CEN workshop for the Revision of CWA 17815:2021: “Materials Characterisation – Terminology, Metadata and Classification”

The upcoming CEN workshop for the revision of CWA 17815:2021: “Materials Characterisation – Terminology, Metadata and Classification”, aims to establish a common language (definitions and vocabulary) for materials characterisation and modelling. It is organized by the nanoMECommons project and supported by the European Materials Characterisation Council.

The NanoMECommons project, funded by Horizon 2020 (GA 952869), is building a network of researchers and innovators to tackle the challenge of characterizing nanomaterials across various industries.

The workshop targets professionals in research and development across various industries, particularly those involved in material characterisation and modelling. The resulting CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) will enhance communication among experts in all areas of materials characterisation and modelling and facilitate exchange between industrial end-users, experimentalists, and computational modellers.

Workshop Details:

  • Secretariat: UNI, the Italian National Standards Body
  • Kick-off Meeting: Online, 24 May 2024, 09:30 – 12:30 CEST

Learn more and register

Survey on characterisation priorities

NanoMECommons project is cordially inviting EMCC community to participate in a survey integral to the consultation of roadmapping activities within the characterisation domain. This encompasses advanced characterisation, data exchange procedures, artificial intelligence, and other pertinent topics, drawing upon the invaluable experiences and insights from your projects.

This survey is a collaborative initiative stemming from the Horizon 2020 project NanoMECommons (Grant Agreement: 952869), building upon the discussions held at the EuroNanoForum 2023 event, particularly the special session of EMCC on advanced characterisation. This survey is endorsed by EMCC board and will contribute to roadmapping activities.

The gathered insights will serve as crucial input for the NanoMECommons project, aiding in mapping priority activities within the characterisation landscape. This effort will help identify gaps and contribute to the development of a framework, enabling characterisation to provide impactful solutions with broader implications at the EU level, particularly in connection with materials design, manufacturing, and the circular economy.

Your active participation in this survey is pivotal to shaping the future of characterisation advancements. For larger companies, it is recommended referencing a specific sector or business line during completion, recognizing that distinct processes or principles may be applicable.

Upon the community request, we extend the deadline for completion to January 12, 2024. To contribute your insights, please follow the survey link provided below:


Should you have any queries or require further clarification, do not hesitate to reach out to us at coordinator@NanoMECommons.eu or info@NanoMECommons.eu.

Thank you for your cooperation and valuable input.

Warm regards,

On behalf of NanoMECommons project

NanoMECommons Open Day Workshop

We are pleased to announce that NanoMECommons will be delivering its 1st Exploitation and Dissemination Open Day Workshop in Ansys UK premises, located in Cambridge.

The event is FREE, and you are welcome to join the NanoMECommons partners by registering your interest here.

The date of the event is 3-4 July, 2023. Make sure to book your space quickly as the deadline for in person participation closes on 15 June, 2023. Online participation deadline is 2 weeks later, on 28 June.

EMCC members will be there in support of the efforts undertaken by the NanoMECommons project.

Update on EuroNanoForum 2023 and EMCC Session

We’d like to invite you to view the first version of EuroNanoForum agenda which is now available. EuroNanoForum is spread out over 3 days, and each day has something different to offer, from pitch presentations to high level debates, and hot topics from the various challenges in the materials field. Make sure you register and don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect with experts and other like-minded professionals.

Registrations are now open. Please follow the link below to register (both online or in person participation):

EuroNanoForum Registration Page.

Hopefully, we’ll get the chance to meet you and exchange insightful views during EMCC session on Day 3 or in the exhibition.


NMBP-35 Horizon 2020 Projects NanoMECommons, Charisma, and Easi-stress will co-host a hybrid Workshop event and would like to invite you to join in person!

Workshop Title

Materials characterization and software tools as key enablers in NMBP-35 projects: Towards industrial transition and wider acceptance of new methods and products

Date and Location 

The workshop will be held on Thursday the 24th November 2022, as a hybrid event (Athens/online), and is supported by European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC).

Thematic Areas

The outcomes of the workshop will be used for an Open Consultation Process, by identifying the community needs in accordance with EC directives and EMCC objectives in three key thematic areas:

  • Characterization/Standardization
  • Suites of multi-scale/AI modelling and characterization
  • Materials 2030 Roadmap: Characterization and modelling as horizontal enablers

Registration and Agenda

Registration Deadline: 11th November 2022

Agenda: Please find further Information via our websites.

Cost: Free, but registration is required!

EMCC Contact

Join us in EMCC fostering collaboration.

For further questions about the workshop, please contact us at emcc@characterisation.eu

New article in materials & design

There is a new article available co-authored by Charitidis, Sebastiani and Goldbeck (2022) focusing on innovation in materials manufacturing for Industry 5.0. The article is available online with Materials & Design in Volume 223.


Recent advances in materials modelling, characterization and materials informatics suggest that deep integration of such methods can be a crucial aspect of the Industry 5.0 revolution, where the fourth industrial revolution paradigms are combined with the concepts of transition to a sustainable, human-centric and resilient industry. We pose a specific deep integration challenge beyond the ordinary multidisciplinary modelling/characterization research approach in this short communication with research and innovation as drivers for scientific excellence. Full integration can be achieved by developing common ontologies across different domains, enabling meaningful computational and experimental data integration and interoperability. On this basis, fine-tuning of adaptive materials modelling/characterization protocols can be achieved and facilitate computational and experimental efforts. Such interoperable and meaningful data combined with advanced data science tools (including machine learning and artificial intelligence) become a powerful asset for materials scientists to extract complex information from the large amount of data generated by last generation characterization techniques. To achieve this ambitious goal, significant collaborative actions are needed to develop common, usable, and sharable digital tools that allow for effective and efficient twinning of data and workflows across the different materials modelling and characterization domains.

Keywords: Industry 5.0; Ontology; Modelling; Materials characterization; Data interoperability

Licence: The article is accessible via Science Direct and with a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND) licence, which means it is open access for everyone to read.

Citation: Charitidis, C., Sebastiani, M., & Goldbeck, G. (2022). Fostering research and innovation in materials manufacturing for Industry 5.0: the key role of domain intertwining between materials characterization, modelling and data science. Materials & Design, 111229. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2022.111229

Image: Available via the citation.