This project is now merged into ICTLab
Brown Plant Hopper (BPH) is a pest insect that regularly devastates the rice fields in South- East Asia (Thaïland, Indonesia, Philippines...) [Catindig et al. (2010), Otuka et al. (2008), Li et al. (2008)] and Vietnam in particular.
In order to better monitor and understand such invasions, some research projects focus on surveillance networks. Most of these projects rely on fixed traps and fixed sensors spread on the territory. Research is generally focused on the conception of new “intelligent” sensors and/or the conception of the models of the population dynamics. Such models can be used to optimize the surveillance network (number and locations of the traps).
In this project, our objective is to gradually replace the network of fixed sensors and light traps by a more flexible nomad network. The main idea is to provide the farmers with smartphones and ask them to take and send pictures of some well-chosen places, and communicate real-time with the local authorities via a voice portal dedicated to insect invasion monitoring.
This innovative solution can be seen as a first attempt of crowd monitoring for surveillance networks.
The main expected outcomes of this project are:
• The conception of an image analysis system performing image recognition for characterizing semi-automatically the level of invasion of BPH, both very locally and at the field level;
• The conception of an interactive multimodal analysis system. This system relies on a voice portal enabling the farmers to transmit high-level semantic information (number of BPH by sub-specie, other insects, level of devastation of the rice...) in a very natural way.
Muriel VISANI, Univ. of La Rochelle
Arnaud REVEL, Univ. of La Rochelle
Chi Mai LUONG, IOIT-VAST
Tat Thang Vu, IOIT-VAST
Alexis DROGOUL, IRD/UMMISCO
Serge STINCKWICH, IRD/UMMISCO
Jean-Daniel ZUCKER, IRD/UMMISCO
Thérèse LIBOUREL, Univ. of Montpellier 2
Gilles Despaux, Univ. of Montpellier 2
PHAM Nguyen Khang, DREAM-CTU/IRD
TRAN Nguyen Minh Thu, DREAM-CTU/IRD
HUYNH Xuan Hiep, DREAM-CTU/IRD
Tran The Trung, FPT Technology Research Institute (FTRI/FPT)
NGUYEN Huu An, An Giang plant protection department
VO Quang Minh, DREAM CTU/IRD team