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    Please take note of the following workshop organized by Professor
    Karlene Hoo immediately following the 2008
    American Control Conference in Seattle. Those planning to attend
    should fill out the registration form -- details are in the e-mail
    below.

    Mayuresh V. Kothare
    2008 CAST10B (Systems and Process Control) Program Chair
    2008 AIChE Society Review Chair for the 2008 ACC.

/June 14, 2008/

*NSF Sponsored Workshop*
*"Cyber-Enabled Discoveries and Innovations" Initiative*

*Date: *Saturday, June 14, 2008
*Time: *8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
*Location:* The Westin Seattle hotel
Grand I
1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

*Overview*

The workshop will consist of 3 invited talks, a presentation by an NSF 
CDI director, a breakout discussion session, and an NSF 
question-and-answer session. The invited speakers will be outside of 
traditional dynamic and control disciplines to spark multi-disciplinary 
interaction and collaboration (see workshop agenda for more details). 
For the discussion session, the workshop participants will break out 
into two groups to identify critical areas and issues relative to the 
CDI initiative, and then reconvene to give an oral report to all. 
Lastly, there will be a question-and-answer session with the NSF 
directors involved with CDI.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Also, the workshop 
will partially reimburse the participants for their travel expenses. 
Since the budget is limited, the number of participants is limited to 
40. Among the 40 participants, 15 seats are reserved for post-doctoral 
fellows and graduate students. Underrepresented minority researchers are 
especially encouraged to register. There is no registration fee to 
attend the workshop.

To register, please download the registration form 
<http://www.a2c2.org/conferences/acc2008/regform.doc> from the ACC 2008 
webpage. Please email the registration form to Karlene Hoo 
([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>). Registration will be 
accepted as a first-in-first-serve basis as received through email.

*Conference Personnel*

Professor Karlene A. Hoo of Texas Tech University will chair the 
workshop. Professors Jay Farrell (University of California, Riverside) 
and John Chiasson (Boise State University) will serve as advisors to the 
Chair. Discussions resulting from the breakout sessions will be recorded 
and published.

*Benefits of the Workshop*

CDI is NSF's bold five-year initiative to "create revolutionary science 
and engineering" research outcomes at an investment level of $26M in 
FY08. While many of us are involved in broad interdisciplinary research 
activities, this workshop is aimed at focusing those activities that fit 
well with the CDI initiative. By attending the workshop, potential 
principal investigators will have a deeper understanding of the scope of 
the CDI initiative especially on developments in "computational 
thinking". Moreover, as a group we will have a chance to provide 
feedback to NSF regarding how we can add values to the CDI initiative.

 

 

Regards,

                                Karlene

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Karlene A. Hoo, Ph.D.

2008 ACC Workshop Chair

Professor of Chemical Engineering

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