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The 5th International Electronic Conference on Foods

The Future of Technology, Sustainability, and Nutrition in the Food Domain

28–30 Oct 2024
Abstract Submission Deadline
1st July 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification
29th August 2024

Registration Deadline
23rd October 2024

Food Technology, Food Microbiology, Food Cultures, Cutting-edge Food Science, Nutritional Health, Food Safety, Food Security
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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

We sincerely appreciate all scholars for their participation in the last four international e-conferences of Foods since 2021. Once again, Foods is delighted to host the 5th Electronic Conference—The Future of Technology, Sustainability, and Nutrition in the Food Domain, in a virtual format on October 28–30, 2024. The conference will focus on critical themes such as cutting-edge food science and technology, nutritional health, and research to promote sustainable technological innovation in the food domain and address the challenges posed by food safety, food security, and nutritional/dietary demands.

The future of the food industry faces many challenges in a fast-paced world, including the disruptiveness of new technologies, the fragility of ecosystems, the instability of economies, and the reflection of humanity's higher demands for nutritional health and food safety.

Food sustainability is paramount in the future, so nutrition-oriented dietary needs have gradually led to nutritional trends, food cultures, and food policies. This transformational change in nutrition-oriented food sustainability requires innovative food science and emerging food technologies as the key to development in the food industry. Emerging food technologies can help materialize the fast-paced changing transitions in food processing, food production systems, food demand, food waste management, etc. Such technologies are taking shape in the food industry through digitized food science, such as Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, Drones, new physical systems, and Genetic Technologies.

As a multidisciplinary, cross-fertilized field, the future of food science should be centered on emerging technologies oriented toward nutrition and sustainability. Combined with digital food science, the interaction between food nutrition and sustainability should be a priority. Therefore, we would like this Conference to focus on the following sections:

Session 1: Innovation in Food Technology and Engineering
Session 2: Food Nutrition and Functional Foods
Session 3: Sustainable Food Security and Food Systems
Session 4: Food Microbiology
Session 5: Chemistry and Physicochemical Properties of Foods
Session 6: Emerging Methods of Food Analysis
Session 7: Novel Preservation and Packaging Technologies
Session 8: Food Quality and Safety
Session 9: Food Cultures, Policy and Consumer Science
Session 10: Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning in The Food Industry

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to join us at the 5th International Electronic Conference on Foods.

We look forward to your contributions.

Sincerely,
Prof. Dr. Arun K. Bhunia
Department of Food Science, Department of Comparative Pathobiology (Courtesy), Purdue University, USA
Chair of the 5th International Electronic Conference on Foods

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Event Chairs

Department of Food Science, Department of Comparative Pathobiology (Courtesy), Purdue University, USA

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Bio
Interests: microbiology; pathogenesis; host–pathogen interaction; nanobiotechnology; food safety

Session Chairs

Assoc. Prof. Manuel Viuda-Martos

Agrofood Technology Department, Miguel Hernández University, Orihuela, Spain

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Interest
bioactive compounds; use of natural inhibitors (antioxidants and antimicrobials) to increase the shelf life of food; valorization of agrofood industry coproducts; development of new functional food products; meat product innovation

Prof. Dr. Theodoros Varzakas

Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Peloponnese, Antikalamos, Greece

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Interest
food technology; food engineering; food safety; food quality; extra virgin olive oil; mycotoxins; fermented foods

Prof. Dr. Antonio Bevilacqua

Department of Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources and Engineering, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy

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Interest
food microbiology; foodborne pathogens; food safety; food preservation; probiotics; predictive microbiology

Prof. Dr. Antonello Santini

Department of Pharmacy, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy

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Interest
food chemistry; safety; food safety; nutraceuticals; nanonutraceuticals; recovery from byproducts of the food industry; food contaminants; food supplements; contaminants; risk assessment; mycotoxins and secondary metabolites; chemistry and food education;

Prof. Dr. Susana Casal

REQUIMTE, Laboratory of Bromatology and Hydrology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

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Interest
analytical methods; food lipids; food technology; food authenticity; food safety; food waste

Dr. Joana S. Amaral

CIMO, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Bragança, Portugal

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Interest
food authenticity; food chemistry; molecular biology approaches applied to food authentication and GMO detection; plant food supplements; bioactive compounds; antioxidant activity; antimicrobial activity; chromatography; development of analytical methods

Assoc. Prof. Yonghui Li

Department of Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA

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Interest
Grain protein chemistry & applications, Bioactive peptides, Baking science & chemistry, Functional cereal foods, Applied AI and machine learning

Event Committee Members

Department of Biochemistry and Food Chemistry, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland

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Research Keywords
bioactive compounds; biological activity; pre- and post-harvest treatments; plant food quality

Chemical Engineering Department, Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey

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Research Keywords
natural product research; natural food additives; novel separation methods; recovery of natural products; food safety; optimization and statistics

Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

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Research Keywords
antioxidants; natural product chemistry; antioxidant activity; phytochemicals; lipids; lipid oxidation

