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Contact: Jennifer Infantino
2006 WBF European Conference confirms renowned keynote speakers
Research Triangle Park, NC (20 September 2006) -- WBF announced the confirmation of industry expert keynote speakers for the 2006 European conference at the Elewijt Center in Mechelen, Belgium on 13-15 November.
Martin Zeller will deliver a detailed evaluation of batch data analysis on Tuesday, 14 November, and Lou Pillai and Dennis Brandl will address information model framework for manufacturing science on Wednesday, 15 November.
Zeller and Pillai and Brandl's keynote speeches scheduled for 14 and 15 November will further WBF's promotion of the exchange of information related to management, operation, and automation of batch process manufacturing.
Bayer Technology's Martin Zeller has a worldwide collection of experience on process modeling and simulation and process control. "Batch data analysis comprises of three steps. In the first step of data acquisition all potentially relevant process data has to be collected.
To start analyzing a specific situation, the data relevant for this situation need to be selected in a second step of data extraction. To yield information, these data have to be analyzed with process knowledge in a third step of data evaluation. The concluded information will then be used to develop process improvements," says Zeller. His presentation will illustrate the general approach and results from individual projects.
Pfizer's Lou Pillai and consultant Dennis Brandl's comprehensive business process generates insightful analysis of the new information model framework proposed to address evolving information needs of manufacturing businesses. "Innovation in pharmaceutical manufacturing with faster development, faster new product release, robust process understanding and vastly improved quality by design is a key component of the FDA's 21st century manufacturing initiative. The context on how this information is created, consumed, refined, and used varies depending on business processes such as production sourcing, material sourcing, new product introduction, continuous process improvement, process optimization, and product investigations," according to Pillai and Brandl.
Each year, the European conference offers attendees unmatched technical papers, in-depth presentations, descriptive forums, panels, networking, and knowledge sharing. WBF is an association of end-users, vendors,
consultants, and academics with a strict, non-commercial agenda.
Attend the 2006 WBF European Conference by calling (919) 341-3970 or registering online at www.wbf.org.
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.