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The FIPSE-5 Scientific Program

Wednesday, June 17

Intelligent Manufacturing

Chaired by Dr. Costas Pantelides (PSEnterprise)

Invited Talks:

  • "Exploiting New Data Formats and Sources in Process Control and Operations"
    Professor Victor Zavala (University of Wisconsin) and
    Professor Michael Baldea (University of Texas at Austin)
  • "Towards Autonomous Operations"
    Dr. Apostolos Georgiou, Senior Engineering Advisor (ExxonMobil) and
    Dr. Kiran R. Sheth, Distinguished Engineering Associate (ExxonMobil)

Thursday, June 18

Machine Learning in PSE

Chaired by Professors Prodromos Daoutidis (University of Minnesota) and Jay Lee (KAIST)

Invited Talks:

  • "Machine Learning Challenges and Opportunities for Catalysis and Materials Design"
    Professor Srinivas Rangarajan (Lehigh University)
  • "Industrial Perspective of Machine Learning and AI Challenges in PSE"
    Dr. Leo Chiang, Associate Technology Director (DOW Chemical)

Friday, June 19

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Small Molecules

Chaired by Dr. Jason Mustakis (Pfizer Worldwide R&D)

Invited Talks:

  • "Challenges and Opportunities in the Development of Pharmaceutical Processes using New Manufacturing Technologies"
    Dr. Joel M. Hawkins, Sr. Research Fellow (Pfizer Worldwide R&D)
  • "Digital Development of Drug Products - New Frontiers for Systems Engineering"
    Dr. Salvador García Muñoz, Senior Engineering Advisor (Lilly Research Laboratories)

Discussion of Open Problems

Each day of the conference is devoted to a single topic of Process Systems Engineering. The three topics and the corresponding leader are selected by the FIPSE trustees. These day leaders further define the topic and, with the help of the FIPSE trustees, select the invited speakers. The invited two speakers for each day make a 45-minute morning presentation. These presentations focus 65% of their time defining a few important open research problems that should be addressed by the community in the next 5 to 10 years. In the second half of the morning session, 5-6 short talks are presented participants selected from proposals submitted ahead of the conference. These talks will be also listed in the conference program. The morning session concludes with some suggestions how to make the afternoon discussions most productive.

In the afternoon session, the participants break into groups of 6-8 members. They discuss further and define in greater detail the open problems of the day's topic. Each of the groups report back to all participants, and another round of discussions follow where all participants are involved. The day organizer(s) and the two invited speakers, with some help from the graduate students present, keep a record of what was discussed.

Over the following six months, the day organizer(s) and the invited speakers produce a draft manuscript that describes what was discussed and concluded at the conference. This draft is circulated among all FIPSE participants for comments and suggestions for improvement, before submission to a leading journal. All who contribute substantial edits become co-authors. This publication aims to inform the general community and motivate researchers to help solve the defined challenges or to pursue alternative ones.

FIPSE Trustees
Christos Georgakis, Chair
Tufts University, USA
FIPSE Information Center
Robin Craven
Conference Manager
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