“The overall goal of ICT-AGRI is to strengthen the European research within the area of precision farming and to develop a common European research agenda concerning ICT and robotics in agriculture. ICT-AGRI develops international research calls to pool fragmented human and financial resources over the boundaries of the participating countries, in order to improve both the efficiency and the effectiveness of Europe’s research efforts.”

Project website: http://ict-agri.eu/node/1 

Life Green Grapes

“The main objective of LIFE GREEN GRAPES is to improve the anti-parasitic response of vineyards through the use of innovative natural products and to increase the biodiversity associated with vineyards. It aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of predictive crop protection models (such as decision support systems), coupled with agronomic techniques and foliar interventions on vine plants, based on the use of products to increase plant resistance and biocontrol agents. The project will help reduce the amount of chemical fertilisers and pesticides used, in line with the Biocidal Product Regulation. It will thus contribute to the Roadmap for a Resource Efficient Europe and the Circular Economy Action Plan.”

Project website: http://www.lifegreengrapes.eu

SmartAgro Workshop

On the 13th December 2018 will take place the SmartAgro Workshop, at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technology (University Politehnica of Bucharest).

Project partners will meet in order to share their progress and set new tasks.

Location: Orange Hall, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technology

Date:  December 13th, 2018

Time:  11:00 am

Papers and Publications

Articole publicate in cadrul SmartAgro 2021 – View PDF

  • Beia presented at the 4th International Water Resources and Wetlands, 5 – 9 September 2018, Tulcea Romania, the article: A predictive model for Danube water level using statistical data analysis , authors: George Suciu, Mihaela Bălănescu, Cristina Mihaela Bălăceanu, Teodora Ușurelu, Victor Suciu, Andrei Vasilescu, Adrian Pasat, Cristiana Istrate, Muneeb Anwar

The conference website:  https://www.limnology.ro/wrw2018/proceedings.html

  • Beia presented at the 11th International Conference Air and Water Components of the Environment , 22 – 24 March 2019, the paper  Monitoring  Solutions  for Smart Agriculture, authors: Cristina BĂLĂCEANU, George SUCIU, Romulus CHEVEREȘAN, Marius DOBREA, Andreea IOSIF, Raluca IOSU, Ioana MARCU

The conference website: http://aerapa.conference.ubbcluj.ro/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Program-CAA-2019.pdf

  • Our company participated in FABULOUS 2019 – 4th EAI International Conference on Future Access Enablers of Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures on 28-29 March 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria. BEIA participated with the following papers:

Real-time analysis of weather parameters and Smart Agriculture using IoT” – Ijaz Hussain, George Suciu

Overview of IoT basic platforms for precision agriculture” – I. Marcu, C. Voicu, A.M.D. Dragulinescu, O. Fratu, G. Suciu, C. Balaceanu

Low-power intelligent displaying system with indoor mobile location capability” – Ijaz Hussain, George Suciu

The conference website: http://fabulous-conf.org

  • BEIA Consult presents the paper “A study on Data Accuracy for IoT Measurements of PMs Concentration”  in the 22nd International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science (CSCS22) on 28-30 May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. The authors of the paper are: Mihaela Balanescu, Iulia Oprea, George Suciu, Marius-Alexandru, Cristina Balaceanu, Radu-Ioan Ciobanu, Ciprian Dobre

The conference website: https://cscs22.hpc.pub.ro

  • BEIA Consult participated in ECAI Conference 2019 on 27-29 June in Pitesti with a poster about IoT based System for Smart Agriculture
  • Our company participated with a paper in Scientific Challenges & Business Opportunities in Water Management (SciBOWater) on 27 June 2019. The paper was “Telemetry system for Smart Agriculture” by Cristina Balaceanu, Ioana Marcu , George Suciu.
  • BEIA Consult participated in ICEMES Conference on 13-14 June 2019 in Oradea, Romania with the article Efficient IoT system for Precision Agriculture. 
  • The “ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS ON THE VITICULTURE USING ADCON TELEMETRY STATION” paper was published in Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology 21, No 2, 471–480 (2020) Balaceanu, C., Suciu, G., Balanescu, M., Iosif, A., Dobrea, M., Orza, O., & Marcu, I.
  • The “Agricultural Data Fusion for SmartAgro Telemetry System” was published in ASTES Journal – Ioana Marcu1,*, Ana-Maria Drăgulinescu1, Carmen Florea1, Cristina Bălăceanu2, Marius Alexandru Dobrea2, George Suciu2
    1Telecommunication Department, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 010082, Romania
    2R&D Department, Beia Consult International, Bucharest, 010082, Romania
  • Our company presented the “The use of IoT technology in Smart Viticulture” paper in 2021 23rd International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science (CSCS).

