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There is a maximum capacity for each workshop. Participants need to register in advance.

  • A Workshop on Course Development-Final Announcement (Click Here)
  • Hands-on Workshop on Steady-State Process Simulation (Click Here)
  • Machine Learning Workshop (Click Here)
  • Advanced Optimization and Modelling Tools Workshop (Click Here)

  • IRISS Thematic Session (Click Here)
  • IChemE presents: Carrer opportunities in computer aided process engineering – your questions answered (Click Here)

  • The conference is prepared to celebrate a new CAPE Award in Process Systems Engineering
  • ESCAPE 33 is organizing a Special Session in memory of Prof Chris Floudas

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The 33rd European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-33) will take place in Athens from Sunday, June 18th to Wednesday, June 21st, 2023. The ESCAPE-33 event is organized under the auspices of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE Event No. 776), the CAPE Working Party (CAPE-WP), the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Pan Hellenic Association of Chemical Engineers, and the National Technical University of Athens.

The ESCAPE conference series accounts for essential and vital events that enjoy strikingly international audiences bringing together active members of the Process Systems Engineering community worldwide. The series started in 1992. Since then, the events have been hosted by most European countries including twice in Greece in earlier years (Rhodos: 1996, Porto Carras: 2011). Due to COVID-19 the series had to run as virtual events recently (Milano 2020, Istanbul 2021). They successfully returned to normal, face-to-face meeting in 2022 (Toulouse, France). For more details on the ESCAPE-series visit the CAPE Working Party website.

ESCAPE-33 anticipates emerging and significant challenges in Process Systems Engineering as these relate to the sustainable development of chemical processes, the development and the systematic evaluation of processing technologies and process innovations, and research promoting circular economy paradigms including social aspects and social engagement networks to incentivize and involve citizens. ESCAPE 33 recognizes particular importance to industrial biotechnology as a driver and enabler for new chemistries, alongside data engineering as a technological challenge with an apparent impact on many systems technologies.

It is anticipated that this conference would attract a significant number of people from academia, research institutions, and industrial organizations. The symposium, including several networking activities, would cover the most up-to-date topics related to Process Systems Engineering. Presentations given by distinguished European and other world-renowned plenary and keynote speakers would offer a cutting-edge to the symposium. The event will be coordinated with guided visits to major archeological sites and museums, cultural events in Athens, including options to attend theatrical performances at the Herod Atticus Odeon, and guided tours of the monuments that marked the contemporary face of Old Athens.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you in Athens!

Prof. Antonis Kokossis
School of Chemical Engineering NTUA
Department of Process Analysis and Plant Design




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Participants need to register in advance using the registration link:

  • Note that this workshop runs in parallel with this Machine Learning and Process Simulation workshops. Only one of them can be selected
  • Workshop Date: Sunday 18th of June.
  • Workshop Starting Time: 10:00 AM.
  • Participants Limit: 60.
  • Registrations Deadline: Monday 12 June 2023.
  • Workshop Coordinator: Prof Carl Laid, Carnegie Mellon University

Those wishing to participate should register at:

Registration Link:

IRISS Thematic Session

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The IRISS session in ESCAPE-33 aims to bring together IRISS, EFCE and ESCAPE communities, as well as, national and regional stakeholders, to discuss the Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD) framework and initiatives, their role and prospects in delivering sustainable processes and products. Under this perspective, the up-to-date results and achievements of the IRISS project, as well as the upcoming activities and events will be presented.

Who is it for

Lack of data has been publicly identified as a constraining bottleneck for an SSbD approach in research and innovation in the Chemical and Material Industry. In silico models are one of the most important tools to generate such data. This session addresses both worlds. For Systems practitioners: Full deployment of SSbD stands to benefit critically from systems-level design and re-design thinking, as exposed in ESCAPE-33. SSbD emerges as a priority application for systems tools. For SSbD practitioners: ESCAPE-33 hosts four themes with relevance to SSbD (Themes 1, 2, 3 & 7). These will open a window to a portfolio of tools and approaches for the SSbD community of IRISS.

Attendance is free, but registration is required for the session

Use the free registration form to reserve your place, as the session 's capacity will be 50 participants.

Machine Learning Workshop

  • Workshop Date: Sunday 18th of June
  • Workshop Starting Time: 10:00 AM
  • Workshop duration: 5 hours
  • Participants Limit: 70
  • Workshop Coordinator: Prof Antonio Rio

Registration Link:

A Workshop on Course Development – Final Announcement

Workshop promoters: Daniel Lewin, Technion, and Edwin Zondervan, Twente

Workshop outcomes: Participants working in teams will complete a master plan for a complete course on one of three themes motivated by an invited talk from the conference. Each team will be mentored by the corresponding plenary/invited speaker:

  • Topic 1: AI in Chemical Engineering, led by Venkat Venkatasubramanian, Columbia
  • Topic 2: Optimization Methods for Energy Systems, led by Christos Marvelias, Princeton
  • Topic 3: Sustainable Circular Economy, led by Bhavik Bakshi, Ohio State

The master plans will include:

  • Step 1. learning objectives, syllabus, and schedule for the entire course.
  • Step 2. Learning objectives and syllabus for at least one week of activity in the course.
  • Step 3. Generation of suitable student activities for each week of activity outlined in Step 2.

Course participants are invited to review a short video describing how the flipped class is used to teach PSE subjects (recommended before attending ESCAPE-33): (28 min)

The workshop capacity will be 30 participants (Up to 10 participants in each of the three teams).

Those wishing to participate should register at: