FOCAPD 2024 Call for Abstracts

Dear Colleagues:

We are excited to announce that the Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design (FOCAPD) 2024 abstract submission system is now open. FOCAPD 2024 will be held July 14-18, 2024, at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA.

FOCAPD is the premier international conference in the field of Chemical Process Design and is held only once every five years. The Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CAChE) Corp and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) are facilitating the conference jointly. The overarching goal of FOCAPD is to provide a unique environment for discussing the significant developments in Chemical Process Design since the last meeting in 2019, with a forward-looking perspective for the coming five years.

The conference program is organized around four themes:

  • Design and Energy Transitions – the transition from carbon-based energy sources or the design of non-traditional energy networks
  • Design and Sustainability – approaches to achieve process, product, and supply chain sustainability via carbon neutrality, circular design, etc.
  • Design and Emerging Fields – new areas such as Pharma, bio-systems, AI/ML, digital twins, etc.
  • Design Education and Future of Design – how and what to teach the next generation

We are inviting you to submit abstracts for poster presentations within these themes. In addition to papers focusing on these themes, research in general PSE design space is also welcome. The poster sessions, single-track and composed of contributed papers in FOCAPD, are a highlight of the event and showcase the state-of-the-art in Chemical Process Design and provide opportunities for exchanging ideas and discussions over extended periods.

The deadline to submit the one-page abstract prepared using the template linked to below is September 1, 2023. For further information and to submit your abstract, please visit the conference website at

We look forward to receiving your contributions.


Thomas Adams, Matt Bassett, Selen Cremaschi, Monica Zanfir (FOCAPD co-chairs)

ADCHEM 2024 – Announcement and Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues:

We cordially invite you to contribute to ADCHEM 2024, the 12th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes, which will be held in Toronto (Canada) from July 14 to 17, 2024.

ADCHEM is a triennial symposium of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). It will bring together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to foster discussions of recent developments in the control and modeling of chemical, biomedical, and related process systems.

Key Dates

October 15, 2023Invited Session Proposals due
October 31, 2023
Regular PapersInvited Session Papers,
and Industrial Extended Abstracts due
November 15, 2023Pre-conference Workshop proposals due
February 15, 2024Notification of acceptance
March 31, 2024Final submission of all contributions 

Visit for more details on the submission categories. Submissions will be handled through papercept (

An IFAC Young Author Award will be awarded at the symposium in Toronto.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

Best regards,

IPC Chairs Martin Mönnigmann, Ali Mesbah and Pablo Rolandi

NOC Chairs Christopher Swartz, Kim McAuley and Danielle Zyngier


ADCHEM 2024 is sponsored by the IFAC Technical Committee (TC 6.1) on Chemical Process Control and co-sponsored by the IFAC Technical Committees 2.3 Non-Linear Control Systems, 2.4 Optimal Control, 5.2 Management and Control in Manufacturing and Logistics, 6.2 Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing, 6.3 Power and Energy Systems, 6.4 Fault Detection, Supervision & Safety of Technical Processes, 8.2 Biological and Medical Systems, and 8.4 Biosystems and Bioprocesses. 

ADCHEM 2024 follows the tradition of symposia held in Toulouse (1991), Kyoto (1994), Banff (1997), Pisa (2000), Hong Kong (2003), Gramado (2006), Istanbul (2009), Singapore (2012), Whistler (2015), Shenyang (2028) and Venice (2021).