• Presentation
  • Conference Committees
  • ICPMF Members
  • Venue
  • Travel grants
  • Supporting publication


Dear Colleagues and friends,

On behalf of the organizing committee, We kindly invite you to attend the 10th International Conference of Predictive Modelling in Food (ICPMF10) to be held in Córdoba from 26th to 29th September, 2017. As you may know the International Committee on Predictive Modelling in Food (www.icpmf.org), which was founded in 2011, has the mission to promote the development of predictive models and to generate new knowledge in the field that are relevant to food stakeholders, risk assessors and governmental authorities. This objective is primarily achieved through advancing the success and sustainability of the biennial ICPMF-conferences.

Historically, Córdoba city has been an interplay of cultures, ideas and traditions, so we would like to extend this to the field of  Predictive Modelling in Food.

The scientific program we are preparing will include plenary sessions, oral communications and panels, where the most relevant topics related to our area will be addressed:

  • Systems biology and whole-cell modelling
  • Individual-based models
  • Modelling approaches using metagenomics (food) data
  • Complex systems modelling approaches for food safety and quality
  • Modelling microbial dynamics in relation to food microstructure
  • Data Bases, software and decision-support tools in predictive modelling on foods
  • Predictive models for food safety and quality: decontamination, food formulation, bacterial transfer, microbial spoilage, etc.
  • Predictive models for food process simulation: dehydrating, mixing, forming, heat transfer, etc.
  • Modelling the impact of microbiological interactions in foods
  • Interdisciplinary approaches and new advances in predictive modelling in foods
  • Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment and Management
  • Predictive mycology.

Besides that, the organizing committee has decided to organize three workshops, included in the conference registration (e.g. free access to workshops). They will be take place during the day before the scientific program, that is, 26th of September, 2017.

The local organizing committee is preparing a comprehensive and challenging program, and we expect to gather a significant number of participants from over the world. We also encourage the participation of students; whose fresh ideas and enthusiasm are always welcome.  To this end, two students supporting programs will be developed consisting of a Travel Support Scholarship sponsored by Elsevier and a Developing Scientist Poster Competition organized by International Committee of Food Hygiene and Microbiology (ICFHM).

The International Journal of Food Microbiology will be the publication supporting ICPMF10 which will host the Special issue of the conference containing the most relevant works presented at ICPMF10, which will be published, after the conferences, according to a peer review process.

In addition to the scientific program, we are preparing an attractive social and recreational program with which we could enjoy weather, history and gastronomy of Córdoba, a city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The website www.icpmf10.com will be our platform to manage your participation in ICPMF10 and provide you the latest news on the conference. Registration to the Conference will be easily done through the website as well as submission of abstracts, booking rooms in the recommended hotels, and including the main travelling tips for Córdoba, eating places, transport, etc.

We look forward to meeting you for the Conference, in Cordoba, a lovely town, located in the south of Spain.

Kind Regards,

The Organizing Committee








Chair: Prof. Fernando Pérez-Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Department of Food Science and Technology.
University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)
Phone: +34 957218516;  e-mail:

Juan Aguirre García
University of Chile, Chile

Alejandro Amezquita
Unilever, England

Vice-Chair:  Prof. Antonio Valero Díaz, Ph.D. 
Department of Food Science and Technology.
University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)
Phone: +34 957218516;  e-mail: avalero@uco.es 

Glaucia Aragao
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Fanny Tenenhaus-Aziza
CNIEL, France

Vice-Chair: Prof.  Elena Carrasco Jiménez, Ph.D. 
Department of Food Science and Technology.
University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)
Phone: +34 957218516;  e-mail:

Jean Christophe Augustin 
Alfort Veterinary School, France

Jozsef Baranyi 
Institute Food Research, England


Prof. Vasilis Valdramidis, Ph.D.
Food Studies & Environmental Health
University of Malta, Msida (Malta)

Javier Benedito
Universidad Politécnica Valencia, Spain

Heidy den Besten
Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Sara Bover Cid, Ph.D.
Food safety Program
Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA)
Monells, Girona (Spain)

Paw Dalgaard
Danish Technological University, Denmark

Anderson de Souza
University of Campinas, Brazil

Prof. Sonia Marin, Ph.D
Department of Food Technology
University of Lleida, Lleida (Spain)

Philippe Dantigny  
LUBEM - Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France

Frank Devlieghere 
Ghent University, Belgium

Prof. Pablo S. Fernández Escámez, Ph.D.
Departamento de Ingeniería de Alimentos y del Equipamiento Agrícola
Technical University of Cartagena, Cartagena (Spain)

Mariem Ellouze
Nestlé, Switzerland

Matthias Filter 
Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Prof.  Rosa Maria García-Gimeno, Ph.D. 
Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)

