Improving forecasting using information fusion in local agricultural markets

Washington R. Padilla, Jesús García, José M. Molina

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This research explores the capacity of Information Fusion to extract knowledge about associations among agricultural products, which allows prediction for future consumption in local markets in the Andean region of Ecuador. This commercial activity is performed using Alternative Marketing Circuits (CIALCO), seeking to establish a direct relationship between producer and consumer prices, and promote buying and selling among family groups. In the results we see that, information fusion from heterogenous data sources that are spatially located allows to establish best association rules among data sources (several products on several local markets) to infer significant improvement in time forecasting and spatial prediction accuracy for the future sales of agricultural products.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHybrid Artificial Intelligent Systems - 13th International Conference, HAIS 2018, Proceedings
EditorsAlvaro Herrero, Hector Quintian, Jose Antonio Saez, Emilio Corchado, Francisco Javier de Cos Juez, Jose Ramon Villar, Enrique A. de la Cal
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319926384
StatePublished - 2018
Event13th International Conference on Hybrid Artificial Intelligent Systems, HAIS 2018 - Oviedo, Spain
Duration: 20 Jun 201822 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10870 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Hybrid Artificial Intelligent Systems, HAIS 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgements. This work was supported in part by Project MINECO TEC2017-88048-C2-2-R and by Commercial Coordination Network, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries Ecuador.

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018.


  • Alternative circuits of commercialization
  • Associations mining
  • Data Fusion
  • Predictive analysis


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