The Sensometric Society

Sensometrics 2016, Brighton, UK

Jurys Inn Waterfront

Tutorials: July 26

Please click on the tutorial name to view the abstract with a more detailed description.

Equivalence Tests

Michael Meyners

Data analysis of
Check-All-That-Apply (CATA) and allied methods

Michael Meyners, John Castura

Using the R-package SENSR for the planning and analysis of similarity and discrimination data

Per Bruun Brockhoff, Christine Borgen Linander

Linear mixed effects modeling for multifactorial sensory and consumer data using the R-packages LMER, LMERTEST and SENSMIXED and relations to Panelcheck and Consumercheck

Per Bruun Brockhoff, Alexandra Kuznetsova

Statistical analysis of sensory profiling data revisited with the concept of scaling

Pascal Schlich, Caroline Peltier

Ideal Profile Method

Thierry Worch

HOLOS, a collaborative environment for holistic approaches: from the experiment and its implementation to its statistical analysis  Margot Brard, Thierry Worch & Sébastien LÊ

Meeting: July 27 - 29


Wednesday 27 July 2016

Conference day 1

08:00 - 09:00

Registration - Renaissance & Lobby

Poster & Exhibitor morning set up

09:00 - 09:20

Welcome (& housekeeping): Yvonne Taylor & Myrna Jones, Organising Committee

Opening address: Michael Meyners, President, Sensometrics Society

9:20 - 10:20

Guest Speaker 1: Obtaining blockwise sparse components by rotation, constraints  or penalties

Speaker: Henk A.L. Kiers, Marieke E. Timmerman, Eva Ceulemans

10:20 - 10:35

Oral Session 1: Multivariate data

Session Chair: Michael Meyners

10:20 - 10:35

O1.01 ComDim: from multiblock data analysis to path modeling

Speaker: El Mostafa Qannari, Véronique Cariou, Evelyne Vigneau, Mohamed Hanafi, Douglas N. Rutledge

10:35 - 10:50

Poster presentation

P1.02 Measurement of consumer discriminations of the perceived kokumi of chicken bouillons using hybrid satisfaction scaling (HSS): inter-consumer differences in sensitivity, criterion, and information processing

So-Yub Lee, Hyo-Jin Kim, Frans-Jos Jansen, Hye-Seong Lee

P1.03 Measurement of a reliable preference and consumer segmentation: preference tests using triadic designs and the odd sample bias

Ji-Young Yoon, Min-A Kim, Hye-Seong Lee

10:50 – 11:15

Coffee Break and Poster

11:15 – 11:45

Oral Session 2: Product Optimization

Session Chair: Dr. Keith Greenhoff

11:15 – 11:30

O2.01 Use of preference mapping as a proactive approach to breeding: an apple case study

Speaker: Jessica Turecek, Amy Bowen, Amy Blake

11:30 – 11:45

O2.02 Control of crossmodal effects of food appearance using a projective-AR system

Speaker: Katsunori Okajima, Jiang Wanting, Masahiro Nishizawa

11:45 – 12:30

Poster presentation


Emmanuelle DIAZ, Bastien VAIRET, Laure BOSC, Vincent ROUSSARIE, Philippe VANNIER, Sébastien DENJEAN, Alexandre LAURAC

P2.05 Application of a Many-Facet Rasch Model (MFRM) in preference testing with an 11-point hedonic scale  Poster

Zheng Li, Clara Philippe, Peter Ho

P2.08 Consumer-food interface measurement: A novel approach to integrate consumption context, expectation, experience and retrospective preference for determining product positioning strategy

Bi-A Kang, In-Ah Kim, Young-Mi Lee, Hye-Seong Lee

P2.09 Variable Influence Analysis (VIA): a new approach to identifying key "drivers"  Poster

Richard Popper, Juan Martinez, Patti Wojnicz,

P2.10 Sensory discrimination methodology for drinking water: triadic stimulus configuration of the dual reminder A-Not A (DR A-Not A) superior to 3-AFC?

