FOCAPO / CPC 2017

Foundations of Computer Aided Process Operations / Chemical Process Control
Loews Ventana Canyon Hotel and Resort, Tucson, Arizona
January 8-12, 2017

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The Conference Presentations are listed below by clicking on the title (or author name).

  Sunday, January 8
  FOCAPO Workshop CPC Workshop
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Introduction to Chemical Process Operations and Optimization

Ignacio Grossmann
Carnegie Mellon University

Christos Maravelias
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Introduction to Theory and Practice of MPC

Jay Lee
KAIST

Erik Ydstie
Carnegie Mellon University

Joseph Lu
Honeywell Process Solutions
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Joint Workshop

Introduction to Machine Learning

Lyle Ungar
University of Pennsylvania
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner on Own
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Opening Remarks and Plenary Session

Community and Cloud Computing

J. Patrick Kennedy
OSIsoft
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Welcome Reception

  Monday, January 9
7:00 am - 8:15 am Continental Breakfast
  FOCAPO: Enabling Technologies I
CPC: Perspectives on Process Control
8:15 am - 10:00 am First-principles Modeling for Optimization of Process Operations

Costas Pantelides
Process Systems Enterprise
Plant-wide Dynamic Economic Optimization: Key Challenges & New Opportunities

Apostolos T. Georgiou
ExxonMobil
  Machine Learning, ALAMO and Constrained Regression

Nick Sahinidis
Carnegie Mellon University
Perspectives on Feedback Control

Manfred Morari
University of Pennsylvania / United Technologies Research Center
10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break
  FOCAPO: Enabling Technologies II
CPC: Grand Challenge-Energy and Sustainability
10:30 am - 12:00 pm The Value of Discrete-Event Simulation in Computer-Aided Process Operations

Ricki Ingalls
Texas State University
Reaction Path Analysis for Thin Film Deposition Processes

Ray Adomaitis
University of Maryland
  Optimization of Processes and Products from Historical (Un-designed) Data

John MacGregor
ProSensus, Inc.
Sustainable Engineering - Challenges and Opportunities for Process Operation and Control

Bhavik Bakshi
The Ohio State University
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
  FOCAPO: Enabling Technologies III
CPC: Distributed Control and Manufacturing and Risk Management
1:15 pm - 3:30 pm Overview of Mixed-integer Programming: Recent Advances, and Future Research Directions

Jeff Linderoth
University Wisconsin-Madison
The Impact of Digitalization on the Future of Control and Operations

Alf Isaksson
ABB Corporate Research
  Nonsmooth Differential-algebraic Equations

Paul Barton
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Handling Mixed Continuous-discrete Dynamics in Process Automation

Sebastian Engell
TU Dortmund
  Scenario Decomposition of Stochastic 0-1 Programs

Shabbir Ahmed
Georgia Institute of Technology
Managing Risk in Complex Socio-Technical Systems: Modeling Challenges and Opportunities

Venkat Venkatasubramanian
Columbia University
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm - 6:15 pm Joint Session:
Emerging Application Areas (Smart Manufacturing and Energy Systems)


Smart Manufacturing - DOE Vision

Mark Johnson
Department of Energy

Smart Manufacturing and Energy Systems

Thomas Edgar
University of Texas-Austin

Efstratios Pistikopoulos
Texas A&M University

Smart Manufacturing in Energy Intensive Industries

Haresh Malkani
Arconic

Jose Pinto & Jesus Flores
Praxair Inc.
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm Tribute to Christodoulos A. Floudas

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner on Own
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Poster Session A
  Tuesday, January 10
7:00 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
  FOCAPO: Planning and Scheduling
CPC: Emerging Technologies
8:30 am - 10:00 am Expanding Scope and Computational Challenges in Process Scheduling

Ignacio Grossmann
Carnegie Mellon University

Pedro Castro
University of Lisbon
Machine Learning: Overview of Recent Developments and Assessment of Its Potential for PSE

Jay Lee
KAIST
  Strategies for the Unification of Refinery Planning and Scheduling - Challenges and Opportunities

Dimitrios Varvarezos
AspenTech
Data Distillation, Analytics, and Machine Learning

Joe Qin
University of Southern California
10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break
  FOCAPO: Supply Chain Management I
CPC: Emerging Technologies in Control
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Realistic Rescheduling: Is it Achievable?

Gabriela Henning
INTEC, Argentina
Controlling Complex Plants: Perspectives from Network Theory

Prodromos Daoutidis
University of Minnesota
  Knowledge Discovery Through Multi-Objective Machine Learning Approaches for Process Design and Operations

Kalyanmoy Deb
Michigan State University
Advanced Optimization Strategies for Integrated Dynamic Process Operations

Larry Biegler
Carnegie Mellon University
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
  FOCAPO: Supply Chain Management II
CPC: Next Generation MPC
1:15 pm - 3:30 pm Supply Chain Management –Optimizing the Design of New and Existing Supply Chains

Matt Bassett
Dow AgroSciences
Where is Technology Headed?

