EMMC Materials Modelling BROKERAGE EVENT 2017

A specific session in the Industrial Innovation Info Days 2017 dedicated to the Materials Modelling and Characterisation will take place in the afternoon of 4 October. It will be followed by a brokerage and networking event, supported by the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC), during which interested stakeholders will have the opportunity to present their initial project ideas for the 2018-19 Materials Modelling related calls  and meet potential partners.

Should you be interested in presenting a project idea, please send an email to info@emmc.info (Subject: EMMC Materials Modelling BROKERAGE EVENT 2017) by September 25, indicating your name, the name of your company/institute, the title of your project and the reference of the call topic addressed. We strongly recommend to use this Template to prepare your presentation.

Please note that registration for the Industrial Innovation Info Days and Brokerage events is mandatory and seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis!

Registration site: https://scic.ec.europa.eu/fmi/ezreg/RTD-III2017/start

Matchmaking registration page: https://industrial-innovation-brokerage-event-2017.b2match.io/

More information: http://ec.europa.eu/research/index.cfm?&eventcode=DEDA25C9-DB5A-A919-AA2536EA03CCE211&pg=events



EMMC E-MRS Fall Meeting 2017 Workshop on BDSS

Integration of materials modelling into business decision: Approaches, Models and Licenses

An EMMC-Workshop within E-MRS Fall Meeting 2017. September 18th 2017, Warsaw

The main focus of the Workshop is to find strategies for successful integration of materials modelling into industrial decision-making based on efficient translation. The application of different models for complex solution of the problems for different business applications will be demonstrated during the workshop. The Workshop brings together software owners and academic model developers, and shows the importance respectively benefits of material modelling for industrial innovation.

Material modelling plays a key role for the development of new materials and products. This is a response to the societal needs, challenges and for ensuring competitiveness of European market. The use of modelling for business decision is cost-effective and it helps to reduce the numbers of tests and experiments.

Obstacles of integration of different approaches and related material models into value chains will be discussed and analysed by means of some examples from experienced software owners and academic model creators.

The goal of the Workshop is to understand the role of so-called translators. Translation has strong emphasis within the EMMC activities. Required Translators are multi-talent people (so-called “solution architect” or “project driver”) who understand, analyze and perform modelling solutions for industrial problems. They are primary players at the interface between industrial end-users on the one hand and software owners / model creators on the other hand. Translators support the usage of materials modelling in industrial R&D to the same level as experiments are used today.

The workshop has the additional goal to boost networking of European and International stakeholders and to provide a communication platform across different communities.

The second focus of the workshop belongs to education. The software owners and model developers will present their strategies for implementation of modelling into industrial problems as well as models capabilities for the specific (focused) industrial cases. Aspects of licensing for different stakeholders will be explained.

Chair: Dr. Natalia Konchakova (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, GERMANY) natalia.konchakova@hzg.de


Dr. Denka Hristova-Bogaerds (Dutch Polymer Institute, NETHERLANDS). 

Dr. Daniel Höche (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, GERMANY) and 

Prof. Dr. Pietro Asinari (Politecnico di Torino, ITALY)

The workshop is supported by the European Materials Modelling Council| https://emmc.info | EMMC-CSA EU project, Grant Agreement No. 723867




Integration of materials modelling into business decision:

Approaches, Models and Licenses

September 18th 2017, Warsaw, E-MRS Fall Meeting

Event Location: room 231, Main Building

09:00 – 9:30 Welcome and presentation of EMMC Translation/Training activity

by Natalia Konchakova (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, GERMANY)

09:30 – 10:15 Unit 1Advanced composite materials/ nanocomposites for industrial use: modelling challenges and translation experience

Impulse presentation # 1 by Ronan Le Goff (IPC, FRANCE)

Impulse presentation # 2 by Roger Assaker (e-Xstream Engineering, LUXEMBOURG)

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-11:10 Unit 2 – Materials modelling for electronic devices / sensors: successful translation expertise and modelling aspects

Impulse presentation # 1 by Tomasz Krupicz (Comsol Multiphysics, GERMANY)

Impulse presentation # 2 by Tobias Neumann (Nanomatch GmbH, GERMANY)

11:10-11:15 Break

11:15-12:00 Unit 3 – Effective translation strategy and materials model creation for Energy & Funktional Materials

Impulse presentation # 1 by Thierry Deutsch (Laboratoire de Simulation Atomistique, CEA, Grenoble, FRANCE)

Impulse presentation # 2 by Daniele Stradi (QuantumWise A/S, DENMARK)

12:00-12:30 Conclusion (morning session) and discussion

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-14:30 Unit 4 -Hydrides for Energy Storage: modelling approaches and translation realization

Impulse presentation by Marcello Baricco (University of Turin, ITALY)

14:30-15:00 Conclusion and discussion

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break

15:20-open- Tutorial / Training: test use of models and discussion the capabilities of models for the end specific (focused) industrial cases, licenses for academics and industry.

