The Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design (FOCAPD) is the premier international conference focusing exclusively on the fundamentals and applications of computer-aided design for the process industries.Held every five years, FOCAPD 2019 is the ninth in this series, and brings together researchers, educators and practitioners to identify new challenges and opportunities for process and product design.
We are inventing a world in which "high performance design" will become expected and delivered through products and production systems that are agile, fault tolerance, and resilient. How will the process systems design community embrace these challenges and develop the necessary frameworks, knowledge and tools to support high performance design that is sustainable, agile, and efficient in a global manufacturing ecosystem? This will be the major theme of FOCAPD 2019.
Whether from industry, government or academia, participants are invited to share their views and constructively debate how academic research and industrial development can support high performance design. Complimenting keynote addresses and invited presentations from leaders in the field, contributions as extended abstracts or full papers will be reviewed for poster presentations, and will form the core of the conference.