15th WPTC & 17th ISHS
15th WPTC & 17th ISHS
registration is open
early registration fee
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9 - 12 JUNE 2024
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Call for papers

The Organizing Committee would like to invite you to take part in the 17th International Symposium on Processing Tomato which will take place in Budapest (Hungary) on 9 to 12 June 2024.

The Symposium is a unique forum that focuses on addressing key scientific questions and issues related to the entire industry, from field (production for industrial purposes, applied ecophysiology, agronomy, biotic and abiotic stress resistance, genetics applied to industrial food system) to fork (organoleptic and nutritional food quality, smart quality control processes, healthy food, high quality cultivars).

The Symposium will be held in parallel with the 15th World Processing Tomato Congress, bringing together academics, researchers and students with growers, processors and business professionals working in the processing tomato industry. This unique setup within the ISHS symposia has been a major success story ever since the first world processing tomato congress in Avignon (France) in 1989 and the creation of WPTC in 1998 at Pamplona (Spain).

It is jointly organized by UNIVER and the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, together with the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the World Processing Tomato Council (WPTC).

This influential Symposium is a unique platform within ISHS symposia, allowing researchers and people working in the industry to meet, discuss and find solutions together

The symposium program will include a full schedule of oral and poster sessions, from Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 June 2024.

Be part of nearly 45 years of effective and fruitful cooperation between Science and Industry


Your abstract should address one or more of the following areas:

    1. 1.1 Managing climate change
    2. 1.2 Automation and precision farming
    3. 1.3 Irrigation and fertilisation management
    4. 1.4 Resilient crop management
    5. 1.5 Pests, plant diseases and resistance breeding
    6. 1.6 Genetic technologies in tomato breeding
    7. 1.7 Organic cropping
    1. 2.1 Efficient use of resources
    2. 2.2 Fast and reliable quality assessment
    3. 2.3 Adding value to by-products
    4. 2.4 Emerging technologies
  3. 3. MARKET
    1. 3.1 Health and nutrition: New functional foods.
    2. 3.2 Food safety and sustainability issues.
    3. 3.3 Consumer trends and marketing strategies.

Abstract submission procedure

Abstracts must be submitted online
before Wednesday 10 January 2024 at:


A fee must be paid to submit an abstract (this is not part of the symposium registration fees and is charged by ISHS and not by the symposium organisers):

  • EU-based applicants: 95 euros (including VAT)
  • Non-EU-based applicants: 80 euros
  • ISHS individual members: free

If you are not an ISHS member and are unsure if your abstract fits with the symposium theme to be accepted, you can send it for pre-screening to the Symposium Secretariat at symposium@worldtomatocongress.com.

All abstracts must be in English and should contain a short introduction, material and methods and key results (maximum 300 words). Graphics, tables, references and acknowledgments should not be included. Title, keywords, authors, affiliation and contact details (postal address and e-mail) should be added in separate fields. Overtly commercial and insufficiently informative abstracts will not be accepted for the symposium.

Please indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation at the time of abstract submission. Final decisions on whether submissions are accepted as oral or poster presentations will be made by the Scientific Committee on the basis of the abstracts submitted.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and authors will be informed of their acceptance as a poster or oral presentation at the very latest by the end of February 2024.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Abstract Book which will be distributed to all registered participants at the congress & symposium. Following the Symposium and after review by the Scientific Committee, full papers will be published in a special issue of Acta Horticulturae (https://www.actahort.org/). The first author of each published paper will be given online access to the electronic version of the Acta Horticulturae symposium proceedings.

Please note: When submitting your abstract, you are indicating your availability and willingness to attend and present your paper at the 17th ISHS International Symposium on Processing Tomato, to develop and write a full paper complying with the ISHS Acta Horticulturae Author Guidelines (https://www.ishs.org/authors) and to respect all deadlines.

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15th WPTC & 17th ISHS
9 - 12 JUNE 2024
15th WPTC & 17th ISHS