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FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER-AIDED PROCESS DESIGN (FOCAPD 2009)
Conference Announcement
Design for Energy and the Environment
Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge Colorado, June 7-12, 2009
More details on the FOCAPD Website: http://www.focapd.org/
 
The international conference on the Computer-Aided Process Design (FOCAPD) is the premier meeting focusing on the fundamentals and applications of computer-aided design for the process industries. Held every five years, FOCAPD 2009 will be the seventh in this series.
 
The key theme for the conference will be Design for Energy and the Environment. The conference will feature a one-day pre-conference workshop, key note address and six plenary presentations, invited presentations and an open poster session. The conference will structured to engage all participants in sessions and discussions envisioning the future directions, challenges and opportunities for the computer-aided process design field. Break-out groups, panels and social events will be used a vehicles to achieve this conference objective.
 
Efforts will be made to have a good mix of industrial participants (operating companies, engineering firms, consulting offices, etc.), faculty, students, and government representatives.
 
Conference Chairs:                                                                                                          
Mahmoud El-Halwagi  Texas A&M University ([log in to unmask])
Andreas Linninger University of Illinois at Chicago ([log in to unmask])
                                                                                                                                                                                    
Conference Program Outline:
The conference will focus on innovative design approaches and technological pathways that impact energy and environmental issues of new and existing processes.  Some of the key thrust areas of the conference will include: