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EFCE Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding PhD Thesis on CAPE 2006

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The EFCE has established a biennial (once every two years) Excellence Award to recognise the PhD Thesis published in the preceding two-year period which demonstrates the most outstanding contribution to research and/or practice in CAPE - Computer Aided Process Engineering. The first EFCE Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding PhD Thesis on CAPE will be presented at ESCAPE'16 (to be held jointly with PSE'2006 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, from 9 to 13 July 2006). PhD Theses published during 2004 & 2005 may be nominated for evaluation, with a closing date of 31st December 2005.

For further information and the nomination procedure please click here.

CAPE-WP business meeting

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Workshop at Bucharest, Romania, 27 May 2007

The CAPE-WP has organized a workshop to be held on 27 May 2007 in Salon A, JM Marriott Hotel starting from 09.00 - 12.00. The theme for this workshop is "What is CAPE/PSE - Do we need to redefine the area?". The workshop will consist of discussions with the objective of preparing a document that defines CAPE/PSE, lists the topics and themes covered by CAPE/PSE, lists overlaps of themes/topics with other WPs of the EFCE, lists the new/future opportunities for CAPE/PSE, and, how to advance/disseminate the ideas/results coming out from CAPE/PSE.

All CAPE-WP delegates and invited guests are welcome.

Past workshops

Workshop at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 9 July 2006

The CAPE-WP organized a workshop on 9 July 2006 at in Room Alpspitze, Kongresshaus Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Richard-Strauss-Platz 1a, D-82467 with two invited speakers followed by a discussion. The theme for this workshop was "Status of CAPE methods and tools". The program for the workshop is given below.

CAPE-WP Workshop on the "Status of CAPE methods and tools"

10.00 Welcome (RG) 10.05 "Needs and challenges in the world of CAPE-tools - an industrial view" by Dr. Konrad Triebeneck, Bayer Technology Services, Germany 10.40 "Needs and challenges in the world of CAPE-tools - academic-vendor views" by Professor Costas Pantelides, PSE Enterprise & Imperial College 11.20 Open discussion 11.55 Summarize (RG) 12.00 Workshop close

Workshop at Barcelona, May 2005

A workshop on "SUSCHEM Technology Platform" and "Models and their exchange/use" was held on 29 May 2005 in Barcelona prior to the CAPE-WP business meeting and ESCAPE-15. It was attended by a large percentage of CAPE-WP delegates and some invited guests. On the SUSCHEM Technology Platform, after brief overviews were presented by Dr. W. Meier and Dr. T. Perris, a discussion took place on the question of the next steps and how the CAPE community can have a greater influence on the development of this platform. It was agreed that together with Dr. J. Kussi (CAPE-WP delegate and a member of the SUSCHEM Technology Platform committee), the current chaiman (Prof. R. Gani) and vice-chairman (Prof. D. Bogle) will prepare some initial suggestions and comments for changes to the SUSCHEM Technology Platform document. Also, Dr. Meier and Dr. Kusi will recommend that Professors Gani and Bogle are invited to future meetings of SUSCHEM Technology Platform.

The second part of the workshop was devoted to the question of "Models and their exchange/use". There were three speakers (Professor W. Marquardt, Professor H. Preisig and Dr. M. Pons) who gave their different views, after which a discussion took place on the issues raised by the three speakers. Some of the issues raised were the following: What role should CAPE/PSE play in the area of modelling? How can the CAPE community contribute to modelling, which is needed and practised everywhere? What are we modelling and are these models of general use? What computer-aided modelling tools are available and need to be developed? Is there a need for modelling standards, exchange and interface? What are the important modelling topics? Is CAPE/PSE addressing them?

Download the presentations.

Comments & questions to SusChem: The vision for 2025 and beyond (Dr. T. Perris)

Role of modelling in CAPE/PSE (Prof. W. Marquardt)

A computer-aided modelling tool (Prof. H. Preisig)

Model transfer and interface (Dr. M. Pons)

The CAPE Recent Achievement Award

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Dr. Bertrand Braunschweig (IFP, France) & Dr. Michel Pons (CO-LaN, France) are the winners of the CAPE-WP Recent Innovative Achievements Award 2006 in recognition of their pioneering work related to the definition and maintenance of open interface standards for chemical engineering software. Dr. Braunschweig coordinated the two EU-funded CAPE-OPEN projects, was the chief architect in taking the project further and establishing the CAPE-OPEN interface standards for plug & play of chemical engineering software and the first president of CO-LaN for the first three years. Michel Pons has been responsible for keeping the ideas of CAPE-OPEN standards alive through the CAPE-OPEN Laboratories Network (CO-LaN) and is currently its chief technology officer. Because of their work, interfacing different software is now a reality.

The next call for nominations for the CAPE Recent Achievement Award will for 2010. The deadline for receipt of the nominations is March 2009. A template for the nomination document is available.


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The next CAPE-FORUM will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece in early February 2008. More details will be available soon!

The CAPE-FORUM 2007 took place in Maribor, Slovenia on 1-2 February 2007. For further details, please visit the website of CAPE-FORUM 2007

The CAPE-FORUM 2006 took place in Gliwice, Poland on 11-12 February 2006. For further details, please visit the website of CAPE-FORUM 2006

The CAPE-FORUM 2005 took place on 25-26 February 2005 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. For further details, please visit the website of CAPE-FORUM 2005

The CAPE-FORUM 2004 was held in February 2004 in Vezsprem, Hungary. It was organized by Professor K. Hangos and Professor A. Kraslawski (Finland). Click here to view/download the meeting report

CAPE Related Events

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A two day workshop sponsored by Eurecha on Computer-aided Molecular Design: Theory and Practice was held at University of Connecticut, USA on 18-20 July 2004 with 12 participants. Further details can be found at the workshop website of the organizer Professor L. E. K. Achenie. Another workshop on CAMD is being planned to take place in Europe in 2006.

Book Announcements

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New Books

Computer Aided Process and Product Engineering, 2006,Volumes 1-2, Edited by Luis Puigjaner and Georges Heyen, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co., Germany (ISBN: 3-527-30804-0)

Chemical Product Design: Toward a Perspective through Case Studies, 2007, CACE-23, Edited by Ka M Ng, Rafiqul Gani, Kim Dam-Johansen, Elsevier B.V., The Netherlands (ISBN: 0-444-52217-4)

Other books in the Computer Aided Chemical Engineering series -

CAPE Long Term Achievement Award

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Call for nominations for the CAPE Long Term Achievments Award to be given in 2008 during ESCAPE-18 (Lyon, France). More information can be found in: The CAPE awards guidelines.]

The first CAPE Long Term Achievement Award was given in 2004 to Professor R. W. H. Sargent at a special session during ESCAPE-14 in Lisbon, Portugal.