The Methods and Tools Special Interest Group met from 5 pm till 7 pm Central European Time.

Agenda: COBIA Phase 2, Reporting Common Interface proposal, COBIA persistence, COBIA Threading model

Participants: Bill BARRETT (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Jasper van BATEN (AmsterCHEM), Michael HLAVINKA (Bryan Research & Engineering), Michel PONS


Status of Errata and Clarifications document on Utilities Common Interface specification has been examined. There is a need for more input by CO-LaN members on the document before the Methods & Tools SIG will be able to propose the document for public release to the Management Board.

Reporting: the Methods & Tools SIG has further progressed the proposal for a Common Interface specification dedicated to reporting of PMCs. Hopefully the document developed by the Methods & Tools SIG core group will be soon released to the entire Methods & Tools SIG for review. Input from the UNIT SIG has specifically been requested.

COBIA Persistence: the document describing the strategy applied for persistence in COBIA has been updated. Further work is needed at the Methods & Tools core group level before, there also, to implicate the other members of the Methods & Tools SIG.



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