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