This introductionto the DEXPI group is part of the DEXPI specification document and was added here for readability and completeness purposes. For more information refer to the DEXPI specification 1.2 (see section 2 - Normative references).
The DEXPI group (Data EXchange for the Process Industry) is a working party of the ProcessNet initiative under the lead of Dechema. ProcessNet describes itself as:
“ProcessNet is the German platform for chemical engineering with more than 5,000 members. Experts from the sciences, industry and administration exchange ideas and experience, discuss current topics and identify new scientific trends. ProcessNet is a joint initiative of DECHEMA and VDI-GVC.
ProcessNet organises numerous events targeting the interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral exchange of information. The most prominent conference is the ProcessNet Annual Meeting attracting more than 1,000 participants. The wide variety of thematically structured committees deal with scientific and technical problems and issues of paramount technological and societal relevance, they also trigger funding policy initiatives. ProcessNet is the national contact point for international co-operations. Participation in ProcessNet is open to all members of DECHEMA and/or VDI-GVC.” (Source: www.processnet.org)