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The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Processes

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Processes (ECP) series
29–31 May 2024
Event's Timezone: Central European Time
Abstract Submission Deadline
10th March 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification
30th March 2024

Registration Deadline
27th May 2024

Process Intensification, Enabling Technologies, Non-conventional Energy Sources, Food Processing, Innovative Chemical and Biological Methods, Green and Sustainable Processes
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ANNOUCEMENT: Extension of Abstract Submission Deadline
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 March 2024
Abstract Acceptance Notification Date: 30 March 2024

ECP is Free to Participate.
Register and Submit your Abstract today to be part of cutting-edge discussions and networking opportunities!
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Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Processes—Green and Sustainable Process Engineering and Process Systems Engineering (ECP 2024), which will be hosted online from 29 to 31 May 2024.

This conference will present the latest studies in process/system-related research in chemistry, biology, material, energy, environment, food and engineering fields. The goal is to show the current state, challenges, and opportunities and future trends in process systems engineering.

All processes/system-related scientists or researchers are welcome to join this event and share their findings around the following general and related themes, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Green chemistry engineering and environment-relevant processes;
  • Experimental, theoretical, and computational research on process development and engineering;
  • Process modeling, simulation, optimization, and control;
  • Food-relevant processing and improvement of food quality;
  • Sustainable and renewable systems engineering;
  • Energy system and current demand and electricity market;
  • Supply chain management;
  • Circular economies;
  • Eco-friendly processes and methods.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee. All accepted abstracts will be available online in Open Access form on Sciforum.net during and after the conference. Following the conference, selected contributions will be invited for submission to the Processes journal (ISSN: 2227-9717, Impact Factor: 3.5), with a 20% discount on the publication fee.

We look forward to having you join us at this exciting event.

Conference Chair:
Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Cravotto
University of Turin, Italy

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Event Chair

Department of Drug Science and Technology, University of Turin, Italy

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Bio
He is currently Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Turin and Vice-Director of the Department od Drug Science and Technology. His research activity is documented by about 500 scientific peer-reviewed papers, 21 patents and several books as editor and chapters' author (H. Index 60, 16,100 citations by Scopus; H. Index 70, 20,770 citations by Google Scholar). His main research interests are the development of green and sustainable synthetic and extraction procedures. These studies have paved the road to innovative protocols for chemical process intensification, exploiting non conventional techniques such as high-intensity ultrasound, hydrodynamic cavitation, microwaves, flow chemistry and ball milling. His research group developed a number of hybrid chemical reactors combining different energy sources. He collaborates with several industrial partners in the field of fine chemicals, plant extraction, petrochemicals, pharmaceutics, textiles, food processing and cosmetics. He is the past President of the European Society of Sonochemistry, Editor-in-Chief of Procesess (MDPI), Editor or Editorial Board member of several international journals - Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, Green Processing and Synthesis, Molecules, Magnetochemistry, International Journal of Green Technology, Heliyon etc.. He is member of the Conseil Scientifique de l’UMR ICSM CEA/CNRS/UM/ENSCM (Marcoule, France). He is visiting scientist at the Centre of Bioanalytical Research and Molecular Design (Inst. Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, First Moscow State Medical University - Sechenov) Moscow, Russia. Recent awards: Scientific Research Award 2018 "Organic Chemistry for the Environment, Energy and Nanosciences" by the Italian Chemical Society (SCI – Organic Chemistry). International GENP 2018 Award “Innovation in Chemistry”. Gold Medal 2020 E. Paternò by the Italian Chemical Society

Session Chairs

Prof. Dr. Juan Francisco García Martín

Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

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Bio
Prof. Dr. Juan Francisco García Martín was born in Linares (Spain) in 1979. He earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 2001 and afterwards he obtained a Ph.D. summa cum laude (European Doctorate Mention) in 2007, both from the University of Jaén (Spain). Subsequently, he was a postdoctoral researcher at University of Granada (Spain), University College Dublin (Ireland) and Instituto de la Grasa (Spanish National Research Council), and meanwhile did several research stays at Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry (Spanish National Research Council) and the Universities Paul Sabatier Toulouse III (France), Claude Bernard Lyon I (France) and Geisenheim (Germany). He was also lecturer at the Universities of Jaén (Spain), Granada (Spain) and Málaga (Spain), and since 2016 he has been Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Seville (Spain).

