Thermo Special Interest Group met on May 24, 2022 from 11 am till 1 pm (Central European Time).


Draft of Manager Common Interface Specification


BASF (represented by Sergej BLAGOV), AmsterCHEM (represented by Jasper van BATEN), University of Cape Town (represented by Prof. Klaus MÖLLER),  Michel PONS (Consultant as Chief Technology Officer)


Thermo SIG progressed the “Requirements” section of the Manager Common Interface Specification. Vocabulary on concepts used was made more consistent. Improvement was brought to requirement on Category IDs carried by Managers as software components. Additional requirement was introduced on mandatory persistence of instances created by Managers.

Thermo SIG discussed also the position paper “Process simulation – Fit for the Future?” of the ProcessNet working Committee Process Simulation, Process Synthesis and Knowledge Processing, published in 2021 by DECHEMA e.V. The position paper mentions CAPE-OPEN.

Next meeting is on May 31, 2022.


Picture of Sergej BLAGOV, BASF (2018)Picture of Jasper van BATEN (AmsterCHEM)Any CO-LaN Member interested in the Thermo SIG activities is welcome to join this Special Interest Group. Contact the co-leaders of the SIG for further information: Sergej BLAGOV at BASF () and Jasper van BATEN at AmsterCHEM (). The Thermo SIG is looking for additional parties, well versed into any aspect of thermodynamics applied to process simulation and willing to contribute to the maintenance and development of CAPE-OPEN interface specifications related to thermodynamical aspects.