EMMC Workshop on Interoperability in Materials Modelling

7-8 November 2017

St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge

Materials Modelling has become an essential part of research, development, engineering and upscaling of advanced materials in a wide range of industry sectors. Its success is based on a number of breakthrough and by now well established models and software tools originating from different scientific and engineering communities. Examples are Density Functional Theory, Phase Field Models and of course continuum mechanics and fluid dynamics based model. The impact of utilising these approaches has been widely documented in case studies and impact assessments. For many industrial applications, a combination of methods must be applied hence requiring more and more integration and interoperability, both in terms of software but also scientific aspects of the workflows (i.e. how the outputs from one model connect to the physics quantities of another model). Data required for and produced by simulations need to be managed and stored with appropriate metadata in order to enable their re-use and data analytics. Integration of materials modelling into the R&D enterprise in the age of Industry 4.0 requires the whole field to step back and work together on interoperability solutions that go much beyond stringing together some workflows with syntactically based scripting. It calls for interoperability solutions that are based in semantic approaches with metadata backed up by an ontology framework.


Purpose and objective of the workshop

The purpose is to discuss recent developments in interoperability approaches in materials modelling, following on from discussions at the First EMMC International Workshop (Notes from that event will be available to workshop delegates). In particular, the workshop will focus on semantic interoperability based on a future European Materials Modelling Ontology (EMMO). Definitions of some of the terms in such an ontology are the subject of a CEN Workshop Agreement.

Communication standards between models and databases will also be discussed, including initial requirements for cataloguing simulations in data repositories, and general requirements for Translation and Training components with a view to integration into future Materials Modelling Marketplaces.

EMMC is seeking support of the wider materials modelling community for the development of a European Materials Modelling Ontology as a basis for interoperability and domain specific metadata.



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

Format and Outline Agenda

7th November

Arrival mid-morning

Late Morning session: Terminology, Documentation of simulations in MODA templates and portal

Afternoon sessions: Ontologies: Basic Formal Ontology, Materials Ontology developments, draft EMMO

8th November

Morning sessions: Interoperability of models, interoperability of/with repositories, data curation

Afternoon sessions: Data Curation, Ontologies and interoperability for Marketplaces and their services.

Organisation and contact

EMMC partner Goldbeck Consulting Ltd manages the organisation of the workshop. For further information and to register your interest in participating, please contact:


See also: https://materialsmodelling.com/2017/08/04/emmc-workshop-on-interoperability-in-materials-modelling/

1st EMMC International Work Shop: Discussion Notes

These are the Discussion Notes that will guide the sessions in the The First EMMC International Workshop 2017.  Feedback will be collected in the first step during the workshop, then, in the second step, feedback will be open to all members of the EMMC. If you would like to participate please Register to the EMMC!

Discussion Notes 1st EMMC International Workshop 2017  (in one PDF document).

EMMC Translator Cases

The EMMC is collecting Tranlation case studies from various organisations active in the field of Translation of industrial cases into materials modelling. These case studies will be published regularly on the EMMC website (see the translation WG page at: https://emmc.info/translators/.

If you would like to collaborate with the EMMC translation working group to produce and publish such case studies with the EMMC from your organisation, please contact Denka Hristova-Bogaerds, the operational team manager of the Translation WP and member of EMMC-CSA.


  1. ITAINNOVA experience as a materials modelling translator. First Published on 3.1.2017.

Updated MODA and Workflow Templates are available

The updated MODA and Workflow Templates V3 are published on emmc.infi and can be downloaded from this page: http://emmc.info/moda-workflow-templates/


CEN Workshop to establish common terminology in materials modelling

EMMC, in collaboration with the MODENA project (http://modena.units.it/), has coordinated the organisation of a CEN Workshop on materials modelling terminology, classification and metadata. The kick-off meeting will take place on January 17-18, 2017 in Brussels. A common terminology in materials modelling should lead to simplified and much more efficient communication and lower the barrier to utilising materials modelling. The end result is the adoption of a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA), a best practices document for further standardisation efforts and input for the development of a future certification scheme.

