The Methods & Tools Special Interest Group met today from 5 pm till 6:45 pm Central European Time.


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).


The release notes for version 2.1.2 of the CAPE-OPEN Type Libraries / Primary Interop Assemblies distribution have been reviewed and approved. In parallel a support ticket has been created to reflect a known, but non fixable, issue with the CAPE-OPEN TLB/PIA distributions.

Jasper van BATEN then explained the recent modifications brought to the design of marshalling for COBIA and how implementation of the design has progressed. It is expected that code writing will be finished by next week leading to a debugging phase before code stabilization for the CAPE-OPEN 2021 Annual Meeting where the demonstration of marshalling between 32-bit and 64-bit COBIA-based applications will be made.

The participants listed the main points of the report that the Methods & Tools SIG will deliver at the CAPE-OPEN 2021 Annual Meeting as well as what the presentation on COBIA Phase III will cover.



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.”