Keynote lecture - progress in process operation by goal oriented advanced control, G. Van Straten and A.J.B. Van Boxtel; mathematical modelling and optimization - optimization for fruit quality during a storage process, T. Morimoto et al, modelling the final drying process for hay in a deep layer, J. Stencl and P. Homola; decision support and planning - variability of the strength properties of winter rape stems as an effect of controlled strategy in plant growth conditions, G. Skubisz; measurement of properties of produce - intelligent monitoring for quality of fresh citrus fruit from packing house to supermarket, L. Quinn et al, mechanical resistance of storage apple, B. Dobrzanski et al; computer controlled process environment - dynamic control of the oxygen content during CA storage of fruits and vegetables, S.P. Schouten; intelligent techniques in post-harvest operations - neural network classifiers in apple blemish inspection, Qingsheng Yang and R.D. Tillett, quantification of structure and quality of chopped crops by an automated image processing, N. Guth et al; observation for control - offline colour machine vision for analyzing the biscuit baking process, T. Moll et al, F.T.-I.R./ATR spectrometer as at-line sugar sensor in enzymatic hydrolysis, V. Bellon-Maurel et al; quality control - effects of controlled atmosphere storage on the extension of postharvest qualities and storage life of tomatoes, A. Batu and A.K. Thompson.