Saturday Morning Short Course, July 30, 8:30 am – Noon
Integrated 2 day team-taught short course by Lois Weyer, Don Dahm, David Hopkins, and Neal Gallagher
Saturday Afternoon Short Course, July 30, 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Sunday Morning Short Course, July 31, 8:30 – Noon
Sunday Afternoon Short Course, July 31, 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Sunday Evening Session, July 31, 7 – 9:30 pm
Conference Welcome: David Funk, Grain Quality Analytics, LLC, Chair, IDRC-2016
Phil Williams, PDK Projects, Inc. “How It All Began”
A Universe of Diffuse Reflectance, Organizer: Donald Dahm, Rowan University
Craig Bohren, Penn State, “In Defense of Lord Rayleigh: Debunking Tribal Myths of Physicists”
Bruce Hapke, University of Pittsburgh, “A half-century of reflecting on reflectance”
Monday Morning Session, August 1, 8 am - Noon
Frontiers of NIR Diffuse Reflectance, Organizer: Stephen Delwiche, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, Maryland
Student Travel Awardee Research Summaries: Raphael Henn, Natasha Lee Velez-Rodriguez, Tine Ringsted, Yi Li
Moon Kim, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, Maryland, “Development of Hyperspectral Imaging Platforms”
Tony Qin, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, Maryland, “Imaging and Spectroscopy Techniques for Food Safety and Quality Inspection”
Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University, “NIRT Equivalency”
Stephen Delwiche, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, Maryland, “Characterizing, Measuring, Sorting, and Counting Moldy Grain”
Monday Afternoon, August 2
CNIRS Governing Board meeting, 2-3:30 pm, Patterson Board Room
Monday Evening Session, August 1, 7-9:30 pm
Tomas Hirschfeld Award Session, Organizer: Tom Fearn, University College London
Chair: Pierre Dardenne, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre
Sponsored by FOSS
Tomas Hirschfeld Award presented to Jean-Michel Roger by Lone Vejgaard, FOSS
Jean-Michel Roger, Research Group Irstea - SupAgro “How to use the projections in the row and in the column spaces”
Anna de Juan, University of Barcelona, “Curve resolution for process and image analysis”
Pierre Dardenne, “How to build a robust model against perturbation factors with only a few reference values”
Søren Balling Engelsen, University of Copenhagen “The 2017 INIRS Conference”
Tuesday Morning Session, August 2, 8 am - Noon
Instrumentation Advances for Diffuse Reflectance, Organizer: Jerome Workman
Art Springsteen, Avian Technologies, LLC, "The World of DR Standards"
Donald Dahm, Rowan University, "The Ideal Instrument for DR Measurements"
Jerome Workman, Unity Scientific "The theory and practice of building instruments for DR measurements"
Arnold Eilert, Unity Scientific, "Practical experiences with a variety of instrumentation for DR measurements"
Tuesday Afternoon, August 2
Poster Session, Organizer: David Semmes, Polytec, Inc., 2 – 4 pm, Laird Hall
All poster authors present to discuss their work.
Tuesday Evening Session, August 2, 7-9:30 pm
Vendor Showcase, Organizer: Howard Mark, Mark Electronics
An opportunity for registered IDRC exhibitors to highlight novel aspects of their products.
Susan Bragg, Avian Technologies LLC
Andre Kok, Bruker Optics Inc.
Cheryl Provost, FiberTech Optica
Chris Heil, FOSS North America
Richard Jackson, Galaxy Scientific Inc.
James de Haseth, Light Light Solutions Instruments
Phil Crim, Perten Instruments Inc.
David Semmes, Polytec Inc.
Herman He, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Jerome Workman, Unity Scientific
Rick Frost, Viavi Solutions
Craig Johnson, Carl Zeiss Spectroscopy
Wednesday Morning Session, August 3, 8 am - Noon
Near-field Hyperspectral Imaging, Organizer: Kurt Lawrence, USDA-ARS, Athens, Georgia
Student Travel Awardee Research Summaries: Yuanyuan Pu, Md. Nayeem Hossain, Yuxiang Zhao, Md. Anik Alam
David Wetzel, Kansas State University, “Quantitative Chemical Imaging via Near IR: Progress, Technology, and Application to Complex Mixtures of Solids that Result from Processing Plant Material”
Bosoon Park, USDA-ARS, Athens, Georgia, “Hyperspectral Microscopy for Agriculture and Food Applications”
Seung Chul Yoon, USDA-ARS, Athens, Georgia, “High-Speed Hyperspectral Imaging”
Kurt Lawrence, USDA-ARS, Athens, Georgia, “Calibration and Model Transfer in Hyperspectral Imaging”
Wednesday Afternoon, August 3
Software Shootout, Organizer: Benoît Igne, GlaxoSmithKline
On-site Software Shootout open to all IDRC participants. 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Traditional Software Shootout presentations. 3 – 4:30 pm
Wednesday Evening Session, August 3, 7-9:30 pm
Gerald S. Birth Award Session, “Light Paths,” Organizer: David Hopkins, NIR Consultant
Sponsored by FOSS North America
Presentation of Gerald S. Birth Award to Eric Brauns by Dan Klevisha, President, FOSS North America
Eric Brauns, University of Idaho, “Mid-Infrared Diffuse Reflection on Ultrafast Time Scales”
Arnold Kim, University of California, Merced, “Multiscale modeling of backscattered light”
Andrea Farina, Polytechnic of Milan, “Recent advancements in time-domain diffuse optics for extreme sensitivity and depth penetration”
Thursday Morning Session, August 4, 8 am - Noon
Advanced Chemometrics, Organizer: David Honigs, Perten Instruments
Pierre Dardenne, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, “A new Local PLS-based regression approach for near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) data sets”
David Hopkins, NIR Consultant, “A fresh look at the Derivative Quotient Method in regression”
Martin Lagerholm, Perten Instruments AB, “A practical approach to ANN”
Mark Westerhaus, FOSS, “Detecting structure in calibration datasets”
Heather Brooke, CAMO, “Modeling and monitoring of batch processes in relative time”
David Honigs, Perten Instruments, “Scatter correction for various optical geometries with one function”
Thursday Afternoon, August 4
Predict Your Own Time (PYOT) validation run, 2:00 p.m. Organizer: David Ryan, DuPont Nutrition & Health
Open CNIRS Meeting, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Science Center
Thursday Evening Banquet, August 4, 6 – 9:15 pm
Reception, 6 – 6:45 pm
Banquet, 6:45 – 7:45 pm
Awards and recognitions (Student Travel, Poster, Shootout, PYOT, Electronic Hamburger, Honorary Lifetime CNIRS Membership)
Featured speaker: Peter Griffiths, Griffiths Consulting LLC, “Diffuse Reflections on Measurements in the Mid-Infrared”
Announcement of Chair for IDRC-2018 and passing of the IDRC Whip
Friday Morning Session, August 5, 8 am - Noon
Diffuse Reflectance Meets the Internet of Things, Organizer: Franklin W. Barton, II, LLS Instruments, Inc.
Franklin W. Barton, II, LLS Instruments, Inc., “A Time to Remember” (Tributes to friends of IDRC we’ve lost since IDRC-2014)
Nada O'Brien, Viavi Solutions, “Integrating small instruments” (Presented by Franklin W. Barton, II)
Chris Piotrowski, Aunir, "Managing large networks of diverse NIR instruments"
Ryan Lerud, Portland State University, “Experiences with a handheld spectrometer”
Closing remarks and conference adjournment, David Funk, Grain Quality Analytics, LLC, Chair, IDRC-2016