Logo of the AIChE 2017 Annual Meeting, held from October 29 till November 2, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) organized its Annual Meeting in 2007 in Minneapolis, MN from October 29 till November 3, 2017. Conferences like AIChE Annual Meetings have almost always mentioned CAPE-OPEN, starting from the 3rd CAPE-OPEN US Conference organized as a Topical Conference within the AIChE 2006 Annual Meeting. Active support from the Computers And Systems Technology (CAST) Division of AIChE is acknowledged by CO-LaN for organizing CAPE-OPEN Topical Conferences.

Session 448 sponsored by CAST on “Software Tools and Implementations For Process Systems Engineering” focussed on the intersection of Process Systems Engineering with software engineering. Within that session held on October 31, 2017, paper 448d presented a “Semantic Repository for Biorefining Model Integration“. Authored by E. KALEMI, L. KOO and F. CECELJA from University of Surrey, UK, the paper states that the CAPE-OPEN standard “significantly facilitates model reusability and interoperability“. The authors are citing work published on the results of the COGents project funded by the European Commission under the Information Society Technologies Programme, contract IST-2001-34431 (Braunschweig et al., 2004). COGents was an early attempt to apply ontology to the classification and selection of software components implementing CAPE-OPEN interfaces.

KALEMI et al. address the challenge of “efficiency and flexibility of model discovery” and “propose a semantic repository of biorefining models benefiting from a semantic annotation“.