The SIIT2001 (Conference on Standardisation and Innovation in Information Technology) includes a paper on the CO-LaN. SIIT2001 was held on October 3rd-5th, 2001 in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Proceedings are referenced as ISBN 0-7803-9817-3.

Abstract: “A standardization body (CAPE-OPEN Laboratories Network) has been established to maintain and disseminate the software standards in the Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) domain that has been developed in the international projects CAPE-OPEN and Global CAPE-OPEN. It ensures that software tools used by most Chemical Process Industries reach a level of interoperability ensuring a sustained growth and competitiveness of  these industries. Goals and means of this body are described as well as some parts of its work process, especially related to the development of standards spécifications.”

Authors: Michel PONS*, Bertrand BRAUNSCHWEIG**, Kerry IRONS***, Alexander KUCKELBERG**** and Jörg KOELLER****

* ATOFINA, BP 32, 69492 PIERRE-BENITE Cedex, France

** IFP, 1 & 4 avenue de Bois-Préau, 92852 Rueil Malmaison Cedex, France

*** The Dow Chemical Company, 1776 Building, Midland, MI 48674, USA

**** RWTH Aachen, Informatik V, Information Systems, Ahornstr. 55, 52056 Aachen, Germany

The first SIIT Conference (SIIT ’99) was held in Aachen, Germany. TotalFinaElf, the parent company of ATOFINA, IFP, the Dow Chemical Company, RWTH Aachen Informatik V are partners in the Global CAPE-OPEN project.