Prof. Dr. Michael C. Georgiadis

Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Bio
Prof. Michael Georgiadis is the leader of the Process Systems Engineering Laboratory. He holds an M.Sc. (1995) and PhD (1998) on process systems engineering both from Imperial College London. He is also a Distinguished visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, China and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London. His research activities include: • Production Scheduling and planning • Integration of Process Design and Control in energy and production systems • Energy scheduling and energy supply chain optimisation • Biomedical Systems modelling and optimisation • Dynamic process modelling, simulation and optimisation He has successfully supervised and co-supervised 7 PhD students and he is currently supervising 1 Postdoctoral Research Associates and 6 PhDs. His research has been supported by various funding organisations including, EU, and industrial companies. More specifically he has been involved in over 20 EC-funded collaborative research projects as Principal Investigator and project coordinator in 9 of them. He has authored and co-authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, 20 chapters in books, participated in over 130 international refereed conferences, and his work has been cited more than 2300 times (according to SCOPUS) and 3800 times (according to Google scholar) from other researchers – September 2018. He is the co-editor of a 7-volume series on Process Systems Engineering published by WILEY-VCH and co-author of a reference book on process and energy integration published by Begel House Inc. He has been in the organizing and chairing a committee of many international conferences including FOCAPO, PRES and ESCAPE. He has organized many workshops for industry and academia.

Prof. Dr. Dariusz Dziki

Department of Thermal Technology and Food Process Engineering, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland

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Bio
Since 2013, Prof. Dr. Dariusz Dziki has been a professor at the Head of the Department of Thermal Technology and Food Process Engineering. He is now also part of the Faculty of Production Engineering, at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin and a member of the Polish Society of Agricultural Engineering. Dariusz Dziki received his Master of Science degree in Food and Agriculture Engineering from the University of Life Science in Lublin in 1995. He received his Doctor of Science degree in Food and Agriculture Engineering in 2001; cereal processing from the University of Life Science in Lublin. In 2008, he received his Post-doctoral degree and, he received the title of Professor in 2013 He has been the supervisor of two domestic projects: (1) Influence of natural elicitors on nutraceutical potential of wheat sprouts and evaluation of bioaccessibility in vitro and thermostability of bioactive compounds. (2) Preparation of fiber preparation from the husk and fruit-seed coat of oats using innovative hulling and grinding technologies. And he also acted as the main constructor of one foreign and five domestic projects (Polonium). Moreover, he has been awarded 12 times for scientific activity by the Rector of Agriculture University in Lublin, among other things, receiving the award for the publication with the largest number of citations and the publication with the highest impact factor. His main area of research is Food processing, including drying, milling, grinding, baking, pasta production, food fortification, and food powders production.

Prof. Dr. Blaž Likozar

Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia

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Bio
Prof. Dr. Blaž Likozar has a permanent position as a researcher at the National Institute of Chemistry (head), and is also affiliated with the Pulp and Paper Institute. He graduated in Chemical Engineering, then obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering as well. He is an expert in chemical reaction, reactor and process engineering, as well as multi-scale modelling simulations. He is experienced in unit operation design, construction and optimization, as well as ab initio modelling. Previously, he worked for one year at the University of Leoben, as well as six months at the University of Delaware (Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation). He is the author of >180 documents (peer-reviewed) (h-index: 25; Scopus). He has been involved in 14 H2020 projects.

Prof. Dr. Wen-Jer Chang

Department of Marine Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

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Bio
Prof. Dr. Wen-Jer Chang received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1986. The Marine Engineering is his major course and the Electronic Engineering is his minor one. He received the M.S. degree in the Institute of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering from the National Central University in 1990, and the Ph. D. degree from the Institute of Electrical Engineering of the National Central University in 1995. Since 1995, he has been with National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan, R.O.C. He is currently the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of Center for eaching and Learning and a full Professor of the Department of Marine Engineering of National Taiwan Ocean University. He is now a life member of the CIEE, CACS, CSFAT and SNAME. , ,Since 2003, Dr. Chang was listed in the Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering. In 2003, he also won the outstanding young control engineers award ,granted by the Chinese Automation Control Society (CACS). In 2004, he won the ,universal award of accomplishment granted by ABI of USA. In 2005 and 2013, he was selected as an excellent teacher of the National Taiwan Ocean University. , ,Dr. Chang has over 100 published journal papers. His recent research interests are fuzzy control, robust control, performance constrained control.

