4th Workshop on Precision Agriculture and Forestry (WPAF)

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
CS Smart Lab, ground floor, SSE building, LUMS

ABOUT THE Workshop

The recently established NCRA National Agricultural Robotics Lab in collaboration with the Center for Water Informatics & Technology (WIT) and the Department of Electrical Engineering based at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan are organizing two workshops on subjects of national importance related to robotics and automation. LUMS is proud to organize the fourth annual workshop on Precision Agriculture and Forestry (WPAF) and celebrate the return of the fifteenth in the series of bi-annual workshops on Field and Assistive Robotics (WFAR) to LUMS campus as back-to-back events. Moreover, short tutorials and mini-courses on topics related to machine learning and intelligent vehicles have been organized on adjacent dates of these main events. 

These workshops will be a great opportunity for students, academics and professionals to get engaged with top national and interntional experts in robotics and related studies. The co-location of the two events also underlines our special emphasis on the exploitation of ICT tools, especially automation and sensing technologies for advancements in agricultural productivity, water efficiency and environmental monitoring during WPAF. Moreover, there will be opportunities to learn about topics related to intelligent transportation, Industry 4.0, mobile robotics, assistive robotics, motion planning and system architectures throughout the two events and tutorials. The events are sponsored by competitive international grants won from global IEEE Control Systems Society Outreach Fund and German Academic Exchange (DAAD). Moreoever, it is technically supported by National Center for Robotics & Automation (NCRA), IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (Pakistan Chapter) and Pakistan Automatic Control Research Society (ACRS). 

We request for your active participation in the event. Further, we request you to advertise the event within your organization specially among faculty members, young researchers and graduate students.  The workshop is critical for building capacity in this sector and will help establish a fruitful co-operation between the academic community, relevant government agencies and industry.



Date / Time


Target Audience

Thursday, Oct 11th, 2018
10:00am – 4pm

Mini-course on Machine learning

Senior / Grad students, researchers

Friday, Oct 12th, 2018
9:00am – 5pm

4th Workshop on Precision Agriculture and Forestry (WPAF)

Industry, academia, experts and practioners in in agriculture, water & environment sectors.

Saturday, Oct 13th, 2018
9:00am – 5pm

15th Workshop on Field and Assistive Robotics (WFAR)

Academia and industry researchers interested in robotics, AI and Industry 4.0 topics

Monday, Oct 15th, 2018
1pm – 5pm

Mini-course on Intelligent Vehicles

Senior / Grad students, researchers

Note on Venue: All events will take place on LUMS campus. Further details of schedule, speakers and venue will be communicated to registered participants. 


Interested invitees should complete online registration by Tuesday October 9th, 2018 on the following link https://goo.gl/ZbCPDn. As per WFAR/WPAF tradition, there is no participation / registration fee for these programs. However, registration and attendance is mandatory for access to venue and obtainig a certificate of participation.

For more details, please contact
Soban Hameed Saigol
Manager Administrator
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Email: soban.hammed@lums.edu.pk
Phone: +92 332 4495057