ESCAPE 33 pays tribute to our pioneers in process simulation who changed our lives with contributions and innovations that revolutionized our approach to chemical engineering research and education. On August 1, 1969, Rudy and two of his Ph.D. students (H.M. Lee and R.W. Barkley) published a DOD report AD0693522 about “CHESS: Chemical Engineering Simulation Systems. User’s Guide”, which was the first comprehensive simulation software system. Prof. Motard helped organize the systems engineering program at the U. of Houston, founded the process simulation laboratory, and initiated research in process simulation. Rudy always actively participated in efforts to promote the use of computers in chemical engineering. He was a charter founding member of CACHE Committee (1971) which included W. D. Seider (U.Penn) , L.B. Evans (M.I.T.), A. W. Westeberg (Florida), A.I. Johnson (McMaster), M.J. Reilly (Carnegie Mellon), B. Carnahan (Michigan), and others.
In honor of Rudy Motard and his colleagues, ESCAPE 33 organizes a Chess tournament during the conference. The tournament will start on Sunday to continue with games over lunch breaks. The tournament will converge two separate streams of players, one through a Swiss Open Rapid Tournament and a second one through a 5-min Blitz tournament. The two streams will qualify to a knockout stage with elimination games and three final winners. Games will be broadcast online to ESCAPE participants. The winners will be announced on the final day by Prof Vladimir Mahalec, a former student of Prof Motard, who will also provide a short historical account of these early days of simulation.
Rules and details of the chess tournament.
Tournament Director: Rahmanidis Petros. Chief Arbiter: Mihailidis Anestis.
Swiss Open Rapid Tournament.
When and where: Sunday 18th June, Start at 12:30hr. Royal Olympic Hotel, ATTICA. Duration: 2.30hrs. Maximum number: 40 participants. 5 players qualify to the knockout stage. Tie Breaks (Open Tournament) – (1) Results in same point group, 2) Buchholz (cut-1), (3) Sonneborn- Berger. Time Control – Rapid: 7 minutes plus 2 seconds increment per move, starting from move 1. Number of rounds:7
5-min Blitz tournament.
When and where: Sunday 18th June. Start at 16.30pm, Royal Olympic Hotel, ATTICA. Duration: 1hr. Maximum number: 24 participants. 3 players qualify to the knockout stage. Tie Breaks (Open Tournament): (1) Results in same point group, 2) Buchholz (cut-1), (3) Sonneborn- Berger. Time Control – Blitz, 5 minutes for each player. Number of rounds:5
Two rapid games will be played (black and white for each player). Armaggedon game in case of a tie; Armaggedon: 5 minutes for White, 4 minutes for Black for the whole game. In case of a draw in the Armaggedon, players with Black pieces advance. Playoff schedule: Quarterfinals/Semifinals: Monday 19/6 at 12.30 and 13.30hrs. Finals: Tuesday 20/6 at 12.30 hr.
ESCAPE’33 will be proud to release an early announcement of the George Stephanopoulos Process Systems Engineering Award. The announcement is scheduled at the Welcome Reception on Sunday at 5.15pm at the Olympia Hall of the conference venue.
The award honors Prof. Stephanopoulos whose work includes seminal contributions influential to the community that provided the broadest coverage of PSE approaches and methodologies in process synthesis and design (continuous and batch); computer-aided modeling languages; process control; fault detection and diagnosis; operations planning; product design; synthesis of reaction and metabolic networks; synthesis and design of petrochemical sectors; synthesis and design of biorefineries; synthesis and design of pharmaceutical processes; AI in process engineering (products, processes, control, operations), and most recently in systems applications for the circular economy. He has received all major distinctions for a person in PSE.
The George Stephanopoulos Award is co-sponsored by the National Technical University of Athens, Greece; the EFCE-CAPE Working Party; and the AIChE-CAST Division. Winners will be selected from next year between European and North American nominees in rotating years. Winners among European nominees will be selected by the EFCE-CAPE Working Party; winners among North American nominees will be selected by the AIChE-CAST Division.
The announcement will be made by the President of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers with representatives from NTUA (the Rector of the university), AIChE and the Chairs of the CAPE WP and CAST Division.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Athens Panoramic Tour – Mon 19 Jun
Join to discover how this vivid city combines some of Greece’s greatest ancient treasures and the modern way of life!
This coach guided English speaking tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy, the National Library, the National Archaelogical Museum, and many more, will give you the opportunity to explore Athens while enjoying the sunset in the Athenian sky.
We are happy to announce the 2024 edition of the Eurecha Student Contest Problem (SCP), sponsored by AVEVA.
The contest is organized by the European Committee for the Use of Computers in Chemical Engineering Education (EURECHA), with support by the CAPE Working Party and the Energy section of EFCE.
It is open to students from Bachelor through PhD level. The participating groups have to design and analyze a novel process converting carbon dioxide and renewable energy into chemical products, in the context of the host country of the next ESCAPE conference, Italy.
The awards include monetary prizes, invitations to present at ESCAPE or the CAPE Forum in 2024, and publication on the Eurecha website.
For further information, visit www.wp-cape.eu/index.php/student-contest-problem/ or contact Eurecha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Organizing Committee has organized guided tours for the Acropolis Museum.
Tickets are limited. Ticket cost is covered by the conference budget.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2023
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CONF. ROOM II
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 https://era.eventsair.com/escape-33/reg to reserve your place, as the session 's capacity will be 50 participants.
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:
The master plans will include:
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):
The workshop capacity will be 30 participants (Up to 10 participants in each of the three teams).
Those wishing to participate should register at: