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Models for plant growth, environment control and farming management in protected cultivation


19-22 September 2016

The symposium will be held in the prestigious Palais de Papes (Popes' palace), in Avignon, France

Built between 1335-1352 the Popes’ Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe and  mighty symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century.

Conferences will take place in the 'Cellier Benoit XII ' room whereas lunches and coffee breaks will be served in the adjacent 'Paneterie room'.

The program also includes a social event at the Popes' palace, a visit of the city and a Gala dinner.

A pdf version of the program is available here

Monday September 19th
cellier Benoir XII

10:00–12:00 Registration (room Paneterie)   

13:00–14:00 Registration - Coffee (room Paneterie)

14:00-14:20 Welcoming and practical information (Cellier Benoit XII)

Topic 1: Decision-support modeling tools


Keynote: Dr Juan Ignacio Montero  “Ongoing developments in greenhouse climate  control”


F.D. Molina Aiz “Using computational fluid dynamics to analyse the CO2  transfers in naturally ventilated greenhouses”


H. Fatnassi “CFD coupled modeling of distributed plant activity and climate in greenhouse”


M. Cossu “Solar light distribution inside a greenhouse with the roof area entirely covered with photovoltaic panels"


Coffee break


R. Salazar “A dynamic model for temperature and humidity control in a semiclosed greenhouse”


A. Rojano  “Solar drying device tested with lettuce leaves”


F. Lauriks “Use of leaf thickness sensors in horticultural crops”


Short Video on the Popes' Palace


Poster session


Social event at the Popes' Palace

Tuesday September 20th

Topic 1: Decision-support modeling tools  (part 2)


Keynote: Shmulik Friedman “DIDAS - A user-friendly software package for assisting Drip Irrigation Design and Scheduling”


C. Lili “Potentials of energy saving for crop production in different types of greenhouses in China”


M. Gallardo “Development of the VegSyst-DSS program to calculate irrigation and N requirements and N concentration of the fertigation solution in major greenhouse vegetable crops in SE Spain”


P. Cannavo “Improving water use efficiency for ornamental crops grown in greenhouses: a substrate-plant-atmosphere model validation for transpiration prediction”


Coffee break


L. Weihong “Simulation analysis of energy consumption per unit yield of cucumber crop grown in a Venlo-type greenhouse across China”


L. Ledda “Modeling tomato growing and production in a photovoltaic greenhouse in southern Italy”  


I. Seginer “Optimal day-to-night heat storage in greenhouses: a simulation study”


Conference photo


Lunch - Poster session

  Topic 2: Modeling plant and organ response to biotic and abiotic constraints


Keynote: Leo Marcelis “Modeling crop, plant and organ responses to biotic and abiotic constraints”


E. Poisson “Modelling sulphur allocation and partitionning in high S-demanding species of the Brassicaceae family”


H. Van de Put “Simulation of a reference line for plant growth in Rosa chinensis cv. and Ficus benjamina”


H. Camargo Alvarez “Predicting the dormancy and bud break dates for grapevines”


K. Boote “Simulating growth, fresh weight and size of individual fruits under water and nitrogen limitations with the CROPGRO-Tomato model”


Coffee break


A. Elings “The effects of different LED colours on tomato crop growth and production”


D. Bevacqua “A compartmental epidemiological model for brown rot spreading in stone fruits orchard”


S. Nilusmas “A multi-seasonal model of plant-nematode interactions and its use for durable plant resistance deployment”


Poster session

Wednesday September 21st

 Topic 3: Methodological issues from plant systems modeling


Keynote: Paul-Henry Cournède “Reduction of parameter uncertainty and genotypic differentiation in plant growth models”


E. Hadavi “Application of structural equations modeling (SEM) in Horticultural studies”


I. Lopez-Cruz “Uncertainty analysis of modified VegSyst model applied to a soilless culture tomato crop”


L. Miranda “Graphical representation of model fit as an aid for input selection”


Coffee break


P. Verboven “Determination of cell Wall elastic modulus using a micro-mechanical compression model of apple tissue”


I. Lopez-Cruz “A comparison of Bayesian and classical parameter estimation methods in greenhouse crop Models”


B. Quilot-Turion “A model-based approach for peach fruit transpiration process and its genetic variability”


E. Fitz-Rodriguez “Neuro-Fuzzy modeling of weekly harvest rates of greenhouse tomatoes”


Lunch-poster session

14:30 –18:00

Organized Tour of Avignon (english speaking guide)


Gala Dinner

Thursday September 22nd

 Topic 4: Multi-scale, integrated approaches


Keynote: Karine Chenu “Bottom-up and top-down approaches ' The value of modelling in trait dissection and phenotypic prediction”


M. Génard “A kinetic model of sugar metabolism in peach fruit allows the exploration of genetic variability”


D. Constantinescu “Model-based analysis of the genetic variability in tomato fruit growth under contrasted water conditions”


Coffee break


P. Verboven “Modelling the vasculature of apple Fruit”


V. Baldazzi “Cell division, endoreduplication and expansion processes: setting the cell and organ control into an integrated model of tomato fruit development”


I. Cheddadi “Multicellular modelling of plant tissues as hydraulic systems”


K. Kahlen “Challenges in modelling climate change effects on the productivity of vegetable crops"


J. Coussement “Introducing turgor-driven growth dynamics into functional-structural plant models"


Lunch - poster session   


Meeting for next Hortimodel


Z. Dai “Modeling the growth and quality of grape berry in changing environments”


B. van de Wal “An integrated plant and fruit model for grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.)”


S. Maqrot “Designing mixed fruit-vegetable cropping systems by integer quadratic programming”


C. Demestihas “A crop simulation model supporting multiple ecosystem services analysis in apple orchards”


ISHS Student Award


Closing notes (ISHS)