Call for Papers for the 16th World Congress of Food Science and Technology

As a follow-up of our message sent in November, we would like to reiterate our cordial invitation for you to join us at the 16th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, to be held at Foz do Iguaçu, Parana State, Brazil, August 5-9, 2012. This is the first IUFoST Congress ever to be held in Latin America, and it is our great privilege to host a most prestigious event and in such a beautiful location for the international community of Food Science and Technology.

The Scientific Committee has been working tirelessly to put together a strong and comprehensive scientific program that covers key issues in Food Science and Technology. With the theme "Addressing Global Food Security and Wellness through Food Science and Technology," the role of these areas, together with Agriculture and Nutrition, in finding solutions of current and emerging critical world problems will be highlighted, uniting expertise and efforts of professionals from academia, industry and government. Through the organized sessions and informal meetings, there will be ample opportunities for international collaboration, knowledge and experience interchange and productive discussions.

The Congress will also feature an exhibition which will show among other things the latest in food products and technologies. We invite our colleagues from industry, research organizations, etc.  to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your company/organization and display your products and services to a wide audience of students, researchers, educators, industry delegates, government representatives.  For further information on exhibits please contact us through the e-mail address

The congress venue is spacious and modern, with sufficient space for sessions and meetings in an atmosphere of natural beauty. Rafain Palace Hotel is surrounded by other lodgings, ranging from affordable to luxurious hotels, providing comfort and pleasure.

We are now ready to receive abstracts of your original, high-quality and innovative research, to be presented orally or as posters. We urge you to share your valuable scientific and technological findings. IUFoST is generously offering to help those who have some difficulty with the English language. To avail of this assistance, please contact the IUFoST Secretaria  at - subject line - Abstract and we will put you in contact with our colleagues who are ready to help. For more information, abstract submission guidelines and registration instruction, please verify our homepage in the abstract submission area.

Finally, while at the Foz do Iguaçu, we encourage you to combine work with pleasure by visiting the many wonderful tourist attractions. Worthy of note are the Iguaçu Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, and the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, an impressive work of engineering.

We look forward to welcoming you all at Foz do Iguaçu for the IUFoST Congress in August 5 – 9, 2012.

Glaucia Maria Pastore
16th World Congress of Food Science and Technology

User login