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10th Shelf Life International
Meeting Bogotá, Colombia
X SLIM 2022

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SLIM is a well-established international congress for presenting current developments, trends and future applications on the shelf life of packaged foodstuff, which has been previously held in countries of Europe, Asia and North America, bringing together academia and industry actors.

The aim of SLIM is to be an international forum to share the most recent knowledge related to food shelf life. The 10th edition will focus on shelf life assessment, prediction and extension by applying new, safe and sustainable materials and technologies.

The congress will be hosted by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (ICTA) and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá), in collaboration with the Italian Scientific Group of Food Packaging (GSICA) and Universidad de La Salle.

The topics will be presented and discussed in plenary and invited research lectures by internationally recognized keynote speakers, followed by brief research presentation and posters.

November 28th - December 1th 2022
Meeting focus
Shelf life assessment, prediction and extension by applying new, safe and sustainable materials and technologies
Cra 4a # 59a - 44, Chapinero
Bogotá, Colombia
English - Spanish
Special Issue
Food Packaging and Shelf Life (Elsevier)

Scientific Topics

X SLIM 2022 invites the community to submit contributions dealing with research works and industrial significant experiences in the topics of the event, structured in the following sessions:

  • Session 1: New Technologies for Shelf Life Extension
  • Session 2: New Materials for Shelf Life Extension
  • Session 3: Shelf Life Assessment and Prediction
  • Session 4: Sustainability and Shelf Life
  • Session 5: Packaging Materials and Safety Issues

Key Dates

-Deadline for abstract submission: August 10th, 2022
-Abstract acceptance notification: August 30th, 2022
-Early-bird payment: September 30th, 2022
-Deadline of regular payment for inclusion in the proceedings: October 30th, 2022*
-Congress dates: November 28th to December 1st, 2022

*To facilitate the setup of the technical program, speakers are invited to register and send the payment documents before October 30th, 2022. Late registration and payment will be possible, but we cannot grant abstracts being included in the regular book of abstracts and printed program.

Proceedings & Best Poster Award

All the accepted contributions will be included in the Book of Abstracts, available in digital and printed versions for the registered participants.

The best works will be selected by the committee to be part of a Special Issue in the high impact journal Food Packaging and Shelf Life (Elsevier) (Impact Factor 8,749, ranking 10th out of 143 in Food Science & Technology) dedicated to X SLIM 2022, after a peer review process.

The Scientific Committee will choose the best work presented as a Poster, which will receive a special recognition and an honorable mention at the closing of the event.

Event programme

Keynote speakers

Internationally recognized speakers, leaders in their field will be presenting their latest scientific contributions in the field of food packaging and shelf life. To date the confirmed invited keynote speakers are:

Dr. Ana Carolina López de Dicastillo. Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Santiago de Chile.

Dr. Fabio Licciardello. Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Dr. Luciano Piergiovanni. GSICA / Department of Food, Evironmental and Nutritional Sciences, University of Milan, Italy.

Dr. Eva Almenar is a professor at the School of Packaging, Michigan State University, USA.

Organizing Committee

X SLIM 2022 is organized by a team that includes the chairs of SLIM, the members of the Local Organizing Committee, and the President of GSICA:

Dr. Carlos Alberto Fuenmayor. Chair of the congress. ICTA, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Dr. Carlos Mario Zuluaga. Chair of the congress. Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Dr. Diego Alberto Castellanos. Chair of the congress. ICTA, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Dr. Heidi Tatiana Jiménez Ariza. Chair of the congress. Universidad de La Salle, Colombia.

Dr. Amanda Consuelo Díaz. Local Organizing Committee. ICTA, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Dr. Ismael Povea Garcerant. Local Organizing Committee. Universidad de La Salle, Colombia.

Dr. Héctor Suárez Mahecha. Local Organizing Committee. ICTA, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Dr. Luciano Piergiovanni. President of GSICA.

