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  • 01 Oct 2010 7:22 AM | Michael Meyners (Administrator)
    Dear visitor,

    Thank you for visiting our completely revised homepage, and welcome on behalf of the Sensometric Society. I hope that you are as exited about the new pages as I am, and I hope that you will find all the information you require here, and even more. We have put a lot of efforts in the pages, and at the same time we have developed new membership benefits. Next to receiving the official journal of the society, Food Quality and Preference, at a very interesting rate, we have agreed on a discount rate for pertinent textbooks by CRC Press (Taylor&Francis group) as well as for selected titles by Wiley. We hope to put similar agreements in place with other print houses as well in the near future. We also provide access to contact information from fellow sensometricians, and hope to make some data sets available for your use in the near future.

    Having said that, it is instructive to thank those people that have put tremendous efforts into the re-design of the website. First and foremost, I have to mention John Castura, who pushed hard to get the page online from a first draft he presented to me at breakfast during the Sensometrics meeting end of July to the final launch. Without his passion, we would not even be near anything comparable yet. I also want to thank Nicolas Pineau and Barbara Pfeiffer for their input and work on the new pages. Last but not least, Anne Hasted, Tom Carr, Hal MacFie and Ian Wakeling contributed to the smooth transition of the website and the payment tools. Hal is also acknowledged for hosting the society's website for a number of years until we now finally put it on our own grounds, and Ian for maintaining the previous site. Many thanks to all of you.

    I hope you enjoy our new site as much as I do, and I hope that you return frequently for updates and to connect with your fellow sensometricians. If you are not yet a member of the society, I hope that the pages and the benefits we provide to our members will convince you to change your status in this regard rather sooner than later. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, we'll be happy to hear about it. See the contact page for details.

    Best wishes,

    Michael
    (Chairman)
  • 01 Oct 2010 7:15 AM | Michael Meyners (Administrator)
    Wiley offers all members of the Sensometric Society a discount of 20% on selected titles, including Naes et al.'s Statistics for Sensory and Consumer Science.

    Please check the
    member benefits section for more details, and log in to access the promotion code.
  • 21 Sep 2010 4:00 PM | John Castura (Administrator)
    CRC Press (of the Taylor & Francis Group) has offered members of the Sensometric Society a 20% discount and free shipping on Guillermo Hough’s book on survival analysis and all other titles!

    This discount has been guaranteed until December 31, 2010. Please login and visit the Member Discounts page to access the promotion code.
  • 12 Sep 2010 3:30 PM | John Castura (Administrator)
    The 10th Sensometric Meeting in Rotterdam was a wonderful success. Thanks to everyone involved, particularly the organizers. The presentations from the conference are available online now. During the conference, the AGM was held and a new committee elected. The agenda and the minutes are available in the members-only area. We would like to thank the outgoing members Tom Carr, Guillermo Hough, Pieter Punter, and Pascal Schlich for their contribution to the society during the past years. We would also like to acknowledge the major contribution of our outgoing chairmain Per Brockhoff, who agreed to continue on the committe for two more years as a secretary.

    The next meeting will be held in Rennes, France in 2012, and we look forward to meeting some or all of you there. 
  • 02 Sep 2010 4:00 PM | John Castura (Administrator)
    Prof. Per Brockhoff attended the SENSIBER conference in Brazil as a representative of the society. Prior to the conference he offered a well-attended Sensometric Workshop.

    Former committee member Guillermo Hough reported that the "Sensometrics Society financed Per's participation in the 6th Iberoamerican Sensory Science Symposium (SENSIBER) held in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... Per gave an excellent 2-hour tutorial on Discrimination Testing with the application of the SensR package. Many colleagues from Latin America told me they found it very useful, with the additional advantages that all his examples and exercises are in open source software. Per also complemented his tutorial with a very interesting talk in a Statistical Workshop chaired by Hal. I have no doubt that the Society's contribution to SENSIBER was much appreciated and well worth it."

    Per himself commented on the incidence that he met Rivaldo at a Palmeiras soccer match: "The somewhat funny coincidence was that I already two days before this picture was taken showed the attached slide at my talk in Lavras, Brazil – pointing out that this particular guy actually was the Brasilian football player who killed Denmark in the 1998 WC Quarter final. (An historic match for Denmark for various reasons: best WC result ever – last match of the Laudrup brothers…) (AND moreover, the number of the Brasilian shirt also fits …) I should stress that in spite of the look in my face, I did NOT have too many Cachacas – they didn’t serve alcohol on the stadium...:-)….and just to make sure that you don’t think that I did nothing but hunting down football players
    I also share with you a couple of more serious photos... first from Lavras University, Minas Gerais and then from the Conference in Sao Paolo:

    www.imm.dtu.dk/~pbb/files/DSC03324.JPG

    www.imm.dtu.dk/~pbb/files/DSC03325.JPG

    www.imm.dtu.dk/~pbb/files/DSC03338.JPG

    www.imm.dtu.dk/~pbb/files/DSC03679.JPG

    www.imm.dtu.dk/~pbb/files/DSC03681.JPG

    www.imm.dtu.dk/~pbb/files/DSC03708.JPG


    I thank the society for making this happen – it was really a memorable trip. I do believe that a point was made about sensometrics – including open source R-based software (also pointing the audience towards SensoMineR and FactoMineR)."

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