Program and Instructions

Registration will be open on Wednesday, Sep 4 at 08:00. he workshop will start at 09:00. We will finish on Saturday, Sep 7, around 17:00.

The preliminary program can be downloaded as PDF.

If you prepare a talk, please keep time in mind: You have 45 minutes for keynotes, 20 minutes for context and impulse talks, including questions. The program is very tight and we have to meet constraints of the venue regarding room occupancy, so we advice program chairs to enforce that speakers keep to their time limits.


Poster board size is A0 portrait. Posters can be put up on the morning of the first day and will be shown during the entire duration of the workshop.

Focus groups / round table discussions

A large part of the workshop is devoted to round table discussion in focus groups consisting of 5-10 participants each. On the first day we will identify the topics which we want to pursue further. To propose your topic, prepare to provide a short introduction to motivate your topic in the first discussion session (no slides needed!). The proposer(s) of a focus group will be responsible of taking notes and providing a written summary of the discussion after the workshop. These documents will be the basis for review articles to be published as an outcome of this workshop in a peer-reviewed journal.

So far, the following focus groups are running:

  • What does 'Big Data' mean for olfaction? (Rapporteur: Tim Pearce)
  • Multicomponent synergies in chemoreception (Rapporteur: Tristram Wyatt) - Abstract
  • Linking the neural and perceptual odor spaces spaces (Rapporteur: Yevgeniy Sirotin)
  • How important is ecological space to odor space? (Rapporteur: Shannon Olsson) - Abstract
  • The role of stimulus and peripheral physics for odor sensing (Rapporteur: Thomas Nowotny)
  • Your topic!

If you have an exciting focus group topic in mind, please contact us at the workshop or drop us a note at, so we can announce schedule the groups accordingly.