The Methods & Tools Special Interest Group and the Interoperability Special Interest Group held today a joint meeting at 7:30 pm Central European Summer Time.


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


The SIGs went over multiple common work items including:

Build process of COBIA distribution packages

Unitary tests are now automatically performed as part of the script that completes the build process of COBIA distribution packages (Runtime and Software Development Kit). If any of the 30 or so unitary tests fail, the build process is stopped before any of the distribution packages is built. Systematic testing of the COBIA distribution remains to be organized and documented.

CAPE-OPEN Type Libraries/Primary Interop Assemblies

As part of the 2nd set of work items arranged with AmsterCHEM, Céondo GmbH and Marcus Bruno Fernandes Silva, there is incorporation in the CAPE-OPEN Type Libraries/Primary Interop Assemblies of the latest additions to version 1.1 of the CAPE-OPEN standard (Flowsheet Monitoring and Custom Data) and development of a new architecture for the corresponding distribution packages in order to avoid outstanding issues that may occur during deployment. Reviews by various members of both Special Interest Groups, as well as tests in specific conditions were decided before going for release of the installation packages to the public.

Next joint conference call is scheduled for March 17, 2021.