Marta Ginovart 
Universidad Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Úrsula Gonzales-Barrón 
CIMO - Mountains Research Centre, Portugal

Prof.  Gonzalo Zurera Cosano, Ph.D
Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)

Lihan Huang 
US Department of Agriculture - ARS, USA

Shigenobu Koseki 
Research Faculty of Agriculture, Japan

Prof.  Guiomar Denisse Posada Izquierdo, Ph.D. 
Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)

Kostas Koutsoumanis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Antonio Martínez
Instituto de agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (IATA), Spain


Jean Carlos Correia Peres Costa 
Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)

Jeanne-Marie Membré 
National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA), France

Marteen Nauta
Danish Technological University, Denmark

Arícia Mara Melo Possas
Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)

Araceli Bolívar
Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)

Regis Pouillot  
Food Drug Administration, USA

Abani Pradhan
University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Ana Sofia Ribeiro Duarte 
Danish Technological University, Denmark

Isabel Bascón
Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Córdoba, Córdoba (Spain)

Derya Savran
Department of Food Engineering
Ankara University, Ankara (Turkey)

Tom Ross 
University of Tasmania, Australia

Fernando Sampedro

University of Minnesota, USA

Sofia M. Santillana Farakos
Food Drug Administration, USA

Ferhat Ozcelik
Izmir Food Laboratory
Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ankara (Turkey)


Donald W. Schaffner
Rugtger University, USA

Panos Skandamis
University of Athens, Greece


Alberto Tonda
National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA), France

Jan Van Impe
University of Leuven, Belgium


An Vermeulen
Ghent University, Belgium

Marcel Zwietering
Wageningen University, The Netherlands



Paw Dalgaard (DK)

Marcel Zwietering (NL)

Tom Ross (AU)

Donald Schaffner (US)

Vasilis Valdramidis (MT)

Fanny Tenenhaus-Aziza (F)

Anderson de Souza (Br)

Mariem Ellouze (CH)

Fernando Perez-Rodriguez (S)

Régis Pouillot (USA)



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Congress Venue: Rector of the University of Córdoba



Reception: Caballerizas Reales



Congress dinner:  Bodegas Campos




The travel support scholarship is sponsored by Elsevier to assist full-students with travel costs associated with presenting their research – oral communication and posters at the 10th Congress on Predictive Modelling in Foods to be held 26-29th September 2017 in Cordoba (Spain). This scholarship is intended to promote the presentation of high quality communications by young scientists in scientific international events.

The scholarship will be awarded to students with a demonstrated enrolment in a graduate program in a European or overseas country University. This requisite should be met at the time of application deadline.


  • A total amount of 1,000 euros will be awarded to the successful applicants.
  • Applicants must be registered to the Conference and should present a poster or oral communication.
  • Previous recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants will be notified of the final decision no later than May 1, 2017.
  • The amounts awarded will be transferred to the successful applicants before one month after the end of the Conference.

Recipients are asked to submit a written summary of their experiences at the 10th Conference on Predictive Modelling in foods in a period of 1 month after the end of the Conference (maximum: 600 words).


A Travel Grant Form for a travel scholarship must be filled and sent by e-mail to the Conference Secretariat (info@proyectosycongresos.com) indicating in the subject “Travel scholarship”. Additional documents must be also submitted:

  • The applicant must be a student of a graduate program in a European or overseas country University. With the application form, a proof of payment of the graduate program for the year 2016-2017 must be submitted.
  • Europass Curriculum Vitae. Available at:  https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae.
  • A letter of recommendation from the faculty member or department head (cannot be from the actual scientific committee), including:
    • Outstanding qualifications/contributions made throughout the student´s academic career.
    • Potential value the student possesses toward making significant future contributions in the field of Food Predictive Modeling.
The application should be submitted before abstract submission deadline




The organizing committee is planning to publish two special issues from the conference of papers with International Journal of Food Microbiology and Microbial Risk Analysis. Those authors whose abstracts are accepted and deemed within the scopes of the journals, will be asked to submit a paper to the special issue after the conference.

International Journal of Food Microbiology will cover those papers which demonstrate potential relevance and novelty in the predictive modelling area, such as microbial interaction studies, microbial ecology of foods, rapid automated molecular methods validated in foods, or papers describing the molecular biology of microorganisms in foods.

On the other hand, Microbial Risk Analysis will deal with those papers covering at least one step of a formal microbial risk assessment (i.e. hazard identification, hazard characterization, exposure assessment or risk characterization), as well as decision-making studies, intervention strategies to be applied in food industries involving the use of predictive modelling.

Instructions on how to submit will be forwarded to you in due course after abstracts review. Please note that all submissions for the special issues will be subject to peer review and must comply with the guide for authors for the correspondent journal.






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