Thursday, 15 March 2012 10:48

DOS World Congress 2014 Program

 2nd World Congress of

Digital Olfaction Society

December 8-9, 2014 - Tokyo Tech Front - Tokyo, Japan

Preliminary Agenda

Day 1 – December 8, 2014

2nd DOS World Congress: Introduction by Chairmen

Morning Sessions (9h15 - 12h30)

Introductory Talk

Physiology of Olfaction: Recent Advances & Perspectives

Coffee & Tea Break

Olfaction & Future of Medicine: The Powerful of Olfactive Markers

Digital Olfaction & Health Medicine: Practical Applications

Call for Innovative Presentations
You can present your innovation as poster, short oral presentation or demonstration in different categories:- Health & Sciences
- Robotics
- Entertainements...

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12h30 - Lunch Break

 Afternoon Sessions (14h00 - 18h30)

Special Session on Translational Research in Digital Olfaction

This session will focus on how sensors are tailor-made according to the application and how clinical studies would improve the understandings for developing new generation of digital olfaction. In other words, this session will discuss ways to marry the “electronics world” with the “clinical world” to get digital olfaction that work in real world conditions.

Coffee & Tea Break

New Generation of Sensors & E-nose

For digital olfaction to become a reality, where it can work precisely under real-world confounding factors, several advances in the knowledge of specific application and sensor development need to occur. Sensor matrices based on advanced (bio-)materials at the micro- or nano-scales are more likely to become a real-world detection tool, because they are significantly smaller, easier-to-use, and less expensive. An ideal sensor for digital olfaction analysis should be sensitive at very low analyte concentrations in the presence of water vapour, because headspace of samples is partially or fully humidified. Furthermore, it should respond rapidly and differently to small changes in concentration, and provide a consistent output that is specific to a given exposure, mainly, and most importantly, in the presence of counteracting conditions (e.g., contaminants, fluctuations in temperature and humidity, etc.). When not in contact with the analyte, the sensor should return to its baseline state rapidly, or be simple and inexpensive enough to manufacture large numbers of disposable units.

Discussion - Questions / Answers about Digital Olfaction

  • What is most crucial for progressing the field of digital olfaction forward and to keep it as innovative as possible: new advanced materials? New transducers? Algorithms? Product design? Applications?
  • How lab results in digital olfaction could be translated to commercial production, while passing through all regulatory (tough) roles. An example could be given for the case of the use of digital olfaction as a diagnostic tool for diseases.


19h30 Speakers Dinner



Day 2 – December 9, 2014

Morning Sessions (9h00 -12h30)

Cancer Detection & Olfaction:
From Dogs to Digital Olfaction

During the 2nd DOS World Congress 2014, a special workshop will be dedicated to Cancer Detection & Olfaction: From Dogs to Digital Olfaction.


12h30 - Lunch Break

Afternoon Sessions (14h00 - 17h00)

Robotics & Digital Olfaction

During the 2nd DOS World Congress 2014, a special session will be dedicated to Robotics & Digital Olfaction.


Concluding Remarks

17h00 End of DOS 2014