Urgent Reminder
Wednesday, May 2 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to present at the 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on October 28 through November 2, 2012.  
The call for papers can be accessed at: http://www.aiche.org/Conferences/AnnualMeeting/index.aspx 
This year's annual meeting will feature 13 Topical Conferences, a strong Energy program, over 720 sessions, including more than 50 CAST Division sessions, and a variety of events that are not to be missed.
The CAST Sessions include: 
Computing Systems and Technology Division(10) 
  10000 CAST Division Plenary   
  10000 Art Westerberg and his Leadership in Process Systems Engineering   
  10001 Computing and Technology In Chemical Engineering Education I   
Systems and Process Design (10A) 
  10A00 Systems and Process Design   
  10A01 Design of Biofuels and Bioproducts   
  10A02 Process Design II   
  10A03 Energy Systems Design I   
  10A04 Synthesis and Design for Water Systems   
  10A05 Industrial Experiences in Energy Systems   
  10A06 Process Design I   
Systems and Process Control (10B) 
  10B00 Modeling and Control of Energy Systems   
  10B01 Modeling and Control At Small Length Scales   
  10B02 Process Control Applications   
  10B03 Modeling and Control of Polymer Processes   
  10B04 Networked, Decentralized and Distributed Control   
  10B05 Modeling, Optimization and Control of Sustainable Processes   
  10B06 Control of Large Scale and Networked Systems   
  10B07 Optimization and Predictive Control   
  10B08 Process Modeling and Identification   
  10B09 Process Monitoring and Fault Detection   
  10B10 Advances In Process Control   
  10B11 Control In Medicine and Biology   
  10B12 Control for Smart Manufacturing   
  10B13 Poster Session - Area 10B: Systems and Process Control   
Computers in Operations and Information Processing (10C)  
  10C00 Advances In Optimization   
  10C01 Planning and Scheduling I   
  10C02 Supply Chain Optimization   
  10C03 Data Analysis: Design, Algorithms & Applications   
  10C04 Energy and Sustainability In Operations   
  10C05 Industrial Applications In Design and Operations   
  10C06 Dynamic Simulation and Optimization   
  10C07 Process Monitoring, Fault Detection, and Diagnosis I   
  10C08 Poster Session: Computers In Operations and Information Processing   
  10C09 Design and Operations Under Uncertainty   
  10C10 Systems Engineering Approaches in Biology and Biomedicine   
Applied Mathematics and Numerical Analysis (10D) 
  10D00 Advances In Numerical Methods for Transport Phenomena   
  10D00 Advances In Computational Methods and Numerical Analysis   
  10D02 Multiscale Modeling: Methods and Applications   
  10D03 Modeling and Computation In Energy and the Environment   
  10D04 Dynamics, Reduction and Control of Distributed Parameter Systems   
  10D05 Molecular and Mesoscopic Systems: Methods and Applications   
  10D06 Complex and Networked Systems   
  10D07 Poster Session   
Information Technology(10E) 
  10E00 Advances in Information Management and Integration   
  10E01 Advances in Data Analysis   
  10E02 Advances in Intelligent Systems   
  10E03 Poster Session in Information Management and Intelligent Systems   
  10E04 Perspectives on Information Management and Intelligent Systems (Invited Session)   
  10E05 CAPE-OPEN Standard - Design, Implementation and Use - I   
  10E06 CAPE-OPEN Standard - Design, Implementation and Use - II   
  10E07 Recent Advances in CAPE-OPEN Design
The Energy program will include:
Energy-related Topical Conferences
  o Accelerating Fossil Energy Technology Development Through Integrated Computation and Experimentation 
  o Natural Gas Production from Marcellus Shale: Technical and Economic Challenges
  o Biorefineries and Sustainable Energy
  o Hydrogen Production and Storage
  o 2nd Annual World Congress on Sustainable Engineering
  o 2012 International Congress on Energy
Energy-related sessions on:
  o CO2 Capture, CO2 Utilization, CO2 Sequestration
  o Gasification, Oxycombustion, Chemical Looping, Fuel Processing
  o Hydrogen, Fuel Cells
  o Renewable Energy, Sustainabilit, Energy Storage
  o Energy Systems, Materials, Nanotechnology 
2012 Annual Meeting Plenary (Monday, October 29, 12:30pm - 3:00pm)  Featuring: 
 o Charles McConnell, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  o David Porges, Chief Executive Officer, EQT Corporation
  o Greg Babe, Chief Executive Officer, Bayer Corporation
  o Jim Ferland, President and Chief Executive Officer, Westinghouse 
We look forward to seeing you at the conference in October.  
Annual Meeting Program Chairs:
Lorenz T. Biegler, MPC
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Stephen E. Zitney, Co-MPC
Office of Research & Development
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
U.S. Department of Energy
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880
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