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EMMC-CSA Workshop on Industrial impact of materials modelling – achievements and perspectives

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Date(s) - Monday, July 8, 2019 - Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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The EMMC-CSA partner, Politecnico di Torino is organizing the workshop

Industrial impact of materials modelling – achievements and perspectives

8-10 July 2019 – Sala Teatro, SiTI (Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali), Politecnico di Torino – Turin, Italy

Objectives of the workshop

The rapid evolution of current technologies requires continuous development of improved materials in a wide range of industrial sectors. In this view, materials modelling techniques have the potential to serve as valuable and powerful means to accelerate industrial innovation. For this reason, the European Commission, through the European Materials Modelling Council, is strongly committed to promote the uptake of materials modelling by the European industry. To this goal, networking and collaboration among the different European stakeholders involved in the materials development sector – e.g. academic model developers, software owners, Translators (consultants) and end users – is to be promoted. Improved collaboration helps to identify critical areas needing development, possible bottlenecks for the adoption and use of materials models and to design proper strategies for more efficient exploitation and further development of materials models.

The objective of this meeting is therefore to gather a consistent number of experts (around 70) from the different stakeholders interested/involved in materials 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 – and industrial automation towards Industry 4.0.

Session layout (speakers to be announced)

Monday 8th July (13:00h – 18:30h)

Session 1: Materials modelling techniques
Session 2: Scientific software development

Tuesday 9th July (09:00 – 17:30h)

Session 3: Economic impact of materials modelling
Session 4: Translation & Training for companies

Conference dinner

Wednesday 10th July (08:45 – 13:00h)

Session 5: Interoperability and integration
Session 6: Artificial intelligence & Industry 4.0

Organisation & Contact

This is an “invitation-only” event; invited experts will be contacted by the organizers. After you have confirmed your participation you will receive the registration link.

Workshop organization: Pietro AsinariLuca Bergamasco, Claudia Sibilla – Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy. Please contact Luca Bergamasco for information!


How to reach Sala Teatro, SiTI (Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali), Turin, Italy

There may be possibility of direct flights to the Turin airport (Caselle). From the Caselle airport (A. Pertini) to the City Center there is a bus which takes around 45 min to downtown (stops at Porta Susa Station and Porta Nuova Station). Information can be found here. Taxi service is available at the airport: the duration is about 30-40 min and the price around 30-35 € (indicatively and depending on the traffic).

If no direct flight to Turin is available, the Milan airport can be chosen. From the Milan Malpensa airport to Turin city center buses are available. The duration of the trip is about two hours. Information can be found on the company website.

Suggested accommodations

Hotel NH Torino Centro

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 104, 10121 Torino TO

Walking distance (10-15 min) from the meeting venue

BW Plus Hotel Genova

Via Sacchi 14/B, 10128 Torino TO

This Hotel is very close to the Porta Nuova railway station. The meeting location can be reached by bus (line 12) in 10-15 min or walking in around 25 min. 

Hotel & Residence Torino Centro

Corso Inghilterra 33, 10138 Torino TO

This Hotel is very close to the Porta Susa railway station. The meeting location can be reached by bus or metro, even though the best way is walking, in around 20 min. 


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

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