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


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


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (represented by Bill BARRETT), AmsterCHEM (represented by Jasper van BATEN), Bryan Research & Engineering (represented by Michael HLAVINKA), Michel PONS (Contractor to CO-LaN as Chief Technology Officer)


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.



Picture of Bill BARRETT (US EPA representative) in December 2018Contact Bill BARRETT (representative of US Environmental Protection Agency, leader of the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group) should you wish to join the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group. Its charter is: “Improve integration, and expand utilization of Computer-Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) applications within the enterprise through identification and resolution of existing cross-cutting issues with the CAPE-OPEN platform, develop mechanisms for use of CAPE within other application domains, and incorporate advances in information technology into the CAPE-OPEN platform.”