More information about the workshop and how to get involved can be found directly on the CEN website under the following link: http://www.cen.eu/News/Workshops/Pages/WS_2016-013.aspx


Version 6 of the RoMM is now available.

Version 6 of the Review of Materials Modelling (RoMM 6) is now published on the bookshop website of the EC.

The direct link is: https://bookshop.europa.eu/en/what-makes-a-material-function–pbKI0616197/?CatalogCategoryID=lR4KABst5vQAAAEjxZAY4e5L

Based on the analyses of modelling done in projects in the H2020 and via numerous discussions with the field, this review aims to define the necessary concepts and to classify them.

This Review proposes names for these concepts which harmonise the language of modelling subfields.

The common language is hoped to foster dialogue and mutual understanding between industrial end-users, software developers and theoreticians. This common language can in the future form the basis for an ontology with a formal language of materials modelling and a definition of the relation between the concepts.

Such an ontology can then be a basis for metadata development necessary for a Modelling Market Place.

The scope and achievements of the modelling in 36 projects are presented with this harmonised language.

For a review of modelling in 100  projects funded in the 7th Framework Programme (2007-2013) by the NMP Programme we refer to the fifth version of this Review.

EMMC Newsletter 01/2016

The EMMC-CSA publishes its first Newsletter summarising its activities in 2016 including the kick-off meeting, workshops, and the new edition of the Review of Materials Modelling (RoMM, version VI).


The First EMMC International Workshop 2017

European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC), a European network to coordinate the integration of materials modelling activities in Europe and support industrial uptake, is organising the

1st EMMC International Workshop 2017
Date: 5-7 April 2017
Location: Vienna, Austria

The workshop has the goal to boost the networking of European and International stakeholders and to provide a communication platform across different stakeholder communities. It will support different type of stakeholders to provide their input on the future materials modelling.

The Workshop is an ‘invitation-only’ event for about 80 European and International Experts to discuss and contribute in setting a common direction among stakeholders in areas ranging from materials model development, interoperability, metadata, repositories and marketplaces, software development and industrial deployment, best practices for business decision support tools, to articulating economic impact.


  • Barriers or breakthroughs? Towards better models in the chemical and semiconductor electronics industrial sectors
  • Vocabulary and taxonomy for improved community integration, communication and interoperability
  • Translation in practice
  • Barriers or breakthroughs? Towards better models in the metallurgical and automotive industrial sectors
  • Ontologies and Metadata schema and their implementations
  • Getting SMEs more involved in materials modelling
  • Barriers and breakthroughs: Bridging the communication and expectation gaps between model developers and industrial stakeholders
  • Pragmatic approaches to interoperability: Implementations, realisations, scenarios of practical relevance
  • Translation in practice: What we can learn from big companies?
  • Translation & training in practice: What we can learn from software owners?
  • Repositories of materials (modelling) data and knowledge: design and use
  • Success stories and how to widen success throughout European industry
  • Joint Session on Marketplaces: The need for Marketplace services: Requirements from stakeholders (model developers, translators, software owners and end users)
  • Training in practice: What can we learn from model developers?
  • Industrial deployment of materials modelling software: Current practice, constraints and barrier
  • Integration of materials modelling into Business Decision Support Systems
  • Synergy with national Modelling Translation Activities
  • Industrial deployment of materials modelling software: The way forward
  • Economic impact of Materials Modelling

Additional information

Venue: Hotel Courtyard Wien Prater/Messe, Trabrennstraße 4, 1020 Vienna, Austria

Further details will be provided soon! A draft agenda is found here:1st-emmc-international-workshop-2017-draft-programme-13-12-2016

Announcement poster: emmc-international-workshop-information-201612-1-1

The EMMC-CSA Project Start and Kick-off Meeting

Press release 01/2016, November 8, 2016 (for original PDF please click here: press release 01-2016)


The EMMC is the Backbone of Materials Modelling Activities in Europe

Modelling is a key pillar underpinning the development of new materials and products responding to societal needs and challenges and for ensuring competitiveness of European industry in the 21st century. In order to integrate, coordinate and enhance their activities, a wide range of European stakeholders including manufacturing industries, software owners and academic modellers formed the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC) in February 2014 as a bottom-up action. The EMMC enjoyed wide community support from all stakeholders including substantial participation of numerous Small and Medium as well as Large European Enterprises.

