COST Action CA15118 Mathematical and Computer Science Methods for Food Science and Industry (FoodMC)
At a glance
The agriculture and food processing sector (agri-food) is facing
sustainability challenges of growing complexity, from consumer
expectations to concerns over food security, right through to
environmental regulations. In such a context, innovation is
becoming a decisive factor of competitiveness for companies in this
field. Methodologies and tools from Maths and Computer Science
(MCS) are emerging as key contributors to modernization and
optimization of processes in various disciplines: the agri-food
sector, however, is not a traditional domain of application for
MCS, and at the moment there is no community organized around
solving the issues of this field.
This COST Action (CA15118) brings together scientists and practitioners from MCS and agri-food domains, stimulating the emergence of new research, and structuring a new community to coordinate further investigation efforts. Exploiting approaches originating from different sub-fields of Mathematical and Computer Sciences from applied mathematical models to knowledge engineering, FoodMC will cover two main topics: understanding and controlling agri-food processes; and eco-design of agri-food products.