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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!!

Organisation

Support

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 Documentation on Training material for standards in software development and where to find it

 

This documentation is an Annex to the “White paper for standards of modelling software development”
providing links to and training material to be used for developers of modelling software.

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“Training material for standards in software development and where to find it”

Authors

Kurt Stokbro (SYNOPSYS)
Gerhard Goldbeck, Alexandra Simperler (both GCL)
Erich Wimmer, Volker Eyert (both MDS)


Support

The preparation of this documentation 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.

 

Link: https://software.ac.uk/cw19

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Funding

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 Workshop on “Reproducible workflows using AiiDA 1.0”

 

Date     May 21-24, 2019

Venue   EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

This 3.5-day tutorial is designed to get Master students, PhD students and Postdocs from the field of computational materials science started with writing reproducible workflows. Participants will be introduced to the state of the art in workflow management and high-throughput computations by experts in the field, and gain in-depth hands-on experience using a tool that they can directly apply to their own research.

There are still a few spots left in the tutorial on writing reproducible workflows using AiiDA. We’ve extended the registration deadline, and remaining spots will be given out on a “first come, first served” basis – so be quick!

For more information and registration, head over to the tutorial web site.

Our tool of choice is the AiiDA framework for workflow management and provenance tracking, which is backed by a significant community of users and developers, and has interfaces to more than 20 materials science codes (see plugin registry), including to the ab initio codes Quantum ESPRESSO, VASP, cp2k, Castep, Siesta, Fleur, Crystal, NWChem, Wannier90, and Yambo. AiiDA’s permissive open source license (MIT) enables participants to use it both in academic and commercial settings. By virtue of its general design and flexible plugin system, AiiDA is easily extended to new codes and new use cases.

  • The first day will serve as an introduction to AiiDA for novices,  and is designed to be skipped by participants with previous AiiDA experience (as determined by an online questionnaire during registration).
    In order to avoid losing time on installation issues, participants will have the option to connect to virtual machines preconfigured with AiiDA (or to come with AiiDA already installed on their laptop).
  • The remaining 2.5 days will include the highlight talks by the invited speakers as well as in-depth tutorials on writing AiiDA workflows, given by the organizers and six core developers of AiiDA. An online questionnaire will determine the ab initio codes used by participants, and we aim to cover 3 popular codes with explicit examples.
    On the third day, participants will have the choice to explore advanced aspects of workflow management or to focus on designing a new AiiDA plugin.

Looking forward to seeing you at EPFL in May!
– The AiiDA Team

          

The EMMC-CSA project receives funding from the
European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under Grant Agreement No 723867

EMMC Workshop on Business Models for Materials Modelling Software

 

Are you interested in software commercialisation and business models relevant to the field of materials modelling? EMMC would be pleased to invite you to a workshop where you can learn from a range of experts.

Experienced Software Owners will share their successful practice with the audience and will cover open-source, non-profit and commercial business models.

The workshop is aimed in particular at PostDocs, academic research and industrial R&D group leaders or advanced PhD students who actively work on materials modelling software and codes and are looking into business models. The workshop will be a collaborative event. We expect active interactions between impulse speakers, trainers and motivated participants. Hence, we would like to invite everyone who has interest to express their experience and aim to participate and to apply for one of the 50 available places.

More details on schedule and application can be found on the event page!!

Organisation

Alexandra Simperler  alex@goldbeck-consulting.com

         

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

EMMC Survey on Translation and Training for materials modelling marketplaces – outcome presentation

 

Outcome Presentation

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Objectives

• To inform the EMMC community about the ongoing MMP projects
• To collect feedback from (EMMC) Translators on MMP requirements
• To help design of the available tools and tailor online material for Translators

Preparation

• Prepared in collaboration with T&T WPs in VIMMP and MARKETPLACE projects
• Ignacio Pagonabarraga (VIMMP) and Kwang-Leong Choy (MARKETPLACE)
• EMMC WP4 team (Natalia Konchakova)

Distribution

• The survey was prepared using EUSurvey tool as a publicly-accessible document
• Sent on 03/12/2018 from Ernst-Dieter Janotka (EMMC coordination) via email
• Distributed to 651 GDPR-compliant contacts in the EMMC database
• Number of feedback received: 52 (8% is in line with previous surveys)

Funding

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

EMMC Expert Meeting on Training requirements for Translators

The EMMC Translation team is organising an Expert Meeting on Training requirements for Translators.

Date
March 27, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany

Venue
Hotel Hafen Hamburg
Seewartenstraße 9, 20459 Hamburg, Germany

The output of the meeting would be used to outline the types of needed translators trainings including the required training material and for the preparation of the rule for Trainers as well as to update the Guide for Translators of EMMC.

For more information please visit the event page.

Organisation
The meeting is an “invitation only” event. You will be contacted by the organisers.

Contact: Natalia Konchakova (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany) – Natalia.Konchakova@hzg.de Daniel Höche (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht / Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany)

  

Support

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

EMMC Translation & training survey for marketplaces

The European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC), in the framework of its activities, has recently started a collaboration with the (EU H2020) VIMMP and MARKETPLACE projects. These latter projects aim to design and realize comprehensive online hubs for the materials modelling community, namely marketplaces.

To this goal, the requirements of marketplaces are to be tailored on the specific needs of the perspective users. Among the many services that are currently being planned, the marketplaces will offer a dedicated space to Translation & Training resources. As you may know from previous actions of the EMMC, Translation refers to all those activities required to translate an industrial innovation problem into a modelling activity, successfully bridging the industrial and the academic worlds to create new value.
In order to properly design the Translation and Training resources of the marketplaces, we would like to ask your opinion. A brief questionnaire is presented at the following link:

 

https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EMMC-MP-2018

The survey takes short time to complete, and your contribution will be invaluable in helping us to design and shape the resources and tools that will be available on the marketplaces for Translation. So, we would sincerely appreciate your feedback. We guarantee that your data will be handled only by the EMMC and only for the purpose of this survey, in complete respect of your privacy. 
Thank you in advance for your willingness and cooperation.

Sincerely,

The Translation & Training team of the European Materials Modelling Council

Event Funding

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

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

Business Benefits and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of Materials Modelling

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of R&D and business benefits play an important role for the estimation of the modelling project economic impact. The description of the client benefits based on the analysis of the qualitative and quantitative benefits  (like more efficient and targeted experimentation, saving time and cost of experiments, deeper understanding to avoid upscaling issues and lower risk of market introduction or to make better informed decisions about material, product and processing choices etc.  as well as cost saving and jobs creation) is the effective approach for the effizient and successful Translation. For more information on the types of Client benefits and how to estimate quantitative impacts, please see the attached document or Economic Impact of Materials Modelling

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Updated June 2018