Please note the program outline is subject to change without notice.
Extended abstract submission is now open for NIR2019, which will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on 15th – 20th September 2019.
The submission process for NIR 2019 will be through an online submission portal. Please click here to go to the online portal. Submitters are requested to create an account and submit an extended abstract for review according to the guidelines set out in the Submission Outline document.
- Opening date of submission: 12 October 2018
- Closing date for submission: 15 March 2019 extended to 2359 01 April 2019 (AEST)
- Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2019
- Deadline for early registration: 30 May 2019
- Conference dates: 15 – 20 September 2019
An extended abstract can be submitted for presentation at the conference as one or both of the following:
Extended abstracts must be submitted under one of the conference themes. The official language of the conference is English and all short papers must be submitted in that language.
4. Dairy/Food Science/Meat Science
9. Hyperspectral Imaging
11. Medical Science
12. Museum/Archaeology/Heritage Science
14. Pharmacology/Traditional Chinese Medicine
17. Remote and Proximal Sensing
18. Wildlife/Animal Science
Please note that if your abstract falls under multiple categories please select the main category and then put the other categories in keywords.
Submission Guidelines and Templates
Please download the below submission guidelines prior to starting your submission.
Duration: 2-days – Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September
Cost: $250 AUD
Near-infrared hyperspectral imaging (NIR-HSI) has gained tremendous importance in the laboratories of very diverse fields (Forensics, food production, pharmaceutical production, etc.). At the same time, it has generated the need for applying different strategies of analysis and algorithms in order to extract the most relevant information from the hyperspectral images in the different analytical situations. This mini-course will explore basic concepts of hyperspectral analysis, plus it will make emphasis in the different analytical situations that can be found. The mini-course topics will be:
1 - Hyperspectral image acquisition, pre-processing and data selection
2 - Basic Chemometrics. Exploration. Regression. Segmentation
3 – Different types of hyperspectral images require different types of data analysis methods
4 - Integration of NIR-HSI in different analytical frameworks
Associate Professor at the Department of Food Science,
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2 Day Workshop - 14-15 September
Cost: $250 AUD
Day-1 on Saturday 14 September: Beginners Guide to Using R for NIR Spectroscopy
This workshop will cover the essentials of processing spectra data using R. It will cover data preparation, spectral preprocessing (smoothing, standardising, de-trending), PCA, and calibration using PLS regression
Day-2 on Sunday 15 September: Advanced Guide to Using R for spectroscopy
This workshop will continue with more advanced topics on processing and making an inference of spectra. It will cover Machine Learning methods, bootstrapping to enhance prediction, transferring calibration models from one instrument to another, and External Parameter Orthogonalisation (EPO) to remove unwanted features from the spectra.
Professor of Soil Landscape Modelling, University of Sydney
Post-Doctoral research fellow, University of Sydney
Research Fellow, Sydney Institute of Agriculture
Duration: 1 Day. Sunday 15th September
Cost: $150 AUD
The Theory of Sampling (TOS) is the guiding framework for all of analysis, including NIR spectroscopy, to eliminate or reduce maximally all such adverse influences. TOS emphasizes the Fundamental Sampling Principle, which states that all potential units from an original lot must have an equal probability of being sampled in practise, and that samples are not altered in any way on their way to analysis. Units can be particles, particle fragments or collections-of-units making up the practical sampling unit, increments. In the realm of NIR analysis, non-compliance with FSP is often a hidden elephant in the room, not properly acknowledged, but here addressed heads on. The Fundamental Sampling Principle is the first of six Governing Principles and four Sampling Unit Operations, which must be honored in order to guarantee sampling and analysis representativity. This course presents all necessary sampling principles and practical operations in a unified, systematic framework.
Retired. Ex-Professor in Chemometrics,
Norwegian Telemark Institute of Technology, Norway
Duration: 1-day Workshop Saturday 14th September
Cost: $150 AUD
Process analytical technology (PAT) was introduced by the FDA when they published their PAT Guidance in Sep 2004: Guidance for Industry, PAT — A Framework for Innovative Pharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance The PAT Guidance was the first element in a series of initiatives that later were referred to as the QbD framework. This course introduces the PAT Guidance and highlights the importance of process understanding and risk-based approach to product development and manufacture using multivariate methods.
Consultant/Trainer, Application of Quality by Design and PAT
Stay tuned for more workshops......