A New European Network to Coordinate and Support the Industrial Uptake of Materials Modelling in Europe

Now, in recognition of the importance of materials modelling for industrial innovation and the strength of Europe, a new Horizon 2020 project has been funded to augment and further boost the actions of the EMMC. The new European Materials Modelling Council Coordination and Support Action (EMMC-CSA) includes 15 partners and is coordinated by TU Wien.

The EMMC-CSA will strengthen the EMMC and increase its engagement with the European community

EMMC-CSA stems directly out of the actions of the EMMC. It will continue and build upon its existing activities and charters and maintain and strengthen the EMMC as a bottom up action open to all stakeholders. The project organises EMMC workshops to collect and compile input from all stakeholders on the future needs and directions of materials modelling in Europe. The EMMC-CSA support setting a common direction among stakeholders in all areas including model development, interoperability and metadata, best practices for business decision support tools and articulating economic and business impacts.

The kick-off meeting of the EMMC-CSA was hosted by Fraunhofer IWM in the Fraunhofer office in Brussel on 26th and 27th of September 2016.

EMMC Survey Analysis Published

The EMMC published the analysis of it’s survey of materials modelling development needs. See this page for more information: Road Map 2018-2020

Materials Modelling for Toxicity – 2016

The EMMC endorses the modelling activities in the Roadmap on Toxicity: “Promoting the use of physics/chemistry-based materials modelling in assessing nanotoxicity for health and medicine”. The document was prepared by an expert group and consolidated during a meeting held in Brussels on April 19th 2016. Goal of the document is preparing an operational proposal for the next EMMC Road Map Meeting about 2018-2020 on May 20th 2016 (http://emmc.info/).

The full document can be found here: MaterialsModelling-for-Nanotoxicity_2016-05-16_v08


CECAM Workshop on Multiscale Simulation: from Materials Through to Industrial Usage

Abstracts are invited for submission by 7th May 2016 to the CECAM Workshop on Multiscale Simulation: from Materials through to Industrial Usage  to be held in Dublin, Ireland from 5 to 7 September 2016:  http://www.cecam.org/workshop-0-1255.html.

This is a workshop organised by the EMMC and the cluster of 5+1, also known as the European Multiscale cluster (EuMC), see more information on http://www.goldbeck-consulting.com/home.html/27120/25020.html.

Submissions are particularly encouraged highlighting challenges and success in the integration of simulation tools working at different length and/or time scales within open simulation platforms. The meeting features a Plugfest and also oral and poster contributions. Abstracts that demonstrate the development and/or application of multi-scale simulations are invited for contribution to the Plugfest and/or poster/oral sessions.

Abstract submission details can be found at http://www.nmp-deepen.eu/cecam-submissions.

Workshop organisers:

Eoin O’Reilly (Tyndall National Institute, Ireland)

Joan Adler (Technion Haifa, Israel)

Erica Coenen (TNO Technical Sciences, Materials Solutions Group, The Netherlands)

Heinz A. Preisig (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering Department, Norway)

Shahriar Amini (SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Flow Technology Department, Norway)

EMMC survey 2016

The EMMC started an open survey to collect views on what materials modelling developments are required in order to respond to the application needs of the European industry. The inputs collected via this survey will lay the groundwork for elaboration of the EMMC RoadMap 2018-2020, a process which will start during a meeting in Brussels on 20th May 2016, with participation (by invitation) of many active survey contributors.

The Open survey can be accessed under this link: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EMMC-materials-modelling-development

The second Software Solutions in ICME Workshop

The 2nd International Workshop on Software Solutions in ICME organized by the ICMEg consortium will take place in Barcelona from April 12th  to April 15th.  More than 100 experts from all over the world will discuss on “interoperability” in ICME type simulation settings. More: http://congress.cimne.com/icme2016/frontal/default.asp.

EMMC Survey of materials modelling development needs

In this open survey you are invited to provide your views on what materials modelling developments are required in order to respond to the application needs of the European industry. The inputs collected via this survey will lay the groundwork for elaboration of the EMMC RoadMap 2018-2020, a process which will start during a meeting in Brussels on 20th May 2016, with participation (by invitation) of many active survey contributors.

The Open survey can be accessed under this link: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EMMC-materials-modelling-development


Please feel free to distribute the link to your own network in order to reach an even broader group of stakeholders.

