CIGR working group established in 2016
Plant Factory and Intelligent Greenhouse (PFIG)


2017 CIGR World Workshop in Matsuyama

Innovative but feasible technologies for plant factory and intelligent greenhouse -Plant Factory Conference 2017-

Organized by Plant factory and intelligent greenhouse (PFIG) working group

Date: 2nd-4th Sept. 2017
Venue: Ehime University Tarumi Campus (Ehime, JAPAN)

[Important Dates]
Submission of abstract: June 9th (Fri), 2017
Notification of Acceptance: July 1st (Sat) 7th (Fri), 2017
Submission of Full Paper:August 25th (Fri) It will be open after August 29th (Tue), 2017.

Click here to download the PDF file of Organized Sessions program
Click here to download the PDF file of General Session program

 Online-submission PROCESS
  1. Please go to Online Registration below, fill out forms and submit them.
  2. Please check that you have received the mail titled ”CIGR-PFIG 2017 Registration Completed. Serial No.xx”.
  3. Please go to Online Abstract Submission below, fill out forms, upload the abstract, and submit them.
  4. Please check that you have received the confirmation mail titled ”CIGR-PFIG 2017 Abstract Submission Completed. Serial No.xx”.
  5. If you could not receive any confirmation mail, please contact

Day 1 (2nd Sept., Saturday)
13:30-17:00: International symposium "ICT on Plant factory and intelligent greenhouse "

Chair: Prof. H. Shimizu (Kyoto University, JP)

Opening remark: Prof. T. Onishi (President of Science Council of Japan, President of Toyohashi University of Technology, JP)

1) Current and future topics on plant factory (Tentative)
Prof. D. He (China Agricultural University, CN) and Prof. E. Goto (Chiba University, JP)

2) How plants sense and respond to environmental cycles
Prof. A. Dodd (University of Bristol, UK) and Assoc. Prof. H. Fukuda (Osaka Prefecture University, JP)

3) Daily plant data for intelligent environmental control in greenhouse
Prof. E.V. Henten (Wageningen UR, NL) and Assoc. Prof. K. Takayama (Ehime University, JP)

4) Advanced management strategies of greenhouse using ICT
Prof. Sun-Ok Chung(Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea) and Prof. N. Noguchi (Hokkaido University, JP)

Closing remark: Prof. S. Shibusawa (Tokyo University of Agricultural and Technology, JP)

18:30-20:30: Banquet (JSABEES & CIGR PFIG WG)

Day 2 (3rd Sept., Sunday)
9:00-14:50: Organized and general session
Click here to download the PDF file of Organized Sessions program
Click here to download the PDF file of General Session program
  Room 1 
 9:00-10:20 OS 1
Precision measurement and modeling of dynamical plant information
(Assoc. Prof. H. Fukuda, Osaka prefectural Univ.)
 10:30-11:50 OS 2
Plant biological information for greenhouse crop production
(Assoc. Prof. K. Takayama, Ehime Univ.)
 13:30-14:50 OS 3
Advanced Agricultural Food/Bio-resource Technology: Formulation of functional food, utilization technology, packaging technology for fresh food
(Assoc. Prof. N. Shimizu, Hokkaido Univ.)
 15:00- General Session

Day 3 (4th Sept., Monday): Excursion

UNDER CONSIDERATION "CIGR workshop special excursion from Ehime to Osaka".

(A course)
9:00 Ehime University Johoku Campus → Berg Earth Co., Demonstration and Training Center for Greenhouse Agricultural Production (in Uwajima city)→ 18:00 Matsuyama Airport → Matsuyama city
(B course)
9:30 Ehime University Johoku CampusISEKI & CO., LTD → 13:00 Matsuyama city

Online registration for 2017 CIGR World Workshop

Online Registration
* If you are the participant of 2017 Annual Meeting of JSABEES (Aug 30th – Sep 4th, Matsuyama), it is NOT necessary to register to attend 2017 CIGR World Workshop.

The registration fee includes abstract submission, admission to all the sessions, and a paper copy of the abstracts.
   Early Bird Registration**
(By July 8th, 2017)
Regular and onsite registration
(After July 9th, 2017)
Registration Banquet Registration Banquet
Participant JSABEES
JPY 7,000 JPY 6,000 JPY 8,000 JPY 7,000
JPY 10,000 JPY 7,000 JPY 11,000 JPY 8,000
JPY 3,000 JPY 3,000 JPY 4,000 JPY 4,000
JPY 4,000 JPY 4,000 JPY 5,000 JPY 5,000
**Only domestic bank account (within Japan) transfer is available.
(Excursion fee)
A course:JPY 5,000 (included lunch)
B course:JPY 3,000

Participants who have domestic bank account in Japan can pay the registration fee through the bank by August 18th(Fri), 2017. Payment information (in Japanese)
Other participants will pay the registration fee on site by cash.
Excursion fee will also be paid on site by cash.

Call for abstract for 2017 CIGR World Workshop

The online abstract submission deadline: June 9th (Fri), 2017.

The Abstract submission deadline is June 9th (Fri), 2017. A person intending to make an oral presentation at the Workshop should submit 1-page Abstract (A4 paper, no more than 250 words long) no later than June 9th (Fri), 2017. The Abstract should include the paper Title and Keywords related to the Workshop topics as listed below and following the template provided. Submitted Abstracts will be reviewed by specialists and accepted as oral presentations. Notification of acceptance or rejection for oral presentations will be given no later than July 1st (Sat) 7th (Fri), 2017.

Abstract Template Download (.docx file)

Online Abstract Submission
*You have to complete online-registration of CIGR World Workshop first, before starting an abstract submission, except when you have already registered to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting of JSABEES (Aug 30th – Sep 4th, Matsuyama).
*All abstract submissions must be received in PDF format (Example Download).

Abstracts may be submitted in any of the following areas in plant factory and intelligent greenhouse:
1. Environmental control based on plant diagnosis
2. Improving the energy and water use efficiencies
3. Environmental impacts
4. Mechanization and automation maintaining well-balanced relations with human labor.
5. Models for prediction of plant growth and yield and for labor control
6. R&D for unprecedented agricultural production
7. Availability of artificial intelligence and bioinformatics symbolized by omics
8. Human resource development and training for managers and labors
9. Establishment of the younger generation initiated researches and communications

Call for paper for 2017 CIGR World Workshop

Once an abstract is accepted, the author is encouraged to prepare a full paper which will be published as review/original paper in Environmental Control in Biology or CIGR journal. It is mandatory to follow the author instruction of each journal before submitting the paper. Online submission form of special issue paper for accepted abstracts will be open on July 1st (Sat) 7th (Fri), 2017.

Full paper submission will be open after August 29th (Tue), 2017
Author instruction (ECB)
Author instruction (CIGR Journal)