Dear colleagues,


The international conference on the Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design (FOCAPD) is the premiere international conference that focuses exclusively on the fundamentals and applications of computer-aided design for the process industries. Held every five years, FOCAPD 2014 will be the eighth in this series. FOCAPD 2014 will bring together researchers, educators and practitioners to identify new challenges and opportunities for process and product design. The chemical industry is currently entering a new phase of rapid evolution. The availability of low-cost feedstocks from natural gas is causing renewed investment in basic chemicals in the OECD, while societal pressures for sustainability and energy security continue to be key drivers in technology development and product selection. This dynamic environment creates opportunities to launch new products and processes and to demonstrate new methodologies for innovation, synthesis and design. FOCAPD 2014 will foster constructive interaction among thought leaders from academia, industry, and government and provide a showcase for the latest research in product and process design.


The latest Call for Papers Brochure is attached here with the current list of confirmed invited speakers.  The deadline for submission of contributed papers is December 16, 2013. For more information about the conference and to submit a paper for review, please visit


Please forward this information to any colleagues or collaborators who might be interested in submitting their work to this meeting.


We apologize if anyone receives this email more than once.




John Siirola, Gavin Towler, and Mario Eden

FOCAPD 2014 Co-Chairs



Dr. Mario Richard Eden, Ph.D.

Department Chair

Joe T. and Billie Carole McMillan Professor

Director, NSF-IGERT on Integrated Biorefining

Department of Chemical Engineering

210 Ross Hall

Auburn University, AL 36849-5127

Phone: 334-844-2064

Fax: 334-844-2063

Cell: 334-329-8958

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