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.


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


The meeting takes into account the remaining comments received following the request sent to the CO-LaN members on the Errata & Clarifications for the Utililites Common interface specification. Some final minor modifications are made, in particular in response to comments from Mark STIJNMAN at Shell Global Solutions. The document is considered finished and a request for its public release may now be made to CO-LaN Management Board.

Next the meeting participants address how to check the deliverables of COBIA Phase II and to report on the completion of that development phase to CO-LaN Management Board. What is still missing before a formal release, to at least CO-LaN members, is listed by the meeting participants. It is also decided to approach Peter NELLEN who has already made use of the deliverables.

Within the COBIA project, Methods & Tools SIG needs to further progress development of the Reporting Common interface, especially following the feedback obtained from a number of CO-LaN members. The SIG needs also to finalize the update of the Parameter Common interface specification and needs to finalize a questionnaire on an economic dimension to be added to the dimensionality array of real Parameters. This questionnaire will be circulated to CO-LaN members.


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.”