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Course Title: (CANCELED) Hyperspectral Imaging Applied To The Food Sector: Case Studies
Categories: 1 - Chemometrics
2 - Data Analysis
3 - Digital Imaging
4 - Food
5 - Sensors
6 - Spectroscopy
Instructor(s): Silvia Serranti Course Number: 92
Affiliation: Sapienza University of Rome - DICMA
Course Date: 03/08/2017 - Wednesday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 01:00 PM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Today, consumers attention toward high quality and safety foods increased. More and more legislation had, and will have, to take into account the need to introduce new rules and actions addressed to inspect food in order to assess its attributes (i.e. quality, safety, authenticity and compliance). The development of accurate, fast, robust, reliable and objective quality inspection systems to apply with reference to every step of the entire food production chain, from the farm to the shelf, is thus one of the challenges of the next years. To accept and win it, it is necessary the availability of analytical tools simple to apply, robust in detection performance and characterized by low costs. These aspects are linked to the need to perform a large number of analyses from the field production to the industrial manufacturing stage. Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) can represent the right answer to fulfil all the previous mentioned goals. Such an approach, when successful, is quite challenging being usually reliable, robust and characterized by lower costs, if compared with those usually associated to commonly applied analytical off-line and/or on-line analytical approaches. More and more applications have been thus developed and tested, in these last years, especially in food inspection, with a large range of investigated products, such as fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, eggs and cereals.

Target Audience
Scientist, managers, technicians and engineers, active in the food sector, who want to understand the potentialities offered by hyperspectral imaging in real problems solving at laboratory (i.e. “off-line”) or industrial (i.e. “on-line”) scale. People interested in HSI based procedures inside an existing process.

Course Outline
Examples of some application, based on HSI, originally developed by the authors, and/or also taken from the literature, are presented, compared, critically analyzed and discussed, with reference to the different hardware configuration and logics utilized to perform the analysis, according to the characterization, inspection and quality control actions to apply.

Course Instructor's Biography
Silvia Serranti is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials & Environment (DICMA), Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Research activity is related to the field of raw materials characterization and valorization, and is documented by more than 160 scientific papers published in International Journals and in Proceedings of International Conferences and by the participation in 11 Research Projects financed by the European Union.