasios Ragkos
    • 2
  • Michail Salampasis
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Animal Production Economics, School of Veterinary MedicineAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Agricultural Economics Research InstituteHAO DemeterAthensGreece
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsTEI of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

About the editors

Prof. Alexandros Theodoridis is Assistant Professor in Animal Production Economics and Applied Statistics, at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His main research interests include agricultural economics, agricultural policy, animal production economics, statistical analyses and evaluation of experimental data and design of farm management surveys. Dr. Theodoridis has participated in several scientific projects funded by Greek governmental bodies, European Union and private companies and organizations and he has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journal and conferences in various fields of Agricultural Economics and Applied Statistics.

Dr. Ragkos Athanasios is an Agricultural Economist currently employed as a Researcher at the Agricultural Economics Research Institute of the Greek Agricultural Organization “Demeter”.He has taught several courses in Greek Universities and Technological Institutions. He has participated in 22 research projects (one of which as Coordinator) and has published more than 55 papers in peer-reviewed journals and Conference Proceedings. His research fields include the economics of agriculturaland animal production, environmental economics, the multifunctional character of agriculture and extensive farming systems, project appraisal and sustainable rural development. He is experienced in designing interdisciplinary approaches regarding the above-mentioned research fields by maintaining close collaboration with scientists of relevant fields.

Prof. Michail Salampasis is professor of Internet Technologies at the department of Informatics at the TEI of Thessaloniki.  He was also a Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology. His main research interests are in applied and interdisciplinary studies in information science, information seeking in large professional search systems, patent search, distributed information retrieval and search systems evaluation. He is author or co-author of over 80 publications in refereed journals and international conferences.  

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