Sep 13 - 16 2022 | Rome, Italy

Third Symposium on

Short Wave
infrared Imaging
and Spectroscopy

Sept. 14 2022
Rome, Italy and online platform

listen to  The sound of SWIImS 2019 : Depeche Mode *The Sun And The Rainfall*

General Chair – Aoife Gowen

General Chair – Cristina Malegori, PhD


The aim of this symposium is to bring together people working with imaging and spectroscopic data in the wavelength range 780 – 2500 nm.


The SWIImS symposium will run for the third time in 2022, as part of the SpectraExpo in parallel with Whispers and HyperMLPA. SWIImS participants will have full access to all Whispers and HyperMLPA sessions and vice versa. Proceedings will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Spectral Imaging following peer review.

Keynote speaker : Manuela Mancini

Title: With dust all over – how to be guided by the NIR light for the quality assessment of wood-based materials

Bio sketch: Manuela Mancini is currently a PostDoc researcher at Polytechnic University of Marche in Italy. During her PhD (2014-2018), she started working on spectroscopy and more precisely on the development of an alternative low-cost system based on Near Infrared spectroscopy for the quality control of solid biofuels. In 2019, she awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship at University of Copenhagen. The project dealt with the selection of the most appropriate use of waste wood materials using spectroscopic techniques with the aim to improve their cascade use. The two-year project was a great opportunity for gaining in-depth knowledge about the intersection of wood science, spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis. Apart enjoying science she likes hiking, squash, spending time in good company and reading books.

The SwIImS keynote is supported by The Italian Society for Near Infrared Spectroscopy – SISNIR.

People are invited to submit new research results on the following suggested topics:

–          Near infrared spectroscopy
–          Short wave infrared hyperspectral imaging
–          Predictive modelling with NIR data
–          Macroscopic SWIR reflectance or transmission imaging
–          Microscopic SWIR reflectance, transmission
            or darkfield imaging
–          NIR/SWIR Instrumental design
–          New chemometric methods for NIR data analysis

Application oriented papers are also welcome:

–          Food
–          Agriculture
–          Pharmaceutical
–          Biomedical
–          Environmental
–          Industrial


The conference will take place within the amazing historical complex of San Pietro in Vincoli in the facilities of the Engineering School, University “Sapienza” of Rome.

San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome
via eudossiana 18, Roma, Italy

In order to be inclusive, the event will be held in hybrid format. Those unable to attend physically are welcome to participate virtually via our online platform.