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CAST 10b is soliciting nominations for the 2014 Programming Coordinator.

The current list of CAST 10b Programming Coordinators is:


2011:  Prodromos Daoutidis (Minnesota)

2012:  Panagiotis Christofides (UCLA)

2013: Michael Baldea (Praxair/UT Austin)

Given the CAST 10b policy of having one of the three programming
coordinators from industry and the very recent move of Dr. Baldea from
Praxair to UT Austin, the 2014 Programming Coordinator will be selected
from industry. 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 (Wayne Bequette, RPI).



The specific duties of the CAST 10b Programming Coordinator include:


Year One: Attend the Area Programming Meeting at 2011 and 2012 Fall
AIChE meetings and learn the basic procedures.
Help the other two 10b coordinators as necessary with the organization
and review process for the 2012 and 2013 Fall AIChE meetings.



Year Two: Develop the Area 10b program for the 2014 Fall AIChE meeting.
This task is performed at the Area 10b Programming Meeting at the 2012
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 2014
American Control Conference. Manage the nomination and appointment process
for the 2015 Programming Coordinator.



Year Three: Coordinate the review process for AIChE papers submitted
to the 2014 American Control Conference. Coordinate the central review of
abstracts for the 2014 Fall AIChE meeting. Develop the final program with
the assistance of the other CAST 10b programming chairs and session chairs.
Report to the CAST 10b membership on the status of Area programming at
the 2014 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 October 5, 2011.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.



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Panagiotis D. Christofides
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
Boelter Hall 5532-F
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1592