FOCAPD 2024: Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for the next Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design (FOCAPD) 2024 conference is now open. FOCAPD 2024 will be held July 1418, 2024, at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA.

FOCAPD is the premier international conference in the field of Chemical Process Design and is held only once every five years. The Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CAChE) Corp and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) are facilitating the conference jointly. The overarching goal of FOCAPD is to provide a unique environment for discussing the significant developments in Chemical Process Design since the last meeting in 2019, with a forwardlooking perspective for the coming five years.

The conference program is organized around four themes:

  • Design and Energy Transitions the transition from carbon-based energy sources or the design
    of non-traditional energy networks
  • Design and Sustainability approaches to achieve process, product, and supply chain
    sustainability via carbon neutrality, circular design, etc.
  • Design and Emerging Fields new areas such as Pharma, bio-systems, AI/ML, digital twins, etc.
  • Design Education and Future of Design how and what to teach the next generation

Abstract submission is open for poster presentations within these themes. In addition to papers focusing on these themes, research in general PSE design space is also welcome. The poster sessions, single-track and composed of contributed papers in FOCAPD, are a highlight of the event and
showcase the state-of-the-art in Chemical Process Design and provide opportunities for exchanging ideas and discussions over extended periods.

The deadline to [submit the one-page abstract] prepared using the template provided is September 1, 2023. For further information and to submit your abstract, please visit the [conference website].

Thomas A. Adams II

Professor of Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).