47th International Symposium on Essential Oils


47th International Symposium on Essential Oils (ISEO2016)
11-14 September 2016, Nice, France

It is our great pleasure to announce the 47th International Symposium on Essential Oils, which will be held in Nice, France, on September 11-14, 2016. This Symposium will gather academic and industrial scientists for a review and discussion of the latest research findings and evolving ideas regarding the essential oils and volatiles. It will include state-of-the-art lectures, round-table discussions and poster presentations. Thanks to the vicinity of the region of Grasse, which has the highest concentration of Flavour & Fragrance industries in France, there will be plenty of opportunities to create interactions between academic researchers and industrial scientists working on these fascinating fields. You are cordially invited to join us, and to attend the 47th ISEO next September in Nice, to enjoy a highly interesting combination of stimulating scientific presentations and discussions with a wide variety of touristic activities in the French Riviera.

Looking forward to meet you in Nice,

Nicolas Baldovini,
President of the ISEO2016 Local Organizing Committee





Regular participant and student registration fees include :

Admission to all scientific sessions
Admission to the exhibition
Printed material of the symposium with conference bag
Welcome reception
Coffee breaks and lunches (12th and 13th september)
Wednesday 14th excursion


Accompanying persons’ registration fee includes :

Welcome reception
Lunches (12th and 13th september)
Wednesday 14th excursion

The symposium dinner (Tuesday 13 September) is not included in the registration fees, but should be booked during the online registration. Its price is 50 € per person.


The symposium venue is located in the Parc Phoenix (in the Arenas area), just a few minutes’ walk from the Nice – Côte d’Azur International Airport. A map of the area showing the airport and the main hotels is available here.

The registration desk will be open Sunday 11 September in the Hotel Novotel Nice Arenas from 15h30 to 22h. It will be open afterwards in the venue (Parc Phoenix) from Monday 12 September and for the duration of the symposium.

General schedule :

Sunday 11 September : 18h Welcome party (Hotel Novotel Nice Arenas)
Monday 12 September : Full-day sessions
Tuesday 13 September : Full-day sessions ; Symposium dinner (Hotel Radisson Blu)
Wednesday 14 September : Morning sessions ; Excursion (International Museum of Perfumery, Grasse)


As the analytical aspects of the science of Essential Oils will be discussed thoroughly during this congress, we also would like to propose a compilation of articles dealing with the recommended good analytical practices concerning essential oils.

These articles are related to the Tuesday 12th afternoon session “Recommended practices in Essential Oil Analysis and Results Presentation”. The Complete presentation of Dr. Alain Chaintreau is available here. Click here to download the Predicted RRF Open access calculation sheet.


The official language of the ISEO2016 is English. There will be no simultaneous translation.


47th International Symposium on Essential Oils (ISEO2016) Organizing Committee

Martine Adrian-Scotto
Stéphane Andréani
Nicolas Baldovini
Diane Barbu
Dominique Bonhomme
Hélène Bouges
Caroline Bushdid
Dominique Davenne
Luc Demange
Elisabet Duñach
Jean-Jacques Filippi
Daniel Joulain
Sophie Martini
Mohamed Mehiri
Lorenzo Seijo-Rigueira
Loïc Tissandié
Jérémie Topin
Ayaka Uehara

International Symposium on Essential Oils (ISEO) Permanent Scientific Committee

Yoshinori Asakawa (Tokushima, Japan)
Nicolas Baldovini (Nice, France)
K. Hüsnü Can Baser (Eskisehir,Turkey)
Carlo Bicchi (Turin, Italy)
Humberto Bizzo (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Gerhard Buchbauer (Vienna, Austria)
Alain Chaintreau (Geneva, Switzerland)
Fatih Demirci (Eskisehir, Turkey)
Jan Demyttenaere (Brussels, Belgium)
Ana Cristina Figueiredo (Lisbon, Portugal)
Chlodwig Franz (Vienna, Austria)
Gyorgyi Horvath (Pecs, Hungary)
Jan Karlsen (Oslo, Norway)
Karl-Heinz Kubeczka (Margetshoechheim, Germany)
Stanislaw Lochyński (Wrocław, Poland)
Agnieszka Ludwiczuk (Lublin, Poland)
Luigi Mondello (Messina, Italy)
Éva Németh-Zámboriné (Budapest, Hungary)
Johannes Novak (Vienna, Austria)
Niko Radulovic (Nis, Serbia)
Patrizia Rubiolo (Turin, Italy)
Hans Scheffer (Leiden, The Netherlands)
Alvaro Viljoen (Pretoria, South Africa)

Sandy van Vuuren (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Organizing Committee Contact :