In addition, if  you would like to add your email to the list of stakeholders for future EMMC surveys, please join the EMMC by visiting the participation page at https://emmc.info/participation/  and filling out the joining EMMC form.

You may also participate in an open discussion on the various topics and propose new ones on the EMMC member wiki here (you need to join the EMMC to receive a user name and password for the member wiki)

The Second EMMC IntOp Workshop, 10.3.2016

More than 100 participants representing all stakeholders (manufacturers, modellers, translators) have attended the EMMC co-organised workshop on “Metadata and Interoperability in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) and Multiscale Materials Modelling (MMM)” that was held on Thursday 10 March 2016, 09:20 – 17:00 h at Covent Garden Brussels. More information can be found here.

Industrial Case Studies

Another EMMC objective delivered: The first set of multi-scale, multi-model industrial case studies has been achieved and are available online directly on the EC website.

Roadmap Updates for 2018-2020 Topics

Based on intensive efforts in the 2014 and 2015 which included numerous consultation and networking actions with representatives of all stakeholders the EMMC identified and proposed a set of underpinning and enabling actions to increase the industrial exploitation of materials modelling in Europe. These are summarised in the EMMC RoadMap.

The EMMC seeks to update its RoadMap for Materials Modelling to propose new input and topics aimed at recommendations for the 2018-2020 NMBP Programme.

Therefore the EMMC has kicked-off a new networking exercise to collect feedback from all EMMC members.

This includes online discussions open to all members on the EMMC Collaborative Wiki: http://emmc.info/Roadmap17

All EMMC Members are strongly encouraged to contribute ideas!

Note: a valid EMMC membership and wiki account are necessary, please register if you do not have one yet: https://emmc.info/join

EMMC gets spotted by the Dutch NRK Magazine!

The NRK Magazine of the Dutch rubber and plastics industry has highlighted in it’s December issue the Review of Materials Modelling and the activities of the EMMC to promote a more efficient use of Materials Modelling in industry.

See original page and a direct link to the English text.

IM2B: The EMMC International Material Modelling Board

The participants of the EMMC International Collaboration Workshop, 24-25.Septermber 2015, at Covent Garden, Brussels, Belgium from South Korea, Japan, USA and the EMMC agreed to establish the International Material Modelling Board (IM2B) to continue as a channel of communication and interaction between all material modelling actions happening in each geography.

More information can be found here: http://emmc.info/im2b/


Material Modelling Metadata

Materials models are used extensively across the world and to make efficient use of the generated data, a way of categorising them should be developed and agreed: meta-data!

The EMMC invites all stakeholders to join the EMMC and participate in Drafting Metadata for Materials Modelling!

If you are already a member of the EMMC please get in touch with the OTM of any of the WGs to get involved.

If not a member yet, but you still whant to contribute, please follow the instructions in the Participation link to join the EMMC first!

As a first step we are collecting high level metadata both in textual and graphical simple descriptions. Please see the following two templates:


Template Workflow using Metadata

See Also: http://emmc.info/eu-workshop-on-metadata-and-interoperability/

Guidance for open LEIT calls

What could “participation to the European modelling market place initiatives”  mean in practice?

What could “contribution to the EMMC (European Materials Modelling Council)” mean in practice?

In the Introduction to the LEIT WP 2016-2017 (page 6 of 114) it states “Proposers should consider participation in open data pilot (mandatory for modelling topics) and the European modelling market place initiatives (reference to the 2017 topic).”

Within the texts of   NMBP-23-2016 (page 75 of 114) and NMBP-25-2017 (page 79 of 114) it states “Projects are expected to contribute actively to on-going activities e.g. in the EMMC (European Materials Modelling Council), and EU funded clusters.”

You can find more information on the bottom-up, non-funded European Materials Modelling Council EMMC on the website www.emmc.info.

On this website there is a Roadmap with a section on the Modelling Market Place initiative (There is an explicit reference to a modelling market place in topic NMBP-25-2017.)

Initiatives and activities are the elaboration and use of standards for vocabulary and classes of models, guidance on software engineering and metadata

Software quality and protection: advice for LEIT proposals

Software Quality and protection

Software engineering quality measures are recommended to be included in the proposed work plan. Please see the Software Quality Advice for Academics, a document released by the EMMC for more information.

Software engineering quality measures should be taken as part of the proposed work plan. Please see the document released by the EMMC for more information.

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