III Rural Development Conference

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Szent István University Faculty of Agricultural and Economic Studies, Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development (SZIU FAES), Hungary,

Banat's University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine "King Michael I of Romania" from Timisoara Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Management and Rural Tourism, and

Hungarian Academy of Sciences Regional Committee in Szeged, Logistics Working Committee

in cooperation with the Government Office for Békés County, Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture Békés County Directorate and Hungarian Chamber of Hunters Branch of Békés County

cordially invites You to


3rd International Scientific Conference on Rural Development


”Digitization in Rural Spaces –Challenge and/or Opportunity?”


Date: Thursday, 14 November, 2019

Venue: Szent István University Faculty of Agricultural and Economic Studies

              Address: 5540 Szarvas, Szabadság str. 1-3. HUNGARY.


Infocommunication, digitization, automatization – these are standard calling words and phenomena in today's global economy.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution creates new business model and jobs in all industries. But what do these dimensions mean for the european countryside?

What will their impact be on the retention of rural population, employment, agricultural production, food economy and sustainable development?

The aim of the conference is to provide practitioners, creators of rural development and representatives of scientific community with scientific tools and methods to practise common thinking and outline effective problem-solving methods.


The Conference Call is open for all being interested.

Moreover, the conference can also be counted as part of a national event accredited by the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture as part of the annual training of advisers.

Participants of the Conference take part in professional, scientific and poster sessions.

The official language of the Conference is English.

Preliminary programme:

08.30 - 09.30  Registration

09.30 - 10.00  Opening ceremony, welcome speeches

10.00 - 12.10  Plenary lectures, presentations

12.30 - 14.00  Lunch

14.00 - 15.30  Session – Lectures, presentations I

15.30 - 15.45  Coffee break

15.45 - 17.30  Session – Lectures, presentations II

18.30 -            Meeting for Professionals


Planned Sessions:

Agricultural digitization

Infocommunication, digitization, automatization in rural spaces

Local resources – Local development (cooperation with Leader Local Action Groups)

Session in Agricultural Management, Agricultural Support and Employment

Game management as tool of rural development and nature preservation

Opportunities for multifunctional agriculture and diversitification

The role of preserving industry in rural economy

Networking in agrarian fields

Social assets and cooperation in rural areas

Agricultural technologies

Precision agriculture

Short supply chains

Social and economic processes in national and European spaces

Poster Session

Deadline for Application: 30 September, 2019 – the latest.



Contact Persons:

Dr. Zoltán Egri (egri.zoltan@gk.szie.hu, +36-30-717-9537)

Ferenc Arany (aranyferenc10@gmail.com, +36-30-4829319)


Conference Fees and Costs:

The fee of the Conference is 7,000 HUF/person (lunch included) for every participant.

Extended Conference Fee including Meeting for Professionals: 10,000 HUF/person.

Conference Presentations, Publications:

Conference Presentations in the requested form of a scientific publication and Posters exhibited will appear in a peer reviewed Conference Publication Volume (with ISBN) in English language.

Requirement of publication in the volume to be published is: the payment of the registration fee and the delivery of the article to the editors by the indicated deadline below.


When transferring the registration fee, please, note the following text in the slot for notices:

AGK 3rd Rural Conference + Participant’s name. Bank account number of Szent István University: HU68-10032000-00282826-00000000. SWIFT (BIC) Code: HUSTHUHB.

The article format of the scientific presentation and the proof of the payment of the registration fee must be sent by email to the following email addresses by 15th October, 2019 at the latest: aranyferenc10@gmail.com

Due to organizational and technical reasons it is not possible to publish publications after the expiry of the requested deadline.

The Presentations in the Sections with the planned discussions are for 15 minutes. The space available for exhibiting posters is 90 cm X 100 cm.


Formal Requirements


Formal requirements for summary of presentations and posters (Abstract): the Abstract may range up to 1200 characters maximum.

Formal requirements for publications: the Article of Presentation (together with the Summary, Tables and Graphs) and the Posters should be edited up to 6 pages of material according to a downloadable sample format published on our



An author can register for the Conference with 2 Presentations or with 1 Presentation and 1 Poster maximum.


Accommodation: based on individual inquiries, for a fee. Please, call +36-66-313-311 and/or +36-30-4829319 for Hotel Inquiry.

Important Deadlines:

Registration deadline (on-line registration):              30th September, 2019

Deadline for submitting Abstract:                                  30th September, 2019

Deadline for transferring Registration fee:                 15th October, 2019

Send final material for the Volume to be published: 15th October, 2019

Feedback on the final material by proofreader’s comments: 22nd October, 2019


The Organizational Committee of the Conference :

Chairperson of Organizational Committee:

Dr. Zoltán FUTÓ PhD, Dean (SZIU FAES)

Members of Organizational Committee:

Dr. Tabita ADAMOV PhD, Vice Dean (USAMVBT FMRT)

Dr. h.c. Dr. habil. Károly BODNÁR PhD, College Professor (SZIU FAES)

Prof. Dr. Ioan BRAD, Dean (USAMVBT FMRT)

Dr. Klára GLÓZIK PhD, College Associate Professor (SZIU FAES)

Prof. Dr. Florin IMBREA, Dean (USAMVBT FA)

Dr. Attila RÁKÓCZI PhD, Lecturer (SZIU FAES)

Dr. Laura ŞMULEAC, PhD, Vice Dean (USAMVBT FA)

Secretary of Conference:

Dr. Zoltán EGRI PhD, College Associate Professor (SZIU FAES)


We look forward to welcoming You at the Conference.


We reserve the right to make changes.


Yours Faithfully,

Dr. Zoltán FUTÓ PhD

Dean, Head of Institute