President :
Nicolas Baldovini
Institut de Chimie de Nice, UMR 7272
Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, CNRS
Parc Valrose
06108 Nice, France
Tél : 33 (0)492076133

Secretary :
Sophie Martini
Institut de Chimie de Nice, UMR 7272
Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, CNRS
Parc Valrose
06108 Nice, France
Tél : 33 (0)492076577


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Important Dates

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts :
15 May 2016

Abstract Acceptance Notification :
31 May 2016

Deadline for Early Bird Registration :
30 June 2016


The symposium will take place in the Parc Phoenix, just a few minutes’ walk from the Nice – Côte d’Azur International Airport. Many accommodation facilities are available in this area, and a list of recommended hotels is given hereafter. All these hotels are at walking distance from the venue.


The prices given below are for one night in single room, breakfast included and were obtained from general online reservation platforms. They have only indicative value, and will vary depending on various parameters (date of booking, room occupancy rate, options selected etc...).


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Novotel Suites Nice Aeroport Arenas (prices around 142 €)


Novotel Nice Arenas (Negociated price 117.25 €) Booking form


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Hotel Campanile Nice - Aéroport (prices around 97 €):


Hotel Ibis Style Nice - Aéroport Arenas (prices around 97€):


Hotel Ibis Nice - Aéroport Promenade (prices around 68€):


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Hotel Ibis budget Nice Aéroport Promenade des Anglais (prices around 63€):


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Hôtel Première classe NICE - Promenade des Anglais (prices around 61€):



Registration & Abstract submission

Online registration is open

All registrations for ISEO2016 must be submitted through the online registration form


Using this link, you will create a conference profile from which you can enter the registration system. After creating your profile, you will receive, via E-mail and within 48h, an invitation to complete your registration and to proceed to the payment. As detailed in the general information section, early registration fees must be paid before June 30th.

Abstract submission

All poster and presentation submissions should follow the templates attached hereafter.




Please strictly follow these models when creating your abstract, and save it as “poster_first author.doc” or “poster_first author.docx” format for a poster presentation, or “oral_first author.doc” or “oral_first author.docx” format for an oral presentation. These documents should be sent by E-mail at , with the mention “abstract submission” in the message subject. If a same author sends several abstracts, the names “poster_first author_1.doc(x)”, “poster_first author_2.doc(x)” etc… can be used.

Any submission not in accordance with these standard formats will be rejected. Each abstract should be submitted before May 15th. The abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing committee, and the presenting author will be notified of the final decision before May 31th.

The accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts. The definite acceptance of the research contribution and the publication in the Book of Abstracts are contingent upon payment of all fees due, before July 15th.

Authors whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation are invited to submit an article for consideration of publication in a special issue of the Flavour and Fragrance Journal devoted to the ISEO2016. All contributions to this special issue will be fully refereed according to the usual standards of the journal, therefore acceptance of a paper for presentation at the Conference does not necessarily guarantee acceptance for publication in the Special Issue.

Recommendations for poster presentation

Recommendations for oral presentation

Scientific program

Please click here to see the Preliminary program

Please click here to download the ISEO2016 Book of Abstracts

Confirmed Plenary speakers :


Denis Bellenot (Iteipmai, Chemille, France)

Using Essential Oils in Agriculture : Crop Protection and Animal Farming.Abstract


Vicente Ferreira (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)

A Critical Revision of basic Methodologies for Solving Complex Flavor Systems. Abstract


Daniel Joulain (SCBZ Conseil, Grasse, France)

The Analysis of Essential Oils and Related Natural Products: Avoiding the Pitfalls. Abstract


Michel Schalk (Firmenich, Geneva, Switzerland)

Biotechnology for the Production of  Flavor and Fragrance Terpenoids. Abstract


Peter Tranchida (Messina University, Italy)

(Low-)flow modulation comprehensive 2D GC-MS: a limited-cost ultra high resolution approach for flavour & fragrance analysis. Abstract


Matthias Vey (IFRA, Bruxelles, Belgium)

Risk Assessment and Management of Fragrance Allergens – ways forward. Abstract

Young scientist Fellowship

Thanks to the generous support of the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trade (IFEAT), the ISEO2016 Organizing Committee will offer Registration Fellowships to 20 selected young scientists who will submit a presentation in ISEO2016. The Registration Fellowship award consists of the registration fee reimbursement. The awardees will also receive a certificate, and their names will be listed in the ISEO2016 book of abstract as well as in the special issue of the Flavour and Fragrance Journal devoted to the ISEO2016.

Applicants must be under the age of 40, and should provide a detailed CV with a list of publications, in addition to their abstract(s).