Call for Papers


The organising committee cordially invites you to submit abstracts for presentations and posters for the conference programme. We look forward to receiving your contributions from research institutions, universities and industry. Tandem presentations by developers and users are particularly welcome.

How to submit an abstract

  1. Please use the Template to correctly format  your contribution (1-2 pages incl. figures, max. size 1 MB) and upload it as PDF file. The abstract should explicitly mention objectives, new results and conclusions or significance of the work.
  2. Enter the author list (author and co-author/s) and affiliations in the same order as in your abstract.
  3. DECHEMA will not make any adjustments regarding the author information. The information will be published as given, so please double-check.


Please note that the paper submission tool is only available in German. The selection of the contributions will be based on the review of the abstracts by the scientific committee.

Accepted abstracts will be published for all conference participants in a book of abstracts (PDF file).

The congress language is English.

Please note: Registration fee cannot be waived for authors.


A – Coping with resource scarcity

A1: CO2 capture, storage, and utilization (CCU)

A2: Supply chains 

  • supply chain resilience
  • alternative supply chains and their qualification

A3: Circular economy / Recycling 

  • Recycling of highly integrated products (eg. electronic devices, batteries, fuel cells)
  • ‘Cradle-to-cradle’ case studies
  • Waste-to-chemicals (ia. recycling of plastic waste)
  • Glues in circular economy
  • Industrial water management (ia. separation technologies)

A4: Sustainable raw materials 

  • Utilization of exhaust gas streams (chemical and biotechnological)
  • Utilization of side and waste streams (chemical and biotechnological)

A5: Sustainable new products: requirements for production processes

A6: Comprehensive approaches: sector coupling / synergies/ infrastructure

B – Development of sustainable processes

B1: Sustainable biotechnological, chemical and pharmaceutical processes

  • Flexibility and standardization
  • Food production (z.B. cultured meat, cultured funghi, vegan milk products, nutraceuticals)
  • Synthetic biology (production organisms, therapeutics)

B2: Process efficiency 

  • Intensification and optimization
    • Continous processes/ perfusion processes
    • Intensification upstream and downstream, upstream and downstream integration
    • Scale-up/ scale-down
  • Carbon Management

B3: Energy efficiency

  • Electrification of chemical processes
  • Recuperation of exhaust heat

B4: High-temperature processes for low-CO2 production

B5: Modularization in the process industry

B6: Process monitoring and control

  • Cross-scale process and reactor diagnostics
  • Sensor technology for digitalization
  • instrumental odor monitoring systems (IOMS)

B7: Process safety

  • Emission avoidance (zero emission)
  • Integrity management

B8: Shortened development times

  • Fast production on a medium scale
  • Miniaturization and automation

C - Development of the hydrogen economy

C1: Production and import of H2

C2: Transportation & storage of H2

C3: Utilization of H2

  • Hydrogen in industrial (HT) processes
  • New Power-to-X (PtX) processes

D - Digital transformation

D1: Big Data

D2: Modelling 

  • Simulation and data management for process development and optimization
  • Models and digital twins for energy-optimized design
  • Model-based controls

D3: Smart (Bio)process analytics 

  • AI / ML methods for sensors and measuring systems
  • AI for the interpretation of test results

D4: Ontology (system characterization)

We like to thank the DECHEMA Fachsektionen and Fachgruppen Bioprozesstechnik, Chemische Reaktionstechnik, Fluiddynamik und Trenntechnik, Hochtemperaturtechnik, Industriewasser, Klebtechnik, Medizinische Biotechnologie, Mess- und Sensortechnik, PAAT, Partikeltechnik und Produktdesign, Prozess- und Anlagensicherheit, Thermische Energiespeicherung und Zellkulturtechnologie for their support in determing the topics.

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