"Cesar Riditt" project (PON R&C 2007 -2013 – MISE D.M. 22 July 2009 – “Food safety and certification using RFID technology”) is promoted by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.
Scientific Coordinator: Prof. Daniela De Venuto
Research field: Food safety and certification, Wireless Sensor Networks, Environmental Monitoring
Partners:see all the partners



Conclusive Meeting

23 October 2014

Meeting Room, DEI Library (Dept. "Ingegneria Elettrica e dell’Informazione", Politecnico di Bari)

Meeting program


" Gli obiettivi raggiunti dal progetto CESAR"

Speaker : Prof. Ing. Daniela De Venuto

Scientific Coordinator, Politecnico di Bari


" Wireless Sensor Network and On-line Shelf-Life Prediction in Perishable Goods Supply Chain through first-order kinetic model"

Valerio Annese, Giuseppe Loseto, Michele Ruta, Eugenio Di Sciascio, Daniela De Venuto

Speaker : Dr. Valerio Francesco Annese

Politecnico di Bari (see all the partners)


"Un sistema elettronico portatile per la misura dei parametri di qualità dell’olio di oliva"

Speaker : Dr. Marco Grossi

Univeristà di Bologna (see all the partners)


"Il supporto funzionale del Distretto Tecnologico Agroalimentare"

Speaker : Dr. Maria De Pasquale

Dare (see all the partners)


"Avvio di start-up conseguenti all'attività di ricerca: valutazioni e prospettive"

Speaker : Dr. Enrico Barbone

Assindustria Foggia (see all the partners)


"Fabbisogni tecnologici delle aziende agroalimentari pugliesi"

Speaker: Prof. Francesco Contò

Confagricoltura Foggia (see all the partners)



MAIN INVESTORS: Daniela De Venuto, Valerio F. Annese, Giuseppe E. Biccario, Silvia Cipriani


Wireless Shelf life monitoring and Real Time prediction in a Supply-Chain of perishables goods


"One of the greatest challenges in the field of food production concerns food losses and waste reduction. According to a study conducted by FAO, indeed, roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, which amounts to about 1.3 billion tons per year. This alarming figure, has clearly a double repercussion: on the one hand the food losses and waste have a heavy impact on the economy of the industries, that, in addition to not being able to cover the cost of the product through its sales, have to afford the high cost of disposal of these wastes; on the other hand, there is the negative effects of the high waste on the environment resulting from the evident increase of waste and from the in vain use of production equipment.

A further and no less important challenge in this field involves safety and certification. Global associations such as the FDA (“Food and drug administration”) or the WHO (“World Health Organization”) are continuously in activity to promote more and more efficient monitoring and control methods. This ongoing study aims not only to ensure a high standard of product quality, but also to protect the user from diseases due to consumption of injurious food. Nowadays, the most commonly used and diffused method to ensure food safety and certification in a supply-chain of perishables goods is the “Hazard analysis and critical control points” (HACCP). Essentially, the method suggests the identification of the different critical control points (CCPs) in the supply-chain and the definition of the parameters of interest for suitably monitoring every phase of the productive process. It is a scientific and systematic planning for the prevention of biological, chemical, and physical hazards whose seven fundamental principles are released and determined by the standard ISO 22000. Both the briefly explained problems, have a common node: the need of a versatile and efficient tool for improving food safety and certification through accurate monitoring during the entire supply chain, promoting, thus, a reduction in global food losses and waste. In this work we propose a possible solution to these challenges: a wireless sensor network combined with a further data processing for real time shelf life prediction."


Suggested Publication:
International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Sistems,

Proceedings ICST 2014, Liverpool 2-4 Sept


Related Publications:

  1. V.F. Annese, S. Cipriani, G. Biccario, D. Di Marzio, D. De Venuto “Wireless Shelf life monitoring and Real Time prediction in a Supply-Chain of perishables goods”. In printing on “The Built Environment” (ISSN: 1743-3509). CESCE, 21-22 June 2014, London.

  2. G.E. Biccario, V.F. Annese, D. De Venuto, “WSN-based near Real-Time Environmental Monitoring for Shelf Life Prediction through data processing to Improve Food Safety and Certification”. ICINCO 2014, 1-3 September Vienna (AU). DOI: 10.5220/0005102407770782. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO-2014), pages 777-782 ISBN: 978-989-758-039-0

  3. V.F. Annese, G.E. Biccario, D. De Venuto, “Organoleptic Properties Remote Sensing and Life-Time Prediction along the Perishables Goods Supply-Chain”.Presented at ICST 2014, 2-4 September Liverpool (UK). Published on ICST proceedings 2014. International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent System. ISSN 1178-5608.



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