The Italian Sensory Science Society and the European Sensory Science Society have the pleasure to invite you to the 8th E3S Sensory Science Symposium “Tasting the Future in Sensory and Consumer Science”.

The E3S Symposium will bring together renowned speakers from industry and academia to review and discuss the emerging directions in sensory and consumer science with a focus on cross-age and cross-gender issues. Age- and gender-related differences in food perception, liking and choice are notoriously important within the discipline of sensory and consumer science and are one of the main challenges for food companies.

The symposium will aim to promote, disseminate and exchange national and international research outputs in this highly topical research area.

Deadline for registrations: May 17th 2019

Download the brochure: Brochure 8 E3S symposium 2019

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Via Festa del Perdono, 7 Milano


The Apericena in SOLD OUT: please do not proceed with the payment of 65 euro

To register to the symposium and pre-symposium activties please fill in this form:

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Registration to the symposium is 100 euro and will include registration to the SISS for 2019.
Registration for SISS members is free of charge.

BANK TRANSFER TO: Società Italiana di Scienze Sensoriali

Bank: Unicredit Banca di Roma – Agenzia Firenze Redi
viale Redi, 41/L Firenze – Italy

IBAN: IT 17 N 02008 02829 000400324336
Swift code: UNCRITM1RO0


Receipt of payment will be provided at the event. If you need a proforma to proceed with the payment please contact

Organising Committe

Chairs: Ella Pagliarini and Monica Laureati

Organising Committe:

Monica Laureati
Sara Spinelli
Ella Pagliarini
Erminio Monteleone


Tuesday 28th May 2019

Venue: University of Milan, Aula 201, 7 Festa del Perdono Street, Milano

09.00 – 10.00     Registration and welcome coffee

10.00 – 10.20     Introduction

10.20 – 11.00     Food preferences from early life to the very old. Wender Bredie, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

11.00 – 11.20     New perspective on taste perception: does oral microbiota composition play a role?. Camilla Cattaneo, University of Milan, Italy

11.20 – 11.40   The influence of older age on sensory perception and consequences for food design. Lisa Methven, University of Reading, UK

11.40 – 12.30     Flash presentations by young researchers

12.30 – 14.00      Lunch

14.00 – 14.20     Sensory, Culinary and Marketing Strategies for Dietary Change. Jean-Xavier Guinard, UC Davis, USA

14.20 – 14.40    Taking gender into account: Theoretical perspectives and implications for sensory sciences. Sara Spinelli, University of Florence, Italy

14.40 – 15.00     Opportunities and Challenges in cross cultural studies. Monica Borgogno, Mériuex Nutrisciences, Italy

15.00 – 15.10     Flash presentation award

15.10 – 15.30     Closing remarks and announcement of the next E3S annual symposium

Pre-symposium E3S Activities

Monday 27th May 2019

Venue: Palazzo Greppi (Sala napoleonica), 12 Sant’Antonio Street, Milano

  • 14.00 – 16.00: E3S Working groups activities (in parallel)
    – E3S PDO Working Group workshop (this workshop will start at 13.00)
    – E3S Education Working Group Meeting
    – E3S Taste Sensitivity Working Group Meeting
    E3S Student & Early Career Researcher Group
  • 16.00 – 16.30: Coffee break
  • 16.30 – 18.30: E3S & SISS Non food Meeting
  • 16.30 – 19.00: E3S General Assembly
    The General Assembly is open to E3S delegates only; the last part of the GA is open also to the WG leaders to report on the activities
  • 20.00 – 22.00: Apericena (aperitivo/dinner) (Ticketed event)
    After the apericena a “digestive” walk is planned to discover the center of Milan

Call for abstracts - Best Student Flash Presentation

To encourage participation from sensory science students across Europe, a dedicated student session will be organized in combination with the main event. Students are invited to submit an abstract of their research for a flash presentation, which will be reviewed and scored by an independent scientific judging panel. The winner of the best flash presentation award will be granted with 100 euro.

