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EMMC-CSA : European Materials Modelling Ontology (EMMO): Material Representation and Applications

Date(s) - Tuesday, September 18, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm



Granta Design Cambridge HQ

Granta Design Limited
Rustat House
62 Clifton Road
Cambridge, CB1 7EG
United Kingdom


Date / Time

September 18, 2018 at 9 am GMT

Background & Objectives

European Materials Modelling Ontology (EMMO) has been designed and developed to cover in principle all types of materials, all types of models and all types of application.

The first step for any application of EMMO is a “consistent” (i.e. no special cases, but one taxonomy and ontology) and ‘faithful’ (i.e. covering all aspects relevant to a user case e.g. regarding its constituent entities, structure, composition etc.) representation of the material of interest. In EMMO the material is the thing in which the user is interested in, spanning from a simple material entity (e.g. carbon crystal, nanotube) to a complex device (e.g. nanoparticle synthesis reactor, battery).

A material representation in EMMO is the basis for the elaboration of the use (or application) case. Potential use cases for a material representation include: modelling and simulation, characterisation and processing. A material representation can be used to facilitate or setup data mining and integration of databases that refer to the class of materials represented by it.

The questions arising from addressing the application include whether EMMO has the relevant expressivity and branches to cover the application (e.g. models, properties) and what relationships in the ontology are required to represent the use case (i.e. the relations between the material, the relevant models and/or properties).

In summary, there are two key points to address:

  1. How to represent your material of interest in EMMO?
  2. How to represent your application (i.e. what you want to do with your material) in EMMO?

The objectives of the meeting are:

  1. To test EMMO regarding its ability to represent materials in a wide range of practical cases and consolidate the first EMMO Material branch module.
  2. To collect application cases and, if time allows, sketch out their representation in EMMO, identifying the needs in terms of branches (e.g. processes, measurement, properties) and relations.

Draft Agenda

09:00 – 9:30 Welcome

09:30 – 10:30 Review of EMMO modules with focus on material entity branch

10:30 – 11:15 Presentation of Use Cases with focus on material description.

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:30 Elaboration of material representation in EMMO (in groups)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:15 Review of materials representations: gaps and developments required

14:15 – 15:00 Presentations on applications

15:00 – 15:15 Break

15:15 – 16:15 Elaboration of application representation in EMMO (in groups)

16:15 – 16:30 Summary and future activities


This is an “Inviation-only” event. You will be contacted by the organisers.

For any questions, please, contact Alex Simperler / Goldbeck Consulting.

Find the registration below!



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



Bookings are either closed for this event or are per invitation only.

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