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



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


Methods & Tools SIG progressed the document on COBIA Threading models and worked especially on the diagram explaining the logic applied on COM-COBIA interoperability when threading is considered. The decision tree leading to the creation by COBIA (through COMBIA) of an instance of a COM-based PMC takes into account if and how COM has been initialized on the current thread and what is the threading model of the PMC. As a result only marshaling of calls and data by COM may be needed or marshaling by COBIA may be needed.

Next meeting of Methods & Tools SIG is scheduled for December 20, 2022.


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.”