Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, United States
11 - 15 April 2021
Conference SI218
Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety XIII
Sunday - Thursday 11 - 15 April 2021 Conference Committee
Important Dates
Abstract Due:
21 October 2020

Author Notification:
18 December 2020

Manuscript Due Date:
17 March 2021

Call for
Based on physical and chemical characteristics, optical sensing methods for real-time inspection of food, water and agricultural products can produce rapid, accurate, and consistent inspection solutions for product quality and safety. Advances in sensing technology have broadened the field of applications suitable for computerized optical instrumentation. No longer restricted to detailed laboratory analyses or simplified implementation in industrial or commercial settings, optical sensing technologies now can accommodate non-destructive, comprehensive, high-resolution spectral and image analyses for real-world safety and quality inspection on rapid food-processing lines.

This conference will focus on optical, spectroscopic, and spectral imaging sensing techniques, and approaches for the use of chemical imaging and biosensors, for rapid or non-destructive assessment of safety and quality for meats, fruits, vegetables, and water. Novel techniques, instruments for real-time measurement and processing, and industrial applications of optoelectronic sensing systems to detect diseases, defects, and fecal or bacterial contamination on meats, fruits, vegetables and water will be emphasized.

Contributed papers are solicited concerning, but not limited to, the following areas:
  • high-throughput spectral imaging inspection system
  • Vis/NIR spectroscopic inspection system
  • hyperspectral imaging applications
  • multispectral imaging applications
  • time-resolved spectroscopy
  • fluorescence imaging
  • surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy
  • optical scattering
  • nanomaterials and nanosensors
  • biosensors
  • terahertz sensing
  • chemical imaging applications in food adulterants and contaminants detection
  • handheld optical devices.
Conference Committee
Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Kuanglin Chao, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)
  • Stephen R. Delwiche, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)
  • Ana Garrido-Varo, Univ. de Córdoba (Spain)
  • Ki-Bok Kim, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (Korea, Republic of)
  • Naoshi Kondo, Kyoto Univ. Graduate School of Agriculture (Japan)
  • Kurt C. Lawrence, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)

Program Committee continued...
  • Renfu Lu, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)
  • Bosoon Park, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)
  • Yankun Peng, China Agricultural Univ. (China)
  • Dolores Pérez-Marín, Univ. de Córdoba (Spain)
  • Amrita Sahu, Altria Group, Inc. (United States)
  • Paul J. Williams, Stellenbosch Univ. (South Africa)
  • Haibo Yao, Mississippi State Univ. (United States)
  • Yibin Ying, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
  • Seung-Chul Yoon, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)

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