Scientific Committee

The scientific committee of X SLIM 2022 is composed by international leading scientists and experts of the field in each one of the topics of the event

  • Carlos Alberto Fuenmayor. National University of Colombia
  • Diego Alberto Castellanos. National University of Colombia
  • Carlos Mario Zuluaga. National University of Colombia
  •  Ismael Enrique Povea Garcerant. University of Salle
  • Amanda Consuelo Díaz Moreno. National University of Colombia
  • Héctor Suárez Mahecha. National University of Colombia
  • Luis Felipe Gutiérrez Álvarez. National University of Colombia
  • Coralia Osorio Roa. National University of Colombia
  • María Soledad Hernández Gómez. National University of Colombia
  • Niyireth Alicia Porras Holguín. University of Los Andes
  • Ana Karina Carrascal Camacho. Pontifical Xavierian University
  • Sasitorn Tongchitpakdee. Kasetsart University
  • Fabian Leonardo Jaimes P. Team Foods
  • Viviane Patrícia Romani. State University of Midwest
  • Rodrigo Ortega Toro. University of Cartagena
  • Édgar Pérez Esteve. Polytechnic University of Valencia
  • Martha Cuenca Quicazán. University of Cartagena
  • Dong Sun Lee, Kyungnam Univiversity of South Korea
  • Glaehter Yhon Florez Guzmán. National University of Colombia
  • César Augusto Sierra Ávila. National University of Colombia
  • Jairo Ernesto Perilla Perilla. National University of Colombia
  • José Fernando Solanilla Duque. University of Cauca
  • María Hernández Carrión. University of Los Andes
  • Misael Cortés Rodríguez. National University of Colombia
  • José Igor Hleap Zapata. National University of Colombia
  • Luis Eduardo Ordóñez Santos. National University of Colombia
  • Francisco Javier Castellanos Galeano. University of Caldas
  • Martha Cecilia Quicazán. National University of Colombia
  • Leidy Marcela Montoya Devia. Pontifical Xavierian University
  • Loong-Tak Lim. University of Guelph
  • Carmen Adriana Campos. Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Diego Felipe Tirado Armesto. National University of Colombia
  • Marco Mason Mason. National Open and Remote University, Colombia
  • Ibeth Rodríguez González. National Open and Remote University, Colombia
  • Ruth Mary Benavidez Guevara. National Open and Remote University, Colombia
  • Giovanna Giuliana Buonocore. Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (IPCB) –National Research Council, Naples
  • Fabio Licciardello. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • María Consolación Cristina Nerín De La Puerta. University of Zaragoza
  • Luciano Pergiovanni. University of Milano
  • Elena Torrieri. University of Naples
  • Kit L. Yam. Rutgers University
  • Soraya Sánchez Ballester. ITENE Technology Center
  • Fabián Rico Rodríguez. University of Cartagena
  • Alex López Córdoba. Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia
  • Claudia Estella Hernández Londoño. Universidad de Cartagena
  • Diego Felipe Tirado Armesto. Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Claudia Estella Hernández Londoño. University of Cartagena
  • Carla Ivonne La Fuente Arias. University of São Paulo
  • Virginia Muriel. Division R&D Manager Division R&D Manager
  • María Amparo Chiralt Boix. Polytechnic University of Valencia
  • Amalia Conte. University of Foggia
  • Maria Cristina Nicoli. University of Udine
  • Matteo Alessandro Del Nobile. University of Foggia
  • Sara Limbo. University of Milano
  • Leidy Marcela Montoya Devia. Pontifical Xaverian University, Cali
  • Felipe Salcedo Galan. University of Andes
  • Vilásia G. Martins. Federal University of Rio Grande
  • Ricardo Stefani. Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
  • Germán Ayala Valencia. Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • Caio Gomide Otoni. Federal University of São Carlos
  • Paulo José do Amaral Sobral. University of São Paulo
  • Liliana Serna Cock. National University of Colombia
  • Katiushka Arévalo Niño. Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

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