Joseph Lu

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New developments in information technologies are radically transforming process automation. Their impact and benefit derive both from these technologies individually and from their convergence in new system architecture concepts. This paper reviews how process automation system architectures have evolved and discusses future trends. We draw an analogy(More)
We discuss three emerging technologies for process enterprise optimization, using a different application domain as an example in each case. The first topic is cross-functional integration on a model predictive control (MPC) foundation, in which a coordination layer is added to dynamically integrate unit-level MPCs. Enterprise optimization for oil refining(More)
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