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Dear Colleagues,

The Canadian chemical engineering community (CSChE) has a long history of
excellence in process systems engineering research and practice involving
applied statistics and process design, control, and optimization. Members of
this community recognized as early leaders include Park Reilly (Waterloo),
David Bacon (Queen’s), John MacGregor (McMaster), and Grant Fisher
(Alberta), all of whom served as both supervisors and mentors of hundreds of
students who have themselves gone on to make contributions to these fields
in both academia and industry, in Canada and around the world. 

Each year, this community gathers at the Canadian Chemical Engineering
Conference to hear presentations based on work being done in the process
systems engineering field on topics of relevance and importance to the
chemical engineering community. A special issue in the journal Processes is
being coordinated with the 68th such conference that is being held in
conjunction with the XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering in
Toronto, Canada on October 28–31, 2018. 

This Special Issue in Processes is entitled "Process Systems Engineering à
la Canada" and focuses on, but is not limited to, papers that align with the
“Systems and Control” thematic sessions of this conference:

    Data analytics;
    Data science;
    Design of sustainable processes;
    Optimal control.

All are welcome to submit papers to this special issue. We look forward to
receiving your contributions.

All Systems & Control Division CSChE Members and Conference Attendees can
receive a 20% discount on publication fees for this open access journal.

Prof. William R. Cluett (University of Toronto, Canada)
Prof. Michel Perrier (Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
Prof. Ana Inés Torres (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)
Prof. Simant Upreti (Ryerson University, Canada)