Application of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Food Science: Current Practice and Future Directions

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Analytical Methods".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 8 November 2024 | Viewed by 272

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The Bioinformatics Group, Centre for Soil, Agrifood and Biosciences (SABS), Cranfield University, Bedford MK43 0AL, UK
Interests: bioinformatics; computing, simulation and modelling; digital agriculture; drug discovery and development; food quality; food safety

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Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, 11855 Athens, Greece
Interests: food safety and quality; pathogenic and spoilage bacteria
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1. TNO Soesterberg, Kampweg 5, 3769 DE Soesterberg, The Netherlands
2. Institute of Data Science, Maastricht University, Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1 (PHS1), 6229 EN Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: sustainable agriculture and food systems; ICT in agrifood; environmental and social impact of technologies in agrifood; data science and AI in sustainable agriculture
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are extremely pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue entitled “Application of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Food Science: Current Practice and Future Directions." This issue aims to showcase cutting-edge research exploring various facets of applying machine learning, deep learning, and big data analytics to food science. We welcome research that delves into various AI and data science methods for analyzing food quality, safety, and authentication, as well as the application of AI to enhance the nutritional value of foods. 

Topics of interest include the following:

  1. Machine learning models for predictive food quality control.
  2. Deep learning approaches for food image analysis and classification.
  3. Big data analytics in food supply chain management.
  4. AI-driven sensory analysis for taste and quality assessment.
  5. IoT applications in monitoring food safety and traceability.
  6. AI application in enhancing the bioavailability of bioactive compounds in foods.

Dr. Fady Mohareb
Prof. Dr. George-John E. Nychas
Prof. Dr. Christopher Brewster
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • big data
  • artificial intelligence
  • AI-driven food formulation
  • machine learning
  • deep learning
  • food quality
  • food safety
  • food authentication
  • imaging techniques
  • nutrition enhancement

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