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Deadline: September 1, 2009
 
CAST 10b is soliciting nominations for the 2012 Programming Coordinator. 
The current list of 
CAST 10b Programming Coordinators is:
 
2009:  Masoud Soroush (Drexel)
2010:  John Congalidis (DuPont)
2011:  Prodromos Daoutidis (Minnesota)
 
Given the CAST 10b policy of selecting a coordinator from industry every
third year, the 2012 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
Coordinators.
 
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 2009 and 2010 Fall AIChE meetings
and learn the  basic procedures.  Help the other two 10b coordinators as
necessary with the organization and 
review process for the 2010 and 2011 Fall AIChE meetings.
 
Year Two
Develop the Area 10b program for the 2012 Fall AIChE meeting.  This task is
performed at the Area 10b  Programming Meeting at the 2011 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
2012 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 2012
American Control Conference.  Coordinate the central review of abstracts for
the 2012 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 2012 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, 2009.  If you
have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

John P. Congalidis
Research Planning Fellow
DuPont Central Research and Development
2010 CAST10B Program Coordinator
(302) 695-6897
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