General Information


Symposium Series

Starting since 1966 with the former name "The use of Computers in Chemical Engineering", the Working Pary pioneered the approach to Process System Engineering with the limited tools offered at that time.
In 1991 the Working Party redefined its terms of References and adopted a new Title, CAPE, Computer Aided Process Engineering.
Today computers are routinely applied throughout the entire spectrum of process and product engineering activities covering chemical, petrochemical, bio-chemical, pharmaceutical industries and thereby, reflecting the success of the Working Party’s activities.
In its current form, the Working Party aims at:
•Acting as a focal point, within CAPE and related fields, for other EFCE Working Parties and National and International bodies, e.g. IChemE, IFAC and AIChE.
•Promote good industrial practice by encouraging the development and use of CAPE methods and tools, by sharing of experience in the application of existing CAPE methods and tools, by providing strategic reviews of the ongoing needs of the profession and by identifying the potential opportunities for beneficial CAPE developments.
•Encourage and promote CAPE research by providing a European forum for the presentation and debate of new ideas and developments, by preparing state-of-the-art reviews of CAPE methods and tools, by stimulating new projects to meet identified needs and opportunities, both present and future
The European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE) is the reference event promoted every year by CAPE Working Party since 1992.
Past ESCAPE Events
ESCAPE-29, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2019
ESCAPE-28, Graz, Austria, 10-13 June 2018
ESCAPE-27, Barcelona, Spain, 2017 (Joint events: WCCE2017 and ECCE-11)
ESCAPE-26, Portorose, Slovenia, 2016
ESCAPE-25, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015 (joint event: PSE2015)
ESCAPE-24, Budapest, Hungary, 2014
ESCAPE-23, Lappeenranta, Finland, 2013
ESCAPE-22, London, United Kingdom, 2012
ESCAPE-21, Porto Carras, Greece, 2011
ESCAPE-20, Ischia, Italy, 2010
ESCAPE-19, Krakow, Poland, 2019
ESCAPE-18, Lyon, France, 1-4 June 2008
ESCAPE-17, Bucharest, Romania, 27-30 May
ESCAPE-16, GarmischPartenkirchen, Germany, 9-13 July 2006 (joint event: PSE2006)
ESCAPE-15, Barcelona, Spain, 29 May-1st June 2005
ESCAPE-14, Lisbon, Portugal, 16-19 May 2004
ESCAPE-13, Lappeenranta, Finland, June 1-4, 2003
ESCAPE-12, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2002
ESCAPE-11, Kolding, Denmark, 2001
ESCAPE-10, Firenze, Italy, 2000
ESCAPE-9, Budapest, Hungary, 1999
ESCAPE-8, Brugge, Belgium, 1998
ESCAPE-7, Trondheim, Norway, 1997
ESCAPE-6, Rhodos, Greece, 1996
ESCAPE-5, Bled, Slovenia, 1995
ESCAPE-4, Dublin, Ireland, 1994
ESCAPE-3, Graz, Austria, 1993
ESCAPE-2, Toulouse, France, 1992
ESCAPE-1, Helsingør, Denmark, 1992

Promoted & Organized by AIDIC The Italian Association of Chemical Engineering