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  • 26 Feb 2013 3:46 AM | Michael Meyners (Administrator)

    Tom Carr, member and former treasurer of the Sensometric Society as well as co-organizer of the next Sensometrics meeting, has received the David R. Peryam Award from the ASTM International Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products. The Peryam Award recognizes outstanding professionals in the applied sensory science field.

    Follow this link for the official announcement by the ASTM with additional details.

    Please join me in congratulating Tom for this well-deserved recognition of his work.


  • 21 Dec 2012 9:43 AM | Michael Meyners (Administrator)

    For all members that have not renewed their memebership yet for 2013, please do so asap to avoid any interruption/delay in access to Food Quality and Preference. Note again that we have added a new member category which offers membership without access to the journal at a substantially reduced rate.

    I would like to take the opportunity to bring the International Year of Statistics 2013 to your attention:

    Last but not least, I would like to express my thanks to all members that helped us throughout the year in different aspects to run the society matters and to enhance the benefits we can offer today.

    I hope you'll all have a great Christmas break, and wish you all the best for 2013,


  • 13 Nov 2012 7:09 PM | Barbara PFEIFFER

    NEW: Please carefully read the note in case you are changing your membership level.

    If you are changing your membership level upon renewal in fall,

    for technical reasons your renewal date remains unchanged.

    This will be manually fixed by our treasurer.

    Please inform us in case this is not done within 2 weeks time.


  • 13 Nov 2012 12:48 AM | Barbara PFEIFFER

    Check out the page Related Events to find more information on discounts granted for Society members. Next courses with reduced fees for members are the following:

    IFP - Advertising Claims Support - Case Histories and Principles

    IFP - A Powerful Framework to Improve Sensory Measurement

    IFP - Drivers of Liking® and Emotion Mapping


  • 09 Nov 2012 6:20 PM | John Castura (Administrator)
    We plan to build a library of datasets to be hosted on the society’s website. The idea is to encourage the development of new statistical methods by making real data sets available.

    Data sets used in peer-reviewed publications will be of particular interest to us – a note will be added so that any presentations or publications using your data are requested to cite your publication.

    Please contact John Castura, Vice-Chair if you can make one or more of your datasets available on the Sensometric Society website.
  • 09 Nov 2012 6:15 PM | John Castura (Administrator)
    The announcement is now official: Sensometrics 2014 will be held in Chicago. Conference co-chairs Tom Carr and Richard Popper have set the conference for 29 July – August 1, 2014. Save the date! Details will follow in the months ahead.
  • 20 Jul 2012 5:20 AM | Michael Meyners (Administrator)

    The 11th Sensometrics Meeting took place July 10-13, 2012, in Rennes (France) with 145 participants from all over the world. I would like to thank the organizing and scientific committees for organizing a great and memorable event, in particular Marine Cadoret, Karine Bagory, and Sébastien Lê who successfully led the committees.

    Presentation slides and abstracts are already available on the conference homepage (these will also become availble on the society's website in due course); you can also find some impressions from the meeting.

    The XLSTAT award for the best student work as voted upon by the scientific committee was received by Cécile Bavay for her joint work with R. Symoneaux, I. Maitre, A. Kuznestova, P.B. Brockhoff, and E. Mehinagic on "Methodological development for sensory evaluation of product presenting biological variability: a case study on apple."

    The poster awards (voted upon by all participants) went to:

    1st: Sébastien Berthelo in collaboration with M. Brossier, D. Gourret and J. Pagès: 
    "Another way to treat JAR scales: application to the sensory characterization of products"

    2nd: A. Crine in collaboration with A. Gruel and S. Lê:
    "Ideal Profile Method: an efficient way to improve products?"

    3rd: Minh-Tam Lê in collaboration with Q. Carré and S. Lê:
    "A napping based methodology for quickly getting a model of consumer emotions"

    Congratulation to all awardees.

    The next Sensometrics Meeting is planned to be held July 29-August 1, 2014, in Chicago (IL, USA). While details are yet to be confirmed, please mark this date already now in your calendar.

    Looking forward to meeting you there at the latest,

    Michael Meyners (chair)

  • 20 Jul 2012 5:06 AM | Michael Meyners (Administrator)

    During last week's AGM, several positions on the committee had to be filled again due to end of the respective terms. The new committee stands as follows:

    Chair:         Michael Meyners (Germany, through 2016)
    Vice-chair:  John Castura (Canada, through 2014) 
    Treasurer:   Anne Hasted (UK, through 2014)
    Secretary:  John Ennis (USA, through 2016)

    Ordinary members:
    Dominic Buck (UK, through 2016)
    Rune Christensen (Denmark, through 2016)
    Barbara Pfeiffer (Switzerland, through 2014)
    Thierry Worch (The Netherlands / UK, through 2014)

    Please join me in welcoming all new members on the committee and support them throughout their term. Please also join me in thanking the retired committee members for their engagement in various society matters during their term:
    Per Bruun Brockhoff, Isabelle Lesschaeve, Sébastien Lê, and Jean-François Meullenet.

    Michael Meyners

  • 17 Jul 2012 3:20 PM | Barbara PFEIFFER

    The Minutes of the AGM 2012 are available in the Members's Section now.

    Please use your e-mail and password to log in.

  • 03 Jul 2012 6:11 AM | Michael Meyners (Administrator)

    The 11th Sensometrics meeting at Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes, France, is fast approaching, and with it the Annual General Meeting (AGM). It will take place July 11, 17:05h local time. The agenda for the AGM is as follows:

    1. Minutes of the previous meeting (please read them here before the meeting)
    2. Chairman’s report
    3. Treasurer’s report
    4. Membership
    5. Member benefits
    6. Sensometrics Meetings
    7. Elections
    8. Other topics

    Looking forward to meeting many of you in Rennes,


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