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Holistic Integrated Process CONtrol

Objective

Process industries in today's highly competitive global market must reconsider their production control policies and strategies if they are to achieve sustainable production and increase their competitiveness, which is vital to their survival and the economic growth of the European Union. In order to attain sustainable and economically efficient production, it is necessary to take a holistic view of process control and management. This can only be accomplished by integrating product quality, process economy and environmental impact in the next generation process control and optimisation systems. The HIPCON project aims at developing methodology and technology to facilitate transformation of the European industry to adapting holistic process management from a life-cycle perspective. The project results will support long-term transformation of industries promoting a radical increase in the competitiveness and eco-efficiency of the industries. The development of a holistic system clearly requires close co-operation among experts in a variety of fields. Cutting edge research in several different areas is necessary, e.g. economic, environmental and process modelling, multi-objective optimisation, and control theory. Integration of the research is of paramount importance. Implementation requires new methodologies and techniques drawn from modern information technology, computer science, and advanced process control. The high scientific level and complexity means that a very high strategic impact can be expected from a successful project, but that the scientific risks are not negligible. The inter-disciplinary research calls for a comprehensive scientific approach and scientific excellence in several areas. The work is divided in eight work packages, covering management, economic, environmental and process modelling, process control, system integration and dissemination.'

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Coordinator

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Address
Haelsingegatan 43
Stockholm
Sweden

Participants (6)

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Houghton Street
London
IMCG LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Wheel House, 31-37 Church Street
Reigate - Surrey
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
St Olofsgatan, 10B
Uppsala
RESEARCH ACADEMIC COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Greece
Address
Riga Feraiou Street, 61
Patras
SSAB OXELOESUND AB
Sweden
Address

Oxeloesund
STOCKHOLM VATTEN AB
Sweden
Address
Torsgatan 26
Stockholm