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MACC Meeting and Workshop 2013

MACC Meeting 2013

Photos of the event

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Day 1 (Tues, May 14)

Annual Research Review Meeting

8:00 Coffee
8:30 Introductory comments, introductions and MACC News [pdf]
9:00-10:30 Research Overviews with emphasis on future plans - I
(Prashant Mhaskar [pdf], Tom Adams [pdf], Chris Swartz [pdf])
10:30 Break
11:00-12:00 Research Overviews with emphasis on future plans - II
(Vlad Mahalec [pdf], Jie Yu [pdf])
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Poster Session (Albion A) - Posters presented by McMaster graduate students
(research summaries [pdf])
2:00 A retrospective view of the successful interactions between ArcelorMittal Dofasco & MACC, and reflections on closing the gap between theory and practice
(Michael S. Dudzic, ArcelorMittal Dofasco)
3:00 Break
3:30 Business Meeting (Room 203)
(Typically, attended by 1 representative from each member company)
4:30 ORF Project Board of Directors Meeting (Room 203)
(Principal investigators and industrial partner representatives associated with Ontario Research Fund project)
6:00 Reception (Ballroom Foyer, Sheraton Hotel)**
7:30 Banquet (Ballroom South/West, Sheraton Hotel)**
** All attendees, including students and representatives from guest companies, are cordially invited!

Day 2 (Wed, May 15)

Workshop State of the Art and Future Directions in Process Systems Engineering

The main goal of the workshop is to provide an overview of the state of the art in key process systems technology areas, and identify current trends and promising directions for future research.
8:00 Coffee
8:20 Introductory Comments (Chris Swartz)
8:30 The Impact of Theory on Control Practice (Manfred Morari, ETH Zurich) [pdf]
9:30 Production Planning and Scheduling: Review, Challenges and Opportunities (Christos T. Maravelias, University of Wisconsin) [pdf]
10:30 Break
11:00Industrial Perspective on Advanced Process Control (James J. Downs, Eastman Chemical Company)
12:00 Lunch (Albion A)
1:00 The Impact of BIG Data on PSE (John F. MacGregor, McMaster University and ProSensus, Inc.) [pdf]
2:00 The Online Use of First-Principles Models in Process Operations. Review, Current Status & Future Needs (Jeffrey G. Renfro, Honeywell Process Solutions) [pdf]
3:00 Break
3:30 From Inventions to Innovations in Optimization of Plant and Supply Chain Operations (Vladimir Mahalec, McMaster University) [pdf]

Day 3 (Thur, May 16)

Workshop State of the Art and Future Directions in Process Systems Engineering

The main goal of the workshop is to provide an overview of the state of the art in key process systems technology areas, and identify current trends and promising directions for future research.
8:00 Coffee
8:30 A Review of Fault Tolerant-Control Approaches and Some Recent Results (Prashant Mhaskar, McMaster University) [pdf]
9:30 Control Performance Monitoring and Diagnosis Towards Industrial Sustainability: Past, Present and Future (Jie Yu, McMaster University) [pdf]
10:30 Break
11:00 Future Polygeneration Systems: Environmental Progress with an Economic Benefit through Process Intensification (Thomas A. Adams, II, McMaster University) [pdf]
12:00 Lunch (Albion A)
1:00 Design for Operability - From Process Plants to Supply Chain Networks (Christopher L.E. Swartz, McMaster University) [pdf]
2:00 Adjourn