To provide tools and advice to support the achievement of CAPE-OPEN interoperability and to carry out interoperability testing where appropriate.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide appropriate tools to support the achievement of CAPE-OPEN interoperability by PMC and PME developers.
  • Develop and maintain the CO-LaN portfolio of interoperability tools, currently focusing on the CO Logging and Testing Tool (COLTT). The CO Tester suite and the Wizards for creating CO components are also within scope, and will be addressed when time permits.
  • Use the suite of vendor-licensed software available to CO-LaN to assist in interoperability testing where appropriate.


Malcolm WOODMAN – leader, Michael HALLORAN, Michel PONS (CO-LaN CTO).

Deliverables scheduled for 2019-2020

  • New version of COLTT providing logging for energy/information streams and ports
  • New version of CAPE-OPEN Type Libraries/Primary Interop Assemblies with Flowsheet Monitoring included


The Interoperability SIG meets at least once per month.


Within playlist on CAPE-OPEN video channel

As presentations on this website.

Activity reports delivered:

in October 2019 at the CAPE-OPEN 2019 Annual Meeting: covering October 2018 to September 2019

in October 2018 at the CAPE-OPEN 2018 Annual Meeting: covering October 2017 to September 2018

in October 2017 at the CAPE-OPEN 2017 Annual Meeting: covering October 2016 to September 2017

in October 2016 at the CAPE-OPEN 2016 Annual Meeting: covering October 2015 to September 2016