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Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), the provider of the gPROMS Advanced 
Process Modelling environment, is a pioneer in the emerging technology of 
Model-Based Innovation. 

gPROMS is widely used in academic research, particularly in areas of novel 
technology, to provide quantification to support research results through 
the application of first-principles modelling.

In acknowledgement of the growing application of first-principles 
modelling in research, PSE is pleased to announce an annual 5000 Euro 
(about US$7500) prize for the best paper describing the use of gPROMS in 
an innovative way or in a novel area of application or technology.

The research presented in the paper should make substantial use of gPROMS 
modelling in order to achieve the results described. The judges will 
favour novel applications or application in novel technology areas. The 
prize is open to applicants from industry as well as academia.

Submissions will be judged by the panel of three leading academics in the 
field of Process Systems Engineering: Professor Stratos Pistikopoulos 
(Imperial College London), Professor Rafiqul Gani (Technical University of 
Denmark) and Professor Michael Georgiadis (University of Western 
Macedonia, Greece).

More details on the prize can be found on the PSE website at 
http://www.psenterprise.com/academic/mbi_prize/index.html, along with the 
rules, guidelines and a submission form.

Each year the prize will be announced at a key academic or industrial 
conference. This year, it will be announced at the 2008 AIChE Annual 
Meeting in Philadelphia. 

In addition to awarding the prize, PSE may invite the corresponding author 
to present the paper at the PSE Annual Meeting and to publish a summary 
page on the PSE website, depending on copyright and other considerations.

If you feel that you have a paper that will qualify for the prize, you are 
encouraged to submit an abstract using the entry form 
athttp://www.psenterprise.com/academic/mbi_prize/form_mbi_prize.html. You 
do not need to provide the full paper and publication details until the 
deadline.

If you have any questions, please feel to ask the organising committee by 
emailing the PSE Model-Based Innovation Prize committee at 
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Mark Matzopoulos
Process Systems Enterprise