The Call For Papers for the session(s) on Planning and Scheduling is open until May 2nd: Papers are invited in the general area of planning and scheduling of manufacturing processes. Planning and scheduling are key decision-making activities that vary in scope from the operational (day) and tactical (week) level, to the strategic (month/year) level. Despite the significant progress in this area in the last decade, many industrial problems still remain open. Areas of interest in this session include (but are not limited to): (i) novel modeling and optimization strategies for planning and scheduling of batch and continuous plants, (ii) integration of planning and scheduling in a unified framework, (iii) technologies for the analysis and visualization of planning and scheduling solutions in the context of enterprise-level decision making, (iv) novel incorporation of modeling uncertainty into planning and scheduling from plant operations and project management to the extended supply chain and (v) successful large-scale applications of new planning and scheduling methodologies. Application papers offering insights into the interaction between theory and practice in an industrial setting are particularly encouraged. This link will take you to the website where you can submit an abstract for any CAST Division session: http://aiche.confex.com/aiche/2011/10/papers/index.cgi ------------------------------------------- Matt Bassett, PhD Global Supply Chain Master Black Belt Lean Value Chain Leader, Productivity & Strategy Acceleration Dow AgroSciences 9330 Zionsville Road Indianapolis, IN 46268 Voice: (317)337-3891 Fax: (317)337-4444 Work Hours: 6AM-4PM M-Th, ~6AM-~10AM F (Home) NOTICE: This e-mail message (including all attachments) from Dow AgroSciences LLC is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message and any attachments.