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Agriculture in the Era of the Internet of Things: An Information System Architecture for Smart Agriculture

Type of Publication: Article in Collected Edition

Agriculture in the Era of the Internet of Things: An Information System Architecture for Smart Agriculture

Strobel, Gero
Title of Anthology:
Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Marrakesh, Morocco
Publication Date:
Smart Agriculture, Smart Farming, Internet of Things, Information System Architecture
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Food has been a fundamental human need since the beginning of time. Agriculture, as the central foundation of global food production, is increasingly coming under pressure from the growing world population. Even today, it´s no longer possible to guarantee sufficient food security in the long term and 10% of humanity goes to bed hungry every night. Given the expected increase in the world’s population based on today’s figures and an associated more than 70% necessary increase in food sector production, the question arises whether this is feasible using classical methods and approaches. The use of modern information and communication technology alone is certainly not a panacea. Despite all this, technologies, such as the Internet of Things, show great potential for the development of more productive and cost-effective but, above all, more sustainable agriculture. However, developing such a solution requires more than a purely technical point of view. Only by creating a holistic information technology solution that takes not only a technological but also a plant, animal, human and therefore holistic perspective can real progress be made. Against this background, this paper represents the publication of a generic information system architecture based on a systematic literature-driven explorative analysis of the domain.