A digital twin for smart farming

Rafael Gomes Alves, Gilberto Souza, Rodrigo Filev Maia, Anh Lan Ho Tran, Carlos Kamienski, Juha Pekka Soininen, Plinio Thomaz Aquino, Fabio Lima

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    This paper presents a digital twin in the agriculture domain by leveraging the technologies developed by Sensing Change and the Smart Water Management Platform projects. The Sensing Change project developed a soil probe whereas the SWAMP project is currently developing an Internet of Things platform for water management in farms. This paper leverages the technologies developed by those projects by building an initial digital environment to create a cyber-physical-system (CPS) so farmers can better understand the state of their farms regarding the use of resources and equipment. We conclude that our system can gather data from the soil probe and display its information in a dashboard which enables for further deployment of more soil probes and other monitoring and controlling devices to create a fully operating digital twin.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2019 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2019
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-72811-780-5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th Annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2019 - Seattle, United States
    Duration: 17 Oct 201920 Oct 2019


    Conference9th Annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2019
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • agriculture
    • digital smart farming
    • digital twin
    • Internet of things
    • smart farming


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