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MACC Meeting and Workshop 2012

Annual Research Review Meeting

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Albion B, Hamilton Convention Center

8:00
Coffee
8:30
Introductory comments, introductions and MACC News [ pdf (Members Only) ]
9:00 - 12:00
Research Overviews with emphasis on future plans
Chris Swartz [ pdf (Members Only) ], Prashant Mhaskar [ pdf (Members Only) ],
Tom Adams [ pdf (Members Only) ], Vlad Mahalec [ pdf (Members Only) ],
Jie Yu [ pdf (Members Only) ],

MACC Graduate Students' Research Summaries 2012
Download link [ pdf (Members Only) ]

10:30
Break
12:00
Lunch
12:30
Poster Session (Albion A)
Posters presented by McMaster graduate students
2:00
Panel Discussion

Kiran Sheth

New Frontiers in Process Systems Engineering [ pdf (Members Only) ]

Fred Bourg

Reflections on the consequences of the application of
complexity theory for new product introductions [ pdf (Members Only) ]
Data mining, prediction and inference [ pdf (Members Only) ]
Modeling and Control of Chaotic Processes [ pdf (Members Only) ]
Neocortex Datasheet [ pdf (Members Only) ]
Penn State University Applied Research Lab [ pdf (Members Only) ]
Spatial Vistion Inspection brochure [ pdf (Members Only) ]

Tom Adams

Slides [ pdf (Members Only) ]
3:00
Break
3:15
Business Meeting (Room 203)
(Typically, attended by 1 representative from each member company)
4:15
ORF Project Board of Directors Meeting (Room 203)
(Principal investigators and industrial partner representatives associated with Ontario Research Fund project)
6:30
Reception (Ballroom Foyer, Sheraton Hotel)**
7:30
Banquet (Ballroom East, Sheraton Hotel)**

** All attendees, including students and representatives from guest companies, are cordially invited!

Workshop: Optimization in Process Operations and Design

Wednesday and Thursday, 16 - 17 May 2012
Albion B, Hamilton Convention Center

Developments in optimization theory and algorithms, with concurrent advances in computer technology, have had a significant and positive impact on industrial applications of optimization. The aim of this workshop is to discuss the current status and future needs of optimization and related technologies, with a focus on their application in process operations and design.

Workshop, Day 1

Wednesday, 16 May 2012
8:00
Coffee
8:20
Introductory comments (Chris Swartz)
8:30
Nonlinear Model Predictive Control: An Evolution to Dynamic RTO [ pdf (Members Only) ]
(Larry Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University)
9:30
Distributed Decision-making in Building Supervisory Control [ pdf (Members Only) ]
(Arvind Raghunathan, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories)
10:30
Break
11:00
Optimization in Modeling and Control [ pdf (Members Only) ]
(Prashant Mhaskar, McMaster University)
12:00
Lunch (Albion A)
1:00
An Improved Approach for Online Optimization of Large-Scale Process Facilities [ pdf (Members Only) ]
(Kiran Sheth, ExxonMobil)
2:00
Optimal Scheduling and Planning - An Industrial Application Study [ pdf (Members Only) ]
(Chris Swartz, McMaster University and Rhoda Baker, PepsiCo Canada)
3:00
Break
3:30
Review of Optimization Concepts when using Empirical Models Built from Historical Operating Data
[ pdf (Members Only) ]
(John MacGregor, McMaster University and ProSensus)

Workshop, Day 2

Thursday, 17 May 2012
8:00
Coffee
8:30
Why LP and Fortran Technologies are still useful for Industrial Optimization & Estimation [ pdf (Members Only) ]
(Jeff Kelly)
9:30
Slab Bank Optimization at ArcelorMittal Dofasco
(Laura Ronholm, ArcelorMittal Dofasco)
10:30
Break
11:00
Optimization techniques for integrated process synthesis, plant design, and control: tackling complexity with both mathematical programming and stochastic methods
[ pdf (Members Only) | mpg (1) (Members Only) | mpg (2) (Members Only) ]
(Tom Adams, II, McMaster University)
12:00
Lunch (Albion A)
1:00
Software Architecture for Composite Planning and Scheduling Algorithms [ pdf (Members Only) ]
(Vlad Mahalec, McMaster University)
2:00
Bayesian Statistical Techniques for Process Modeling, Control and Optimization [ pdf (Members Only) ]
(Jie Yu, McMaster University)
3:00
Adjourn