Belgrade , Serbia, 30 Sept. – 4 Oct. 2023

3rd Study Visit at the University of Belgrade, Serbia

A group of PhD students and researchers from Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Czechia will travel to the Partner University in Belgrade (Serbia) for a study visit that will include part 3 of the 5-modules training for researchers on digital food quality evaluation methods.

The Host will provide a module on computer vision system (CVS) for food quality assessment. Computer vision is a field that involves making a machine ‘‘see”. Humans use their eyes and their brains to see and visually sense the world around them. Computer vision is the science that aims to give a similar, if not better, capability to a machine or computer. CVS is concerned with the automatic extraction, analysis and understanding of useful and meaning information from a single image or a sequence of images. Typically, food quality evaluations are performed by human graders. However, in most cases these manual evaluations are time-consuming and labor-intensive. The accuracy of the human food quality tests cannot be guaranteed. Considering that most of the food sensory parameters are based on chromatic and morphological visual impression, the set-up of an objective method using CVS is very promising. The University of Belgrade have successfully developed and implemented CVS and provided scientific evidence about its accuracy, precision and superiority over traditional food quality evaluation techniques.

Programme of the visit will also include field trips to local food production companies, communication & dissemination activities, networking with stakeholders and a project meeting (project management).

Visegrad Grants Fund-Food Quality in Digital Age-2023

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.