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Greetings CAST10 colleagues,

The FOPAM conference abstract submission deadline has been extended to May 22, 2019, incorporating a newly awarded NSF sponsorship of registrations for junior faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.

Foundations Of Process Analytics and Machine learning (FOPAM) <http://fopam.org> is a new CACHE-sponsored conference series that aims to be the premier forum for researchers from industry and academia to discuss the current status and future directions of data analytics and machine learning in the process industries. The first FOPAM conference will take place August 6–9, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Using a Gordon Conference-like format, the conference features an exciting program of invited speakers on wide-ranging topics that include

•	Process Monitoring
•	Process Design
•	Computational Materials Design
•	Control Design
•	Business, Scheduling, and Supply Chain
•	Educating Students and Colleagues.

An optional workshop on “Process Data Analytics and Machine Learning”, to be held on the two days before the conference, covers the major classes of methods as well as industrial case studies. Please see the FOPAM website <http://fopam.org> for a detailed workshop agenda.

Extended abstracts accepted for the meeting will appear as poster presentations. All attendees presenting posters will have the opportunity to submit a full paper to a special issue of Computers & Chemical Engineering (Elsevier).

Junior faculty, postdocs, and graduate students may apply through [log in to unmask] for free registration. Please supply a <2-page CV and a statement of objectives for your FOPAM participation. Awardees are expected to submit a poster about their FOPAM-relevant activities, so submit your application by May 22. Awardees should stay in the conference hotel for maximum interaction with other participants.

The early-registration deadline is June 7 and the reduced-rate room block deadline is July 12. Please direct any questions on the conference or extended abstract submission to the Conference Manager, Robin Craven at [log in to unmask] We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues in North Carolina this summer!

Conference Co-chairs,
Richard D. Braatz
Thomas A. Badgwell
Phillip Westmoreland

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