GOSPEL short course on Design of Experiments

Barcelona, Spain 10-11 June 2008

Carefully designed experiments are vitally important across many industrial sectors.

Following the success of last year’s event, GOSPEL, the European Network of Excellence in artificial olfaction, again invites academic and industrial researchers to a two-day workshop in Design of Experiments.

Through a mix of theory and hands-on experimentation, participants will learn good statistical practice and how to optimise experimental design.

The course will be held in Barcelona, Spain.


This two-day GOSPEL event will emphasise hands-on experimentation rather than mathematical analysis and modelling, and be tailored to the audience’s interests with examples and case studies.

The course content includes:

  • Full factorial designs

  • Screening designs

  • Fractional factorial designs

  • Response surface methodology (central composite, face centred and Doehlert design)

  • D-Optimal designs

  • Multicriteria decision-making

  • Designs for qualitative variables at more than two levels

  • Mixture designs

  • Mixture designs with constraints

  • Composite designs (mixtures and process variables)


This event will be of interest to engineers and scientists working in areas such as:

  • Chemical detection

  • Process design

  • Process control

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 40 participants.


Dr Riccardo Leardi is a chemometrician from the University of Genova. His research interests include problems related to food, environmental and clinical data, and process optimisation.

Dr Leardi is the author of almost 90 papers, and has been an invited speaker to many international meetings, and industrial and research centres. He is also Review Editor of the Journal of Chemometrics and Editorial Adviser of Analytica Chima Acta.


The event will be held in the Chemistry Faculty, University of Barcelona, conveniently located in the city.

University of Barcelona
Martí i Franquès, 1
08028 Barcelona, Spain

Costs & accommodation

Participation in the course is free of charge, and includes coffee breaks and two meals.

Travel arrangements and accommodation must be arranged separately. GOSPEL members will be reimbursed.

Residencia Torre Girona, the guest house of the University of Barcelona, is located nearby. To arrange your booking, please email the guest house quoting reference number 19.301, and CC the message to Daniel Calvo dcalvo@el.ub.es.

Residència Universitària Torre Girona
Passeig dels Til•lers, 19
08034 Barcelona
Tel +34 93 390 43 00
Fax +34 93 205 69 10
Email: torregirona@resa.es

You can also email Daniel Calvo dcalvo@el.ub.es with queries about accommodation and logistics.


Registration is open

Further information

Please contact Santiago Marco smarco@el.ub.es with any queries regarding the programme and content.