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


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 from the ACC 2008 webpage. Please email the registration form to Karlene Hoo ([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.






Karlene A. Hoo, Ph.D.

2008 ACC Workshop Chair

Professor of Chemical Engineering

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