Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 - Wednesday, January 15, 2003
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Academic and Practice
CACHE Corporation. Coral Springs, FL
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Over the last decade the scope of the area of
process operations has expanded from
operational issues in manufacturing plants
to the management and optimization of entire
supply chains. Furthermore, its scope has
also been expanded towards R&D activities on
the one hand, and on the other hand towards
distribution and logistics of products. The
new expanded scope of process operations
offers exciting possibilities at the
practical and at the research level. At the
practical level it has promoted the
integration of computer and information
technologies with large-scale modeling and
optimization tools that are being translated
into large economic savings by improved
coordination of operations, decreased
inventories and higher levels of service.
At the research level process operations has
given rise to a number of modeling,
algorithmic, and integration challenges in
order to effectively tackle large and
complex systems that are characterized by
constant dynamic changes and uncertainties.
FOCAPO 2003, is convening a group of
international experts from industry,
academia, vendors, and consulting companies
to discuss the new directions and challenges
in process operations. Participants will
discuss challenges and needs for process
oriented industries such as chemicals,
energy, food and beverage, pharmaceutical,
and metals. Conference sessions will discuss
topics such as supply chain optimization,
integration of R&D and new product
development with manufacturing and
operations, strategies for handling
uncertainty, modeling for process operations,
control in operations, product quality,
safety & sustainability, impact of
information technology on process operations,
web-enabled enterprise, and advances in data