European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, ESCAPE-31

June 6-9, 2021, Istanbul, Turkey

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 31st International Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-31) in Istanbul on June 6–9, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together the community of researchers and practitioners in the area of computer-aided process systems engineering from academia and industry. ESCAPE-31 will focus on the following main themes:


Theme 1: Process-product synthesis, design and integration

Theme 2. Methods, models and computational tools for PSE

Theme 3. Process control and operations

Theme 4. CAPE/PSE in energy/water/food nexus and sustainability

Theme 5. Process operations and supply chains

Theme 6. PSE in biological systems and processes

Theme 7. Education in CAPE/PSE & knowledge transfer


Accepted papers will be published in Computer Aided Chemical Engineering by Elsevier.


The ESCAPE series follows a two-stage evaluation process: the first stage requires abstracts that are limited to a maximum of 3,000 characters including spaces, numbers and punctuation marks, the second stage requires 6-page papers that will be published in Computer Aided Chemical Engineering by Elsevier after acceptance of the paper.  The ESCAPE-31 website ( includes abstract and paper submission templates in MS Word and LaTeX.


All papers will be reviewed by the Programming Committee and a very limited number of papers will be moved from regular submission to keynote paper.  Work presented at the conference will be published (following usual ESCAPE policies) in a new volume of Computer Aided Chemical Engineering book series from Elsevier. Extended papers will be published in a special issue of Computers and Chemical Engineering,


Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: Sep 7, 2020

Notification of abstract acceptance: Oct 12, 2020

Deadline for paper submission: Nov 16, 2020

Notification of paper acceptance: Jan 15, 2021

Deadline for revised paper submission: Feb 15, 2021

Submission of copyright transfer agreement: Feb 15, 2021


Looking forward to seeing you in Istanbul.


The ESCAPE-31 Organizing Committee

Metin Turkay
Professor of Industrial Engineering, Koc University
Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer 34450 Istanbul
Tel:+90-212-338-1586; Fax: +90-212-338-1548;