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Within the framework of the EMMC, H2020 Projects “FORCE”, “MarketPlace”, and VIMMP” are taking part in the Minisymposium at ICIAM 2019, July 16, 2019, Valencia – Spain



Track: MIA.4 – “Industrial mathematics infrastructures around the world to promote industry-academia collaborations”


Within the framework of the EMMC, H2020 Projects “FORCE”, “MarketPlace”, and VIMMP” are taking part in the Minisymposium at ICIAM 2019, July 16, 2019, Valencia – Spain


Minisymposium ““Molecular and Mesoscopic Modelling in Chemical Engineering Data Science”

Reaching quantitative agreement with available experimental data, and predicting properties where data are absent, molecular and mesoscopic modelling transforms chemical engineering data science.

This minisymposium discusses virtual marketplaces and platforms by which the knowledge from multiscale modelling and simulation can be transferred to engineering practice. This requires an institutionalized collaboration between academic and industrial engineering, scientific computing, and applied mathematics, and jointly governed semantic assets to ensure the interoperability of models, numerical solvers, and databases.

Initiatives working toward this (FORCE, MarketPlace, and VIMMP) are represented at the minisymposium jointly with translators who connect method development with engineering practice.

Detailed information on the programme of the Minisymposium!!

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Projects are funded within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
FORCE – Grant Agreement No. 721027
VIMMP – Grant Agreement No. 760907
MarketPlace – Grant Agreement No. 760173

EMMC feat. the Virtual Materials Marketplace (VIMMP) Ontology Webinar

EMMC announces the start of the VIMMP webinar series, starting with the ontology work in the European project VIMMP – Virtual Materials Marketplace.
The semantic assets from VIMMP are developed in close coordination with the EMMC-CSA and MarketPlace projects and are intended to be of use to the EMMC and materials modelling community as a whole.

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 15.30 – 16.15 CEST (14.30 – 15.15 BST)

The webinar will be presented by Martin Horsch (STFC-12)


Semantic assets can facilitate the integration of diverse data and software components into a coherent framework, permitting different approaches and solutions to become interoperable. Ontologies are semantic assets that characterize objects (entities) and the possible relations between them. Read more …

More details you may find on the eventpage!


For registration, please send an email to Martin Horsch (latest 48 hours in advance).

Martin Horsch (STFC-12) –


The organisation of this event has received funding via the VIMMP-Project
from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No 760907.

EMMC-CSA Webinar – Introductions to Ontology and Interoperability – Presentations available now!!


Please find the presentations of the EMMC-CSA Webinar given by Dr. Alexandra Simperler ( Goldbeck consulting) on the eventpage!



In case you have any questions regarding the webinar please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Simperler. (email:


The organisation of the webinar was supported
by the funded EU project EMMC-CSA, Grant Agreement No. 723867.

EMMC-CSA Workshop on Industrial impact of materials modelling – achievements and perspectives


The EMMC-CSA partner, POLITO is organising a Workshop on “Industrial impact of materials modelling – achievements and perspectives”

on July 8-10, 2019, at Sala Teatro, SiTI (Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali), Turin, Italy

For detailed information on schedule, accommodation … please visit the event page!

Workshop objectives

The objective of this meeting is therefore to gather a consistent number of experts from the different stakeholders interested in materials adoption/development, and provide a discussion platform for industrial requirements as compared to state-of the-art modelling techniques. The ambition of the workshop is to cover the more relevant aspects which are critical to the widespread adoption of materials modelling techniques in industry. To this, six thematic sessions are organized and will cover:

  1. state-of-the-art modelling techniques and guidelines for further model developments;
  2. the perspective of the European software owners/developers;
  3. the economic impact of materials modelling on industrial innovation;
  4. strategies for improving the two-way transfer of knowledge between academia and industry – i.e. Translators and their training requirements;
  5. interoperability requirements and frameworks – e.g. ontologies – for integration of models and software. Finally, a special session will be dedicated to the discussion of the potential of artificial intelligence in the framework of materials modelling, with particular emphasis on the benefit for high-throughput simulations, big data and their mining – e.g. data-driven modelling – towards Industry 4.0.

Organisation, Contact & Support

This is an “Invitation-only” event. You will be contacted by the organisers. After you have confirmed your participation you will receive the registration link.

Pietro Asinari, Luca Bergamesco (Politecnico di Torini, Italy).


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 72386

EMMC @ Collaboration Workshop 2019, APRIL 1-3, 2019 – Loughborough University, UK




The Software Sustainability Institute’s Collaborations Workshop brought together researchers, developers, innovators, managers, funders, publishers, leaders and educators
to explore best practices and the future of research software.

The themes of the workshop were interoperability, documentation, training and sustainability.









The EMMC was represented by Alexandra Simperler (Goldbeck Consulting) who gave a miniworkshop on Ontologies and Interoperability.





Alexandra Simperler was a member of a collaborative team who won the second prize for the Collaborative Idea of LibFlix, a tool to identify suitable software
libraries for software developers. Alexandra also served as one of the judge on the CW19 Hackday.





These activities are supported by the EMMC-CSA project, which receives funding from the
European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under Grant Agreement No 723867

EMMC – Report on IntOP2018: EMMC-CSA Workshop on Marketplaces and Interoperability

On November 6-7, 2018, the EMMC organised the “IntOP2018: EMMC-CSA Workshop on Marketplaces and Interoperability”. This workshop took place at Fraunhofer IWM in Freiburg, Germany.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together main actors developing next generation online materials science collaboration platforms including calculated and measured data repositories to foster discussions and collaboration.
For more information on the workshop – please visit the event-page!


Please find below the report on this workshop compiled by Gerhard Goldbeck and Alexandra Simperler (Goldbeck Consulting Limited):

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