Ji-Won Mun, Min-A Kim, Hye-Min Sim, Hye-Seong Lee

P2.11 Design of taste panels for assessing consumers' preference for meat products

Maryann Pirie

P2.12 Inter-panel diagnosis, a comparison of palatability answers obtained in expert, semi-expert and in-home cat panels


P2.13 Transitioning from paper/pencil to direct data entry for descriptive panels  Poster

Katie Osdoba, Nicole Butkiewicz, Annlyse Krogmann

P2.14 Measuring the effectiveness of different maintenance programs for descriptive panels  Poster

Nicole Butkiewicz, Annlyse Krogmann, Katie Osdoba

P2.15 Sensory evaluation of sports shoes: training of a panel

Alexia Cariou, Estelle Le Gendre, Perrine Baudry, Nicolas Delattre

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch and Poster

13:30 – 14:45

Oral Session 3: Panel Performance

Session Chair: Anne Hasted

13:30 – 13:45

O3.01 How much sensory panel data do we need?

Speaker: Paul Talsma

13:45 – 14:00

O3.02 Individual heterogeneities in both level and scaling of sensory scores decomposed into psychological and physiological components

Speaker: Caroline Peltier, Michel Visalli, Pascal Schlich

14:00 – 14:15

O3.03 New aspects of the mixed assessor model

Speaker: Per B Brockhoff, Sofie P Jensen, Kasper Kristensen, Minh Haw Truong, Alexandra Kuznetsova

14:15 – 14:30

O3.04 Investigating the mixed assessor model with use of the Template Model Builder (TMB)

Speaker: Sofie Pødenphant Jensen, Kasper Kristensen, Minh Haw Truong, Per Bruun Brockhoff

14:30 – 14:45

O3.05 An extension of the Mixed Assessor Model (MAM) to Check-All-That-Apply (CATA) type data

Speaker: Hironori Satomura

14:45 - 15:00

Group photo

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break and Poster

15:30 - 17:00

Workshop: Appropriate Methods of Imputation for Consumer Hedonic Data

Organizers: Paul D. McNicolas, Chris J. Findlay, & John C. Castura 

Workshop Chair: Chris J. Findlay (Compusense Inc., Guelph, Ontario, Canada)

17:00 - 17:15


17:15 – 18:15

Sensometrics Society AGM

Thursday 28 July 2016

Conference day 2

08:30 - 09:30

Guest Speaker 2: Derive sense from a universe of chaos

Speaker: Hans Lingeman

09:30 - 10:15

Oral Session 4: Qualitative Methodology

Session Chair: Thierry Worch

09:30 – 09:45

O4.01 The QC-methodology: twisting the Q-methodology for understanding some complex concept

Speaker: Margot Brard, Sébastien Lê

09:45 – 10:15

Poster presentation 

P4.02 Multimodal effect of color and aroma on predicted deliciousness of milk beverages

Shino Okuda, Akihisa Takemura, Katsunori Okajima

P4.04 Are RATA questions worth the effort?   Poster

Leticia Vidal, Gastón Ares, Duncan Hedderley, Michael Meyners, Sara Jaeger

P4.05 Detecting small product differences with untrained panelists - Projective mapping vs. free sorting

Helene Hopfer, Hildegarde Heymann

P4.06 Identifying drivers of liking using regression trees and random forests. Application to the preference for ciders

Philippe Courcoux, Léa Koenig, Adèle Lepetit, Ronan Symoneaux

P4.07 Aroma Volatiles of the Headspace Generated by Essential Oils using Q Research SolutionsTM Portable Olfactive Devices (qPOD®)

Janice Gogerty, H Rodolfo Juliani, Angela Monaghan, Deborah Wright, Beverly J Tepper and Jim Simon

P4.09 Navigating the impact of salivary enzyme activity on the perception of starch containing foods throughout mastication

