International Conference on
Innovative and Emerging Technologies for
Farming – Energy and Environment – Water

Vellore Institute of Technology
October 12, 13 & 14

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About Conference

ITsFEW is the first international conference commemorated as a part of 10th Edition of VIT’s technological knowledge fiesta “graVITas” which is scheduled during 12-14 October 2018. This international conference aims to bring the academicians, industry practitioners and researchers to provide the best solutions using the innovative and emerging technologies of the global demands in agriculture, energy, environment and water. The theme of the conference and graVITas is to provide “Technologies for Non-Technologists”. The latest achievements and breakthrough developments in the aforementioned areas will be disseminated in the conference by plenary sessions and knowledge sharing guest lectures.


  • Developments in farming

    • Big data & Remote Sensing in Smart Farming
    • IoT and Cloud control in Agriculture
    • Value addition, Food Processing and post-harvest technology
    • Sustainable Agriculture – Soil, Crop and Nutrient Management
    • Irrigation Technologies and Precision Farming
    • Technologies and Marketing for Scaling up Organic Farming/Products
    • Low cost Mechanisation for Farming & Allied Activities
    • Crop protection – Surveillance, Diagnosis and Management
    • E-commerce in Agricultural Systems
    • Bioenergy
    • Agri Business Management
    • Techno-commercial Integrated Farming
  • Energy & Environment

    • Smart Grids and Renewable energy
    • Energy Management Systems and Energy Storage technologies
    • DC Micro-grid for Rural electrification and agriculture
    • Smart Homes and Smart City Technologies
    • Sustainable Design , Materials and Manufacturing
    • Total Life cycle Management of Products & Processes
    • Green Infrastructure
    • Sustainable Transport Systems
    • Adaptive management of biodiversity
    • Bioenergy
    • Human and Nature Interrelationships
    • Public Participation in Environment Protection
  • Water Conservation and Management

    • Biological Water Treatment
    • Adsorption and Bio-sorption
    • Zero Water Discharge
    • Innovative Technologies in Industrial Waste water Treatment
    • Recycling and Reuse of Waste water
    • Watershed Management and Sustainability
    • Storm Water Management
    • Micro Irrigation Practices in Agriculture
    • Water Purification for Clean and Safe Drinking Water
    • Membrane Separation Processes
    • Recharging Ground Water Resources


August 10, 2018

Due date for the submission of abstracts

August 11, 2018

Notification of acceptance of abstracts

Sept 2, 2018 Sept 10, 2018

Due date for the Full length paper submission Due date has been extended upto 10 Sep 2018

Sept 16, 2018

Notification of acceptance
(Full paper)

Sept 30, 2018

Due date for the online registration

Oct 12-14, 2018

Conference Dates

Conference Schedule can be downloaded here

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Paper Submission and Registration

Instructions for Paper Submission and Registration:
  1. Visit the paper submission web-portal by clicking the button below.
  2. Sign up on the portal according to the institution you belong to (VITian / Non-VITian).
  3. Login to your account and submit the abstract of your paper for review. You may check the status of your paper in the Paper Status section.
  4. Once your abstract has been accepted, you must pay before the deadline in order to present your paper at the conference.

International Participant National Participant

$ 50

₹ 1500

a) International participants may choose to attend the conference over Skype
b) Participants must follow the specified format for submission of full paper

Registration Fee includes: 
Registration kit, Working lunch, Certificate of participation

Paper Submission & Registration

Guest Speakers

Mr. Nagaraja Prakasam

Farmer - Growing Startups

Dr. Nazmul Ahsan

Associate Professor, New Energy Division,
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST),
The University of Tokyo

Dr. Razi Nalim

Executive Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs,
School of Engineering & Technology,
Purdue University, Indianapolis

Dr. K. Rajan

ARS Principal Scientist (Soil Science),
ICAR - Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation,
Research Centre, Udhagamandalam

Dr. C. Buvaneswaran

Scientist, Silviculture and Forest Management Division,
Institute of Forest Genetics & Tree Breeding,

Mr. Suhas Shivanna

Technologist and Strategist,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Bangalore


The selected papers will be accepted for publication in Springer Nature Proceedings
as Book Series after peer review.

