RECORD - An Integrated Platform for Agro-ecosystems Study

Ronan Trépos, Hélène Raynal, Gauthier Quesnel


The complexity of models developped in order to improve the agricultural systems and the need to have efficient tools to build them, simulate and analyse them have motivated the conception and the development of the new modelling and simulating platform RECORD. This paper describes how this initiative of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research has been conducted. A pragmatic strategy consisting in integrating heterogeneous tools into a same framework has been used. The example of the integration of the 3 different tools: VLE, R, Python illustrates how the users’ requirements have been fullfilled. The platform is currently used in various projects, and on the basis of the first experiences, we conclude on the interest of this strategy. We underline that this strategy must be accompanied by efforts on developping user’s training and coaching on these powerful tools. Finally software design should facilitate collaborative developments, which will motivate our future works.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Trépos R., Raynal H. and Quesnel G. (2012). RECORD - An Integrated Platform for Agro-ecosystems Study . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-8565-20-4, pages 186-189. DOI: 10.5220/0004058801860189

in Bibtex Style

author={Ronan Trépos and Hélène Raynal and Gauthier Quesnel},
title={RECORD - An Integrated Platform for Agro-ecosystems Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - RECORD - An Integrated Platform for Agro-ecosystems Study
SN - 978-989-8565-20-4
AU - Trépos R.
AU - Raynal H.
AU - Quesnel G.
PY - 2012
SP - 186
EP - 189
DO - 10.5220/0004058801860189