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“Digitalization of Knowledge and Industrial Technologies – Towards Horizon Europe”


Bologna, Thursday 7th November 2019

The “Digitalization of Knowledge and Industrial Technologies – Towards Horizon Europe” event, organized by the University of Bologna,
is a unique opportunity aimed to present a mutli-discliplinary perspective to one of the most important topic that will shape our future.

Targeted Audience

The event is dedicated to representatives from states and regions, industry, SMEs, academics from humanities to applied sciences and engineering, research and technology centres but also to general public who wants to be informed about the event topic.

They will have an excellent opportunity to discuss the future of EU digital industrial policy and the knowledge management strategies, together with an overview of the social impact of digital technologies applied to industry.

More details on event page!

Organizers

The event is organized by Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna (SSRD Research and Competitive FundingDINFILCOMDISI), Fondazione Alma Mater, and financed by the H2020 SimDOME project (GA n. 814492).

EMMC Webinar on “How to find the right business model for materials modelling software”


Date WED, August 28, 2019 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am CEST

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Alex Simperler (Goldbeck Consulting)

The webinar is based on the White Paper ” A guide to find the right business model for materials modelling software”, in preparation.

This facilitation workshop invites persons who are thinking about offering their software to the market and aims to provide some thought-provoking impulses to get them started.

EMMC kindly invites Materials Model Software or Scienitific Software Developers and Users to attend the webinar.

More details on the event page!

Participation

This webinar will be recorded, in case the time is not feasible for you or you encounter technical problems.

Join the online meeting by clicking this link or copy and paste it into your browser: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/alex47417

The preferred audio option is via your computer (Voice over IP, works best with headset) but you can dial in (please be aware this may not be free of charge)

International dial-in numbers: https://fccdl.in/i/alex47417

Access code: 547512#

Online meeting ID: alex47417

Organisation

In case you have any questions regarding the webinar please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Simperler. (email: alex@goldbeck-consulting.com)

      

Registration

For registration please use the online booking tool on the event page!

Support  

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

Thus, the participation in the EMMC Webinar is free.

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

 

BANNER

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

Abstract

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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Organizers

Support

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 workshop on Physics-based vs data-driven models

 

The EMMC workshop on “physics-based vs data-driven models”
was run inside the conference

“Multi-scale modelling (Coupling and linking) of materials and
molecules in the 21st century: Physics-based or data-driven?”

June 11-13, 2018 at the Ångström Laboratory of Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

 

 

Report on the EMMC Workshop

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The conference had the purpose to bring together two scientific communities: the more traditional modelers using and developing physics-based methods and models and those applying and creating data-based informatics models now more and more rapidly entering into materials modelling. As they represent two different schools but still solving similar problems it created continuous debate on the pros and cons of both methods but also an agreement that they will both develop together and complement each other, especially, when more and more reliable data appear and become accessible to the community. The current status of data was a frequently touched topic; should all data be open to everybody or not? How should it be organized? Do we need ontologies? Also an open EMMC session was included to discuss this current report for the European Commission.

As far as we are aware, this was the first meeting of its kind anywhere, i.e. a meeting with exactly this focus. The interest from industry was significant with participation from DCS Computing, DSM (a Dutch multinational company in the fields of health, nutrition and materials), Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations SA (Luxembourg), Virtual Lab (Korea), Granta design (UK), Materials Design S.A.R.L (France), Solvay S.A. (big chemical company, France), Swerea KIMAB AB, Unilever Research, ACCESS e.V., Dow Benelux B.V., Noruna AB. Still on the non-academic side, the following industry-active institutes were represented: Teknova AS (Norway), Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Helmholtz-Zentrum Geestacht and more. There were over a hundred participants from 16 countries. The audience was composed of junior and senior experts in academia and in industry as well as software developers and translators. Specialised presentations as well as expert-talks of a more tutorial character were included. Every scientific session ended with a summary of the highlights raised by speakers and audience collected by the chair-persons.

More information on the Conference and Workshop you will find on the event page!

Contact

Prof. Kersti Hermansson  –  go here

Support & 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

and is arranged in co-operation with:  CECAM-Sweden

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

EU Industry Days 2019 – Report on EMMC organised session “Data for Materials and Manufacturing”

 

EU Industry Days 2019 was held from 5-6 February 2019 in Brussels. The conference focused on key industrial challenges such as sustainability, digitalisation, investment and globalisation. The event aimed to demonstrate how EU industrial policy benefits European citizens and to provide input for future policy making. There were around 1,500 participants from across Europe and beyond, including stakeholders representing industry, trade unions, national and regional authorities, and civil society.

EMMC organised a Stakeholder Session “Data for Materials and Manufacturing”. The main question to answer was, how to increase European capacity to extract knowledge from materials and manufacturing data? A huge wealth of data remains untapped within silos, unused for impacting on innovation in materials and manufacturing. A strategic approach to digitalisation is required involving stakeholders from materials, manufacturing and digital technologies: an alliance pursuing the goal of a common semantic basis ensuring access to and interoperability of data.

A report can be found below:
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Funding

The preparation of this report was funded by the EMMC-CSA project
from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under Grant Agreement No 723867

EMMC International Workshop 2019

 

The EMMC – the European Materials Modelling Council

is glad to announce the

EMMC International Workshop 2019

February 25-27, 2019

Vienna / Austria

The EMMC International Workshop 2019, has the goal to boost the networking of European and International stakeholders and to provide a communication platform across all stakeholder communities. It will support different type of stakeholders to provide their input on the future materials modelling.

The Workshop is an ‘invitation-only’ event for about 150 European and International Experts to discuss and contribute in setting a common direction among stakeholders in all areas of Materials Modelling

The EMMC International Workshop 2019 will provide a discussion platform for numerous stakeholders. The outcome of this event will be published on emmc.info and  integrated within the EMMC Roadmap 2019.

Information on the last EMMC International Workshop 2017 is available here!

Workshop Event Page 

Venue

Parkhotel Schönbrunn

Hietzinger Hauptstr. 10-14, 1130 Wien , Austria

How to get there!

         

Funding

This event receives 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.