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Aqeel-ur-Rehman and Zubair A. Shaikh
Use of technology in different areas to get numerous benefits is itself a valuable research. Use of
Sensor network in the area of agriculture is not new. But due to the different weather, soil, water and land
conditions, diverse models, methods of analysis and solutions are needed on which different communities of
researchers are working and proposing several solutions. That instigates need of some different ways
specifically for agriculture that can be helpful in developing solution for different conditions.
Ubiquitous Computing and Context-Aware Computing are highlighting the approaches to deal with variability
in conditions, situations and problems. The combination of different technologies and their application
towards certain area is always been a challenging task. The combination of emerging technologies including
ubiquitous computing, context-aware computing and grid computing with sensor network can be applied on
agriculture domain to make the agriculture smarter.
In this chapter, the concept of Smart Agriculture is described and use of different advanced technologies
towards the agriculture domain is highlighted. The evolution of agriculture through the support of different
advanced technologies is also presented. Some details about the development of smart agriculture prototype
for irrigation control are also the part of this chapter.
Center for Research in Ubiquitous Computing (CRUC), Department of Computer Science, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NU), Karachi, Pakistan.