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CAPE Recent Innovative Contribution Award 2015 (RIC-2015)

Call for nominations

The European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) and its Working Parties have established a series of Awards to recognise outstanding research careers and achievements the scientific fields of the EFCE Working Parties.

Within this framework, the EFCE Working Party on Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE-WP) has the pleasure to announce that the call for nominations for the CAPE Recent Innovative Contribution Award 2015 (RIC-2015) is open.


The RIC-2015 Award recognises recent innovative contributions and advances in CAPE ideas, methods and/or tools.

Eligibility (topic and timeframe):

  • The nominated contributions must address topics relevant to the field of Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE), or Process Systems Engineering (PSE), the general scope of which is defined on the EFCE CAPE WP website.
  • The nominated contributions should have been published during the last 4 years from the nomination deadline.


The award will comprise:

  • A certificate;
  • An invitation to give a plenary presentation at PSE2015/ESCAPE-25 (congress website: which will be held on 31 May to 4 June 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark;
  • Announcement/publication of the award through a press release, websites (the CAPE WP website, the EFCE website, etc.).

Nomination procedure & closing date:

The deadline for receiving the nominations is 1 March 2014.

Late nominations will be not be considered .

Supporting documentation:

Nominations should be submitted as a single PDF file.
This file must contain the following information:

  • List of nominators & their signature.
  • Name, position and complete address of the nominee.
  •  An extended abstract in English (maximum 10 pages) containing the following information: summary, problem addressed, state of the art, key innovation(s), applications/implementations/results, and references. Special emphasis should be devoted to the scope & significance of the contribution:
    -  Application range (situations where the contributions is currently applied /potential
       applications) problems solved, etc.
    -  Value of the contribution with respect to the previous state of the art.
  • Short CV of the nominee (maximum 4 pages).
  • List of refereed publications in English (in either a journal or the proceedings of a well-established conference series). Citations report.
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than two pages each), outlining the key contribution to CAPE research and/or practice and stating clearly why the contribution is considered to be truly outstanding and thus deserving the Award.

In all these sections, information provided should be complete and accurate, and must include clear evidences of truthfulness. Use of objective/quantitative indicators, whenever this is possible, is strongly recommended.
Nominations which do not conform to these requirements will not be considered.

Awarding criteria

Assessment of candidates will be based upon the scope & significance of their contribution(s) and/or achievement(s) for the advancement of science and technology within CAPE.
In this sense:

  • Although the awards committee may ask the nominee for further information and/or data, assessment/ranking of candidates will be based on the information provided in the nomination file.
  • The EFCE CAPE Working Party defines the scope of CAPE.


© DECHEMA e.V. last update November 03, 2015