CADET Workshop USA 2024 Announcement


It is our pleasure to announce a special CADET tutorial and user workshop in the United States on May 22-24, 2024.

On the first and second day, we will offer introductory and advanced tutorials for new CADET users. The third day will have the style of a mini conference with selected presentations by CADET developers and users, addressing current capabilities and application cases as well as challenges and future directions. In addition, we will offer an open format for community building, including expert sessions on current issues and further development of the CADET project, troubleshooting, collaborative efforts and tools.


The workshop will take place at Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), 1623 15th St, Troy, NY 12180, USA. Times are 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). All events, except dinner, will take place in a seminar room in CBIS.


The scope of the workshop includes but is not limited to:

  • Available transport and binding models and tools for selecting the most appropriate one

  • Network of unit operations for describing external holdup volumes and multi-column systems

  • Sources of non-ideality in real equipment and modeling concepts for addressing them

  • Score functions, error models and search algorithms for model calibration and process design

  • User interface, data handling, workflow management and secure deployment

  • Open source software development and community concept for the public domain

Please contact the organizing committee if you are interested in contributing to any of the above or if you would like to suggest other topics.


Wednesday, May 22 – introductory tutorials –

  • Theory, tutorials and hands on exercises on forward problems

Thursday, May 23 – advanced tutorials –

  • Theory, tutorials and hands on exercises on inverse problems

Friday, May 24 – mini conference & community building –

  • Presentations by developers and users

  • Moderated plenum discussion and break out groups


Fees are 1,000 EUR (900 EUR before the end of April) for regular participants and 200 EUR (100 EUR before the end of April) for students. Fees cover all food, drinks and materials, including the conference dinner, which will be held in a restaurant in Troy.

The workshop is limited to 30 participants on a first come first served basis.

Register here.


Eric von Lieres

Todd Przybycien

Johannes Schmölder

Flynn Zhang

Travel and accommodation

The city of Troy is located in upstate New York near Albany, the capital city of New York state. If you are within a driving distance from Troy, we recommend directly driving to RPI to ensure your maximum comfort. If not, Albany can be reached by train or air. If by train, we recommend Amtrak (Amtrak Station - ALB). If by air, we recommend directly flying to Albany International Airport (ALB). Starting from Albany, RPI can be most conveniently reached by car/Uber. Check google maps for details.

The registration fees do not include accommodation fees. If you want to stay in Troy, the closest hotels are:

Courtyard by Marriott Albany Troy/Waterfront

Hilton Garden Inn Troy

Best Western Plus Franklin Square Inn Troy/Albany

There are plenty of other hotels in Albany. Most can be easily reached in around 20 minutes’ drive. Please see google map for more details. We do not recommend walking by yourself in the evenings.