wg41 tg2   Olores.org had the privilege of organizing the last meeting of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) on 'Instrumental odour monitoring’. These meetings were organized last week in our home town of Bilbao, Spain. It was a pleasure to meet all the colleagues in our city and to discuss for two days about odour management and instrumental monitoring.

   In the last meeting of the Working Group (WG) 41 in Delft, after several discussions on the scope of the norm, the title of the norm was changed from 'sensor technologies' to 'technologies for instrumental odour monitoring' instead. One of the reasons behind this decision was a hot debate about including other "odour monitoring" devices such as a Gas Chromatography, for example. However, we will use the word 'o-sensor', to keep it short and to make a clear distinction between these devices and the ones incorrectly named as 'e-noses'.

dos conference 2016   The Committee of the Digital Olfaction Society announced the preliminary program, the list of speakers and the demonstrations already confirmed for this 3rd World Congress of the Digital Olfaction Society which will be held in Tokyo, in December 7-8, 2016.

  The Digital Olfaction Society (DOS) hold the first World Congress on digital olfaction in 2013 in Berlin and the second one in 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. For this III World conference, Tokyo will repeat as host of the event.

This time the program is plenty of very interesting presentations. This is the preliminary list of papers for this conference.

cen meeting wg41 nimes   The second meeting of the Working Group (WG) 41 that is dealing with the first European Norm that will regulate the so-called “e-noses” took place in Nimes, France, the 11th of February 2016. In this meeting the title of the norm was further discussed. The question raised was: sensors for monitoring odorants or odours?

    Odorant? why not odour monitoring? A clear terminological distinction should be made between odorants (stimulus) and odour (sensation). In the same way that the olfactory system transduces chemical signals into perception (odours), the sensors "transduce" odorant signals into electric signals.

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