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  1. Modelling and optimization for multi-scale integration

    • Synthesis, design and optimization methods and algorithms
    • Digital twins and data-enabled modelling
    • Data engineering in multi-scale integration and decision support

    Theme Coordinators: A. Espuña   F. Boukouvala


  2. Control, scheduling, and operability at the process and enterprise-level

    • Advances in scheduling, planning, and supply chain optimization
    • Integration of process control with data and network structures
    • Decision making for security and resiliency
    • Smart operations and knowledge extraction using machine learning and AI

    Theme Coordinators: A. Povoa   C. Gounaris


  3. Safe and sustainable products by design

    • Molecular and materials systems engineering
    • Process intensification and additive manufacturing
    • Smart and agile manufacturing for the future

    Theme Coordinators: A. Bardow   F. You


  4. Green and sustainable processes for the circular economy

    • Technology and process integration for circular economy ecosystems
    • Integrated biorefineries using thermal and biochemical processes
    • Use of waste as a feedstock: modelling and process development applications

    Theme Coordinators: S. Mansouri  B. Bakshi


  5. Systems methods in industrial biotechnology and biomedical applications

    • Tools and methods to expand the industrial exploitation of microbial biodiversity
    • Simultaneous integration of strain and process design
    • Digital twins and embedded models for autonomous bioprocesses
    • Novel PAT instruments and biosensors for in-process monitoring

    Theme Coordinators: J.Viell   C. Maravelias


  6. Multi-scale energy systems engineering (organized by the EFCE energy section)

    • Energy efficiency and renewable energy integration
    • Energy management and process system engineering in energy applications
    • CO2 capture, usage and sequestration
    • Mitigating Global Warming impact of industrial processes
    • Water–Energy-Waste nexus, energy storage, power to renewable fuels and hydrogen

    Theme Coordinators: F. Maréchal   F. Bezzo


  7. Sustainable supply chains and ecosystems

    • Systems paradigms for eco-efficiency and intelligence in supply chains
    • Social engagement and incentivization: methods and tools
    • Urban systems engineering and social network models
    • Life Cycle Analysis in the Digital Age

    Theme Coordinators: F. Cecelja   E. Zondervan


  8. Education and knowledge transfer

    • Interactive environments, pen science and education
    • Best practices in design education
    • Promoting systems thinking in engineering curricula

    Theme Coordinators: L. Montastruc   I. Mujtaba