Event Committee

GraphApta LLC, Russia

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Research Keywords
Carbon nanomaterials; Carbon nanotubes; graphene; Chemical functionalization; Raman spectroscopy; Growth kinetics; Electronic properties

Department of Chemistry, University of Calgary, Canada

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Research Keywords
Membrane engineering; Chemical and Electrochemical processes; Catalysts engineering; Separation process

Department of Power Engineering - Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Split, Croatia

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Research Keywords
Induction machines; Vector control; Power electronics; Microgrids; Renewable generation

College of Engineering and Aviation, Central Queensland University, Australia

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Research Keywords
Computational fluid dynamics modeling; Fluid flow systems; Applications of thermo-fluid processes; Heat and mass transfer applications; Renewable energy technologies; Environmental pollution; Hydrodynamic modelling of waste water treatment

School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Cyprus

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Research Keywords
Health risk assessment; Computational fluid dynamics; Indoor air; Process safety

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada

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Research Keywords
Reservoir simulation; Advanced process control; Unconventional reservoirs

Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, University of Évora, Portugal

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Research Keywords
Preparation, characterization, modification, regeneration and application of carbon materials; The treatment of gaseous and liquid effluents, aiming the environmental improvement; through the valorization of a diversity of solid by-products, in a circular

Course of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Division of Sustainable and Environmental Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan

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Research Keywords
applied microorganisms; bioplastic production using biomass and toxic compounds; biodegradation of toxic compounds and bioplastics; bioremediation; health-functional substance production; medium-chain fatty acids’ production

Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Italy

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Research Keywords
green roofs; green solutions; energy saving in buildings; photovoltaic systems; innovative air-conditioning systems; dynamic simulation of buildings and plants; experimental analysis of thermal properties

Department of Mining, Topography and Structural Engineering, University of León, Av/Silverio Fernández Tirador, Spain

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Research Keywords
environmental engineering; process engineering; mineral processing; environmental conditions in mines; risk assessment; geometallurgy; environmental geochemistry; soil pollution; soil washing; hazardous materials management

ADMiRE Lab-Additive Manufacturing, Intelligent Robotics, Sensors and Engineering, School of Engineering and IT, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

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Research Keywords
hybrid additive fabrication; metals; joining technology

Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, Canada

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Research Keywords
production planning; scheduling; real-time optimization

Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Canada

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Research Keywords
biofuels; fossil fuels; pyrolysis; co-processing; gas chromatographic separation techniques; spectroscopy; chemometrics; chemoinformatics; molecular modeling QSPR; QSRR, programming (Matlab)

REQUIMTE–LAQV, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

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Research Keywords
bioresources; seaweeds; food safety and processing; functional products; bioactivities; green technologies

Department of Horticultural Technologies, Faculty of Horticulture, “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” Iasi University of Life Sciences, Romania

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Research Keywords
heavy metals; environmental biotechnology; bioremediation; biosorption and bioaccumulation; environmental impact assessment

Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Quinta da Senhora de Mércules, Portugal

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Research Keywords
spectroscopic techniques; chromatographic techniques; food engineering; forest science and technology

Department of Drug Science and Technology, University of Turin, Italy

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Research Keywords
biomass valorization; sustainable extraction protocols; metabolites recovery; sustainable synthetic protocols; process intensification; enabling technologies; microwaves; cavitation; mechanochemistry; extrusion; flow systems; heterogeneous catalysis

Department of Apparel Engineering and Textile Processing, Berlin University of Applied Sciences - HTW Berlin, Germany

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Research Keywords
carbon nanofibers; needle-free electrospinning; mycelium Pleurotus Ostreatus /polymer nano-composites; 3D printing; 2D/ 3D design process; pattern design; fashion design; smart textiles

N.N. Semenov Federal Research Center for Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia,
Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

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Research Keywords
oxidative conversion of hydrocarbons; natural gas processing; gas phase kinetics; kinetic modeling of chemical processes; ecological problems of energy and transport

Invited Session Speakers

Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, Mol, Belgium

Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece

Kitami Institute of Technology, Kitami, Japan

Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors
The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Processes will accept abstracts only. The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference.

Important Deadlines
Deadline for abstract submission: 29 January 2024
Announcement of oral and poster abstract results: 28 February 2024; You will be notified of the acceptance of an oral/poster presentation in a separate email.

Certificates of Participation are available in your logged-in area of Sciforum.net, under “My certificates” after the conference.

