Investigation of Common Big Data Analytics and Decision-Making Requirements Across Diverse Precision Agriculture and Livestock Farming Use Cases

  • Spiros MouzakitisEmail author
  • Giannis Tsapelas
  • Sotiris Pelekis
  • Simos Ntanopoulos
  • Dimitris Askounis
  • Sjoukje Osinga
  • Ioannis N. Athanasiadis
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 554)


The purpose of this paper is to present the investigation of common requirements and needs of users across a diverse set of precision agriculture and livestock farming use cases that was based on a series of interviews with experts and farmers. The requirements were based on nine interviews that were conducted in order to identify common requirements and challenges in terms of data collection and management, Big Data technologies, High Performance Computing infrastructure and decision making. The common requirements that derived from the interviews and user requirement analysis per use case can serve as basis for identifying functional and non-functional requirements of a technological solution of high re-usability, interoperability, adaptability and overall efficiency in terms of addressing common needs for precision agriculture and livestock farming.


Precision agriculture Livestock farming Big data analytics Decision-making User requirements 



This work has been co-funded by the CYBELE project, a European Commission research program under H2020-825355. We are particularly grateful to the interviewees from the nine CYBELE case study demonstrators.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Decision Support Systems LaboratoryNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Wageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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