Sensors and e-Systems for Food and Agriculture

Chair: Dr Alex Mason 1, 2

1Dept. Quality and Processing, Animalia, Norwegian Meat and Poultry Research Centre, PO Box 396 Økern, 0513 Oslo, Norway.

2Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, United Kingdom.

The applications of sensors and electronic systems (e-Systems) has become increasingly prevalent throughout the food value chain. Within food manufacturing it has enabled enhanced automation, improved product quality, ensured authenticity and addressed issues of safety. During production it is beginning to improve sustainability and management practises, as well as enabling farmers to have access to a greater volume of relevant information regarding their production processes. This special session is aimed at considering new developments in Sensors and e-Systems which have relevance in this area. Topics should be related to sensors and/or eSystems, and may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Food quality, authenticity, classification and safety
  • Management of data and “business intelligence” within the food industry value chain
  • Automation and control during food manufacturing and production
  • Food logistics (i.e. transport and storage)
  • On-farm systems for improved production, practise and sustainability
  • Livestock activity and welfare monitoring