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Important dates

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: September 30, 2022
  • Abstract Acceptance: October 20, 2022
  • Deadline for Paper Submission: December 09, 2022 (extended deadline)
  • Paper Acceptance: January 30, 2023
  • Deadline for Copyright Submission: February 07, 2023
  • Deadline for Revised Paper Submission: February 07, 2023
  • Deadline for Authors Registration (Computer Aided Chemical Engineering Publication):  February 20, 2023

Submission information

Abstract submissions are now open only for posters. If you want now to submit an abstract please contact us at info@escape33-ath.gr

Note that accepted submissions will be invited for Extended Abstracts (2 pages A4). All extended abstracts will be published in a book and a limited number will be invited to submit as full length papers in selected journals.

When submitting your abstract, a preferred topic area should be selected. The scientific committee may change this selection to ensure the technical coherence of the sessions. On notification of acceptance, authors will be invited to submit a manuscript for the publication of a full paper (6 pages). These papers will be fully refereed, and the final decision will be taken based on the full paper.

Submissions will be reviewed and selected by the scientific committee taking into account the following criteria:

  1. Relevance and interest of the problem and its solution for the CAPE community.
  2. Innovation and improvement over the current state of the art: What are major new accomplishments?
  3. Significance of findings: What is the potential impact of the results to the CAPE community?

All papers will be reviewed by the Programming Committee and a very limited number of papers will be moved from regular submission to keynote paper.

Author guideline for abstracts

Abstracts must include title, list of authors, their affiliations, and an abstract body. The length of the abstract is limited to 3,000 characters, including spaces, numbers, and punctuation.

The abstract file should be in doc, docx or pdf format.

It is suggested to include the following information in the abstract:

  1. Motivation / Purpose / Background: information about objectives/goals.
  2. Study Design / Methods: information about the key methods utilized in the study
  3. Major Results / Findings: include quantitative references (key performance indicators, etc.)
  4. Conclusion: Include implications of findings, limitations of your study, and recommendations
  5. References (add if necessary)
  6. Acknowledgements (add if required by your funding institution)

ESCAPE-33 Templates: Download Abstract Template (Word)

Author notification

On notification of acceptance, authors will be offered one of the following options:

  • Option for a conference paper (Option A): Authors will be invited to submit a manuscript for the publication of a full paper (6 pages). The full papers will be included in a Special Issue in Computer Aided Chemical Engineering.
  • Option for an Extended Abstract (Option B): Authors will be invited to submit an extended abstract (2 pages A4) that will be part of an Abstract Book.

Both options will be refereed and the final decision for their inclusion will be made by the Scientific Committee based on the quality standards set by the conference.

Author guideline for manuscripts

In Option A, manuscripts of exactly 6-pages must be prepared according to the template and instructions provided (Chapter-ESCAPE-33 Template.docx ). The manuscripts are submitted using the Abstracts Portal, as a PDF or MS Word documents (doc or docx). Note that MS Word document will be required after the papers are accepted for publication. Please upload your 6-page papers to Abstracts Portal by replacing your Abstract paper.

In Option B, Extended Abstracts must be prepared according to the template and instructions provided (click here to download the template for option B – Extended Abstracts).

Please send, also, the Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) associated to each manuscript that has been accepted, and the Permissions Request Form (PRF) if you used any third-party materials. These documents (CTA & PRF) must be uploaded – as (scanned) PDF files – together with the revised paper. Please use the following naming convention: CTA – paper number, and PRF – paper number, respectively.

ESCAPE-33 Templates:

Option A – Manuscript Template: Chapter-ESCAPE-33 Template.docx  

Option B – Extended Abstract Template (Extended Abstract template).

CTA and PRF:   Copyright Transfer & Permission forms (.zip)

Legal notice

When submitting an abstract/paper to ESCAPE-33, you are accepting that:

  1. The accuracy of the submitted information/results is the responsibility of the authors. Authors should prepare and proofread their abstracts carefully prior to submission.
  2. The authors have not presented these results to another scientific meeting and/or published the same information in a scientific journal, nor will the information be published elsewhere. If the paper is finally accepted, the transfer of the publishing rights will be required. Thus, authors must be the copyright holder, or have permission to publish the content (text, figures, etc.) in the conference proceedings.

Publication policy

Work presented at the conference will be published (following usual ESCAPE policies) in a new volume of Computer Aided Chemical Engineering book series from Elsevier. All the papers will have a 6 pages limit per contribution. All the accepted papers (plenary lectures, keynote lectures, oral presentations, and poster presentations) will be published in the symposium’s proceedings by Elsevier. All the papers will be made available to participants as electronic media (PDF document).

Extended papers will be published in a special issue of Computers and Chemical Engineering and possibly in other top journals (to be discussed with the respective editors).

Editors of the proceedings: Antonis Kokossis, Michael Georgiadis, Efstratios Pistikopoulos

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.

  • Monday 19 Jun
  • Pick up time from Royal Olympic Hotel : 18:45 hrs
  • Duration 90 minutes approximately
  • Ticket: 24 EUR

Click here to book your voucher

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 eurecha.secretariat@gmail.com.

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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  • 30 minutes before your tour time you should be at the entrance of the conference hotel (Royal Olympic).
  • An escort will walk you to the museum (about a 15 minute walk) to join your tour guide.
  • Duration of the tour: 90 minutes

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: https://era.eventsair.com/escape-33/icheme/Site/Register

 IRISS Thematic Session οn SSbD

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 https://era.eventsair.com/escape-33/reg 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: https://era.eventsair.com/escape-33/workshops

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):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6w6mqSPxp0 (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: