The Methods and Tools Special Interest Group met from 5 pm till 6:30 pm Central European Time.


Response to the Errata & Clarifications on Utilities Common Interface specification.


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 for CO-LaN as Chief Technology Officer)


Progress was made in the review of the comments made by Mark STIJNMAN (Shell Global Solutions). Significant modifications were brought to the section on how a PME may understand that the ICapeUtilities::Edit was exited without any actual changes made to the PMC. Hopefully the guidance included in the Errata & Clarifications document will appêar more straightforward.

The review of the comments will be further progressed and hopefully finished at the next conference call on Common Interfaces which is scheduled for January 10, 2018.


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.”