78th Conference on Glass Problems: January 25 deadline to submit abstracts

The 78th Conference on Glass Problems, including the 11th Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass Symposium invites engineers, educators, researchers, students, and solutions providers in glass manufacturing to submit an abstract for an oral presentation at this premier industry conference.

Held November 6–9, 2017 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the 78th Conference on Glass Problems (GPC) is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America, attracting glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and solutions. The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), in partnership with Alfred University, co-organize the conference.  The GPC is devoted to the technical issues facing professionals responsible for the successful operations of glass manufacturing companies and features two full days of invited and contributed talks in parallel with the 11th Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass symposium (AFPG).
The AFPG symposium will have two full days of invited as well as contributed talks, in parallel to the GPC, enabling attendees the opportunity to participate in both events.  The AFPG symposium addresses the latest developments in the field of glass processing with a strong emphasis on glass melting, attracting researchers, engineers, and experts from both academia and industry who are active in the field.
The January 25th deadline is final and will not be extended.
Broad topics of interest are:
•Furnace design and reconstruction
•Physics and chemistry of the melting process
•Thermodynamics and reaction kinetics of oxide systems relevant to industrial glass melting
•Modeling of glass melting and processing
•Combustion and heat transfer
•Refractories
•Safety
•Raw materials:  engineered, minerals, and chemicals, batching and recycling
•Forming
•Energy efficiency and management
•Environmental impact of glass
•Advanced process controls and sensors
•New Topics (relevant to glass manufacturing)
To submit an abstract:
•Download the abstract submission form
•Fill in the abstract submission form fields
•Return the completed abstract submission form as an email attachment to Donna Banks dbanks@gmic.org
Questions about the 78th Conference on Glass Problems
www.glassproblemsconference.org, or contact Donna Banks at dbanks@gmic.org or (614) 523-3033.