FOODSIM - The Simulation in Food and Nutrition Conferences Page


During the last decades several research groups developed mathematical models with increasing relevance for practical application in the food industry. The next step is to implement these models into both R&D and process operation in the industry. In doing this, new issues arise such as standardisation and coupling of different simulation models


The FOODSIM conference, conceived in 2000 by a team of five Professors from ENITIAA (Daniel Thiel, Jean-Yves Monteau, Lionel Boilleraux, Dominique Della Valle and Michel Havet ) in cooperation with the European Simulation Office, brings together model developers, food experts and (potential) industrial users of model simulation tools. The conference presents the state-of-the-art in using computer models in development and operation of food products. Special attention is given to the industrial implementation, use and benefits. From its start in the year 2000 the event has become the pivotal event on food and food safety simulation and modelling.

One of the results of the FOODSIM conferences has been the establishment of a COST proposal on Modelling and Simulation in the Food and Bio-industries. A copy of the proposal, which can also be found under projects can be downloaded here.

Text Book



Textbook on Quantitative Tools for Sustainable Food and Energy in the food chain

Journal Publication

For FOODSIM from 2014 onwards, selected FOODSIM papers will be published in the Elsevier journal Food Research International. - ISSN:0963-9969 (Impact factor 3)

Video presentations

Videos of 48 FOODSIM'2020 presentations are now available here.

FOODSIM'2026, April, 2026, University of Leuven/Campus Ghent, Ghent, Belgium



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