FURTHER DEADLINES EXTENSION TO JUNE 15TH

FOODOPS this year will be held as a Virtual Conference, please check instructions

FURTHER DEADLINES EXTENSION TO JUNE 15TH

FoodOPS this year will be held as a Virtual Conference, please check instructions

 I3M 16-18 SEPTEMBER 2020  

FoodOPS

THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD OPERATIONS AND

PROCESSING SIMULATION WORKSHOP


Food engineering has expanded enormously in terms of issues addressed, theories and tools deployed to improve food processing and food traceability. Indeed, there is a growing effort toward the application of artificial intelligence techniques as well as mathematical modeling and software development for food processing and traceability purposes. This widening domain along with the dynamism in the Modeling and Simulation technologies and approaches throw up many challenges for researchers and practitioners seeking to come to terms with the scope and diversity of the field. As a matter of facts the food sector has its own particular nature that makes it quite different from other industrial sectors. Among others the need to ensure quality standards against time and environmental conditions, to guarantee the traceability along the whole supply chain, to meet customers’ needs with costs and energy savings are merely a few of all the hallmarks of food engineering. Therefore the International Food Operations & Processing Simulation Workshop has the potential to make an important contribution to the literature both in appraising the current state of research and in providing advanced approaches for the future development of the field. The aim of the Workshop is to collect papers that go beyond the current state of the field, and have also the potential to stimulate and guide future research efforts delineating critical paths for future research. Such papers would address key aspects such as modeling and simulation of food processes, comparison and optimization of emerging food technologies, risk assessment, food safety and shelf-life prediction; analysis and modeling of food packaging; food processing sustainability, traceability, production planning and scheduling; supply chain and cold chain design and management; inventory management and storage area design; automation of production processes and logistics etc directing the attention to the relationships among concepts and theories within and across the different subfields.

A message to the I3M Community regarding COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is presenting tremendous challenges for our entire world. During this period of hardship and uncertainty, we understand that the global research community is significantly but also variably affected by this pandemic. Despite the fact that the 2020 edition of I3M conference is still months away, we want to provide the following clarifications and reassurance.

  • We are approaching the paper submission deadline of April 15th and we are still maintaining our current plan of hosting the 2020 International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multiconference in September 2020. We encourage authors to continue to submit papers by this deadline but we will remain supportive and flexible with the submission deadline, as we understand that this situation may affect individual paper processing times.
  • Every paper submitted to the conference will be processed as normal and we will ensure proper review times and publication according to the Call for Paper.
  • We will continue to monitor the developing situation, hope that the current protective measures return the first results but we are also trying to get creative about new ideas to handle the conference and transition to conferencing remotely from our homes, thus allowing participants to present their paper, learn, and get in contact with the I3M community as well as sponsors to showcase their services and products. Further information will be soon available depending on the future developments of the virus.

We will continue to update you throughout the next few months to keep the community apprised of any adjustments that might need to be made. We wish everyone health, patience, and strength during this difficult time. Please keep in touch with us! We will try to keep research communication moving as closely as possible to a normal process with flexibility.

The FOODOPS Organization Committee

After so many editions, I3M carries on with the long tradition bringing new ideas, solutions, approaches and plenty more. The FOODOPS Organization Committee is composed by:

Giuseppe VignaliGeneral Chair
Francesco LongoProgram Chair

MSC-LES, University of Calabria, Italy.

I3M & International Journals

It is a long tradition for I3M to provide opportunities to its Authors to extend their work for being published in International Journals; in fact as one of the most important and successful Simulation appointment, I3M 2020 includes historical conferences such us EMSS and HMS that this years will respectively celebrate the 32th and 22th years edition. Thanks to the invaluable works of the Organizing Committees, International Program Committees, Reviewers and Local Organizers, this year the I3M Multiconference is one of the biggest events of M&S worldwide. So, due to these reasons, several International Journals will publish Special Issues based on a collection of extended versions of best selected papers among those submitted to  EMSS,  MAS,  HMS,  DHSS,  IWISH,  SESDE,  IMAACA,  FoodOPS,  VARE


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