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FSPM2020: Towards Computable Plants

9th International Conference on


5-9 October 2020

FSPM2020 - Toward Computable Plants


Welcome to the website of FSPM2020. The 9th International Conference on Functional-Structural Plant Models (FSPM2020) will be held as virtual conference, October 5-9, 2020. FSPM2020 aims to gather scientists working in the multi-disciplinary field of plant modelling and its applications. FSPM2020 will target methodological innovations for modelling of 3D-structures at various organization levels of plants, simulation of plant-microclimate interactions, and novel applications in functional-structural plant modelling, centered on questions in plant science, agriculture, horticulture, forestry and ecology.


FSPM2020 will focus on the following themes

  • Functional-structural plant modelling

  • Crop physiology x architecture in a changing world

  • Model-assisted plant phenotyping

  • Cross-talk from cell to ecosystem

  • Plant-to-plant interactions

  • Modelling organ development

  • Theoretical aspects of plant modelling

  • Links to crop modelling and decision support

  • Model parameterization and evaluation

  • LiDar-based canopy reconstruction

  • New software and latest applications

  • Teaching FSPM

  • Outreach of FSPM community


FSPM2020 is jointly organised by the Hochschule Geisenheim University and the University of Hannover.


Highlights of FSPM2020

  • Live keynote talks on the latest developments in plant modelling

  • On demand software presentations for innovative modelling approaches

  • On demand orals and posters covering theoretical and applied topics in plant and crop modelling