Department of Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, Centre for Advanced Studies in Earth Sciences, Energy and Environment (CEACTEMA), Universidad de Jaén, Campus Las Lagunillas, Jaén, Spain

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Research Keywords
bioactive compounds; functional foods; valorization; agri-food waste; phenolic compounds

Department of Agri-Food, Animal and Environmental Science, Università degli Studi di Udine, Udine, Italy

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Research Keywords
sample preparation; food contaminants; food compliance; food safety; food packaging contaminants; wine analysis; method development and validation; chromatographic techniques

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology, Santiago de Compostela University, Lugo, Spain

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Research Keywords
breast milk; functional components; baby food; probiotics; omics

Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, Bragança, Portugal

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Research Keywords
predictive microbiology; quantitative risk assessment; meta-analysis; statistical quality control; Bayesian applications; experimental designs; shelf-life determination

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

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Research Keywords
aquaculture; aquaponics; food safety; vegetables and fruits

Head of Postharvest and Refrigeration Group, Department of Agronomical Engineering and Institute of Plant Biotechnology, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Cartagena, Spain

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Research Keywords
fruit & vegetables; postharvest; fresh-cut; minimal processing; by-products revalorization, green processing technologies; quality & safety; abiotic stress, bioactive compounds; phytochemicals, nutraceuticals, shelf life

USDA-ARS, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, 2001 South Rock Road, FL, USA

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Research Keywords
postharvest plant physiology; postharvest handling and storage of fruit; packaging; controlled atmosphere; modified humidity (MH) packaging; edible coating; volatile flavor

Université Paris-Saclay, CentraleSupélec, Laboratoire de Génie des Procédés et Matériaux, Centre Européen de Biotechnologie et de Bioéconomie (CEBB), Pomacle, France.

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Research Keywords
bioprocess engineering; food science and technology; biotechnology and food engineering; nutraceuticals and functional foods; biorefinery processes; value-added products

Departamento de Geociências, Ambiente e Ordenamento do Território, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

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Research Keywords
application of fast sensory profiling techniques for food products; dynamic profiling; food-evoked emotions and food choice criteria

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, T12 E138 Cork, Ireland

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Research Keywords
sensory; consumer; dairy; meat

International Iberian Nanotechnology LaboratoryThis link is disabled., Braga, Portugal

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Research Keywords
packaging; edible films; edible coatings; active packaging; nanomaterials; encapsulation; nanotechnology

Institute of Quality Standard and Testing Technology for Agro-Products, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences(CAAS), Beijing, China

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Research Keywords
food quality and safety; immunoassay; trace detection

Key Laboratory of Vegetables Quality and Safety Control, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China

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Research Keywords
using functional nanohybrid materials to monitor the quality and safety of agricultural products; nanoscale identification and sensing of agricultural chemical pollutants and nutrients; mechanism of nano-controlled removal and catalytic degradation of agr

Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal

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Research Keywords
food chemistry; bioactivity; natural product chemistry; bioactive compounds; chemometrics; molecular structure elucidation; statistical analysis; product development; biochemistry

Nutrition and Food Science Area, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, University of Valencia, Avda. Vicente Andrés Estellés s/n, Burjassot, 46100 Valencia, Spain

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Research Keywords
functional foods; bioactive compounds; antioxidant capacity; sterols; phytochemicals; bioaccessibility; bioavailability; bioactivity; cell cultures; chemoprevention; oxidative stress; eryptosis; food by-products

Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Agency Karlsruhe, Weissenburger Strasse 3, 76187 Karlsruhe, Germany

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Research Keywords
food toxicology; regulatory toxicology; food safety; epidemiology; risk assessment; chemical contaminants; cancer; alcoholic beverages; ethanol; acetaldehyde; thujone; formaldehyde; furan

Food Science and Technology, Unit of Innovative Food Packaging and Biomaterials, School of Agro-Industry, Mae Fah Luang University, 333 Moo 1, Thasud, Muang, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand

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Research Keywords
biodegradable food packaging; antioxidants; functional property; noodles; flour; rice bran; protein and enzyme extraction; agricultural by-product utilization

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy

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Research Keywords
food authentication; food contaminants; edible oil characterization; food fraud identification; liquid chromatography; mass spectrometry; bioactive compounds

Group of Bioprocesses and Bioproducts, Food Research Department, School of Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Mexico

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Research Keywords
fermentation technology; phenolic antioxidants; tannases; fungal cultures; biocontrol; edible coatings and films

Laboratory for the Improvement of Plants and Valorization of Agroressources, National School of Engineering of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax, Sfax 3038, Tunisia

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Research Keywords
seafood processing and utilization of processing by-products; marine peptides and protein hydrolysates; marine glycosaminoglycans; nutraceuticals and functional foods

Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University, Kawauchi 27-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8576, Japan

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Research Keywords
psychology of eating; sense of taste; sense of smell; somatic senses; palatability; comfort

