19th International Scientific Conference

Engineering for Rural Development

20.-22.05.2020. Jelgava, LATVIA

  Faculty of Engineering

  Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

General information

Online conference program

The online conference is organzied into sections. All presenters have scheduled presentation times.

Sections start at 10:00 EEST (Eastern European Summer Time or UTC+3)

Lunch break at 12:00-13:00 EEST

Afternoon break at 15:00-15:20 EEST

Note: certain sections are shorter and the breaks are skipped, please refer to the time schedule of specific section.

The conference program is available on the Documents page here. The program contains detailed information about presentation times (all times in EEST) and breaks as well as links to the sections.

Welcome speech and some facts about conference: Aivars Aboltins, Program committee, chairman

Opening welcome: Irina Pilvere, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, rector

Opening welcome: Ilmars Dukulis, Faculty of Engineering, dean


As it was stated before, ERDev conference will be held fully in on-line format this year. The conference will take place on-line format using the Big Blue Button platform. Big Blue Button connection testing will take place on Monday, Tuesday (May 18, 19). In order to be prepared technically and to compose a program we need to know the exact number of speakers and attendees. If You wish to present or attend online conference, please, update information in Your https://conferences.llu.lv/ account, indicating submission type to “Oral” (if not done so already) and checking checkboxes to co-authors, who would like to take part in the event (see here how to do that).

As travelling and other on-site expenses are not revelant now, organizers would like to welcome to take part in the conference also those authors, who have chosen the “only publication” option. Attention: the changes must be done up to Thursday, May 14, 17:00 EET.

Technical issues will be addressed by each section chief. In the coming days we will send a detailed e-mail including remote oral presentation options and recommendations, so we kindly beg your patience. All the information will also be accessible on conference website.

On-line conference date: May 21, start of sections 10:00 EET, presentation duration 15 + 5 min. The detailed program of the conference will be on the conference website on Tuesday, May 19.

We would like to reinforce the guarantee that all papers accepted to ERDEV 2020 and paid will be unconditionally published in the proceedings and sent for indexing by Elsevier SCOPUS, Clarivate Analytics Web of Science, AGRIS, CAB Abstracts, CABI full text, EBSCO Academic Search Complete, EBSCO Central & Eastern European Academic Source, Agricola.

Aims of the Conference

The Conference will focus on the new technologies and scientific research in the areas of agriculture, energetics, engineering, engineering education, transport as well as on other topical engineering problems. This is a possibility to provide technology transfer from scientists to enterprises and exchange information with specialists in your area of research from different European countries.

Conference languages

The official conference languages are English, Russian and Latvian.


The topical areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Agricultural machinery
  • Husbandry
  • Renewable and conventional energy
  • GHG emission, waste management
  • Agroengineering technologies, mechanisms
  • Control systems
  • Material science
  • Transport and logistics
  • Fuels and technical liquids
  • Modelling and simulation
  • CAD, CAE, CAM, CNC, PDM, PLM, BIM, GIS and other computer aided technologies in engineering
  • Engineering education
  • Engineering economics
  • All similar engineering and technology studies


The conference will be held at Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Engineering,
5 J. Cakstes blvd., Jelgava.

Transport, hotel, visas

Contact information

Aivars Aboltins
Faculty of Engineering,
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
5 J.Cakstes blvd., Jelgava