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EMMC-CSA Workshop on Industrial impact of materials modelling – REPORT available now!

The report on the outcome of the Workshop

Industrial impact of materials modelling – achievements and perspectives 8-10 July 2019 – Sala Teatro, SiTI (Links Foundation), Politecnico di Torino – Turin, Italy

has been published on the event page!!



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 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

Lecture on “Ontology and metadata for materials modelling”


On March 28, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., the day after the “EMMC Expert Meeting on Training requirements for Translators”, EMMC-CSA partner HZG presents in the framework of the Materials Science Seminars of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht and within the EMMC-Ontology activities a lecture on

“Ontology and metadata for materials modelling”
by Dr. Jesper Friis (SINTEF Industry, NO / EMMC-CSA partner)


Video conference

Upon request, there will be the possibility for a video conference. Description


If you have any questions or need further information regarding the seminar and the lecture, please feel free to contact Dr. Natalia Konchakova (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany) –