Picture of Bill BARRETT (US EPA representative) in December 2018On October 12, 2017, within the CAPE-OPEN 2017 Annual Meeting, Bill BARRETT (US Environmental Protection Agency), leader of the Methods & Tools Special Interest Group (SIG), presented the report (PDF, 478 Kbytes) on the activities of this SIG during the period from October 2016 till September 2017.

First B. BARRETT gave the list of representatives from CO-LaN Members participating in the Methods & Tools SIG activities: Jasper van BATEN (AmsterCHEM), Tony GARRATT (ANSYS), Daniel WAGNER, Mark STIJNMAN (Shell Global Solutions), Michael HLAVINKA (Bryan Research & Engineering), Loïc d’ANTERROCHES (Céondo GmbH), David JEROME and Krishna Murthy PENUKONDA (Schneider Electric).

B. BARRETT explained how the work within the SIG is organized with four series of conference calls: one dedicated to the revision of common interfaces, one dedicated to the development of the Flowsheet Monitoring interface specification, one to the threading model and one dedicated to the CAPE-OPEN Object Model (COBIA). B. BARRETT appealed for more Members to join the Methods & Tools SIG activities.

Then B. BARRETT restated the Methods & Tools SIG Charter that underwent no change since the previous year. Next B. BARRETT moved onto what the SIG delivered during the period and what it is working upon.