Abstract Submission
1. Abstract submissions should be completed online by registering with www.sciforum.net and using the "New Submission" function once logged into the system. No physical template is necessary.
2. The structure abstract should include the introduction, methods, results, and conclusions sections of about 200–300 words in length.
3. All accepted abstracts will be published in MDPI’s Proceedings journals ( ISSN: 2504-3900). If you wish to publish a proceedings paper or a research article in the journal, please refer to the “Publication Opportunities” Section.
4. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in clear, publication-ready English with accurate grammar and spelling.
5. You may submit multiple abstracts. However, only one abstract will be selected for oral presentation.
6. All abstracts accepted for presentation will be collected in a book of abstracts, which will be published on the website after the conference.

Detailed Requirements
1. The submitting author must ensure that all co-authors are aware of the contents of the abstract.
2. Please select only one presenter for each submission. If you would like to change the presenter after submission, please email us accordingly.
Note: We only accept live presentations.

Oral Presentation and Slides Submission
The slot for the oral presentation is 15 mins. We advise that your presentation lasts for a maximum of 12 mins, leaving at least 3 mins for the Q&A session.

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the abstract. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly on the website using the proprietary slide viewer at Sciforum.net. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results are presented. Slides should be converted to PDF format prior to submission so that they can be converted for online display.

Poster Presentation
Poster:
  • Should include the title, authors, contact details and main research findings, as well as tables, figures and graphs where necessary.
  • File format: PDF (.pdf).
  • Size in pixel: 1,080 width x 1,536 height–portrait orientation.
  • Size in cm: 38.1 width x 54.2 height–portrait orientation.
  • Font size: ≥16. Examples of successful submissions can be viewed here at the following links: (1), (2), (3)
You can use our free template to create your poster. The poster template can be downloaded here.

The Poster Sessions will take place in Zoom break-out rooms. The rooms will be called after your surname. You will automatically be assigned to your break-out room, however, you will be responsible for your own room, i.e. sharing your screen by yourself, handling the comments in the chat if there are any, etc. People will then be able to visit your room and discuss your poster with you. Please make sure you have the Zoom Desktop client or mobile app, version 5.3.0 or higher.

We will reach out to you closer to the dates of the conference with more information.

Publication Opportunities
- Processes Journal Publication

Participants in this conference are cordially invited to contribute a full manuscript to the Special Issue, published in Processes journal (ISSN: 2227-9717, Impact Factor: 3.5), with a 20% discount on the publication fee. Details of the special issue will be announced here later. Please note that no other discounts are applicable. All submitted papers will undergo MDPI’s standard peer-review procedure. The abstracts should be cited and noted on the first page of the paper.

- Proceeding Paper Publication

You are welcome to submit a proceeding paper (4-8 pages) to the Engineering Proceedings journal (Indexed in Scopus, ISSN: 2673-4591) after the conference. Proceedings papers must be prepared in MS Word and should be converted into PDF format prior to submission. Publication of the proceedings will be free of charge.

Authors are asked to disclose that it is a proceeding paper of the ECP 2024 conference paper in their cover letter. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal’s website and ensure that your submission adheres to these guidelines.

Proceedings paper submission deadline: 10 July 2024.

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must be formatted as follows:
  • Title.
  • Full author names.
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses.
  • Abstract.
  • Keywords.
  • Introduction.
  • Methods.
  • Results and Discussion.
  • Conclusions.
  • Acknowledgements.
  • References.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflicts of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Any financial support for the study must be fully disclosed in the "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright
MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting an abstract to this conference, you retain the copyright to the work, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this abstract online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your full paper (with the abstract) to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher if required.

Registration


Registration for ECP 2024 will be free of charge! The registration includes attendance at all conference sessions.

When registering with several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual university email addresses. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the abstract submission and registration are two separate parts. Only those who have registered will receive a link to access the conference live streaming. The deadline for registration is 27 May 2024.

Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference's esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to announce that the conference will provide 6 awards including Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award.

The Awards
Best Oral Presentation Award and Best Poster Award

Number of Awards Available: 6

The Best Oral Presentation Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant oral contribution to the conference.

The Best Poster Award is given to the submission judged to make the most significant and interesting poster for the conference.

There will be six winners selected for this award. The winner will receive a certificate and 200 CHF each.

Sponsors and Partners

For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please click here.

Organizers


Media Partners

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Alethea Liu
Mr. Benjamin Tay
Ms. Pamela Li

For inquiries regarding submissions and sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact us.
Email: ecp2024@mdpi.com

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