The Symposium topics will be presented in Plenary Lectures by invited speakers, in selected Lecture presentations and in the Poster sessions. Posters will be available for the whole Symposium duration to promote Author presentation and active discussion.

Theme 1: Modelling and Simulation

Theme Coordinators: prof. Ana Barbosa-Povoa (Portugal), prof. David Bogle (UK), prof. Fani Boukouvala (USA)
•New modelling approaches
•Multi-scale modelling
•Environmental/Social/Risk models
•New industrial applications
•Integration of Process Operations and Design
•Digital Twin Technology
•Artificial Intelligence

Theme 2: Synthesis and Design

Theme Coordinators: prof. Antonio Espuna (Spain), prof. Zdravko Kravanja (Slovenia), prof. Arturo Jiminez-Gutierrez (Mexico)
•Process/Supply Chain Synthesis and Design
•Advanced Materials & Products Design
•Process Intensification
•Micro and nano applications
•Design for reliability and safety

Theme 3: Process control and operations

Theme Coordinators: prof. Michael Baldea (USA), prof. Sebastian Engell (Germany), prof. Sigurd Skogestad (Norway)
•Scheduling Planning and operability
•Flexibility and optimization under uncertainty
•Supply-chains optimization and logistics
•Advances in process control
•Real-time optimization
•Model Predictive Control
•Process Monitoring and Safety

Theme 4: CAPE in Sustainable Energy Applications

Theme Coordinators: prof. Fabrizio Bezzo (Italy), prof.Dominic Foo (Malaysa), prof. Francois Marechal (Switzerland)
•Heat and power integration
•Waste-to-energy applications
•Renewable resources in total-site integration
•Integration of energy sources & sinks
•Reliable dynamic supply & demand
•CAPE for Sustainable Management of Energy, Materials, Water and Food resources
•CAPE for Sustainable Process Management

Theme 5: Bioresources, Bioprocesses and Biomedical Systems

Theme Coordinators: prof. Antonis Kokossis (Greece), prof Stavros Papadokonstantakis (Austria), prof Maria Soledad Diaz (Argentina)
•Biomolecular and genetic Engineering
•Bioreactors applications
•Pharma and Healthcare Systems

Theme 6: Digitalization and machine learning

Theme Coordinators: prof. Filip Logist (Belgium), prof. Flavio Manenti (Italy), prof. Jinsong Zhao (China)
•Data science
•Digital twins
•Industry 4.0
•Machine learning
•Decision-making process

Theme 7: Concepts, Methods and Tools

Theme Coordinators: prof. Ludovic Montastruc (France), prof. Manabu Kano (Japan), prof. Heinz A. Preisig (Norway)
•Advances in numerical methods•Advances in numerical methods
•Global Mixed-Integer Optimization
•Optimization Methods and Computational Tools
•Multiobjective optimization
•Decision Making under Uncertainty and Risk Management
•Big Data Management, methods and tools

Theme 8: Education in CAPE and Knowledge Transfer

Theme Coordinators: prof. Gregoire Leonard (Belgium), prof. Il Moon (South Korea), prof. Patrizia Perego (Italy)
•Best practices in academia
•Continued training in a changing professional practice
•Effective selling of high-quality CAPE solutions to industry
•Knowledge transfer hurdles
•Effective exploitation of CAPE tools