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    • ISSN: 2010-3700
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMLC
    • Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Lin Huang
    • Executive Editor:  Ms. Cherry L. Chen
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Editor-in-chief
Dr. Lin Huang
Metropolitan State University of Denver, USA
It's my honor to take on the position of editor in chief of IJMLC. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of machine learning and computing.
IJMLC 2012 Vol.2(4): 496-500 ISSN: 2010-3700
DOI: 10.7763/IJMLC.2012.V2.175

A Multi-Agent (MA) Cellular Automaton (CA) Framework for Grapevine Growth and Crop Simulation

S. Shanmuganathan, A. Narayanan, and N. Robinson
Abstract—A multi-agent (MA) cellular automaton (CA) model framework for simulating grapevine growth and crop in Chardonnay cultivated in northern New Zealand is presented. Estimating or projecting grape crop in quantity (grapes in tons per hectare (ha)) and berry quality in Brix (sugar content) is an extremely complex and challenging task. The crop depends on many factors, such as local weather and environmental conditions that interact with each other at varying degrees and over different time intervals in a “chaotic” manner. The key factors and their influences are simulated using CA rules, MA behaviour and interactions. Two sets of CA lattices and rules are used to simulate individual grapevine growth and vineyard phenological dynamics respectively. The results achieved show potential for simulating vine growth and yield in different grape varieties (Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Merlot and other wine styles) and scales, such as New Zealand’s major wine regions and that of the world’s, in ways not been explored previously.

Index Terms—Component; climate effects; yield; vineyard.

Subana Shanmuganathan is with Geoinformatics Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand. (e-mail: subana.shanmuganathan@aut.ac.nz ). Ajit Narayanan and Nick Robinson are with School Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand (e-mail: ajit.narayana@aut.ac.nz).

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Cite:S. Shanmuganathan, A. Narayanan, and N. Robinson, "A Multi-Agent (MA) Cellular Automaton (CA) Framework for Grapevine Growth and Crop Simulation," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol.2, no. 4, pp. 496-500, 2012.

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