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


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


Bill BARRETT (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Jasper van BATEN (AmsterCHEM), Michael HLAVINKA (Bryan Research & Engineering), Michel PONS (CTO)


Brief discussion at first about the input the Methods & Tools SIG has on the Certif SIG initiative.Then work en Errata & Clarifications document for Utilities Common interface specification. Further comments by Mark STIJNMAN (Shell Global Solutions) were taken in and led to some improvements in the text while no major changes in the clarifications and requirements stated.

More specifically in Section 1 the text is now substantially reduced in the discussion part in order to get faster to the requirement on ICapeUtilities implementation for primary PMCs. Reasoning added for requirement stated sinceTerminate most surely implemented hence need for ICapeUtilities.

In Section 3 it is now added that a constraint is brought by COM regarding need for InitNew or Load to be called before any other method is to be called on the PMC. Section 4: order of steps kept as stated based on the above constraint despite comment made by Mark STIJNMAN.


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.”