Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Smart and Innovative Agriculture (ICoSIA 2021)

It is our great pleasure to welcome all of you to the 2nd International Conference on Smart and Innovative Agriculture (ICoSIA 2021), November 3–4, 2021, virtually via Zoom from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. ICoSIA is dedicated to issue related to smart and innovative agriculture. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference committees made decision to hold a virtual conference instead to ensure every participant’s personal safety.

ICoSIA 2021 provides an ideal academic platform for researchers to present the latest research findings and describe emerging technologies and directions in agriculture. ICoSIA 2021 has received 86 submissions in total throughout seven countries such as Indonesia, United States of America, Austria, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. Based on the results of a stringent and austere review process, 62 papers have been selected.

We are exceedingly appreciative to have the invited speakers to enhance the 45 minutes discussions in the ICoSIA 2021. And we would like to deliver our most sincere acknowledgment towards the scientific committee for their commitment to reviewing manuscripts we received. We also would like to recognize the remarkable attainment by the organizing committee that brought us here to meet virtually.

We are all in tough times and cannot do our meetings in a traditional manner, yet we are still able to discuss and enlighten our minds, also collaborate with other researchers as well as colleagues across the world. We do hope you find this conference can be another step stone for your future career, and for the development of sustainable agriculture that not only cultivates our soil but also our virtue as human beings.

This conference cannot be separated from the committee who has prepared this event well. We would like to express our gratitude to all those who have supported the holding of this conference. Today, the world is in a pandemic situation, which requires us to adapt to the current situation. The pandemic has changed many habits of human life, but we believe that this situation cannot diminish our intellectual ability to always contribute knowledge to the world. Our university has consistently striven to be at the forefront of scientific progress, even in a pandemic situation.

Bayu Dwi Apri Nugroho, STP., M.Agr. Ph.D
Conference Chairman