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AFoT workshop in Barcelona, 26-27 November 2001

Julio R. Banga julio at iim.csic.es
Mon Aug 13 04:22:31 EST 2001


First International Workshop on

           "MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTING TECHNIQUES
                 FOR AGRO-FOOD TECHNOLOGIES"

               26-27 November 2001
               Barcelona, Spain
               http://www.cimne.upc.es/congress/food/

Agro-food Technology (AfoT) is a thematic area within MACSI-Net, an
European Network supported by the Information Society Technologies
Programme (IST) of the Fifth Framework Programme of the European
Commission. MACSI-Net is an initiative to form an open network for the
advancement of Mathematics, Computing and Simulation for industry. 

OBJECTIVES

The main aim of AfoT Workshop is to provide an introduction into
 the most important issues of the mathematical and computing
 techniques involving food technologies. These areas should contain
 all the conventional mathematical modelling and computer simulation
 techniques as well as signal processing methods.

The workshop is one of the activities of the MACSI-Net network to
 impulse unified mathematical and computing techniques involving
 food scientists, engineers and industrial people, as well as to
 encourage new cooperations at international level between companies
 and research institutions. 

WORKSHOP TOPICS

The programme will consist of keynote and invited lectures delivered
by relevant scientist on the field. Programme will cover the following
topics: 

- Modelling and Simulation of Unit Operations and Process Plants
- Food Process Optimisation, Scheduling and Control
- Food Properties Measurements and Quality Control
- Simulation of Complex Processes (e.g. those requiring computational
  fluid dynamics, CFD) 

PRELIMINARY LIST OF LECTURES (alphabetical order of speakers)

Antonio A. Alonso "Accelerating the simulation of complex food
 processes", Universidad de Vigo, Spain 
Julio R. Banga "Global optimisation in food process engineering",
 IIM-CSIC, Spain
Ashim K. Datta "Integration of tools for computer-aided food process
 engineering", Cornell University, USA
César de Prada "Advanced control and supervision in the sugar
 industry", Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Peter J. Fryer "Seeing flows in processes: combination of positron
 emmitting particle tracking and modelling of flows inside food plant",
 University of Birmingham, UK
Laurie Hall "MRI: Non-invasive, 3D quantitation of food properties/texture
 and of heat/mass transport", University of Cambridge, UK
Mike McCarthy "Integration of tomographic data in process analysis,
 modeling and control", University of California, USA 
Bart Nicolaï, "Simulating uncertainty in food processing",
 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Fernanda Oliveira "Application of mathematical modelling and computer
 simulation to the design of modified atmosphere packages accounting for
 product variability", University College Cork, Ireland
R. Paul Singh "Simulating food processes involving moving boundary problems",
 University of Califormia, USA 

ORGANISATION

International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE),
Barcelona, Spain, www.cimne.upc.es in cooperation with: 
 DAUMAR S.A., www.daumar.com 
 E.T.S. Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona, www-camins.upc.es 
 Spanish Association for Numerical Methods in Engineering  (SEMNI),  
  www.cimne.upc.es/semni 
 Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, www.upc.es 

VENUE AND LOCATION

The workshop will be held at CIMNE, in the North Campus of the Technical
University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. Several hotels will be
available for the accommodation of the participants. More details should
be requested to the workshop secretariat. 


WORKSHOP SECRETARIAT

International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)
Edificio C-1, Campus Norte UPC,C/Gran Capitan, s/n,
08034 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 401 74 41 
E-mail: foodwrsh at cimne.upc.es
Fax: +34 93 401 65 17
Website: www.cimne.upc.es/congress/food


ORGANISING COMMITEE

Javier Mora, Co-Chairman, CIMNE-UPC, Spain
Julio R. Banga, Co-Chairman, IIM-CSIC, Spain

Ashim K. Datta, Cornell University, USA
Xavier Gimeno, DAUMAR S.A., Spain
Claudia González, CIMNE, Spain
Fernando Guzmán, CIMNE, Spain
Sebastian Idelsohn, DAUMAR S.A., Spain
José Mª Martínez Iglesias, DAUMAR S.A., Spain
Bart Nicolaï, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Fernanda Oliveira, University College Cork, Ireland
Eugenio Oñate, CIMNE, Spain 


CIMNE - International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering,
 Barcelona www.cimne.upc.es
UPC - Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, www.upc.es
IIM-CSIC - Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas, Consejo Superior
 de Investigaciones Científicas, www.iim.csic.es


 More information at:
 http://www.cimne.upc.es/congress/food/

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