The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)'s Computing and
Systems Technology (CAST) Division 10(e) -- Information Technology --
invites you to submit a proposal to present for our session, "Chemical
Engineering Applications of Web 2.0"  The session will be part of the
program for the AIChE 2008 Annual meeting, to be held November 16-21,
2008 in Philadelphia, PA.  This is the 100th Anniversary of AIChE so
this promises to be a special meeting indeed!

ABOUT THE SESSION ("Chemical Engineering Applications of Web 2.0")

Technology pundit and publisher Tim O'Reilly first coined the term "Web
2.0" in 2004, to describe a convergence of technologies and business
models that have had a significant impact on the way we view the World
Wide Web. Social Networking sites such as FaceBook and LinkedIn, social
bookmarking sites such as, and collaborative content tools
such as Wikis and blogs, are all part of this transformation of the web
from "top down" information models to "bottom-up" models, where
information is built collaboratively by communities of interest. This
session will focus on applications of these technologies to problems in
chemical engineering and chemical engineering education. 

Papers and/or posters are invited which address: chemical engineering
blogs and wikis; use of social networking applications within the
chemical engineering community; use of collaborative bookmarking sites
and other Web 2.0 tools within the chemical engineering profession;
other applications of Web 2.0 technology to chemical engineering.

You may submit proposals before May 11, 2008 via the AIChE Confex System
( or by contacting one of the
session chairs directly:

Scott Butner
Senior Research Scientist
902 Battelle Boulevard
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN K7-28
Richland, WA 99354
Phone Number: (509) 372-4946
Email: [log in to unmask]

Paul Nix
PDC Corporation
10101 Fondren Road, Suite 246
Houston, TX 77096
Phone Number: 713-661-6940
Email: [log in to unmask]