Scope and intended audience
The CAPE-OPEN 2020 Annual Meeting, organized by CO-LaN, is intended for developers and end-users of process simulation software. Participants learn about the most recent implementations of CAPE-OPEN, about the benefits CAPE-OPEN brings and the technical progress CO-LaN has achieved over the past year. The event is open to all, not just to organizations or individuals who are members of the CAPE-OPEN Laboratories Network (CO-LaN). The 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of CO-LaN is an integral part of the event.
Due to the travel restrictions arising under the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting was held, for the first time, as a virtual online session rather than the traditional physical conference.
The list of presentations is now available as well as most recordings of the presentations.
October 14, 2020 (all times are Central European Summer Time)
- 14:00-14:30: Dr Bill BARRETT from US EPA presented the progress report of the Methods and Tools Special Interest Group.
- 14:30-15:00: Dr Jasper van BATEN from AmsterCHEM presented on the status of COBIA.
- 15:00-15:30: Benham SALIMI from KBC (a Yogokawa company) reported on the COBIA-based interface of MultiFlash.
- 15:30-16:00: Dr David OAKLEY at HTRI reported on Xfh Ultra made a COBIA-based CAPE-OPEN Unit Operation.
- 16:00-16:30: Dr Bjørn MARIBO-MOGENSEN at Hafnium Labs talked about Q-props.
- 16:30-17:00: Laurence MIDGLEY from University of Cape Town talked about reinforcement learning for process synthesis.
- 17:00-17:15: Dr Michel PONS reported on activities of the Interoperability SIG, on behalf of Dr Malcolm WOODMAN.
- 17:15-17:30: Dr Oliver KOCH from Linde Engineering reported on progress made on certification.
October 15, 2020 (all times are Central European Summer Time)
- 14:00-15:00: Dr Richard BAUR chaired the CO-LaN Annual General Meeting of Members. An activity report was delivered by Richard BAUR as well as a financial report prepared by Dr Philippe ARPENTINIER. Modifications to CO-LaN bylaws were voted upon.
- 15:00-15:30: Dr Sergej BLAGOV gave the progress report of the Thermo Special Interest Group.
- 15:30-16:00: Anusha GURRAPU from Siemens Digital Industries Software and Björn ALTENDORF from Dow made a joint presentation on the implementation of a CAPE-OPEN Thermo socket in Flomaster,
- 16:00-16:30: Dr BRAZ at Técnico Lisboa reported on the use of CAPE-OPEN property package in process simulation and parameter estimation in gPROMS.
- 16:30-17:00: Dr Ingo THOMAS from Linde Engineering presented on SMILE, a Modern Process Simulation Framework – Numerical Solution Strategies and Physical Properties.
- 17:00-17:30: Dr Michel PONS (CO-LaN Chief Technology Officer) provided an overview of what CAPE-OPEN 2.0 could be.
CO-LaN was very pleased to register more than 90 participants to the event. Approximately 40-50 people attended each presentation. Registrations were from:
- Air Liquide SA (from France),
- American European Consulting Company (from USA),
- AmsterCHEM (from Spain),
- AVEVA (from India),
- BASF (from Germany),
- BelSim Engineering SA (from Belgium),
- BelSim Engineering USA Inc. (from USA),
- BP (from UK),
- Brno University of Technology (from Czech Republic),
- Bryan Research & Engineering, LLC (from USA),
- Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente (from Portugal),
- Chalmers University of Technology (from Sweden),
- ChemSep (from USA),
- Ege University (from Turkey),
- Evonik (from Germany),
- French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA),
- Ghent University (from Belgium),
- Heat Transfer Research Inc. (from USA),
- H2W United, LLC (from USA),
- Hafnium Labs (from Denmark),
- Indian Institute of Technoloy Ropar (from India),
- Inprodat e.V. (from UK),
- KBC (from UK),
- Linde Engineering (from Germany),
- National Energy Technologies Laboratory (from USA),
- National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (from France),
- Optimized Gas Treating Inc. (from USA),
- Politecnico di Milano (from Italy),
- ProSim SA (from France),
- Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) / UK Research and Innovation (from UK),
- Shell (from The Netherlands),
- Siemens Digital Industries Software (from UK),
- SINTEF (from Norway),
- SunFire GmbH (from Germany),
- Técnico Lisboa (from Portugal),
- The Dow Chemical Company (from Germany and USA),
- Technische Universität Berlin (from Germany),
- Technische Universität Dortmund (from Germany),
- Technische Universität Graz (from Austria),
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (from USA),
- Universidade Technologica Federal do Parana (from Brazil),
- University of Cape Town (from Republic of South Africa)
- University of New South Wales (from Australia),
- University of Nottingham (from UK),
- Upstream Development and Engineering Inc (from USA),
- Yara S.A. (from Belgium).