Logo of ESCAPE 27, Barcelona, October 1-5, 2017The 27th European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-27) was held in Barcelona from October 1st to October 5, 2017 in conjunction with the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering.

The series of European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE) has been an ideal vector of communication for CAPE-OPEN and has been indeed where CAPE-OPEN was first demonstrated within ESCAPE-9 held in Budapest, Hungary back in May 1999. ESCAPE 12 held in the Hague, the Netherlands in 2002, was also a conference where CAPE-OPEN was presented and debated.

So it is not surprising that CAPE-OPEN was mentioned at ESCAPE 27 in a paper by researchers from University of Surrey. The authors are proposing a model repository that is relying on the presence of CAPE-OPEN interfaces on the models represented by software components so that interoperability can be achieved.

Logo of Technische Universität BerlinA main contribution on CAPE-OPEN at ESCAPE 27 was a paper on MOSAICmodelling from Technische Universität Berlin. It gathered the results achieved by Gregor TOLKSDORF on the transformation of a model into a CAPE-OPEN Unit Operation such as, for example, a Scilab Unit Operation or a MATLAB Unit Operation.

On MATLAB and CAPE-OPEN, it is worth also to mention a paper on population balance modelling by Prof. Dr. Ing. Menwer ATTARAKIH. It describes PPBLab, a MATLAB-based environment which takes advantage of the CAPE-OPEN thermodynamic socket provided by AmsterCHEM. Professor ATTARAKIH is from the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Jordan.