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


  • Position on COBIA distribution constraints
  • Review of proposal for marshaller interfaces


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 agreed on a text to describe the distribution constraints of COBIA Runtime and Software Development Kit. This text will be added to the Wiki page from which COBIA Runtime and SDK may be downloaded. Constraints mentioned are the version of Windows Installer as well as the Windows operating systems on which COBIA is supported.

Next Methods & Tools Special Interest Group reviewed a part of the proposal developed by AmsterCHEM for interfaces of marshallers, within COBIA Phase III.

Next meeting is scheduled for July 14, 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.”