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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

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Matt Bassett, PhD
Global Supply Chain Master Black Belt
Lean Value Chain Leader, Productivity & Strategy Acceleration
      
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