The Methods & Tools Special Interest Group met on November 22, 2017 at 5 pm Central European Time till 6:30 pm.


Progress of COBIA Phase II


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


The meeting focused on the revision of the Parameter Common interface specification in order to integrate it in COBIA. The most basic requirements were developed including that a Parameter value must be strongly typed using one of the CAPE-OPEN defined data types.The rationale behind this requirement is that strong data types provide for more efficient and less error prone development.

Next conference is called for November 29, 2017.


Contact Bill BARRETT at U.S. EPA should you want to join the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group.