Tackling the future of plant operation – Public Workshop of ProPAT and CONSENS projects

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Selected representatives from the different sectors of the process industry and automation experts discussed the current opportunities, new technologies, and future challenges of integrated process control. Different aspects that are relevant for optimal process operation were covered: online data-analytics, monitoring applications, data management, novel sensor technologies, data-driven and rigorous process modelling, process control, and many more.

The workshop was organized by the two European funded research projects CONSENS and PROPAT. The agenda and presentations can be found below:


Welcome address

Prof. Dr. Kurt Wagemann, Executive Director, DECHEMA e. V.

Overview on the workshop – organizational details, Moderator: Keith Simons

Key note

Overview on the CONSENS and ProPAT projects

Integrated automation and monitoring in industrial case studies

Coffee break

Parallel workshop sessions

The industrial partners of CONSENS and PROPAT include many multi-national and national companies from the sectors of consumer goods, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, mining, nanomaterials, and polymers as well as numerous research institutes and universities from all over Europe. Our joint goal is to advance the operation of process plants by introducing new technologies in sensing, online data-analytics and control in an integrated way. More information on CONSENS and PROPAT can be found on the respective websites (www.consens-spire.eu, www.pro-pat.eu).


The CONSENS and ProPAT projects received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreements No 636942 and No 637232. The  statements above only reflect the author’s view. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.