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Colleagues, 

FOCAPO 2008 (Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations) 
(http://www.focapo.org) is the 5th international conference offered by the 
CACHE organization to review the advances and address the challenges of 
process operations. It will take place at the Royal Sonesta in Cambridge, 
MA between June 29th and July 2nd.  There are a number of exciting invited 
speakers for the sessions to be held Monday to Wednesday, in addition to 
William Pulleybank from IBM being the Keynote speaker on Sunday evening.  
The sessions cover: Integration of Control, Scheduling, and Planning; 
Enterprise-Wide Optimization; Modeling, Optimization, and Information 
Technologies; Forecasting, Finance, and Risk Management; Sustainable 
Resource Systems; and Emerging Technologies.  

Registration is open and the room block is available for reservations.  
Registration prior to May 15th will save $100.  

As part of a National Science Foundation grant there are twenty (20), $250 
travel grants available to graduate students who attend FOCAPO 2008.  
Awarding of the grants will be determined by the conference chairs based on 
a letter of recommendation from the student's advisor. 

Please see the website (http://www.focapo.org) for more details on the 
speakers, schedule of events, registration, and lodging for the conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston.

Sincerely, 
Matt Bassett 
Marianthi Ierapetritou 
Stratos Pistikopoulos 

Chairs, FOCAPO 2008