[Defended thesis ] Cyrille Ahmed Midingoyi: Semantic and modular representation of plant growth model using a declarative metalanguage

Cyrille Ahmed Midingoyi is one of the #DigitAg co-funded PhDs

He defended his thesis on Friday 18th December.


Semantic and modular representation of plant growth model using a declarative metalanguage

  • Start Date: January 2018
  • University: MUSE Montpellier University of Excellence / Institut Agro – Montpellier SupAgro
  • PhD School: GAIA , Montpellier
  • Field(s): Computer Science, Agronomy
  • Doctoral Thesis Advisor: Pierre Martre (Inrae, Lepse)
  • Co-supervisors : Pierre Martre (Inrae, Lepse), Frédérick Garcia (Inrae, Miat), Christophe Pradal (Inrae, Agap)
  • Funding: #DigitAg – Inrae
  • #DigitAg: Cofunded PhD – Axis 4

Keywords: declarative metalanguage, plants growth models, semantic, modular

Abstract: Plant growth simulation models are commonly used to predict and analyze the response of plants to their environment. The intercomparison and improvement of these models remains difficult because of their monolithic structure and the diversity of the programming languages of the modeling platforms. The objective of the thesis is to develop a high-level language, allowing to describe mathematically and to annotate semantically each model and its assembly independently of the programming languages and the formalisms of each modeling platform. The operational objectives concern the interoperability of the modeling tools, as well as their links with the information systems collecting the data. A modularity of models in the level of biological processes is aimed to allow a better integration of knowledge in agronomy and plant biology and to facilitate links with data. The thesis will be a major contribution to the international initiative for the exchange of models in agriculture (AMEI).

Jury members:

Eric RAMAT, Professeur, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, HDR, Rapporteur
Gerhard BUCK-SORLIN, Professeur, AgroCampus Ouest, HDR, Rapporteur
Marianne HUCHARD, Professeur, Université de Montpellier, HDR, Examinatrice
Myriam ADAM, Chargé de recherche, CIRAD, Invitée
Gaëtan LOUARN, Chargé de recherche, INRAE, Examinateur
Pierre MARTRE, Directeur de recherche, INRAE, HDR, Directeur de thèse
Frédérick GARCIA, Directeur de recherche, INRAE, HDR, Co-directeur de thèse
Christophe PRADAL, Chargé de recherche, CIRAD, Co-encadrant

Contact:  cyrille.midingoyi [AT] inra.fr​ – Tél : 0605627151

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