Dear Colleagues:

We are excited to announce that the paper submission system for FOCAPO/CPC 2023 is now open. The conference will take place on January 8-12, 2023 at the Hilton San Antonio Hill Country, San Antonio, Texas.

The Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations (FOCAPO) and Chemical Process Control (CPC) have been the premier conferences in their respective areas of process operations and process control. Recognizing the considerable overlap between these areas, and the interest of the Process Systems Engineering (PSE) community in a more integrated and synergistic approach to decision-making across multiple scales, FOCAPO/CPC have been held in a joint format since 2012. The 2023 meeting continues in this tradition, and aims to provide a venue for reviewing progress over the past years and the important problems our community can and should address in the future. The conference programs is organized around four Grand Challenges:

  *   Digitalization
  *   Sustainability and globalization
  *   Innovation speed
  *   PSE in 2050
We are inviting you to submit papers in the form of extended abstracts (3-6 pages) for poster presentations addressing these Grand Challenges. In addition to papers focusing on methods specific to operations and control, research addressing cross cutting topics such as safety and security, data-driven techniques, multi-scale integration, and industrial implementations are particularly welcome. Abstracts addressing education and workforce development are also strongly encouraged.

Important dates for the conference are as follows:

Call for Papers Opens:    April 1, 2022
Paper Submission Deadline:         June 30, 2022
Registration Opens:         August 1, 2022
Notification of Contributed Paper Acceptance:    August 31, 2022
Early Registration Deadline:         October 1, 2022
Submission of Final Contributed Papers: October 30, 2022
Invited Speaker Registration Deadline:    December 1, 2022
FOCAPO-CPC Conference              January 8 - 12, 2023

The authors of selected abstracts will be invited to present their work as oral lectures. All accepted abstracts will be available to conference participants on an USB drive. Following peer review, extended versions of selected abstracts will be published in a Special Issue of Computers & Chemical Engineering.

For further information and for the preliminary program, please visit the conference website:<>

We look forward to receiving your contributions and to seeing you in San Antonio in January.


Victor Zavala and Iiro Harjunkoski (FOCAPO co-chairs)
Michael Baldea and Rahul Bindlish (CPC co-chairs)