Greetings from the NOC and IPC Chairs

S. Joe Qin
B. Wayne Bequette
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (ADCHEM 2018) in Shenyang, China on behalf of the National Organizing Committee and International Program Committee.

ADCHEM, one of the triennial meetings of the International Federation of Automatic Control, brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss recent developments in the control of chemical, biochemical, and related process systems. The program accommodates contributions from various application areas and methodologies including those outside the classical chemical process control.

Based on a rigorous review process, the International Program Committee selected 152 papers for presentation. The program consists of 11 regular sessions, 7 invited sessions, 2 poster sessions, 1 roundtable discussion session, 9 keynote lectures (all selected from the contributions), 3 plenary sessions, and 2 special Chinese Control sessions. Following the tradition of ADCHEM, each morning begins with a plenary talk. Each day 3 keynotes are delivered, 2 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. The regular and invited sessions are split in three parallel tracks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Poster presentations take place on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

The program is complemented by a roundtable discussion on the Impact of Rudy Kalman on Wednesday afternoon and very interesting preconference workshops that take place on Tuesday. The social program consists of an opening reception on Tuesday evening, the conference banquet on Thursday evening, and a closing reception on Friday. The excellence of the program would not be possible without tremendous contributions of the NOC and IPC members, invited session organizers, associate editors who organized review of the papers, and the reviewers. We would also like to acknowledge the tremendous support from our conference sponsors.

ADCHEM 2018 is sponsored by the IFAC Technical Committee on Chemical Process Control and co-sponsored by the IFAC Technical Committees on Nonlinear Control Systems, Biosystems and Bioprocesses, and Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes.

All participants are invited to explore the wonderful landscape and nature of Shenyang. Special guided tours and trips are planned following the afternoon sessions. There will be a number of volunteers throughout the conference who will be happy to provide help.

Please do not hesitate to stop at the conference registration desk or contact any volunteer if you have questions or need help. We hope you will enjoy your stay in beautiful Shenyang, China.

Best regards,

S. Joe Qin (NOC Chair), on behalf of the NOC
B. Wayne Bequette (IPC Chair), on behalf of the IPC