European Federation of Chemical Engineering CAPE Working Party
EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Working Party on Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE)
Guidelines for CAPE award
Type of award:
The CAPE award for Long Term Achievements (LTA) is given in recognition of a collection of outstanding achievements over an extended period of time (> 10 years) to CAPE methods, tools and/or applications for the advancement of science, engineering and technology.
Criteria for giving the award:
The nomination of the candidates will be based upon the scope & significance of their contribution and/or achievements for the advancement of science and technology within CAPE. The EFCE CAPE Working Party defines the scope of CAPE.
Frequency of the award:
The awards are given at frequency of four years (provided that at least one of the nominated candidates is found suitable). If there is an exceptional candidate and the CAPE WP members all agree, then a special case may be considered.
Procedures for giving the awards:
The CAPE WP Award Committee is constituted with five members. At least two members should retire every time an award is given. No member can remain on the committee for more than five years.
The call for nominations is open at least two months prior to the EFCE CAPE Working Party business meeting normally held in May/June. The deadline for submitting applications is one month before the meeting. Based on the submission of proposed candidates, the CAPE WP Award Committee will nominate at most three of the submitted candidates, and distribute the relevant information at latest two weeks before the next WP business meeting. If there are no suitable candidates no award will be made. The CAPE WP at the business meeting will select one of the nominated candidates as the award winner. The selection will be based on votes (one vote per delegate who have voting rights). The selection will require the backing from at least two thirds of the delegates present at the meeting (only delegates present in the meeting or their authorized substitutes are allowed to vote). Voting will take place even if there is only one candidate. If no decision is reached no award will be given that year.
If a candidate is selected by the CAPE Working Party for an award, the award will be given at the next ESCAPE meeting (one year later), where the candidate will be given the opportunity to present a keynote talk. Consequently the cost of the award winner’s ESCAPE conference participation will be covered by the local ESCAPE organizers. Once the selected candidate has accepted to receive the award this information will be announced through a press release and posted on various websites (the CAPE WP website, the EFCE website, ….) and may be used by the local organizing committee to promote the ESCAPE series.
At the ESCAPE meeting, there will be a CAPE Award session where the chairman of the CAPE award committee will introduce the award winner. The award should normally be presented jointly by the local host (or a representative for the host) and the chairman of the CAPE Working Party. The chairman of the CAPE Awards Committee and the local ESCAPE meeting chairman should together chair the special award session.
The awards will include a “framed award certificate" together with a medal which both are to be approved by the CAPE Working Party.
The Long Term Achievements Award need not be monetary. The local hosts are welcome to contribute to the award if they wish (rules to be developed by the CAPE-WP).
Template for award recommendation:
CAPE Working Party members only can submit nominations. Members of the CAPE community or a National Society should submit nominations through their national delegate. All nominations should follow the proposed template. The awards committee may ask the nominee for further information and/or data.
1. List of nominators and their signature
2. A short description of the contributions and achievements of the candidate
3. Citations – minimum 3
4. CV (if available, otherwise, a collection of publicly available information in terms of current job, experience, publications, citations, etc., - information that may be obtained from the internet or supplied by colleagues of the candidate)
Submission of nominations:
The nominations for the Long Term Achievements Award should be sent to the Chairman of award committee Professor Luis Puigjaner firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for the submission of the nominations March 1st 2012
Website publication of the recommendations of the award committee April 1st 2012
Voting at the business meeting of Working Party June 17th 2012