John Bridges, John Smythe, Allison Mikita


Coffee Break and Poster

11:15 – 12:30

Oral Session 5: Temporal Data

Session Chair: Chris Findlay

11:15 – 11:30

O5.01 Temporal dominance of sensations (TDS) panel behavior: a preliminary study with chocolate

Speaker: Jessica Rodrigues, Vanessa Souza, Renato Lima, Joao de Deus Carneiro, Cleiton Nunes, Ana Carla Pinheiro

11:30 – 11:45

O5.02 Modeling Temporal Dominance of Sensations data by semi-Markov chains

Speaker: Guillaume Lecuelle, Michel Visalli, Hervé Cardot, Pascal Schlich

11:45 – 12:00

O5.03 Relationship between dynamic sensory profile and static liking: Dominance vs. description

Speaker: Gastón Ares, Lucía Antúnez, Florencia Alcaire, Leticia Vidal, Shari Zorn, Ana Giménez, John Castura

12:00 – 12:15

O5.04 The analysis of temporal check-all-that-apply (TCATA) data

Speaker: Michael Meyners, John C. Castura

12:15 – 12:30

O5.05 Analysis of TCATA Fading data: data imputation of gaps in temporal profiles

Speaker: Leticia Vidal1, John Castura2, Sara Jaeger3, Gastón Ares1

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch and Poster

13:30 – 14:00

Oral Session 6: Consumer Segmentation

Session Chair: El Mustafa Qannari

13:30 - 13:45

O6.01 Consumers' segmentation combining different attributes on products with constrained CLV3W

Speaker: Véronique Cariou, Tom Wilderjans

13:45 - 14:00

O6.02 Consumer segmentation in projective mapping

Speaker: Ingunn Berget, Paula Varela, Tormod Næs

14:00 - 14:40

Guest Speaker 3: Sensometrics has got to move on

Speaker: Hal MacFie

14:40 - 15:25

Round Table: Sensometrics has got to move on

Discussion following Hal Macfie’s opening talk

15:25 - 16:00

Coffee Break and Poster

16:00 - 16:45

Oral Session 7: Sensory methodologies

Session Chair: Jean McEwan

16:00 - 16:15

O7.01 Hurdles, benchmarks and norms – drawing a red line between product success and failure

Speaker: Rafal Drabek, Arlene Cameron

16:15 - 16:30

O7.02 Investigating the use of d-prime based on differences between product overall mean scores to predict preference

Speaker: Anne Hasted, Dominic Buck, Yvonne Taylor


O7.03 An overview of statistical methods currently used for correlating sensory properties of food with its volatile composition

Speaker: Sirli Rosenvald, Kristel Vene, Kadri Koppel

16:45 – 17:30

Poster Session




2 coaches depart from Hotel to Stanmer House

19:00 – 23:15



Gala Diner

Early coach back to Hotel

Late coach back to Hotel

Friday 29 July 2016

Conference day 3

09:00 - 10:00

Guest Speaker 4: From tablets to taste-buds: what can we learn?

Speaker: Gemma Hodgson

10:00 - 10:15

Oral Session 8: Temporal Data 2

Session Chair: Hye-Seong Lee

10:00 – 10:15

O8.01 Kinetics of consumption, an innovative tool to measure cat food palatability and satiety

Speaker: Laure Le Paih, Julien Rogues, Claire Forges, Emira Mehinagic

10:15 – 11:00

Coffee Break and Poster

11:00 – 12:30

Joint Workshop with SSP: Discrimination Testing in Practice   Speakers:      Danielle  van Hout, Unilever, The Netherlands

                        Nicolas  Demetri, Yoplait, France

Chair:              Gaston Ares, Universidad de la República (UdelaR), Uruguay

Facilitator:      Tom Carr, Carr Consulting, USA

Panel:              Hye-Seong Lee, Ewha Womans University, South Korea

Michael Meyners, Procter & Gamble, Germany

Lauren Rogers, Sensory Consultant, UK

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch and Closing Awards

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