Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

A Fully Automated Water Management System for Large Rice Paddies

Professor Teruji Sekozawa
Department of Infomation Systems Creation
Kanagawa University, Japan

Abstract: An automatic water management system for large-scale paddy fields has been developed. The purposes of that are to supply the paddy fields with water or drain water from that automatically, to decrease water consumption, and to have a good harvest. To accomplish the above purpose, developed system has five functions, (1) prediction of paddy growth stages, (2) water level control corresponding to growth stages, (3) estimation of mean water level, (4) prediction of water consumption, and (5) optimal water allocation for minimizing of damage. In this paper, we especially give a detail description of functions (3). For (3), we construct estimation model based on Kalman-filter theory, and give an estimation result.

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Teruji Sekozawa is a professor of Information Systems Creation at Kanagawa University, Japan. His area of expertise is the social information system, automotive control system, information service system. He authored or co-authored over 100 scientific papers published in reviewed journals or presented at conferences. He has over 150 patents related to system engineering. He had been researching the system development of the new social infrastructure in Hitachi Ltd. until 2004, and works in present Kanagawa University, Japan since 2005. He experienced the Chairman of Industrial system in SICE(Society of Instrument and Control Engineers) and the director of Tokyo branch in IEEJ(Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan) as Scientific Activities. He is a senior member of IEEJ.






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