Name High Performance Optimization of Simulation Models in Agriculture
Funding Reference EU-FP4 - ESPRIT-HIPERTTN-TTN 24003
Dates 1997|1999

This activity will focus on the optimization of simulation models currently used in crop protection by the grape-growing industry. These models are used as a tool to improve the positioning of chemical treatment applications, reducing the economical and environmental impact associated with these practices. Greater effectiveness could be obtained if the final-users could use models that had been optimized for their particular region. The main objective will be the development of the optimization software for PALM, a simulation model for downy mildew of the grapevine, using clusters of general-purpose, heterogeneous Pcs and Workstations. A secondary goal will be the development of a database for the great amounts of climatic and biological data required by the optimization. Final-users will benefit from the automation of the data collection, verification and normalization procedures, while being able to perform their normal data manipulation from geographically dispersed locations.

Research Groups Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering Lab (LaSEEB)
Project Partners Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Viticultura Duriense - ADVID (Peso da Régua, Portugal), Direcção Regional de Agricultura de Trás-os-Montes - DRATM, Direcção Regional de Agricultura da Beira Interior - DRABI
ISR/IST Responsible
Agostinho Rosa