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  • 12 Dec 2011 2:54 AM | Michael Meyners (Administrator)
    The Sensometric Society invites applications for
    Travel bursaries
    Student scholarships
    for participation in the 11th Sensometrics meeting 2012.

    The Sensometric Society intends to grant at least one travel bursary and at least three student scholarships for attendance at the 11th Sensometrics meeting, to be held July 10-13 2012 in Rennes, France.

    Prerequisite for application to any of these is the submission of an abstract to the conference. Only accepted abstracts will be finally considered (though application needs to be received before notification). The decision about the grants will be made depending on the quality of the abstract, its acceptance as oral or poster, and potential further documentation. Notification about grants will be in mid May; recipients of grants are supposed to register by May 18 for the conference to benefit from the early bird fees.


    Travel Bursaries

    The travel bursary intends to allow a person to travel to the conference who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference. The bursary will include registration to the conference including the Conference Dinner, plus up to EUR 1200 to support travel expenses. Preference will be given to applications requiring long distance travel. Applications for the travel bursary should be supported by a reasonable (and substantiated) estimate of expected travel expenses for travel and stay.

    Student scholarships

    Student scholarships intend to help students to cover the costs incurred with attending the conference. Scholarships include registration to the conference including the Conference Dinner, plus EUR 50 for minor expenses. Applications need to be accompanied by a proof of studentship of the home university.


    Decision about grants will be made by an independent committee, consisting of Tom Carr, Chris Findlay and Michael Meyners, in collaboration with the executive committee of the Sensometric Society. Please send applications accompanied by the abstract as (additionally) submitted to the conference no later than April 10, 2012, to the chair of the Sensometric Society.


    On behalf of the Sensometric Society,

    Michael Meyners (chair)
  • 10 Dec 2011 2:30 PM | Barbara PFEIFFER (Administrator)

    Please find information on the PhD Student Award for the next ESN Industry Meeting @ Aarhus in Denmark (25th-26th April, 2012) and how to apply in our Events section.

  • 04 Dec 2011 12:24 AM | Barbara PFEIFFER (Administrator)

    Elsevier's books division offers all members of the Sensometric Society a discount of 25% on Food Science & Nutrition books.

    Please log in to the Membership area and check the Member Discounts to access the promotion code.

    If you are not a member yet, please find more info on the Membership Application page on how to become one.


  • 15 Nov 2011 3:01 AM | Michael Meyners (Administrator)

    Dear members and to-become members,

    it is time again to renew your membership for 2012. Please make sure to do so before December 31st in order to ensure continued access to premium content on our website and uninterrupted access to Food Quality and Preference.

    If you are not currently a member but would like to join the society, you can register now for 2012 and benefit from supplementary access to all premium content on the website until the end of the year for free. (Please note that this does not include access to FQAP, which will be activated for you only in January.)

    There are two levels of membership:

    Premium Individual Membership (annual subscription £105) - this includes both print and on-line access to Food, Quality and Preference for 2012

    Individual Membership (annual subscription £95)- this gives on-line access to Food Quality and Preference for 2012 

    Please log in and click <View Profile> for renewal. For new applications, please follow the instructions under <Membership Application> in the <Membership> menu. Either way you'll be given the choice to pay through Paypal or via inter bank transfer.

    Looking forward to welcome new members to the society, and to continue collaboration with all of you in 2012,


  • 27 Oct 2011 5:17 PM | Barbara PFEIFFER (Administrator)

    Have a look at

    to find information regarding the newly founded European Sensory Science Society.

    It was constituted in Florence (Italy) on the 12th of May 2011, from the joining of national sensory societies from twelve countries: Austria, Denmark, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.

  • 24 Oct 2011 6:26 AM | Michael Meyners (Administrator)

    This year’s annual general meeting (AGM) took place during the Pangborn Symposium, held in Toronto, Canada,  on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 13:15-14:30 (EDT)

    Please click on the link for the meeting minutes.

  • 21 Sep 2011 4:21 PM | Barbara PFEIFFER (Administrator)

    The website for the 11th Sensometric Meeting at Arocampus Ouest in Rennes, France, is online.

    For news and informations regarding the event, please check

  • 21 Feb 2011 2:04 PM | Barbara PFEIFFER (Administrator)

    The third CARME (Correspondence Analysis and Related Methods) conference took place at Agrocampus Rennes in France February 9-11, 2011. In a session dedicated to multivariate analysis of sensory data, Marianne Buche talked about the use of projective mapping to identify cultural differences in the main discrimination of picture based stimuli, Marine Cadoret explained the data treatment for a hierarchical sorting task with multiple factor analysis, Mostafa Qannari presented the results of sorting task data treated with multiple correspondence analysis, and Thierry Worch showed an approach for the application of multivariate analysis to ideal profile data. Other presentations of interest for Sensometricians featured the analysis of textual data (word elicitation) and methods in the social sciences (demographics).

    Further lectures presented advances in theory, algorithms, computation and applications of CA and MCA. Presentation slides are available on the CARME 2011 homepage.

    Perfectly planned, the social program lived up to the high culinary expectations for France and at the Conference Dinner Michael Greenacre and Yuna Blum surprised the audience with Statistical Songs.

  • 08 Feb 2011 9:30 PM | John Castura (Administrator)
    The Sensometric Society is pleased to announce that the Institute for Perception is offering discounted registration to members for these upcoming courses:
    • Sensory Product and Concept Testing: Analyses, Applications and Computer Workshop (Williamsburg, Virginia, United States, March 28-April 1)
    • Short Course Programme (Brussels, Belgium, May 30-June 3)
    Please see the Related Events page on this website for more details, and for links to register.

  • 23 Dec 2010 10:23 AM | Michael Meyners (Administrator)
    Dear members, dear visitors,

    it's the time of the year to review what has been achieved in the course of 2010, and also to share some news from the committee with you.
    • The new committee has taken up its work after the successful conference held in Rotterdam. Thanks again to Pieter, Garmt and Aimée for all their efforts in making this a memorable conference.
    • This fall, we have launched the new website of the society. Feedback has been positive throughout, and we hope that you continue to benefit from the site and its features. We also feel that the renewal process works much smoother due to the integration to the system. Thanks to everybody involved in the transfer, in particular John, Anne, Ian, Hal and Barbara.
    • Together with the new website, we have launched additional member benefits like reduction on text books or conferences, and a member directory. Please send additional proposals of what you would like to see in the future to any committee member. Please also re-consider contributing datasets with a description for usage by fellow members. Response has been very slow so far, while many people have expressed their wish to have a variety of datasets available.
    • For all those that have not renewed their membership yet, please do so as soon as possible. Elsevier has already started shipping 2011 issues of FQAP. Lapsed members will no longer have access to the members-only part of the website either.
    • We plan to hold the Annual General Meeting as usual during the Pangborn Symposium 2011, which will take place in Kyoto, Japan.
    • I am happy to announce that after going to Rennes (France) in 2012 and to Chicago (USA) in 2014, the 2016 Sensometrics meeting will be held in Brighton UK. We are grateful to Yvonne Taylor, Dominic Buck and Keith Greenhoff for their great proposal and for their commitment to organize this meeting.
    Also in 2011, please do not hesitate to contact me or any other committee member with any questions, proposals or concerns you may have. Until then, on behalf of the committee, I wish all of you a Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and all the best for 2011.

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