Conference website: http://cscs23.hpc.pub.ro/

Articles in the ISI (Clarivate Analytics) database

  1. I. Marcu, G. Suciu, C. Balaceanu, A. Vulpe, A.M. Dragulinescu, “Arrowhead Technology for Digitalization and Automation Solution: Smart Cities and Smart Agriculture”, SENSORS, Volume: 20, Issue: 5, Article Number: 1464, DOI: 10.3390/s20051464, WOS: 000525271500226, Published: MAR 2020 (IF: 3.031, Q1) (https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/20/5/1464 )
  2. A.-E. Marcu, G. Suciu, E. Olteanu, D. Miu, A. Drosu, I. Marcu, “IoT System for Forest Monitoring”, 42nd International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP), ISBN: 978-1-7281-1864-2, 629-632, Budapest, Hungary, WOS: 000493442800138, July 2019 (URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8768835 )
  3. G. Suciu, I. Marcu, C. Balaceanu, M. Dobrea, E. Botezat, “Efficient IoT system for Precision Agriculture”, 15th International Conference on Engineering of Modern Electric Systems (EMES), ISBN: 978-1-7281-0773-8, Pages: 173-176 Oradea, Romania, June 2019 WOS:000503434500044 (URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8795102 )

Conferences, events, workshops:

  • BEIA Consult participated in Mediafax Conference about Smart Agriculture on 29 May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.
  • BEIA participated in the 8th edition of the EUSDR Annual Forum on 27-28 June 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.
  • BEIA Consult participates in “Sustainable Development at the Black Sea” (SUST-BLACK) Conference on 8-9 May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.
  • BEIA Consult participated in “Making EU land and sea border crossings seamless and secure” event on 24 April 2019.
  • BEIA Consult participated in the High Level Conference on Agricultural Research and Innovation – a basis for the development of European agriculture, rural areas and bioeconomy on 5 April 2019 at the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania.

Related Projects

NGI-UAV-AGRO (“Next Generation Internet based on 5G and UAV for precision agriculture”) project no. 461PED / 2020

Financing program: Increasing the competitiveness of the Romanian economy through RDI
Funding subprogramme: Experimental demonstration project (PED)
Research field: Energy, environment and climate change


UPB – Project director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ioana-Manuela Marcu
email: ioana.marcu@upb.ro

BEIA CONSULT – Project manager: Dr. Eng. Cristina-Mihaela Balaceanu
email: cristina.balaceanu@beia.ro

Other projects:

SmartAgro Opening Conference

University “Politehnica” of Bucharest and BEIA Consult International invite you to attend the launching of the SmartAgro Project – “TELEMETRY SYSTEM for INTELLIGENT AGRICULTURE”.

26th of July, 2018, 12:00

12-22 Peroni Street, District 4,
041386 – Bucharest, Romania


UPB: Conf.dr.ing. Ioana-Manuela Marcu
Email: ioana.marcu@upb.ro

BEIA: dr.ing.ec. George Suciu
Email: george@beia.ro
dr.ing. Cristina Mihaela Balaceanu E
mail: cristina.balaceanu@beia.ro


SmartAgro Workshop

On the 22th November 2019 will take place the SmartAgro Workshop, at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technology (University Politehnica of Bucharest).
Project partners will meet in order to share their progress and set new tasks.
Location: Orange Hall, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technology
Date: November 22th, 2019
Time: 10:00 am

DIY workshop: let’s build a smart mini-garden

BEIA Consult International held a DIY workshop: let’s build a smart mini-garden on 22 August 2019. In this workshop we assembled a technical system consisting of sensors and other assistants, to facilitate the growth of a chilli plant.

During the event, the participants learned how the system works, what parts are necessary for its composition and how to assemble everything for the plant to communicate the sensory data and to be able to maintain itself.

Workshop SmartAgro at Beia Consult International on 26 August 2019

Within the research project, the Libelium – Smart Agriculture Xtreme station was purchased and was installed to measure the parameters required for precision farming. The new solution features 19 sensors from the most prestigious and reliable manufacturers of agricultural technology such as Apogee, Decagon, Ecomatik and Gill Instruments. This integration enables the measurement of various parameters related to weather conditions, light and radiation levels, soil morphology, fertilizers presence, frost prevention, daily growth of plants and fruits and other environmental parameters to improve crop quality and prevent harvest losses.

SmartAgro Opening Conference

Beia attended the Smart Agriculture Conference organized by Libelium

Evolution in Agriculture