CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Joint ICC/AISTEC Conference at the World Expo Milan 2015 "Grains for feeding the world"

The Italian Association for Cereal Science and Technology (AISTEC) and the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC) will co-organise an international conference on Grains for feeding the world on the occasion of the EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy.

The Scientific Committees, made up by well-known scientists and experts worldwide, will shape up a rich and interesting programme touching on innovative aspects concerning all cereals, pseudocereals and other grains. A poster session will complement oral presentations together with a Table Top Exhibition.

We would like to invite submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations before 20 January 2015. Find guidelines in the Conference website at

In particular, we welcome abstracts concerning the following areas:

  • Security (productivity, population, policy, land, different meaning in different parts of the world)
  • Sustainability (genetic resources, grain omics, waste, monoculture, rotations, organic agriculture, low input fertilization, climate change, carbon and water footprint, etc.)
  • Safety (biotech, postharvest diseases and pest management, toxins, controls, pollution, etc.)
  • Traceability and authenticity (developments in grains and products testing, labels, traditional products, etc.)
  • Processing (strategies to improve quality and safety, improvers and additives, innovations in milling, new approaches for lowering sugars, fats, salt content, etc.)
  • Health and nutrition (whole and refined grains, role of dietary grains in the modulation of microbiota composition, diseases, allergies and intolerances, phytochemicals, etc.)
  • Economics and trading (finances, markets, import-export, infrastructures, collaborations, consumers, etc.)

Two Awards (Diploma and cash prize) will be awarded to the best posters by Chiriotti Editori. One Award will be in the name of Giovanni Chiriotti, founder of the Chiriotti Editori and great friend of ICC, recently passed away and it will be given to a poster presenting innovative work on processing and use of grains.

Don't forget that this Conference is also a unique opportunity to visit the fantastic EXPO grounds. Conference attendees will be able to buy EXPO tickets at a discounted price of € 18.-.

For further information, please visit the Conference website at or contact the AISTEC Secretariat - Dr. Francesca Melini (francesca [dot] meliniatentecra [dot] it) or Francesco Martiri (francesco [dot] martiriatentecra [dot] it).