Students are asked to send their abstract by 15th April 2019 (EXTENDED DEADLINE 30th April 2019) to and

To apply for this award you must:

Extended abstracts’ instructions

The extended abstract should be 400 words and must have the following items:



Results and Discussion



In order to facilitate editing, the following rules should be adhered to:

Use A4 page format (210 x 297 mm)

Leave 2.5 cm margins at the top, bottom, right and left sides of each page

Use Arial font

Use size 14 points bold for paper title, size 12 points bold for authors’ names, size 12 points bold for section titles, and size 12 points regular for the text.

Use single space between lines.

You must also submit the following:

A short CV (max 1 page)

A supporting letter from a supervisor confirming eligibility of the student

Apericena SOLD OUT

An “apericena” (aperitivo/dinner) is organised on the May 27th at Terrazza 12, c/o The Brian&Barry Building, via Durini 28, Milan.

The cost to attend the apericena is 65 euro. This includes drinks and food.

The venue

The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university including 8 faculties and 2 schools and a teaching staff of more than 2000 professors. It is the largest university in the region, with approximately 64,000 students and the only Italian university among the 22 members of LERU (League of European Research Universities).

The symposium will be held in classroom 201 in Festa del Perdono Street

The pre-conference E3S activities (Monday, 27th May 2019) will be organized in Palazzo Greppi, 12 Sant’Antonio Street, Milano.

Unimi is located in the heart of the city of Milan (Duomo/Missori area), so it is very easy to reach with public transportation and close the most important attractions of the city (e.g. The Cathedral, the Scala theatre, the Da Vinci’s Last supper, the Sforzesco Castle and the fashion “Golden triangle”).

How to reach the venue

  • Linate airport: the oldest and the only airport lying within the city limits, is mainly used for domestic and short-haul international flights. To reach the venue you can either take a taxi (approx. 10 minutes ride, costs approx. 15-20 euros) or to take public transportation (bus line 73, get off at the bus stop San Babila M1 and then walk approx. 10 minutes)
  • Malpensa airport: the second-busiest airport in Italy is 45 km (28 mi) from downtown Milan and is connected to the city by the Malpensa Express railway service ( and many Shuttle services ( Both railway and shuttle services take you to Cadorna train station. Here take the metro line 1 (red line) direction Sesto FS and get off at the stop Duomo then walk approx. 10 minutes
  • Orio al Serio airport (Bergamo): serves mainly the low-cost traffic of Milan. To reach Milan you can take a Shuttle ( and reach the Central train station. Here take the metro line 3 (yellow line) direction S. Donato and get off at the stop Missori then walk approx. 5 minutes
  • Milan Central Station: take the metro line 3 (yellow line) direction S. Donato and get off at the stop Missori then walk approx. 5 minutes.


Category Accomodation Rate Reservation
4 stars



Piazza Giuseppe Missori 1, 20123, Milano


Zona Missori /Duomo

Single room Queen Size € 160

Business King Size € 200

For reservations, please return this form to the hotel: Form Hotel Cavalieri Event SISS E3S 2705

*Pick Up Service HDC Eng 2019


Via F. Baracchini, 12 – 20123 Milano
Tel. 02/88431, Fax 02/804924,


Zona Missori /Duomo

Single room € 181

Double room € 205

Double room (single use) € 195

Double room superior € 230

Double room superior (single use) € 205

Triple room € 220

HOTEL GALILEO Europa, 9 – 20122 Milano
Tel. 02/77431, Fax 02/76020584, e-mail:

Zona Duomo

Best rate available *

Via Pattari, 5 – 20122 Milano
Tel. 02/88311, Fax 02/8057964,

Zona Duomo

Best rate available For reservations, please return this form to the hotel: FORM PRENOTAZIONI Unimi starhotel
3 stars


Via Santa Sofia, 16 – 20122 Milano
Tel. 02/58304844, Fax 02/58300282,sito:
Zona Missori/Crocetta

Triple room (+35%)

Guest house CA’ MONTEGGIA

Via S. Antonio n. 9 20122 Milano

Tel. 327 2928781, sito: , e-mail:

Zona Duomo

Single room € 110,00/125,00

Double room € 148,00/168,00

Double room (single use) € 140,00/160,00


*For reservations, please contact the hotel and indicate that you will attend the SISS/E3S symposium to take advantage of the discounted rate or the best rate available