Online registration and abstract submission

Online registration and abstract submission forms become available on the Conference website. [03 January 2013]


Abstracts submission deadline

Abstracts submission deadline is reached. [01 February 2013]


Full paper (extended) submission deadline

Deadline for submitting the full papers is reached. [25 March 2013]


Full paper acceptance notification

Paper reviewing is finished and participants are notified about the acceptance of papers. [25 April 2013]


Payment deadline

Deadline for conference fees payment. [08 May 2013]


Conference first day

First day of the conference. [05 June 2013]


Conference end

Last day of the conference. [08 June 2013]

Prof. Huub Lelieveld

Prof. Huub Lelieveld is President of the Global Harmonization Initiative, Member of the Executive Committee and a Past President of EFFoST (the European Federation of Food Science and Technology), Founder and Past President of EHEDG (the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group). He is a fellow of IAFoST (the International Academy of Food Science and Technology), a fellow of IFT (the Institute of Food Technologists), served on the Governing Council of IUFoST (the International Union of Food Science and Technology) and has been Chair of the Nonthermal Processing Division and the International Division of IFT. He wrote chapters for many books and encyclopedia, wrote hundreds of scientific articles and articles for magazines and presented hundreds of papers, globally. He is a member of many editorial boards of books, journals and magazines. 




Jim Bagnola

Jim Bagnola, MUM graduate in 2011, is a corporate educator, international speaker and executive coach. For the past 25 years, Jim’s acclaimed keynote presentations, workshops, and breakout sessions have inspired worldwide. His insights have helped empower employees, increase productivity and customer retention, and reduce work place stress and turnover. Jim credits MUM for a formative and unique educational experience. "MUM has its focus on the knower and the known both," he says. "How do we expand the conscious capacity of the knower? It's not only about changing the hardware (the brain) but also changing the process of knowing, the software. That was the focus at MUM." 



Prof. Cristos Xiloyannis

Prof. Cristos Xiloyannis, expert in Fruit tree physiology, General fruit growing and Nursery techniques. Holds a degree in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Pisa, Italy. In 1974 holds a Diploma of Specialisation in Pomology at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento, Pisa, Italy. In 1980 holds the Ph.D. in "Productivity of Cultivated Plants" at the University of Padova, Italy. From 1983 to 1989 started the activity as Associate Professor at the University of Pisa, Italy, teaching courses in Pomology and Olive Growing. From 1990 to date started the activity as Full Professor at the University of Basilicata, Potenza, Italy, teaching Fruit tree Physiology, General Fruit Growing and Nursery Techniques.






Prof. Károly Hrotkó

Prof. Károly Hrotkó, Corvinus University of Budapest  and doctoral school BCE Kertészettudományi Doktori Iskola (Core member), works in the research area of propagation biology of woody plants, investigation of rootstock/scion interactions, rootstock breeding and evaluation and the research field in which current research is conducted is plant breeding and botany.


Bela Kovacs

Bela Kovacs, Institute of Food Science, Quality Assurance and Microbiology Center for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences, University of Debrecen.



Dr. Delia Dimitriu

Dr. Delia Dimitriu is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on aviation’s environmental impact, with focus on sustainability. Her main activity is conducted in C-E Europe, South America and Asia.

Dr.Delia Dimitriu has an interesting background in infrastructure related projects, environmental management for business community, policy instruments and decision making process. She also works on biofuels from biomass, thus relating to agriculture sector.

Delia has particular interest in climate change related to aviation sector: EU/ETS, offset programmes, carbon footprint and fuel management. Delia was part of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) team that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for its work on climate change and currently she is a member of the  IPCC Fifth Assessment Report; WG3-Mitigation, Chapter 8-Transport (2010-2014).

Currently Delia is working with Airbus CE to research the feasibility of commercializing bio-fuel made from several feedstocks. The sustainability assessment and LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) are an important part of this work.  Delia’s  most important work related to this proposal is the project Romanian Camelina Value chain, in which she is required to prove the sustainability of the chain from agricultural aspect to technology and aeronautical phase.



Prof. Philippe BURNY

Prof. Philippe BURNY, agro-economist, professor at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liege, and scientific Attaché, Walloon Centre for Agricultural Research, Gembloux, Belgium. Advanced Training on Food Security, Storage Protection, post Harvest Loss Prevention Technology and Storage Management partim, Stage AGCD (1994 et 1995) (Stock Management - Food Security). Fields of activity: agricultural policy, rural economics, rural development.



Prof. Philippe Simoneau

Prof. Philippe Simoneau, microbiologist, Faculty of Science, Université d’Angers; Director of the SFR QUASAV (Qualité et Santé du Vegetal), a Federative Research Structure in Plant Sciences; Co-Director of the UMR 1345 IRHS (Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences). The central topic of research is focused on fungal necrotrophic complexes (models: Alternaria and Cylindrocladium diseases) and on the identification of pathogenicity factors related to fungal adaptation to environmental (chemical and physical) stresses, including the host-plant micro-environment, with a special interest for the seed colonization process. Other applied objectives are linked to develop innovative control methods (potentiation of host defenses) and to improve the plant resistance level to fungal diseases.



Prof. Valentina Bozhkova

Prof. Valentina Bozhkova, Senior Research Scientist, Ph.D, works in the research area of fruit genetic resources, production of certified planting material, integrated fruit production and fresh fruit quality. Deputy Director of Fruit Growing Institute, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.



Mrs. Raluca Iagher

Mrs. Raluca Iagher, Project Officer, European Commission Directorate, General Environment, Belgium. In Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Raluca Iagher has a degree in Political Science from West University of Timisoara, Romania and pursued postgradute studies in International Politics and Political Development at the University of Manchester, UK. After graduation, Raluca taught Political Science at West University and worked with asylum seekers and refugees in Manchester. She also took part in several research projects focusing on societal relations, citizenship and human rights. She joined the Hungarian Helsinki Committee in September 2005 as part of a program of the Open Society Institute in Budapest.



Prof. John Oldham

Prof. John Oldham was Head of Research in SAC from 2002-2009 and during that time he stimulated the establishment of the Rural Policy Centre. He is now semi-retired but continues to chair the small team that oversees strategic guidance for the Policy Centre, the Rural Policy Centre Strategy Board. His other activities largely focus on strengthening research liaison especially in a European context. Prof. Oldham moved to Edinburgh in 1984, and subsequent appointments in SAC (and its predecessor organisation) led to him being Head of the Animal Biology Division and then Head of Research. His personal research activities have covered animal nutrition, genotype x feed system interactions, feeding behaviour and approaches to modelling animal performance. He has been Secretary of the Nutrition Society, President of the EAAP Nutrition Commission, winner of the Saltire Science and Sir John Hammond awards, a member of RAE Panels (assessing Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Sciences) in 2001 and 2007 and is currently a member of the Management Board of the Animal Task Force and of the Science Advisory Panel for AgResearch (New Zealand).