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Raymond Adomaitis <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:50:29 -0500
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Dear Friends:

The Second Joint FOCAPO/CPC Conference will take place January 8-12,
2017 at the Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson AZ. The program includes

Pre-conference workshops on Process Operations and Model Predictive
Control, a plenary session and a welcome banquet on Sunday January 8.

Nine parallel oral sessions on process operations and control.

Five joint oral sessions and two joint poster sessions with discussions.

Many joint panels, discussions, and time to explore the surroundings.

Banquet on Wednesday evening and closing sessions Thursday January 12.

You are all invited to submit a paper to the poster sessions.

May 31, 2016: Submission of an extended abstract or draft paper for
preliminary review. Decisions on suitability expected by June 15.

July 30, 2016: Full papers due. Reviews are expected by September 30.

October 31, 2016: Final papers due.

Any paper falling within the scopes of operations and control will be
considered. Young researchers from industry, research labs, and
academia are encouraged to submit papers that challenge established
paradigms, provoke discussion and stake out future directions within
their chosen fields. Some may be selected for oral presentation.

The Loews Ventana Canyon offers:

Internet in guest rooms.

Lakeside Fitness center, Spa, Yoga and Pilates.

Shuttle to Sabino Canyon – Awesome place to visit.

398 guest rooms and suites; 37,000 sq. ft. meeting space.

36 holes golf and 4 lighted tennis courts, 2 outdoor swimming pools .

More details about the conference will follow and additional
information about the conference site can be found at

Sincerely the Uber-Chair and Co-Chairs

Wayne B. Bequette, RPI,
John Wassick, Dow Chemicals,
Larry Megan, PRAXAIR,
Christos Maravelias, University of Wisconsin, and Erik Ydstie,
Carnegie Mellon University