Foss, which supplies analytical solutions for quality control and processing throughout the supply chain for agricultural products, is a sponsor for the 16th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy, held June 2-7, 2013 in La Grande-Motte, France.

Experts in all aspects of near infrared spectroscopy will gather to explore how the technology can be used for a range of applications in food, agriculture and other industries. Foss will have a stand in the Salle Exposition and will participate with a calibration training event, posters and presentations and a social event with near infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics expert, Harald Martens.

Pre-conference calibration course

On June 2, a course on calibration is available. Chemometrics expert, Dr. L. Nørgaard and M. Westerhaus from Foss will train those attending the course: "WinISI advanced training  a case-based and hands-on workshop on calibration and discrimination."

Presentations on variable selection and Gaussian Process Regression

Foss will host several presentations, including:

  • "An improved variable selection method for classification of collinear data: Recursive Extended Canonical Variates Analysis," with Søren B. Engelsen, Martin Andersson, Lars Nørgaard, Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • "Gaussian Process Regression in NIR spectroscopy  a comparative chemometric study with PLS and ANN," with Wangdong Ni, Rasmus Bro, Lars Nørgaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Foss will also present a poster: "A Procedure to Determine when NIR is Better than its Reference Method," Martin Andersson, Lars Nørgaard

Social event

Foss will host a social event on June 3, which will include guest speaker Harald Martens, a near infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics expert.