1st Edition

Decision Support System and Automated Negotiations

    236 Pages 91 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    236 Pages 91 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    Decision support systems are developed for integrated pest and disease management and nutrition management using open-source technologies as java, android, and low-cost hardware devices like Arduino micro controller. This text discusses the techniques to convert agricultural knowledge in the context of ontology and assist grape growers by providing this knowledge through decision support system.

    The key features of the book are:

    • Presents the design & development of an ontology-based decision support system for integrated crop management.
    • Discusses the techniques to convert agricultural knowledge in text to ontology.
    • Focuses on an extensive study of various e-Negotiation protocols for automated negotiations
    • Provides an architecture for predicting the opponent’s behaviour and various factors which affect the process of negotiation.

    The text is primarily written for graduate students, professionals, and academic researchers working in the fields of computer science and engineering, agricultural science, and information technology.

    Part 1: Decision Support System. 1. Decision Support System for Agriculture. 2. Ontology Development. 3. Building Vineyards Knowledge Base. 4. Knowledge Bases: Making It All Together. 5. PDM Grapes. 6. Nutrient Management. 7. Irrigation Management. 8. Crop Suitability Recommendation. Part 2: Automated Negotiation. 1. Negotiation. 2. Literature Survey. 3. Problem statement and scope. 4. Methodology. 5. Results and Analysis. 6. Conclusion


    Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.E. degree in electronics from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) Shibpur, Shibpur, India, in 1977, the D.C.S. degree in computer science and applications from Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, U.K., in 1979, the M.S. degree in computer science from the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA, in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science and engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, in 1994.,He has been the Founding Director of the Web Intelligence & Distributed Computing Research Laboratory, Kolkata, since 2002. In the last few years, he has been the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Bennett University, Greater Noida, India; the Director and Dean (R&D) of the New Horizon Institute of Technology and Management, Mumbai University, Thane, India; the Dean and Distinguished Professor with Adamas University, Kolkata; the Dean (R&D) and Head of Information Technology with the Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune, India; the Director of the Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management, Pune; and the Founding Head and Professor of Information Technology and Management Information Systems with the Calcutta Business School, Kolkata. He was a Visiting Scholar with George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA, during June–July 2014. He was a Distinguished Adjunct Professor with Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia. He had held Adjunct Professorship with the Monarch Business School, Switzerland, and Thapar University, Patiala, India. He was a full Professor of Computer Science and Engineering with the West Bengal University of Technology affiliated Engineering Colleges from 2001 to 2008. He was a Visiting Professor with Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, South Korea, from 2006 to 2007. He also taught at the Stevens Institute of Technology from 1982 to 1984 and at IIEST Shibpur from 1980 to 1981. He was a Research Fellow with the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, from 1979 to 1980. He was with the Computing Systems and Architecture Laboratory, Bell Communications Research, Piscataway, NJ, USA, from 1987 to 1994. He has authored or coauthored over 240 research articles in international journals, conference proceedings, and research reports. He holds three patents. He has guided six Ph.D. research scholars.,Prof. Mukhopadhyay received the National Scholarship by the Government of India, the G. P. Ghosh Scholarship by the University of Calcutta, the Graduate Assistantship by the Stevens Institute of Technology, and the Peer Award by Bell Communications Research. For his outstanding performance in Higher Secondary Examinations, Sodepur High School offered him K.N. Memorial Award. The Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune, bestowed upon him the Ideal Teacher Award. Stars of the Industry Group and Dainik Bhaskar conferred National Education Leadership Award for Best Professor in Information Technology. Cognizant Technology Solutions bestowed upon him the Cognizant Best Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance. He is cited in the Who’s Who in the World. He is a Distinguished Speaker of the Computer Society of India. He is a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India), a Chartered Engineer, a Senior Member of the Computer Society of India, a Member of the All India Management Association, and an Elected Member of Eta Kappa Nu.

    Archana Chougule has worked as an Associate Professor and Head of Computer Science & Engineering Department at Sanjay Ghodawat University, Kolhapur. Earlier she was an Assistant Professor of Information Technology at Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune. She had earned BE and ME in Computer Science from Shivaji University. She had carried out her PhD research under the direct guidance of Prof. Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay and obtained her PhD Degree from BIT Mesra.

    Sheetal Vij has been working as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at MIT World Peace University, Pune. She had earned BE and ME in Computer Science from Pune University. She did her PhD research under the direct guidance of Prof. Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay and has earned her degree from Nagpur University.