Logo of CO-LaN smallThe CAPE-OPEN Laboratories Network (CO-LaN) invites you to the CAPE-OPEN 2016 Annual Meeting on October 5 and October 6, 2016 in Munich, Germany. The event, organized by CO-LaN, will be hosted by Linde AG at the Linde Engineering Division Headquarters, Pullach, Germany. The Linde Engineering site is easily accessible from Franz-Josef Strauss Flughafen (Munich International airport) with a journey time from the airport of approximately 60 minutes.

The CAPE-OPEN 2016 Annual Meeting is intended for developers and end-users of process simulation software. Participants will learn about the most recent implementations of CAPE-OPEN, about what benefits CAPE-OPEN may bring and what technical progress CO-LaN has achieved over the past year. The 2016 Annual General Meeting of CO-LaN is also a part of the event.

The CAPE-OPEN 2016 Annual Meeting will start on October 5 morning and will end after lunch on October 6. Additional meetings, out of the main event, like CO-LaN Special Interest Group meetings, may be organized on October 6 afternoon. To be confirmed later. Lunch in the Linde canteen with be provided on Wednesday October 5 and Thursday October 6 (Vegetarian and Vegan meals are available each day if required).

In addition, CO-LaN will invite the meeting participants for a reception followed by dinner directly following the session on the Wednesday.  The restaurant chosen for the conference dinner will be confirmed later. Participation to the CAPE-OPEN 2016 Annual Meeting is free of charge. As the number of places is limited, registration is required for organizational reasons. Each participant will have to organize for his/her own accommodation but CO-LaN will advise of hotels convenient for the meeting.

At this early stage CO-LaN would like to know if you intend to participate in the CAPE-OPEN 2016 Annual Meeting. You may indicate your intent to participate preferably by email before July 31, 2016.  Confirmation of registration is expected by August 31, 2016 (a registration form will be sent to you).

CO-LaN seeks papers describing significant contributions in the implementation or use of CAPE-OPEN interfaces. We invite submissions that show what problems were solved through CAPE-OPEN, what advantages CAPE-OPEN provided or what modifications should be made to CAPE-OPEN. These are just examples of topics. A presentation title of 70 characters or less, together with author(s)/presenter names and affiliation is sufficient for now and is expected by July 31, 2016.

Feel free to circulate this issue of CAPE-OPEN Update within your organization.