The Methods & Tools Special Interest Group met from 4 pm till 5:30 pm Central European Time.


  • COBIA maintenance release
  • Versioning protocol

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).


Methods & Tools Special Interest Group reviewed the need to release a maintenance version of COBIA 1.2.

SINTEF, while developing a COBIA-based Process Modelling Component, has pointed out one issue that can be easily fixed and should be. Several small fixes have been made since the release of COBIA at the end of March 2022 and could find their place in a maintenance release. M&T SIG looked into each of the support tickets that would be addressed by COBIA, made the necessary decisions on how to fix some of them and targeted end of October for releasing COBIA

One issue tackled by COBIA is the value of CapeVersion entered in the Windows Registry by COMBIA for the COM Object representing a COBIA-based application. Methods & Tools SIG modified the Versioning Protocol document in order to properly addressed there the corresponding point. The Versioning Protocol is developed together with the Interoperability Special Interest Group.


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.”