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EMMC Workshop “Industrial view and needs for Translation”

DPI, a partner of the EMMC-CSA project, is organising a workshop on “Industrial view and needs for Translation” in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Date

December 4, 2018 – 09:00 – 16:00 GMT

Venue

DPI office
Kennispoort, John F. Kennedylaan 2,
Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Objectives

The main idea of the workshop is to evaluate the translation concept and the role of the translator from the point of view of industry. Therefore, the participants are targeted to be industrial members that are either using or are interested to learn how to use modelling.  

The outcome from the discussions during the workshop will be used as recommendations towards relevant currently running EU projects and, via the EMMC Road Map updated with the feedback from the workshop, for giving direction to future projects/calls of the European Commission. 

For more information please visit the event page!

Organisation

For more information regarding the workshop please contact Denka Hristova-Bogaerds (DPI).

         

Event Funding

This event has received funding via the EMMC-CSA project
from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under Grant Agreement No 723867

Interoperability and Repositories Advisory Group (IRAG) Charter (D2.2)

Introduction

The Interoperability and Repositories Advisory Group (IRAG) has been formed and a Charter for the work of the group drawn up and discussed with members.

The Charter document is the subject of this deliverable.

The EMMC, supported by the EMMC-CSA Project, aims to strengthen the integration of the field of materials modelling across its many sub-disciplines. It is recognised that integration will be strongly aided by establishing a common vocabulary and terminology, and a standardised classification of materials models and related metadata. Also, in order to facilitate a more efficient and effective way of carrying out materials modelling and developing the necessary software, the EMMC supports efforts to achieve interoperability and develop an open simulation platform, i.e. an environment which provides open standards for integration and interoperability of materials models. Furthermore, it is recognised that data, be it experimental or modelling derived, form a key part of materials modelling workflows and provide the crucial link between modelling and experimentation. Therefore, the integration with data repositories and achieving interoperability with repository systems is equally crucial in order to guarantee industrial impact.

Objectives

  • Review, analyse, provide feedback and make recommendations regarding updates to the Review of Materials Modelling including the MODA.
  • Review, analyse, provide feedback and make recommendations regarding the metadata, interoperability standards and open simulation platform design proposed by the EMMC CSA.
  • Review, analyse, provide feedback and make recommendations regarding the design requirements for concerted interoperable databases for materials modelling data covering all relevant models, all industrial application fields and all materials and all databases etc.
  • Build collaborations and interactions with national and international standards organizations such as DIN, IUPAC, ISO, ASM and NIST.

 

Charter of the EMMC Interoperability and Repositories Advisory Group (IRAG)

Version V4, May 9 2018

 

Introduction

Materials science and engineering is experiencing a major drive towards a stronger integration of data, models, and experiments into advanced workflows for the design of materials targeting specific industrial needs. The EMMC, supported by the EMMC-CSA Project, engages in actions that promote, enable, and strengthen such integration of materials modelling across its many sub-disciplines. Integration is strongly aided by establishing a common “language” based on ontologies covering various communities and sub-disciplines. Ontology facilitates a common understanding of a domain, provides a reference terminology, and a standardised classification of materials models and related metadata.

Also, in order to facilitate a more efficient and effective way of carrying out materials modelling workflows and developing the necessary software, the EMMC supports efforts to achieve interoperability of materials models and by establishing open standards for the integration of different codes, referred to as the Open Simulation Platform (OSP).

OSP requires standards for the basic communication (metadata) between the varieties of models and software tools, supplemented by a standardised file exchange. The communication and file exchange standards can then be used to develop an open simulation platform. The platform in this context essentially is understood as the tool orchestrating different codes from different vendors, but it does not contain the codes themselves. The “Open” in “Open Platforms” does not refer to “free” integrated tools, nor to open source software, but rather to the openness of the metadata, which is a prerequisite for integration.

Furthermore, it is recognised that data, be it experimental or modelling derived, form a key part of materials modelling workflows and provide the crucial link between modelling and experimentation. Therefore, the integration with data repositories and achieving interoperability with repository systems is equally crucial in order to guarantee industrial impact.

Objectives

  1. Review, analyse, provide feedback and make recommendations regarding:
    • Updates to the Review of Materials Modelling including the MODA templates.
    • Materials modelling taxonomy, ontology and interoperability standards.
    • Open Simulation Platform “reference designs”, i.e. guidance and implementation examples for data formats and software wrappers which are compatible with EMMO.
    • Design requirements for concerted interoperable databases for materials modelling data covering all relevant models, all industrial application fields and all materials and all databases etc.
  2. Build collaborations and interactions with national and international standards organizations such as CEN, IUPAC, ISO, ASM and NIST.
  3. Provide help to current and new research projects in putting together accurate MODA for their projects (including the MODA online portal).
  4. Provide advice and guidance regarding the development of Materials Modelling Marketplaces to achieve common interoperability and promote a common Marketplace for Europe.

Stakeholders

IRAG should represent all different types of materials modelling, modelling software, data providers and repositories, translation and industrial applications.

Topics

  1. Materials Modelling Terminology, Classification and Metadata (incl MODA)
  2. European Materials Modelling Ontology (EMMO) for semantic interoperability
  3. Open Simulation Platform (OSP) enabling the integration of all types of models on the basis of EMMO.
  4. Community requirements for common Materials Modelling Marketplace providing modelling, data, and collaboration services to all stakeholders
  5. Community requirements for concerted interoperable databases for materials modelling data
  6. Promote and provide guidelines for sharing information in the different subfields so that a catalogue can be built of available data for all industrial application fields and materials and models in the repositories scattered across Europe building on top what already exists.
  7. Discuss and propose solutions to barriers against sharing and collaboration: help the EMMC to out through the barriers of various sub-communities.

Governance and structure of IRAG

Membership

  • IRAG membership is subject to invitation by the EMMC OMB (Organisational Management Board)
  • EMMC-CSA participants are not IRAG members
  • Membership should cover all stakeholders
  • IRAG members may propose new members to the EMMC OMB

Leadership and management

IRAG is run by a leadership team with support of EMMC-CSA members (acting as Secretariat). A leadership team will be chosen by IRAG members on an annual basis.
Tasks for the leadership team are:

  • Support communication between EMMC and IRAG members
  • Support IRAG workshops
  • Support communication with European Commission and other external bodies
  • Represent the EMMC IRAG and its objectives at external event and conferences

Communication within IRAG

A collaboration environment for IRAG members is available on the EMMC Forum.

Interactions between IRAG and EMMC-CSA

Regular interactions are facilitated by
• Online calls
• Email
• IRAG groups on EMMC Forum on emmc.info

In addition, physical meetings focussed on the issues of IRAG are planned annually.

Acknowledgement

EMMC-CSA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under Grant Agreement No.723867.