Our paper on Spatial Variable Importance Assessment for Yield Prediction in Precision Agriculture (with Alexander Brenning) has been accepted into the IDA 2010 conference taking place in Oracle, Arizona, at the Biosphere II site. I’ll take a stopover on the outbound flight to Arizona in Toronto to visit Alex.

And yet another paper on the topic of Data Mining in Precision Agriculture: Management of Spatial Information has been accepted for the IPMU 2010 conference, which will take place at the end of June in Dortmund, Germany. The reviews were quite encouraging and some points were made which I’d already thought of before and which are in my thesis draft.

The difference between these two conferences couldn’t be greater: 20 talks (in three days) for the IDA, and about 300 in five days for the IPMU, with a lot of sessions.