Ubiquitous Computing in Precision Agriculture: A Systematic Review

DOI 10.7160/aol.2019.110401
No 4/2019, December
pp. 3-13

Helfer, G. A., Barbosa, J. L. V., Martini, B. G., dos Santos, R. B. and da Costa A. B.(2019) “Ubiquitous Computing in Precision Agriculture: A Systematic Review", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 3-13. ISSN 1804-1930. DOI 10.7160/aol.2019.110401.


The applications of ubiquitous computing have increased in recent years, especially due to the development of technologies such as mobile computing and its integration with the real world. One of the challenges in this area is the use of context sensitivity. In agriculture, this can be considered as the context related to the environment, such as the chemical and physical aspects that characterize the different soil types. This scenario periodically changes due to factors such as climate, type of cultivar and soil management technique used, among other aspects. This article presents a systematic review on the research works that explore ubiquitous computing in precision agriculture, including which technologies are being currently applied and which gap scan still be researched. Nine scientific repositories were explored to find articles about precision agriculture and ubiquitous computing. As a result of this search and filtering process, 32 works were reviewed, analyzed and categorized between the years of 2009 and 2019. In general, the reviewed articles concentrate on problems arising from the communication between sensors and the management of context-sensitive data.


Systematic review, ubiquitous, computing, precision agriculture.


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