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Guidelines for Abstract Submission

We invite and welcome you to submit abstracts for the First International Conference & Expo on Food Analytics 2018 (IFA 2018) to be held in Munich (Erding) on 19-21 September 2018. All abstracts (Invited/Oral/Poster) are invited on the conference topics listed on this page and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.

Please submit abstracts for paper/poster presentations using the online submission form. Your submission should be in the form of text, no more than 300 words long as described in the guidelines below.

Abstract MUST include the following:

Objectives: 50 words or fewer words with an emphasis on the study undertaken Methods: Briefly describe methods implemented throughout the study undertaken. List key steps carried out, tools used, and time frame.

Results: Summarize the results from the project and include sufficient evidence to support your study.

Conclusions: MUST ADDRESS the following questions:

After analysis of results, what is the opinion or judgment of the author(s)?

What new knowledge/technology gained from the project and what change(s) happened as a result?

What are the implications of the study?

Literature Reference (optional list one or two maximum)

Keywords (optional list of one or two maximum)

Please state in your submission whether your abstract is to be considered for a poster presentation, oral presentation or both and the topic it relates to.

The online abstract template MUST BE USED- .

Please ensure your entry is text only and does not include tables, charts or figures

The abstract should be a maximum of 300 words (approx. 2000 characters).

All abstracts will undergo peer review by the Scientific Committee.

A decision on the acceptance of your abstract will be made as soon as possible.

Abstracts are not edited by the organisers and author corrections will not be accepted after the final submission deadline.

Abstracts should be checked for accuracy prior to submission.

Please note that the presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.

Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in the official Conference Abstract Book.

Only registered delegates may present abstracts, therefore at least one author should register in full to attend the conference and present the poster.

Please note that abstracts will not be accepted if the above guidelines are not adhered to. All submissions will only be accepted through the online submission portal, no other format will be accepted.

If you have any queries or questions please email ifa2018@aiiconventions.com


  • Opening of Abstract Submission

    30th September 2017

  • Deadline of Abstract Submission

    25th March 2018

  • Author Notification

    25th March 2018

  • Opening of Registration

    15th February 2018

  • End of Early Bird Registration

    30th March 2018

  • End of Standard Registration

    15th April 2018

  • End of Late Registration

    15th May 2018

  • Conference Dates

    19-21 September 2018


Conference topics

Rapid Analytical Methods

  • New and rapid sampling methods
  • Mass spectroscopic analysis
  • Liquid chromatography
  • Gas chromatoographiy
  • NIR analysis
  • NMR Analysis
  • Rapid moisture analysis
  • Electron and transmission electron microscopy
  • X- ray diffraction analysis
  • Differential scanning calorimetry/TGA
  • Particle analysis
  • Rheology
  • Viscometry
  • Spectral Analysis
  • PTR-MS
  • Headspace analysis
  • Gas analysis
  • X-ray fluorescence
  • Mimic Analysis
  • Breathe Analysis
  • Texture Analysis
  • UV /FTIR/NMR Analysis
  • ICP-MS
  • Gas permeation Analysis
  • Permeation analysis
  • Microscopic Analysis (SEM, TEM, AFM etc)

Food Authenticity and Traceability

  • New Traceabilty methods for food products
  • Traceability methods for GM foods
  • PCR methods for Traceabilty
  • DNA Methods for Traceabilty
  • Enzyme immunoassays
  • Proteome and Metablome methods
  • NIR Analysis
  • NMR Analysis
  • Chromatographic analysis
  • Stable isotope mass spectrometry
  • Traceability analysis in a food chain
  • Food fraud risk analysis
  • Food allergen Traceability
  • Meat species identification
  • Organic food authenticity
  • Packaging Migrants
  • Proteomics, Omics, Foodomics
  • Food additive traceability

Food Product Analysis

  • Meat, Fish and Poultry products
  • Milk & Milk based products
  • Fruits and vegetable products
  • Cereal and cereal based products
  • Fruit juices and beverages
  • Packed water analysis
  • Sensory analysis
  • Beverages (Tea, Coffee, Coca)

Food Additive & Contaminant Analysis

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Surface, Bulk and Particulate Contamination
  • Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
  • Deposits, Fouling and Blockages
  • Films, Laminates and Packaging
  • Catalyst Poisoning and Fouling
  • Fuels
  • Lubricants
  • Pesticides, Insecticides, herbicides
  • Veterinary residues
  • Non-regulated contaminants
  • Chemical contaminants
  • Hormones
  • Mycotoxins
  • Trace chemical & metals
  • Food additives
  • Chance Contaminants
  • Cleaning and disinfectant residues

Functional food Analysis

  • Polyphenols
  • Procyanidins
  • Bioflavonoids
  • Carotenoids
  • Phenolic acids
  • Catechins
  • Organic acids
  • Flavonoids
  • Isoflavones
  • Nucleosides and nucleotides
  • Sterols
  • Amino acids
  • Fatty acids including omega fatty acids
  • Vitamins
  • Nutritional panel
  • Lacto bacteria
  • Fiber
  • New bioactive substances

Microbial Analytics

  • Microscopy
  • Spoilage analysis
  • Pathogen analysis
  • Microbial Toxin analysis
  • Cell culture
  • Rapid microbial testing
  • Immunoassays
  • Virus analysis
  • Microbial metabolomics
  • DNA based qPCR analysis
  • Microbial Genomics
  • Luminescence methods
  • Electrical methods

Compositional & Nutritional Analysis

  • Chemical, Nutritional & Sensory Analytics
  • Water analysis
  • Protein Analysis
  • Lipid & carbohydrate analysis
  • Enzyme Analysis
  • Pigments & colorants
  • Flavors and taints
  • Vitamins & minerals
  • Texture and Rheology
  • Minerals
  • Enzymatic reactions
  • Compositional changes
  • during processing and storage
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