Deadline: September 1, 2008


CAST 10b is soliciting nominations for the 2011 Programming Coordinator.  The current list of

CAST 10b Programming Coordinators is:


2008:  Mayuresh V. Kothare (Lehigh U.)

2009:  Masoud Soroush (Drexel U.)

2010:  John P. Congalidis (DuPont)


Given the CAST 10b policy of selecting a coordinator from industry every third year, the 2011

Programming Coordinator will be selected from academia.


To make the process as inclusive as possible, we would like to request nominations from the

general CAST  membership.  According to the current selection procedure, the Programming

Coordinator is selected from the nominees by the current and recent past CAST 10b Programming



Please note that all nominees must be willing and able to devote the time and effort necessary

to carry out the tasks required  by the position.  All of the Programming Coordinators for the

four CAST Areas sit on the CAST Programming Board, which is headed by the CAST Division

Programming Chair (Larry Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University).  The specific duties of the

CAST 10b Programming Coordinator include:


Year One

Attend the Area Programming Meeting at the 2008 and 2009 Fall AIChE meetings and learn the 

basic procedures.  Help the other two 10b coordinators as necessary with the organization and

review process for the 2009 and 2010 Fall AIChE meetings.


Year Two

Develop the Area 10b program for the 2011 Fall AIChE meeting.  This task is performed at the

Area 10b  Programming Meeting at the 2010 Fall AIChE meeting.  Ensure that Calls for Papers

are submitted to the Division Programming Coordinator on time for inclusion in the CAST

Newsletter.  Ensure that the Division Programming  Coordinator has all the session titles and

chairmen information required for the AIChE programming retreat.  Organize  the development

of invited session proposals for the 2011 American Control Conference.  Manage the nomination

and appointment process for the 2013 Programming Coordinator.


Year Three

Coordinate the review process for AIChE papers submitted to the 2011 American Control

Conference.  Coordinate the central review of abstracts for the 2011 Fall AIChE meeting.  Develop

the final program with the assistance  of the other Cast 10b programming chairs and session

chairmen.  Report to the CAST 10b membership on the status of Area programming at the

2011 Fall Programming Meeting. Request that all speakers at AIChE meetings submit a 

Presentation Record to the AIChE at least one month before the meeting.  Monitor attendance

and note the absence of speakers at the sessions.


Please submit nominations to me by email before September 1, 2008.  If you have any questions,

please do not hesitate to contact me.


Masoud Soroush

2009 CAST10B Program Coordinator