Welcome to AgEng 2018 in Wageningen


Dear participants and authors of papers,

The proceedings are ready for download! 


As organising committee we want to apologize for the late publication of the Proceedings of the AgEng2018 conference in Wageningen, the Netherlands. There are many reason for this delay, amongst others style and layout quality of submitted papers and technical problems in Word. We are happy these things were solved in the end and we like to thank everybody who contributed to finalising the proceedings book.

The book of abstracts is ready for download! DOWNLOAD THE BOOK OF ABSTRACTS





This conference on biosystems engineering wants agriculture to add a valued contribution to a modern society of the 21th century. We will therefore host engineers, scientists, industry people and practitioners to share and integrate knowledge and expertise from various disciplines. They will highlight innovative technological methods and novel system concepts that will enhance sustainable development of food and biomass production and processing.

Organized by Dutch Society of Agricultural Engineers (NVTL) and various groups of Wageningen University & Research.
Wageningen University & Research celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2018.

Important dates

1 December 2017 On-line registration opens
1 January 2018 Abstract submission opens
9 April 12.00 CEST! Abstract submission deadline
23 April 2018 Notification of acceptance as oral or poster
30 May 2018 Preliminary conference program available
12 May 2018 Early bird registration deadline
18 June 2018 Full paper submission deadline
18 June 2018 Final conference program available
8-12 July 2018 CONFERENCE

Keynote speakers

Prof. Dr. A.P.J. (Arthur) Mol, Rector Magnificus Wageningen University and Vice President Executive Board Wageningen University and Research.

Prof. Dr. Joachim Hertzberg, Institute of Computer Science, Osnabrück University, Germany; Head of the Knowledge-Based Systems Research Group (KBS), and affiliated with the Institute of Cognitive Science and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), heading the DFKI RIC Osnabrück Branch.


8-12 July 2018 CONFERENCE
8 July Arrival, registration and reception
9 July Registration
Welcome and opening session
Scientific program
On-campus excursions and research lab visits
10 July Registration
Scientific program
On-campus excursions and research lab visits
Agro-food robotics exhibition
Conference dinner *
11 July Registration
Scientific program
On-campus excursions and research lab visits Closing ceremony
12 July Field trips to innovative farms and agri-businesses

Special workshops



Several EurAgEng Awards will be handed out during the AgEng2018 conference. Read more

Topics for AgEng conference

Overarching theme: New engineering concepts for a valued agriculture

1: Design methods for integrated and sustainable farming systems (FS)

2: New farming management systems (FM)

3: Co-production and implementation of technology in food production systems (FP)

4: Robotics and sensor technology (RM)

5: Energy and greenhouse gas emissions (EG)

6: Soil, land and water engineering (SW)

7: Animal production technologies (AP)

8: Plant production technologies (PP)

9: Greenhouse production technologies (GP)

10: Post-harvest technologies (PH)

11: Nutrient management and waste treatment (NM)


Full conference (3-day ticket)  Standard delegate fee PhD Student fee * Low-midle income countries** BSc/MSC student *
Early registration (before May 12th 2018) € 550 € 300

€ 300

€ 100

Late registration (from May 12th  2018)  € 600 € 350 € 350 € 100

* Status of MSc/BSc student or PhD student must be proven by sending a photo of your student card to info.ageng2018@wur.nl within 5 days after your registration. No proof means that you have to pay the normal delegate fee.
** See: World Bank list of LMIC (2017).pdf

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The scientific program is located in one building, Orion at the Wageningen Campus: Building 103, Bronland 1
The technical tours are at Wageningen Campus and within 1 or 2 hours busdrive.
Lodging Hotels in and nearby Wageningen.

Preferred Hotel Reservations is the official housing agent for AGENG2018. They negotiated special rates and conditions at various hotels for participants of AGENG2018. 
Please visit the Preferred Hotel Reservations website, for detailed information and instructions on how to book your hotel accommodation.
Cheap options of booking accomodation for students


What we offer

A one-location conference – sophisticated facilities
Hotel accommodation in & around Wageningen
Low cost accommodation for students
Special conference rates
Interesting field trips & excursions
Bicycles available on request during conference
Enjoyable stay ​

Bicycles available!

On request bicycles available for sustainable personal transport during the conference. Send request with your name to info.ageng2018@wur.nl