The Methods & Tools Special Interest Group met today from 6 pm till 7:50 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 of COBIA Runtime and Software Development Kit (maintenance of COBIA Phase II deliverables) have been reviewed and approved.

Jasper van BATEN demonstrated that COBIA marshalling, as designed and implemented, enables interoperability between 32-bit and 64-bit COBIA-based applications, using the non-modified Test PME developed for COBIA Phase I and the non-modified Water Property Package developed in 2016, also for Phase I. So, as per the scope of work defined for the 1st Work Package of COBIA Phase III,  the “proof of concept” milestone for marshalling at the CAPE-OPEN 2021 Annual Meeting is attained. Remains to figure out how to present this achievement. The title to be given to the presentation was discussed and agreed upon. Prioritization was made on the actions remaining till the CAPE-OPEN 2021 Annual Meeting, taking into consideration the resources available.


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.”