CAPE Forum 2019

24/11/2019 - ULiège, Salle des Professeurs

CAPE  Forum is a series of yearly small-scale but highly interactive conferences organized under supervision of the Computer-Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) Working Party of the European Federation for Chemical Engineering (EFCE).


The aim is to expose PhD students, researchers and industrial practitioners from across Europe to cutting edge developments in both academia and industry in the field of Computer-Aided Process Engineering.


CAPE Forum 2019 will be organized in Liège (Belgium) from 24-26, November. As both research and production in the chemical and life sciences industry is prominent in Belgium, the opportunity is taken to have a joint industry – academia organization and program for CAPE Forum 2019.

Flyer of the event

A certificate of attendance with recommendation to grant 2 ECTS to PhD students participating to the event will be issued on demand.



The final programme is now available under following link : Programme Cape2019   

The 3-day event will start on Sunday evening, November 24 by a welcome event in Liège. The program includes:

  • 6 invited keynotes: 4 from academia and 2 from industry
  • Further contributions selected based on submitted abstracts.
  • Award ceremony in collaboration with Eurecha (European Committee for the Use of Computers in Chemical Engineering Education).

Guest speakers

  • Jan Van Impe (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Modelling, control & optimization in (bio) chemical engineering: from theory to practice

  • Sergio Lucia (TU Berlin, Germany)

        Current developments and potential of digitalization in chemical engineering: from machine learning to the digital twin and the internet of things

  • François Maréchal (EPFL, Switzerland)

        Making a country carbon neutral : the use of CAPE tools for energy system design

  • André Bardow (RWTH Aachen, Germany)

        What to do with CO2? A systems perspective on carbon dioxide utilization

  • Dimitri Liquet (Prayon – SPIAPS, Belgium)

        The P15 Insight Project at Prayon: production data analysis for an optimized process control

  • Geert Gins (GlaxoSmithKline, Belgium)

        Data analytics  for human health: improving vaccine production at GSK.



Conference venue

Salle des Professeurs ULiège

Liège City Center



Hotel rooms have been pre-reserved in two hotels located nearby:





Registration can be performed by downloading this form  , filling it up and uploading it (drag and drop) at following address:


Early bird registration fees: 60 €

Late registration fees: 100 €

These fees cover lunches, cofee breaks, welcome event and welcome pack, as well as forum dinner on Monday.


Payment method (External to ULiège): Once registered, you will receive an invoice with payment details (it may take a few days to establish the invoice).

Payment method for ULiège participants: please take contact with Mrs Lovato (



September 5   :    Abstract submission => Deadline extended to September 15!!

October 1         :    Acceptance notification => Shifted to October 10

November 1    :    Final abstract submission & deadline for early registration

November 20  :   Deadline for late registration

Nov. 24-26        :   CAPE Forum


Abstract submission

Abstract template

Final version of the abstract must use the above template. It should submitted as a word file in order to be included to a Cape Forum Book of Abstracts. The final word file has to be submitted before November 1, 23.59 CET, to the following address:



Organizing Committee

Grégoire Léonard                  ULiège

Filip Logist                             BASF & KU Leuven

Alain Vande Wouwer            UMons

Laurent Dewasme                 UMons

Angélique Léonard               ULiège

Georges Heyen                     ULiège



We thank our partners and sponsors for the organization of this event

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