Submission Process and Notification
 Abstract Submission Guidelines
Abstracts should be referring to original scientific or technical work, which falls within the Workshop Topics.
Abstracts should strictly be written in English language.
All abstracts should be in Microsoft Word version, font Times New Roman, single - spaced, A4 page size (margin: 2,5 cm top & bottom and 3 cm left & right). Please download the Abstract Template from the Workshop website and follow the pre-defined formatting.
The text must be 400 words or less (not including title or authors).
Scientific committee will not edit abstracts for formatting, typing, spelling or grammatical errors.
Please carefully check text for errors before submitting the abstract, since the outcome of the reviewer's scoring of your abstract, may strongly be affected.
When using abbreviations, spell the full word while mentioning the first time, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
Tables, graphs, charts and references should not be included in abstracts but in the full paper.
List maximum six (6) keywords related to your research.
Abstracts not conforming to this standard will be sent back to authors for proper editing.
Notification of receipt and acceptance will be send via mail to the corresponding author only.
Abstracts should only be submitted via mail (to Zakeh Amin), along with presenter information (within one page): Name, affiliation, title, and a short CV (less than 400 words) and the abstract.
The deadline for abstract submission is December 20, 2016.
Authors of the accepted abstracts should submit the full paper before the 31/3/2017 to published in the workshop proceeding booklet.
Development and validation of an irrigation scheduling tool for olives to improve water use efficiency at farm level
K. Chartzoulakis1, G. Psarras1, I. Kasapakis2, M. Bertaki1
1 ELGO, Institute for Olive Tree and Subtropical Plants 73100 Chania, Crete, Greece
2 KEPYEL, Department of Chania, 73100 Chania, Crete, Greece
*Corresponding author:
The lack of advisory services for irrigation scheduling leads the farmers to irrigate empirically. They usually tend to “play safe”, increasing irrigation water amount, especially when water price is low. As a result about 20 % of water applied is lost, while at the same time tensions and conflicts with other sectors (urban, tourism) arise. This work presents the development and validation of software for irrigation scheduling of olives to be used by farmers or cooperatives. The software uses the climatic data, the soil characteristics, the crop data the water availability and quality and the method of irrigation to calculate the crop water requirements of the olives. The daily crop evapotranspiration (ETc) is calculated using the formula  ETc =  Kc x ETo, where  ETo is reference Evapotraspiration and  Kc  is the crop coefficient (Kc) for  each growth stage of olive, based on literature and experience in the area.
The ETo is calculated using Penman-Monteith, Hargreaves or class ‘A’ pan method, depending on the available climatic data. Basic elements of the software are the data bases in which all data required are stored. These include a) meteorological data, b) farmers’ data and c) data for each olive orchard of the farmer. After the development of databases and daily input of climatic data, the irrigation requirements are calculated by choosing the orchard and the last day of irrigation. The software is validated at field level for three successive the irrigation seasons (2010-2012). The plant (physiological and water relations) and soil moisture data showed that the suggested irrigation doses by the software are sufficient for optimal olive growth.
Keywords: Olea europaea, irrigation, water requirements, water use efficiency, soil water potential



Length: The paper should not exceed 6 pages in length for normal submissions and 10 pages for invited speakers’ submissions, including all graphs and figures and conforming with the rules mentioned below.


General formatting

A4 page with margins: 2.5 cm top and bottom and 3.0 cm left and right

Font: Times New Roman

General font size: 12 (unless specified differently below)

Line Spacing: single

General paragraph indentation: 1 cm (unless specified differently below)


Detailed formatting guidelines

First line: Title in normal (not bold) capital letters, justified to the left. For latin names, gene symbols and other such cases, non-capital letters are allowed and the generally accepted formatting is followed (e.g.: OLIVE TREE (Olea europaea, L.).

Following line: empty

Following lines: Byline (author(s) name(s) without titles, and affiliations). Normal letters, justified left. The given name of authors may be either written out in full or listed by initials. Initials are followed by a period. If two initials are listed, do not include a space between them but provide a space before the family name. The family name is always presented after the given name, even for those countries that use a different sequence. The affiliation or address of authors appear below the name(s). Numbers in superscript following each author’s name, will be used if different authors belong to different Institutions. In this case, different affiliations will be presented in different lines.

• Following 2 lines: empty


Rest of the paper: The manuscript should be presented in the following format:


• Abstract

• Keywords

• Introduction

• Materials and Methods

• Results

• Discussion

• Acknowledgements

• References


Results and Discussion sections can be merged. The invited speaker manuscripts do not have to follow the above outline.


Specific formatting guidelines

• A single line is left empty for separation of different chapters

• Each chapter’s title should be justified left, with normal lettering (not bold, not capital) and underlined (e.g. Abstract).

• The main text within each chapter should be fully justified with first line indentation of 0.5 cm.

The References should be on the following format (fully justified, no first line indentation, indentation for rest of the lines of 1 cm):


Johnson N., Miller S., and Smith D. 1975. Olive Growing in Mediterranean area. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp 174.

Smith M., and Watson D.L. 1996. Rate of growth in peat culture. In: Peat and Plant Yearbook 11:14-16.

Smith, O. 1988. Effects of environment on flower initiation. J. Hort. Sci. 37:219-234.


Tables and Figures

• All Tables and Figures should be incorporated in the text in their final format and size, located as close as possible to the relevant reference.

• The legends should be above the Table and below the Figures.


• Appropriate numbering should be applied, with reference in the manuscript as: Table **, or Fig. **.

• In order to better suite with the black and white printing procedure, all Tables and Figures are expected to be submitted in gray-scale and not in color

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