Technical Areas

In the context of the theme of the conference “Innovation for Sustainability at the Interfaces of Process and Product Design” we are seeking papers that emphasize the impact of computer-aided design on sustainability both within traditional chemical processes and at the interface of traditional processes with non-traditional areas. We encourage papers from all areas of systems, process, and product design, with particular emphasis on the following areas:

  • Design for sustainability and energy efficiency
  • Process design and the future smart grid
  • Impact and opportunities arising from abundant shale gas
  • Design for carbon capture and sequestration
  • Design of non-traditional energy systems
  • Design of sustainable supply chains
  • Advances in process intensification
  • Integration of risk modeling, uncertainty quantification, and process design
  • Future process and product design education
  • Bio- and pharmaceutical process design
  • Design for safety
  • Integration of dynamics, controllability, and process design
  • Emerging tools for product and process design

A highlight of the FOCAPD series has been the interactive contributed paper sessions.. In this tradition, all contributed papers will be presented as posters at the conference. Guidelines for preparation and submission of contributed papers are available here.