The Methods & Tools Special Interest Group met on May 12, 2021 starting from 5 pm till 6:30 pm Central European Time.
COBIA distribution – COBIA repository structure – Report Common 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).
Discussed the various use cases for the distribution of the COBIA Runtime MSI: consensus reached is that distribution of this MSI remains necessary.
The new structure of the COBIA source repository was presented: it follows SVN best practices for enabling proper tagging of versions released. Methods & Tools Special Interest Group decided to create a “branches” folder at the top of the repository to hold there code pertaining to COBIA Phase III.
Within COBIA Phase III: while no formal design of the marshalling interfaces was yet presented by AmsterCHEM, a discussion took place on what is the functionality expected of these interfaces. A formal design is expected by the end of May, so that it may be reviewed by the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group at the beginning of June.
Mostly to facilitate reporting of images by a PMC through the Reporting Common interface as defined in CAPE-OPEN 1.2 (current COBIA-based version of the CAPE-OPEN standard), four new named values have been defined: height (pixels), width (pixels), resolution (dots per meter), text encoding (UTF-8 / UTF-16). A detailed description of each of these named values (to be supported by COSE Simulation Context) will be proposed and reviewed at the next Methods & Tools SIG meeting with the objective of publishing them.
Contact 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.”