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul Arel University, 34010 Zeytinburnu, İstanbul, Turkey

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Bio
Osman Erkmen is a professor of the Department of Food Engineering, at Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey. He received his BS degree in Biology (1985) and MS degree in Food Microbiology (1987) from the METU (Turkey). He did his PhD in General Microbiology in 1994. He started his career as a research assistant at the Department of Food Engineering in 1985 and later became an assistant professor in 1994, associate professor of Food Microbiology in 1999 and Professor in 2004. He expanded his research on natural antimicrobials in food preservation, foodborne diseases and food toxicology. He has worked at Arel University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics since 2022. He teaches courses in Food Microbiology, General Microbiology, Food Sanitation, and Food Toxicology.
Research Keywords
natural antimicrobials in food preservation, foodborne diseases and food toxicology

Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Hygiene, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, School of the Environment, University of the Aegean, 81400 Myrina, Greece

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Research Keywords
biofilms; antimicrobial resistance and tolerance; foodborne bacterial pathogens; virulence and pathogenesis; disinfection; novel (green) antimicrobials; food hygiene and safety; quorum sensing; intercellular interactions; bacterial stress adaptation

School of Agriculture, Policy & Development, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Reading RG6 6AD, UK

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Research Keywords
crop production; soil–plant interactions; plant nutrition; sustainable food systems; climate change; underutilized crops

Department of Food Science and Technology, The University of Georgia, Griffin, GA, USA

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Research Keywords
salmonella; EHEC; biofilm; bacterial genetics; antibiotic resistance; antimicrobial intervention

College of Food Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China

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Research Keywords
natural polymers; environmentally friendly materials; packaging

Registration


The registration for Foods 2024 will be free of charge! The registration includes attendance to all conference sessions.

If you are registering several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the submission and registration are two separate parts. Only scholars who registered can receive a link to access the conference live streaming. The deadline for registration is 23rd October2024 .

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Submission

Foods2024 will accept abstracts only. All abstracts accepted will be collected in a book of abstracts, which will be published on Sciforum.net during and after the conference.

Important Deadlines
Deadline for abstract submission: 1st July
Announcement of oral and poster abstract results: 29th August 2024. You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Certificates of Participation are available in your logged-in area of Sciforum.net, under “My certificates” after the conference.

Abstract Submission
Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with www.sciforum.net and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system. No physical template is necessary.The abstract structure should include the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions sections of about 200–300 words in length.
1. All accepted abstracts will be published as one dedicated volume in Proceedings journal (ISSN: 2504-3900). If you wish to publish a full-length proceedings paper, please refer to the “Publication Opportunities” Section.
2. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
3. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.

Detailed Requirements:
1. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
2. Please select only one presenter for each submission. If you would like to change the presenter after submission, please email us accordingly.

Note: We only accept live presentations.

Oral Presentation and Slides Submission
The slot for the oral presentation is 15 mins. We advise that your presentation lasts for a maximum of 12 mins, leaving at least 3 mins for the Q&A session.
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the abstract. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly on the website using the proprietary slide viewer at Sciforum.net. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results are presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format prior to submission so that they can be converted for online display.
Poster Presentation
Poster:
  • Should include the title, authors, contact details and main research findings, as well as tables, figures and graphs where necessary.
  • File format: PDF (.pdf).
  • Size in pixel: 1,080 width x 1,536 height–portrait orientation.
  • Size in cm: 38.1 width x 54.2 height–portrait orientation.
  • Font size: ≥16.

Examples of successful submissions can be viewed here at the following links: (1), (2), (3)

You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded here.

The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be called after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room, however, you will be responsible for your own room, i.e. sharing your screen by yourself, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.

We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.

Publication Opportunities
  1. Foods Journal Publication
    Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a full manuscript to the conference's Special Issue, published in Foods (ISSN 2304-8158, Impact Factor 5.2), with a 20% discount on the publication fee. Details of the special issue will be announced here later. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.
    Foods-template.docx

  2. Proceeding Paper Publication
    You are welcome to submit a proceeding paper (4-8 pages) to Biology and Life Sciences Forum journal (ISSN 2673-9976) after the conference.
    Publication of the proceedings will be free of charge.
    Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the Foods2024 conference paper in their cover letter.
    Proceedings submission deadline: 16 December 2024
    Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.

  3. Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must be formatted as follows:
    • Title.
    • Full author names.
    • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
    • Abstract.
    • Keywords.
    • Introduction.
    • Methods.
    • Results and Discussion.
    • Conclusions.
    • Acknowledgements.
Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the author's responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide 6 awards including the Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award

Number of Awards Available: 6

The Best Oral Presentation Award is given to the paper judged to make the most significant oral contribution to the conference.

The Best Poster Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant and interesting poster for the conference.

There will be six winners selected for this award. The winner will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.

Sponsors and Partners

For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please click here.

Organizers


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Media Partners

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Ariel Zhang
Ms. Rona Wang
Ms. Effie Yang
Email:
foods2024@mdpi.com

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us.

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