Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations


About FOCAPO 2012
Program Overview
Invited Papers and Presentations
Contributed Papers
Technical Advisory Committee

  Nick Sahinidis (Carnegie Mellon)
  Jose Pinto (Praxair)




About FOCAPO 2012

FOCAPO 2012 (Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations) convened a group of international experts from industry, academia, and consulting companies to discuss new directions and challenges in process operations.

Technical sessions of FOCAPO 2012 covered the topics of enterprise-wide optimization, optimization of multiscale systems, risk management, sustainable enterprise management, integration of operations and control, and new domains for operations & control research. In addition, an educational session addressed educational challenges and opportunities at the interface between operations, optimization and control.

Throughout the conference, panel discussions addressed topics in enterprise-wide and supply chain management; integration of planning, scheduling and control; emerging technologies in the energy field; optimization; risk and uncertainty in operations. In addition to oral presentations and panels, two poster sessions showcased recent developments for both academic and industrial participants. A special issue of Computers and Chemical Engineering is planned and will be devoted to carefully selected papers from this conference.