Call for Papers




Keynote Speakers

Stephen Whalley
Chief Strategy Officer
MEMS and Sensors Industry Group

Prof. Antje Baeumner
Director, Institut für Analytische Chemie,
Chemo- und Biosensorik
University of Regensburg

Dr. Philippe Monnoyer

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Organised by:



Tuesday 29 November 2016

08:30 Registration and coffee
09:00 Introduction and welcome
09:10 Keynote: Sensing our way to food for all?
Stephen Whalley, Mems and Sensors Industry Group
10:00 Printed electronic biosensors
Richard Wislon, Cambridge Display Technology
10:30 Predicting early signs of illness in livestock using sensor technologies
Jose Chitty, Smartbell
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 IoT-based water quality monitoring system for smart aquacultures
Daniel Kirilly, CamTech
12:00 New high performance nitrate sensor for online monitoring of hydroponic nutrients
Edward Boardman, SHARP Laboratories of Europe
12:30 Exhibitor elevator pitches: KTN; Camtech; Zimmer and Peacock
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Keynote: Sensing Technology for Food and Agriculture
Dr. Philippe Monnoyer, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
14:40 Self-Optimiisng Clean in Place
Ian Sterritt, Martec of Whitwell Ltd
15:05 The Elisha biosensor platform
Dr. Tim Gibson, Elisha Systems Ltd.
15:30 Tea break
16:00 Putting the ARM in farm
Andrew Frame, ARM
16:30 From farm to fork: sensors in food production
Dr. Michael Brand, Sensor100
17:00 Panel discussion: Sensor applications in agriculture and food production in the next 10 years
18:00 Reception
20:30 Reception ends


Wednesday 30 November

08:30 Registration and coffee
09:00 Introduction and welcome
09:10 Keynote address: New concepts for lab-on-a-chip systems for pathogen detection
Prof. Antje Baeumner, University of Regensburg
10:00 Field side/PoC DNA/RNA diagnostic on a dipstick in 15 minutes
Ben Shaw, Swift Technologies
10:30 A compact and distributed near infrared fiber optics detection system for flour quality control
Dr. Kaiming Zhou, Aston University
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 The Use of Multivariable Sensor Data to Early Detect Lameness in Sheep
Ali Al-Sherbaz, The University of Northampton
12:30 Exhibitor elevator pitches: IBST; Hamamatsu; Scienion; Sensor100
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Application of eNose in potato farming
Dr. James Covington, University of warwick
14:30 Use of VOC Analysers in Non-Laboratory Settings for Early Detection of Disease
Dr. Tim Gibson, RoboScientific
15:30 Panel Discussion: Applications of VOC analysers in food and agriculture
15:30 Tea break
16:00 Sensors in Food and Agriculture: next steps
Stephen Whalley, MEMS and Sensors Indusry Group
16:45 Presentation of poster awards; concluding remarks
17:00 Conference ends

Unavoidable changes in program may be made without prior notice