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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

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