Prize Money

The best papers in each session will be awarded with a certificate and cash award.

For more details:



  Dr. G. Viswanathan


  Shri. G.V. Selvam
Vice President
  Dr. Anand A Samuel
Vice Chancellor
  Dr. S. Narayanan
Pro-Vice Chancellor


  Prof. R. Vasudevan
Professor & Director, CIMR
  Prof. S. Babu, Professor
Director, VAIAL
  Prof. V. Santhi
Associate Professor & HoD, SCOPE


  Prof. D. Rajan Babu
  Prof. Arun Tom Mathew
  Prof. Mahesh Ganesapillai
  Prof. S. Muthuraja
  Prof. K. Palanisamy
  Prof. R. Vidya
  Prof. P. Alli
  Prof. J. Prabhu
  Prof. R. Mohanasundaram
  Prof. A. Sivakumar

International and National Advisory Committee

  Dr. Krishna R. Reddy
University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
  Dr. Shiao-Shing Chen
Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
  Dr-Eng. S. Anuradha Jabasingh
Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  Dr Guanga Yang
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  Dr. Thanapalan Murugesan
University Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
  Dr. Jay Palanisamy
The Dow Chemical Company, Collegeville, USA
  Dr. Noel Aloysius
University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
  Dr. Vijayan Sugumaran
Oakland University, USA
  Dr. Bharadwaj Veeravalli
National University of Singapore, Singapore
  Dr. Muthu Ramachandran
Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom
  Dr. Naveen Chilamkurti
LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia
  Shri. Nagarajan
GlaxoSmithKline Singapore
  Dr. G. Velayutham
Sainergy Fuel Cell Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India
  Dr. S. Bose
Anna University, Chennai, India
  Dr. K. Srinivas Reddy
IIT Madras, Chennai, India
  Dr. G. Arthanareeswaran
NIT Tiruchirappalli, India
  Dr. Revathy Baskaran
CFTRI, Mysore, India
  Dr. V.S. Saravanan
Indira Gandhi College of Arts and Science, Pondicherry, India
  Dr. C. Buvaneswaran
Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, India
  Shri. S. Soundararadjane
Seed Applied Solutions (BioAg) & Crop Protection Business, Asia Africa Hub, Monsanto, Mumbai, India
  Shri. Suresh Ramachandran
Dow Agro Sciences, Mumbai, India
  Mrs. Chandrika
Agri & Food Processing - ‎Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mumbai, India
  Mrs. Padmavathy
DHAN foundation Madurai, India
  Dr. M. Suryakumar
Rubber Research Institute of India, Kanyakumari, India
  Dr. K. Rajan
ICAR Udhagamandalam, India
  Dr. Rajagopal
Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
  Dr. G. Karthikeyan
Centre for Plant Protection Studies, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
  Dr. R. Mohankumar
Presidency College, Chennai, India
  Dr. V. Paranidharan
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
  Dr. M. J. Davidson
NIT Warangal, Telengana, India
  Dr. Sivakumar
Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, India
  Dr S. Paramasivam
Danfoss India Pvt. Ltd, Chennai, India
  Dr Vasudevan
HCL Technologies, Chennai, India
  Dr. Madhan Mohan
ABB, Chennai, India

Address for Correspondence

Dr. R. Vasudevan
Convenor – ITsFEW & Director (CIMR)
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore,
Tamil Nadu – 632014, India.
Phone: +91-95000 27238

Dr. V. Santhi
Convenor – ITsFEW & Associate Professor
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore,
Tamil Nadu – 632014, India.
Phone: +91-96881 38634

Dr. S. Babu
Convenor – ITsFEW & Director (VAIAL)
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore,
Tamil Nadu – 632014, India.
Phone: +91- 97901 66084

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Vellore Institute of Technology,
Vellore, Tamil Nadu,
India - 632014