A satellite event was co-organised on 4th May by the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC ASBL) and the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC) in the framework of EuroNanoForum event. The focused topics of the event included the presentation of the main challenges in modelling and characterization of materials to achieve beyond state-of-the-art advances in three specific sectors:
• Interoperability between materials characterisation and modelling.
• Supporting complex, integrated characterisation and modelling workflows.
• Data traceability for materials throughout multiple lifecycles
In this workshop, some current operations regarding interoperability and integration have been presented. In particular, EMMO, MODA and CHADA were discussed to highlight their usability and utility as a basis for moderated discussions related to the above Topics, which held a lot of promise towards tackling Industrial challenges of European Industries.
The modern needs of European industrial manufacturing include the developments of novel, and integrated, characterisation methodologies and computational modelling, especially for establishing in a reproducible and efficient way the process-microstructure-property correlations in advanced materials. This is identified as a key step to enable the design of new and sustainable materials and processes, and support rapid upscaling. Another objective of the European industries is the transition to a decarbonised economy, and there is an emerging need for increase in the efficiency and effectiveness of materials and product development procedures by reducing costs and time for product design and time-to-market. Such developments must be based on knowledge transfer, which could be facilitated by data documentation standards and the exploitation of open repositories for exchange of trusted, efficient and reliable data for European industrial manufacturing.
To address this challenge EMMC and EMCC, as well as, related projects have been engaged in actions to define a classification and formal documentation of materials modelling and characterisation, the MODA and CHADA, respectively. Furthermore, EMMC has been leading the development of an ontology (EMMO) that serves the applied sciences and in particular materials science including modelling and characterisation.
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