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


Persistence interface specification.


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).


Transitioning between COM and COBIA


Progressed on persistence by describing necessary details on the two API functions (DepersistPMCfromCOMdata and DepersistFromTransitionFormat) to be provided within COMBIA to developers on PME and PMC side in order to transition persistence between COM and COBIA. Arguments and return values were defined as well as error conditions and expected behaviour.

Transitioning functionality targeted to be released in version of COBIA Runtime and SDK with expected uptake by CAPE software vendors in the next few weeks.

Next conference call is scheduled for March 10, 2021.


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.”