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Interoperability in Materials Modelling – IntOP2018

Date(s) - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - Wednesday, November 7, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fraunhofer IWM, Freiburg, Germany


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Report on IntOP2018

New: An number of presentations are now available! You will find them below!!!!

Market and product oriented industry problems are complex, demanding collating several modelling approaches with experimental and calculated data. This must draw intensively on multiple expertise stemming from numerous modelling communities, electronic, atomistic, mesoscopic and continuum as well as strong interaction with translators and industry. Enhanced barrier-free collaboration and information management across entire communities is a crucial element.

Large amounts of materials data (calculated and measured) are being generated continuously in multiple research organizations and labs in many universities across Europe and the world. Increasingly, more of such data is being stored and curated in numerous scattered repositories. Interconnected, interoperable data resources are essential for enhanced utilisation of these data in advanced materials modelling workflows.

Next generation systems integrating tangible and intangible materials model components such as Materials Modelling Marketplaces support enhanced innovation by taking advantage of recent advanced in information technologies to establish web-based online collaboration platform to explore, learn, and create advanced materials modelling workflows covering all models and domains enabling rapid transfer platform of materials modelling to industry.

Purpose of the workshop

The goal of the workshop is to bring together main actors developing next generation online materials science collaboration platforms including calculated and measured data repositories to foster discussions and collaboration.

Key is to achieve wider interoperability agreement based on common ontologies for concerted access of repositories of data and of services, enhance interoperability between materials models and integration of services.

The EMMC calls for establishment of a digital single marketplace as innovation hub for the advancements of materials based industries. The workshop addresses both key technological and organisational human capital gaps.

The EMMC is seeking support of the entire materials modelling community for the establishment of common standards for common access to all online materials modelling resources including data repositories of materials properties, online modelling workflows, translation, education and training services.

The Kickoff of the International Materials Ontology Interest Group

The workshop will also serve as a continuation of the EC ontology meeting and host a kickoff session for the International Materials Ontology Interest Group led by the EMMC. More details will follow soon.

Participation & Registration

Representatives from the industrial and academic materials modelling community covering different types of models and applications, database repository owners and project representatives. The workshop is limited to 50-60 experts. 

Participation is per invitation only, so registration will only be confirmed if invited, nonetheless you are welcome to register your interest by contacting the EMMC. Please use the contact form here.

To see registration options you need to become a member of the EMMC: then when you revisit the event page after logging in, a link to register will be active at the bottom of the page.

Discussion Notes

Participants are urged to contribute to the online discussions in advance of the workshop at. These discussion topics are the bases of the discussion notes!

You are welcome to introduce new topics!  (for registered logged in users).


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Presentations and Discussion Notes

Session 2 Marketplaces and interoperability as vehicles for Industry Commons:

Part I – Automation, Data Driven and Machine Learning Methods in Computational Materials Design by Alexander Konstandin (Bosch) – AVAILABLE Please click to access 

Part II – Manufacturing industry Impulse 2 by Adam Kowalski (Unilever)

Part III – EC Vision, Industry Commons by Anne de Baas (EC DG RTD NMBP)

Part IV – European Materials Modelling Marketplaces_Adham Hashibon (Fraunhofer IWM)_Welchy Cavalcanti (Fraunhofer IFAM)

Session 3 Collaborative spaces/ information systems for industry commons

Part I – Translation as a Practise: Understanding Industry Needs by Rudy Koopmans (PIC)

Part II – Products on Marketplace SWO by Mikail Stamatakis (UCL) and Stan van Gisbergen (SCM) – AVAILABLE Please click to access

Part III – IntOP2018_S3_Towards an open simulation platform Building a modelling/simulation ontology starting from MODA by Silvia Chiacchiera (STFC) – AVAILABLE Please click to access

Part IV – Key challenges of future market places Identification, interoperability and licensing of software modules by Tobias Neumann (Nanomatch) – AVAILABLE Please click to access

Session 4 Data spaces/information systems for industry commons

Part I – Artificial Intelligence, Chemistry and Manufacturing Industries by Teodoro Laino (IBM)

Part II – Data Creation, Curation and Exploitation_A. Nicholas Grundy (Thermocalc) – AVAILABLE Please click to access

Part III – Ontologies for Marketplaces by Georg J. Schmitz (Micress) and Martin Horsch (STFC) – AVAILABLE Please click to access

Session 6 Interoperability Foundations: From EMMO to EMO!

Part I – Strategies for digital transformation of materials science by Tim Dahmen (DFKI)

Part II – Towards a European Materials Ontology by Emanuele Ghedini (Uni Bologna)

Session 7 The Road to Practical Ontology

Part I – Ontology Applications by Leoplod Talirz (EPFL) – AVAILABLE Please click to access

Part II – Implementation of ontology in Materials Characterization by Athanasios Morozinis (University of Athens)

Part III – Model generation by ontology by Heinz Preisig (NTNU)

Session 8 Special Presentation

The philosophers view by Sebastiano Moruzzi (Uni Bologna)

Session 9 Kick-off the Interest Group on the Nano-Materials-Processing-Manufacturing Ontology

Part I – Semantic assets and challenges of ontologies management_Vasily Bunakov (STFC) – AVAILABLE Please click to access

Part II – The Interest Group on Ontology by Gerhard Golbeck and Adham Hashibon

Organisation and contact

EMMC partners  Fraunhofer IWM and Goldbeck consulting manages the organisation of the workshop. For further information and to register your interest in participating, please use the contact form here.

Accomodation and Direction

The workshop is held in the capital of the Schwarzwald in Freiburg im Breisgau in south of Germany and hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM.


Directions to Workshopvenue at IWM


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





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

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