The inaugural IC-FOODS Conference will take place November 7-9, 2016 at the UC Davis Conference Center in Davis, California, USA.

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Conference Aims

IC-FOODS brings together the brightest minds in ontological, computational, and mathematical modeling from around the world together with domain experts whose work resides along the Environment⇔Ag⇔Food⇔Diet⇔Health knowledge spectrum. This gathering provides opportunities to work together to aggregate, design, and develop standardized, human and machine readable vocabularies and ontologies that advance the nascent fields of Food Systems, Food, and Health Informatics. These ontologies hold promise for enabling vast informatics ecosystems capable of uniting disciplines and enabling powerful insights and discovery across knowledge domains. A key focus of this conference will be the development of frameworks for domain specific ontologies to interoperate with the Global Agricultural Concept Schema (GACS). Building on the model of, there will also be time allotted for consortium building with industry representatives, and identification of technologies and potential business models that can be built on top of these powerful vocabularies.

IC-FOODS 2016 Speakers and Detailed Agenda

Here are the folks shaping the challenge, and leading the assembly, design and build of the semantic and ontological infrastructure for the Internet of Food (IoF), organized by session. Check back often, we're adding new speakers daily.


Submit your abstract now! Free admission for students submitting posters and $1500 in prizes for best posters. Deadline extended until Saturday, November 5th, 2016 @ 11:59 PM (Stroke of Midnight)

Poster Submission 2016

Submit your poster abstract here to receive free admission into the IC-FOODS general sessions (additional charge for 1st night Blind Wine Tasting and Conference Dinner & Election Day Hootenanny). Be sure to press the blue submit button at the bottom of the form in order to claim your free confrence entry code.

Wine Tasting in the Dark

Nov 07, 2016 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM IC-FOODS Inaugural Conference,
During the opening reception for the inaugural IC-FOODS conference, blind Professor of Computational Chemistry and Sensory Science, Dr. Hoby Wedler will guide participants through a gentle introduction to ontologies, as we taste wines while blindfolded, and learn to characterize their sensory phenomena with words. Dr. Wedler will teach us how to appreciate wines, from feelings to molecules, while leading us down one of his magical "Tastings in the Dark" tours, through an array of Francis Ford Coppola Winery wines.


The Inaugural IC_FOODS Conference will be held at the University of California Davis Conference Center in Davis, California. The UC Davis Conference Center is located together with the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts and the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art in the South Gate Plaza of the Main UC Davis Campus.

Election Night Hootenany

Nov 06, 2016 from 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Imported direct from Italy--Nicola Difino breaks down the importance of words, foods, molecules, and the cosmos while he cooks up a treat. Music by Davis musical legends Rusi Gustafson and Roger Kunkle as the Smoke Shovelers.

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