Tuesday, 15 May 2012 12:22

Welcome to the 1st DOS World Congress 2013

Why organizing a conference on Digital Olfaction?

Olfaction, a topic of interest in several scientific fields, has gradually become a topic of the future. Following the latest advances in the Research related to olfaction, the challenge is to transfer this knowledge towards innovative technology.

Nowadays, there is no way to escape the digital world whatsoever when using a computer, a mobile phone or even means of transportation. Hearing, vision, touch are currently an integral part of numerous electronic devices which we use on a daily basis. Then, how about digitizing smells? This complex concept aims at turning any odorous source into a digital media which can be applied to our lifestyle.

In order to bring together all scientific data related to digital olfaction, we decided to create an international organization, the Digital Olfaction Society (DOS).

Our desire is to promote this innovative concept whose aim is to turn any odorous source into digital media applicable to our lifestyle. As a matter of fact, the idea is to create devices which not only can record smells, turn them into digital data but also transmit them where we like.

In a few words, the objective of DOS is to gather, share, and complete the knowledge recently established about olfactory digitization. Our perspective is to build up constructive links between leading researchers and industrialists in order to set up appropriate strategies in order to implement Research & Development through practical applications with a high impact on our lifestyle thanks to the potential of olfactory digitization. We want to move from the Stone Age of odorous substance toward a New Age by means of digital fragrance, aroma and smell technologies.


The aim of the first Digital Olfaction Society World Congress 2013 is to discuss:

  •  The advances of digital olfaction Research & Development 
  •  The practical applications of digital olfaction 
  •  The impact of these applications on our life and  lifestyle 

Digital Olfaction Society World Congress 2013 will highlight:
  • The interdisciplinary sciences related to Olfaction and Digital olfaction.
  • The way in which we can transfer the concrete breakthroughs of Research & Development towards industrial applications concerned by digital olfaction.
  • How to design and extend the applications of digital smell technologies to everyday life.

The conference will gather international researchers and academics, R&D departments in link with all the field of digital olfaction, chemistry, mathematics, physics, biochemistry, electronics, engineering, computer science, food and cosmetic industries, olfactory intelligent systems companies, marketing managers, investors and all other stakeholders in olfaction and digital olfaction industries in order to answer these questions.

Among hot topics presented at the Digital Olfaction Society Congress 2013:
  •  Devices to capture odors
  •  Odors turned into digital data
  •  Restitution of odors by the transmission of these data

Other related fields:
  •  Artificial olfaction and biologically-inspired models
  •  High Smell Technologies as electronic noses, neural circuits in olfactory systems, artificial intelligence olfaction systems
  •  Biosensor systems, software program, chemical engineering
  • Telecommunication
  •  Environmental control 
  • Biomedical applications in olfactory treatments and diagnosis 

The Scientific Committee will invite all industries to present their innovations and products in the digital olfaction world:
  •  Digital Scent Media: Scented SMS, e-mail, websites, USB flash driver, CD, DVD, scented-print 

  •  Digital olfaction at the service of Human Health: Pattern mimicking the sniffing dogs, e-aromachology, nursing-homes, psychiatric hospitals, smell icons for blind people, olfactory diagnosis

  •  Formation and Olfactory Memory : Class-rooms, cooking shows

  •  Olfactory Marketing & Neuromarketing: Olfactive ads, olfactory packaging, interactive website, QR olfacodes, scented-menu….

  •  Food Industry : Quality & safety control of food products

  •  Digital Cosmetology : Own fragrance creation on line, smell-E-market

  •  Olfaction and Jewelery : Revolutionary watches, alarm-radio, scented brooch

  •  Olfactory Entertainment : Olfactory 3D movie-theaters, home's gadgets, guided-tour in biology & perfumery museums

  •  Digital scents at the service of Army: Simulating training systems, detection of danger, perfumes of military attack, explosive detection devices

  •  Interactive scented games : Odorant teddy, video games

  •  Housekeeping, Coziness & Safety at home: H

  •  Olfaction & Auto industry : Olfactive attention assistance for tired driver

  •  And many others… 

Network Session

The objective of the Network Session is to provide a platform which brings together stakeholders involved in olfaction and digital olfaction, and especially in the field the valorization of digital olfaction applications and products:

  •  Food industries
  •  Cosmetics
  •  Phone companies
  •  Car Industries

We look forward to welcoming you in Berlin for this particular event.

Pr Marvin Edeas
Chairman of the Digital Olfaction Society Committee & Co-Chairman of Scientific Committee
Pr Takamichi Nakamoto
Co-Chairman of Scientific Committee