CO-LaN Management Board advanced its regular monthly meeting of August to today from 2 pm till 3:30 pm Central European Time.


  • Approval of July 8 minutes
  • Update on 2021 finances
  • COBIA Phase III
    • Marshaling: detailed design status
    • Next step: implementation and proof of concept
  • Software Services
    • CWAF#02 Status: CAPE-OPEN Type Libraries/Primary Interop Assemblies distribution
    • CWAF#03 status: design of Test Suite
    • CWAF#04: 1st prototype of Test Suite
    • COLTT maintenance
  • Membership
    • Siemens
    • Fives
    • PSRE Co
  • IOGP-DISC: proposal of endorsement for CAPE-OPEN
  • CTO roles
  • Actions Review



  • Minutes of the Management Board meeting on July 8, 2021 were approved.
  • Financials
    • 3DS, AVEVA and IFPEN are expected to renew their 2021 membership in group A within the next few weeks.
  • COBIA Phase III
  • Software services
  • Membership
    • Siemens: Dr Richard BAUR held discussions with Siemens: Siemens reported that they were very happy with their collaboration with DOW and the use of CAPE-OPEN. Siemens were interested in the CAPE-OPEN hydrodynamic standard and flowsheet monitoring. They also liked the support received from CO-LaN.
    • Fives: CTO informed Management Board that Fives (group C member) has designated a new representative.
    • PSRE Co: CTO informed Management Board that PSRE, a Russian company that joined CO-LaN 10 years ago, has agreed to be an Associate Member in group A.
  • International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP): the possibility to ask for endorsement of CAPE-OPEN by IOGP was discussed and a first draft of the endorsement request was reviewed.
  • CTO roles: were discussed plans for replacing CTO and the possibility to split the roles fulfilled so far by Michel PONS.

Next Management Board meeting will take place on September 9, 2021.


Test Suite design phase completed / Implementation of COBIA generic marshaler launched