Alex Kalafatis
AspenTech
  Non- Traditional Supply Chain & Logistics Optimization in the Oil & Gas Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

Dimitri Papageorgiou
ExxonMobil
Economic MPC and Real-time Decision Making

Jim Rawlings
University Wisconsin-Madison
  Operations and Supply Chain Challenges Create Research Opportunities at Amazon

Russell Allgor
Amazon.com
Identification in Dynamic Networks

Paul van Den Hof
TU Eindhoven
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 pm - 6:15 pm Joint Session:
Integration of Scheduling and Control


Vertical Integration of Production Scheduling and Process Control: Progress, Opportunities and Challenges

Marianthi Ierapetritou
Rutgers University

Michael Baldea
University of Texas-Austin

Online Scheduling and Model-based Optimization: A Candid Practitioner View

Philippe Hayot
The Dow Chemical Company

Panel Discussion

6:15 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner on Own
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Poster Session B
  Wednesday, January 11
7:00 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
  FOCAPO: Emerging Applications
CPC: Grand Challenge: Bio and Pharma
8:30 am - 10:00 am Process Systems Engineering in Pharmaceutical Operations

Rex Reklaitis
Purdue University

Salvador Garcia-Muniz
Eli Lilly
Convergence and the Implications for Systems Engineering Research in the Life Sciences

Frank Doyle
Harvard University
  On Applications of Stochastic Programming in Energy Systems

Dave Morton
Northwestern University
Challenges and Opportunities in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Control

Richard Braatz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break
  FOCAPO: Young Investigators
CPC: Young Investigators
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Redesigning Decision-Making Architectures to Exploit Multi-Scale Electricity Markets

Victor M. Zavala
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Optimization of a Hydraulic Fracturing Process to Enhance the Productivity of a Fractured Well in Ultra-Low Permeability Environment

Joseph Kwon
Texas A&M University
  Advances in Robust Optimization and Opportunities for Process Operations

Chrysanthos Gounaris
Carnegie Mellon University
Perspectives on Stochastic Predictive Control with Autonomous Model Maintenance for Model Structure Uncertainty

Ali Mesbah
University of California-Berkeley
  Integrating Mixed-Integer Optimization and Satisfiability Modulo Theories: Application to Planning and Scheduling

Ruth Misener
Imperial College London
Advances and Opportunities in Optimization of Electrical Grid Operations

Carl Laird
Sandia National Laboratories
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
  FOCAPO: Selected Contributed Papers CPC: Selected Contributed Papers
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm A Framework for Modeling and Optimization Dynamic Systems Under Uncertainty

Bethany Nicholson
Sandia National Laboratories



Advances in Global Optimization of Grey-Box Computational Systems and Applications to Highly Constrained Oil-Field Operations

Fani Boukouvala
Georgia Institute of Technology



Supply Risk Limits for the Integration of Production Scheduling and Real-Time Optimization at Air Separation Units

Irene Lotero
Air Liquide



Leveraging the Power of Big Data for Robust Process Operation Under Uncertainty

Fengqi You
Cornell University
Framework for a Smart Process Data Analytics Platform

Sirish Shah
University of Alberta



Scheduling, Optimization and Control of Power for Industrial Cogeneration Plants

Rahul Bindlish
The Dow Chemical Company



Petroleum Production Optimization - A Static or Dynamic Problem?

Bjarne Foss
Norwegian University of Science and Technology



Concept and Applications of Extents in Chemical Reaction Systems

Dominique Bonvin
EPFL
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Coffee Break
3:45 pm - 6:15 pm Joint Session:
Enabling the Transition from Research to Practice


Dow's Strategic Partnerships: Building a Better Future Together

Shawn Feist
The Dow Chemical Company

Leading Faculty Perspectives

Tom Edgar
University of Texas - Austin

Ignacio Grossman
Carnegie Mellon University

Frank Doyle
Harvard University

Summarized by Larry Megan
Praxair

Global Developments in Doctoral Education

David Bogle
University College London


Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
Capturing the Perspectives of Academia, Industry and Recent Graduates


Brett Stewart (ExxonMobil), Bo Lu (Dow), David Bogle (UCL), Yu Jiao (Vitro Flat Glass), Frank Doyle (Harvard), Costas Pantelides (PSE) & Chris Swartz (McMaster)

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Conference Banquet with Reception
  Thursday, January 12
7:00 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 12:00 pm Joint Session:
Challenges and Future Research Directions


Emerging Research Opportunities in Process Systems Engineering

Triantafillos Mountziaris
National Science Foundation

Summary of Identified Challenges

John Wassick
The Dow Chemical Company

Facilitated Discussion on Future Research Directions

All Participants

Closing Remarks