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.
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
The congress is being organized by the National University of Colombia, in agreement with La Salle University. The academic agenda will be carried out at the Chapinero Campus of La Salle University, located in one of the most central areas of the city, with access to sites of tourist interest and a wide range of hotels and restaurants.
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.