Next events

IASIM 2016

On behalf of the International Association for Spectral Imaging (IASIM), we have the pleasure to invite you to IASIM-2016, the sixth international conference in spectral imaging, which will be held in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (France), July 3rd-6th 2016.

The biannual IASIM conference is intended to provide a unified, open, cross-disciplinary and interactive forum for the exchange of information and ideas within the general spectral imaging community, regardless of the spectral or spatial range.



The 6th International Workshop Applications of Computer Image Analysis and Spectroscopy in Agriculture will be held on 25-30 June 2016 in Aarhus Denmark, as a special Parallel Conference of the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING, CIGR - AgEng 2016 


International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC)

The next IDRC conference will be held from 30 July to 5 August 2016 at Chambersburg. IDRC (aka The Chambersburg Conference) follows the “Gordon Conference” format: the registrants attend plenary morning and evening sessions, with afternoons free for elective activities. This allows a unique opportunity for informal interaction with highly accomplished professionals in the field. Since 1982, this unique conference has offered the opportunity to forge lifelong professional relationships and friendships.

More information on IDRC website


We look forward to see you in Copenhagen from June 11th  to 15th June 2017

more information on ICNIRS 2017 website

Latest news

Tomas Hirschfeld Award 2016

Congratulations to Jean-Michel Roger on the 2016 Tomas Hirschfeld Award. We will have more information in the next issue of /NIR news/.

Job offered

A French start up is seeking a talented, enthusiastic, and creative R&D optical engineer to join the R&D Instrumentation team and help  addressing the growing activity.

More information on NIR discussion forum


Great success for chemometrics conference organized by CRA-W at Namur Palais des Congrès from 17 to 20 January 2016.

Nearly 160 people from 14 different countries and diverse research areas participated in two training days (11 courses) and 2 conference days (34 presentations and 44 posters).

More information about the program, presentations and posters available on website Chimiometrie XVII

15th edition of NIRS course in Cordoba (Spain)

The 15th edition of the course entitled Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS): Applications In Quality Control And Traceability Of Agri-Food Products and Processes", was held at the University of Cordoba ( Spain), February 16th-20th.


NIR news 2014 data analysis challenge

This year, to help all of you with time to fill over the Christmas and New Year break, the NIRNews committee has decided to offer a data analysis challenge. The problem to be solved is described on The answers to the problem are expected by 20 January 2015 and have to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The winner will be the person who delivers the model with the highest accuracy and, in the case of a tie, the greatest elegance. Whilst the fame and glory that will come to the winner should be enough, NIRNews is pleased to offer a prize of a £200 Amazon Gift Card to help buy some chemometrics books (or whatever else you wish). The dataset and the research problem has been provided by Dr Pierre Dardenne and his colleagues at CRA-W, Belgium in memory of our late colleague Jim Burger. Good luck!