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.
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).