The Thermo Special Interest Group met from 11 am till 5 pm at DECHEMA offices in Frankfurt, Germany.


  1. Get to know each other
  2. Review and finalize charter and key responsibilities
  3. User experiences with Thermo version 0.93 and 1.1
  4. Agree on specific action to improve Thermo version 0.93 and/or 1.1
  5. Prioritise desired expansion of the Thermo interface


Aspentech (represented by Michael HALLORAN), BASF (represented by Werner DREWITZ), CiT GmbH (represented by Michael WULKOW), Dow (represented by Werner MERK, Jens SCHMIDT and Philippe HAYOT), Infochem (represented by Richard SZCZEPANSKI), Shell (represented by Erik HENDRIKS), PPDS (represented by Alan SCOTT), TOTAL (represented by Michel PONS)


Participants expressed intentions and motivations for joining the Thermo Special Interest Group. Experiences with existing implementation of CO-LaN Thermo Standard have been shared. Charter for the SIG was agreed on.

List of next actions has been agreed on. Focus of activities will be review of documentation of version 1.1 of the specification of CO-LaN Thermo standard to get an implementation of a prototype of V1.1 in first quarter 2003 as well as a tester to allow clarification of standard’s status and capabilities.

A phone conference will be held in November, next physical meeting has been proposed for March 2003.