Asian Food Safety and Security Association (AFSSA)

The deadline of abstract submission extended to June 15th 2016 ### Next AFSA conferences will be held in Sept 15-17, 2016 at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India.


About AFSSA

The Asian Food Safety and Security Association (AFSSA) is a voluntary, non-profit, charitable organization established in 2010. The 5th annual general meeting of BangladeshJapan Association for Science and Technology (BJAST) at Dhaka in 2010 decided to establish the Asian Food Safety and Security Association (AFSSA). The first annual meeting of AFSSA was held at Osaka Prefecture University, in September 15-17, 2012. This meeting decided to hold 2nd annual meeting of AFSSA to be held in Bien Hoa City (Near Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam in August 15-17, 2014.

The main objectives of AFSSA are as follows:
- To forge effective cooperation among the member states in areas including climate change, food safety and food security.
- To disseminate research findings and future research in food safety and security.
- To help in building Asian Food Safety and Security Network.
- To help educational institutions by supplying equipment, books, materials, ideas, etc.
- To develop strong relationship between the Asian countries.
- To exchange views, ideas by organizing seminars, symposia, conferences and meetings.
- To help secure funds for students to attend seminar, conferences, training programs.
- To lunch a journal on Food Safety and Food Security with a focus on current trends and needs in Asia.

Overview
This conference will discuss the key food safety, and food security issues. It brings together renowned experts, entrepreneurs and government officials from different countries to discuss current and emerging food safety and food security issues, find out common problems among the countries, future direction and collaborative research plans on food safety, food security and related topics.
The plenary sessions, and concurrent symposia, will also address the challenges facing Asia to ensure food safety in the development of new food products and processing technologies, internationalization of food trade, safety of foods derived from biotechnology, microbiological risks, emergence of new and antibiotic-resistant pathogens, particularly from emerging pathogens, directing research to areas of high risk, focus intervention and establishment of target risk levels and target diseases or pathogens.
The two-days scientific and poster presentation sessions will provide multiple opportunities for experts and participants to discuss key food safety, and Food security issues. Experts from governmental organizations, international organizations, entrepreneurs and universities from different countries will be able to share their ideas, address challenges, and discuss strategies and collaborative programs to enhance the continuing global efforts to deliver safe foods for a better health and environment of the people of the developing countries.
The organizing committee invites you to attend the "Asian Food Safety and Security Association (AFSSA) Conferences on Food Safety and Food Security", which will be held in Vietnam from August 15-17, 2014.
SUBJECTS TO BE COVERED
The Conference will cover activities of science and technology ensuring sufficient, safe and nutritious foods and related issues, e.g.;
- Food production

○ Food safety
○ Food preservation
○ Nutrition and/or health of food
○ Sanitation and/or hygiene of food & water
○ Preservation of natural environment
○ Politics and/or economics of food security

- Food security

○ Nutrition and Food Security
○ Malnutrition

- Food safety

○ Sanitation and/or hygiene of food & water
○ Food Safety and Quality
○ Food safety regulations and standards
○ Foodborne hazards
○ Successful strategies and interventions
○ Antimicrobial resistance
○ Emerging food pathogens

- Postharvest technology

○ Grain storage
○ Reduction of postharvest losses
○ Byproduct and waste utilization
○ Value addition

- Food processing and preservation

○ Food Biochemistry and Food Processing
○ Emerging food processing techniques
○ Non-thermal processing
○ Cold-chain development

- Nutrition and/or health of food

○ Functional ingredients
○ Diet and cognition
○ Equitable food systems with dietary diversity
○ Local food for improving nutrition
○ Traditional knowledge and culture in public health nutrition
○ Biodiversity for diet diversity
○ Subjective issues in eating practices
○ Environment and food and nutrition security for all
○ Food and nutrition security: new concepts and strategies
○ Direct Nutrition interventions
○ Indirect Nutrition Interventions with impact on food and nutrition security
○ Impact of food and related industries and food industry on public health nutrition

- Biotechnology in Food safety and Food security

○ Applied Biotechnology in Food processing
○ Applied Biotechnology in Food preservation
○ Applied Biotechnology in Food quality increasing
○ Biotechnology in Food capacity improvement

- Politics and/or economics of food security

○ Food and nutrition policies
○ Food Regulation

Each or combined categories will focus different subjects in scientific sessions and each session will highlight a broad range of sub-topics. Participants can present their work either by oral or poster presentations.
Duration of oral presentation will be 10+5 minutes.

DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES
1. First Call in 30 April, 2014
2. Second Call in 30 May, 2014
3. Last Call in 30 June, 2014
Deadline for the full papers for the Proceeding: June 30, 2014

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
The abstract is limited to 300 words in English using MS word.
Letter Font: Times New Roman
Title of the Abstract: 12 Point (Title Case, Bold)
Name of the Author(s) with full address, Tel and E-mail: 12 Point. Presenting author must be identified in italics.
Text: 12 Point, Line spacing: 1.5


Abstract may be submitted as an E-mail attachment to the Secretariat at - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please write Abstract in the subject of E-mail)

SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPER (Manuscript Preparation)
  • Manuscripts should be between 4500 and 8000 words in length (including references, tables and figures). Typed in times new roman 12 font and line spacing 1.5.
  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Each authors full name, and e-mail address of each author. Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author
  • Introduction.
    State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
  • Results.
    Results should be clear and concise
  • Discussion.
    This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
  • Conclusions.
    The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.
  • Appendices.
    If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
  • Reference to a journal publication:
    Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59.
  • Reference to a book:
    Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style. (4th ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 4).
  • Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
    Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
  • Web references:
    As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.
  • Please visit the homepage through URL: http://www.elsevier.com/journals/learning-and-instruction/0959- 4752/guide-for-authors for more information.
    Full paper may be submitted as an E-mail attachment to the Secretariat at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (please write Full paper in the subject of E-mail)
  • PUBLICATION OF CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
  • All full papers for the AFSSA 2014 will be published in the peer reviewed in different Journals (under Science direct/Elsevier/Springer) and AFSSA proceedings (ISSN: 2306-2150) that is depending on the topics and the quality of the papers. All papers will be reviewed critically before accepting any publication.
  • EXCURSION
  • An excursion of specific tourist spot at Vietnam may be arranged by the local arrangements committee for participants on August 18, 2014 OR for your family during the conference days, if informed earlier.
    The price of the tour will be informed soon.
    • 1 day tour: Vung Tau seaside
    • 1 day tour: Mekong delta
    • 2 days tour: National forest
    • 5 days tour: Nha Trang – Hue – Da Nang
  • REGISTRATION
  • Registration fee for the participants will be as follows:
    Registration Fee
    Invited Speaker Free
    Reviewer 100 USD
    Member of AFSSA (*) 120 USD
    Participants 150 USD
    Students (Graduate) (**) 70 USD
    Listeners 50 USD
    For the authors who have difficulty to pay in US Dollars, Euro currency is accepted as: 1 Euro = 1.25 USD
    (*) For registration to be the member is FREE up to 15 August, 2014. Can register via http://afsahome.com(**) Students must have the certificate from their school
    We offer the registration fee for young scientists and students. The rules are as follows:
    • - Their papers have been accepted after review
    • - The request for registration fee has to be made at the time of registration for the conference via our website (registration opens 1 February 2014). The deadline for registration (30 July 2014) is also the last day you can apply for registration fee.
    • - Reimbursement will be provided after the conference based on the quality of the papers
    • - The list of people who have got this award will be published in the website before the beginning of the conference
    We offer partial travel cost compensation for PhD students. The rules are as follows:
    • Eligible for (partial) travel cost compensation are PhD students from a university/institute whose paper have been accepted after review.
    • We reimburse 50% of the travel costs, with a maximum amount of 300 US.
    • The request for registration fee has to be made at the time of registration for the conference via our website (registration opens 1 February 2014). The deadline for registration (30 July 2014) is also the last day you can apply for registration fee.
    • Reimbursement will be provided after the conference based on the quality of the papers and the presentation of a detailed account.
    • The list of people who have got this award will be published in the website before the beginning of the conference.
  • Registration fee includes:
    • Participation in the technical program
    • 2 Lunches
    • 1 Dinner Banquet
    • 4 Coffee breaks
    • Conference bag and/or conference accessories
    • Conference document (abstracts book and CD)
    • Student can stay at the dormitory for free (must be register before deadline)
  • Listeners Registration fée includes:
  • WORKSHOP:
  • on "Risk Assessment and Management of Food safety"
    Registration fee: 100 USD
    Speaker: 1) Prof. Jeyam Subaih, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
    2) Dr. Shinnichi Kawamoto, National Food Research Institute, Japan
    Documents and text book are included. Certificate will provide on complement.

    We offer the registration fee for young scientists and students. The rules are as follows:
    • - Their age is under 45
    • - Must be worked for university/institute/research center
    • - Register to the conference
    • - The request for registration fee has to be made at the time of registration for the conference via our website (registration opens 1 February 2014). The deadline for registration (30 July 2014) is also the last day you can apply for registration fee.
    • - Reimbursement will be provided after the conference
    • - The list of people who have got this award will be published in the website before the beginning of the conference
  • PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE
  • All the participants will be presented a "Certificate of Participation" duly signed by the Chairperson and Secretary, Conference Organizing Committee.
  • ACCOMMODATION (HOTEL RESERVATION)
  • We will arrange accommodation in nearby places with discount rate. Also anyone can reserve their own accommodation Name of few hotels located near to the University are given in the following URL:
    http://www.hotels.com/de1690199/hotels-bien-hoavietnam/? gclid=CJLHyKGLnbgCFUMC4godq1AANQ

    List of hotels

  • Organizers
    • 1. Asian Food Safety and Security Association (AFSSA)
    • 2. Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
    • 3. Department of Science and Technology of Dong Nai Province, Vietnam
    • 4. Dong Nai University of Technology, Vietnam
    • 5. Vietnam Association of Food Science and Technology, Vietnam
    • 6. Tropical Biology Institute, Vietnam
  • Contact:
  • Ngo, Ke Suong, Prof.
  • Takashi UEMURA, Ph.D. DVM. Dr. Agr.
  • Dam, Sao Mai, PhD.
  • Md. Latiful Bari, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Ramesh Chandra Ray
  • Ha Trong Nghia
  • Tran Thi Quynh Le
    • Secretary, Conference Organizing Committee
    • Science and International Affair Department
    • Dong Nai University of Technology
    • Bui Trong Nghia Street, Trang Dai Ward, Bien Hoa City,
    • Tel.: (+84) 90 8755712
    • Fax.: (+84) 61 8875 233
     

    2nd Conference Announcement

    Hosting 2nd AFSSA conferences. More information………..
    URL: www.dntu.edu.vn
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    URL: http://www.icfmh.org

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