IIIT Delhi to organise one-day Symposium on Computational Gastronomy on 21 Dec 2019. Cooking forms the core of our cultural identity other than being the basis of nutrition and health. The increasing availability of culinary data and the advent of computational methods for their scrutiny is dramatically changing the artistic outlook towards gastronomy.
Starting with a seemingly simple question, ‘Why do we eat what we eat?’ data-driven research conducted in our lab has led to interesting explorations of traditional recipes, their flavor composition, and health associations. Our investigations have revealed ‘culinary fingerprints’ of regional cuisines across the world, starting with the case study of Indian cuisine. Application of data-driven strategies for investigating the gastronomic data has opened up exciting avenues giving rise to an all-new field of ‘Computational Gastronomy’.
This emerging interdisciplinary science asks questions of culinary origin to seek their answers via the compilation of culinary data and their analysis using methods of statistics, computer science, and artificial intelligence. Along with complementary experimental studies, these endeavors have the potential to transform the food landscape by effectively leveraging data-driven food innovations for better health and nutrition.
About the symposium
The ‘Symposium on Computational Gastronomy’ is aimed at providing an exposition to this emerging interdisciplinary science involving data collection and curation, data analytics, machine learning, natural language processing and pattern mining.
‘Computational Gastronomy’ has the potential to transform the landscape of food and can be effectively leveraged for better health and nutrition through an array of culinary applications (food design, food-beverage pairing, discovering unseen flavor combinations, novel recipe generation etc.), apart from providing valuable insights into the principles of culinary sciences. Such advances are expected to set new trends in various allied sectors including food, health, hospitality, and tourism.
Who can attend?
Chefs; Students and professionals from culinary domains; Researchers and other industry professionals interested in applications of computational gastronomy; Computer scientists and data science enthusiasts.
- Interested candidates can register via this page.
- Participants are required to make an online payment of Rs. 1000 (Non – Refundable) for attending this symposium.
- Registration fees include: Participation Certificate, Lunch; Tea/ Coffee break
Last date for online registration and fee payment is 22nd November 2019.