About the Open Research Data Pilot in Horizon 2020

This blogpost is a summary of that document – consider it a first aid kit where you will find answers to some of your more urgent questions about the ORD Pilot, Data Management Plans and Zenodo!   

EMMC: European Material Modelling Council (EMMC Website)

The mission of the EMMC is to bring materials modelling closer to the demands of industry. The existing foundations in terms of discrete and continuum models, open simulation platforms, interoperability based on metadata schema are further strengthened, and roadmaps are established for future actions. A new collaborative and integrative approach will bring materials modelling benefits to manufacturers: The EMMC Marketplace, a digital European hub to ease the access of industry to materials modelling and data repositories, development of the translators role and function, training and validation of software.  The EMMC promotes integration of materials modelling into state of the art Business Decision Support Systems (BDSS). Materials modelling must be associated with clear economic impacts and become an integral part of product life cycle management in European industry. The EMMC enhances the interaction and collaboration between all stakeholders engaged in different types of materials modelling, including discrete and continuum modellers, software owners, translators and manufacturers.

FORCE H2020 Project. (Project website)

Formulations and computational engineering (FORCE) is a new project, underway within the EU program Horizon 2020. The main goal of the consortium is to bring materials modelling to the heart of business decision making by integrating materials modelling into state of the art business decision support systems (BDSS). The project will enable industries to make more knowledgeable decisions based not only on existing legacy data, but also on new data generated by state of the art multiscale and multi-physics materials modelling. Coordinator : Adham Hashibon of Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Freiburg

EMMC-CSA (Coordination Action) (Project website)

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. Coordinator: Nadja Adamovic, TU Wien (AT). Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FP7 606711:  ICMEg:  Integrated Computational Materials Engineering.

Integrated Computational Materials Engineering - ICME - uses a variety of software tools in a simultaneous or consecutive combination. Major developments in the area of ICME by now have successfully been driven essentially by academic and industrial users of simulation software. Even though ICME is a new and powerful discipline, coupling of different software tools is still in its infancy. If such a coupling is realized at all, major issues are significant efforts in terms of time and workforce to be spent when using the ICME approach. The ICMEg CSA coordinates emerging standards for the  ‘plug-and-play” integration materials models. CTU and e-Xstream are partners in ICMEg.

FP7-NMP.2013.1.4-1: MoDeNa. Modelling of morphology development of micro- and nanostructures       

MoDeNa aims at developing, demonstrating and assessing an easy-to-use multi-scale software-modelling framework application under an open-source licensing scheme that delivers models with feasible computational loads for process and product design of complex materials. The use of the software will lead to novel research and development avenues that fundamentally improve the properties of these nanomaterials.          In a sense, also MoDeNa is a progenitor of COMPOSELECTOR, very similar to NANOMODEL as a concept, but again with no reference to process/LCE analysis and decision making tool development. UniTS and POLITO are partners in MoDeNa.

FP7 NMP.2013.1.4-1: SimPhoNy

The SimPhoNy project aims to develop an easy-to-use integrated multiscale modelling environment for in Silico discovery and design of nano-enabled systems and materials. The main concept of the SimPhoNy framework is to augment existing open-source and commercial simulation tools and supplement them with sophisticated interface software libraries that allow for flow of information from one component to the other.  The SimPhoNy project develops open CUDS (Common Universal Data Standards) that will be used as a candidate for further metadata schema development within other projects and the EMMC.

FP7-2011-NMP-ICT-FoF: EPES: Eco Process Engineering System for composition of services to optimize product life cycle.         

EU FP7 funded project in manufacturing and sustainability engineering, which produced a set of tools for improving products and processes along their lifecycle. The “Decision Making Module”, which helps decision-makers to use data and models to identify and solve problems and to make decisions, was implemented by ESTECO. This experience will certainly contribute to the design and implementation of the BDSS.

FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-1: UMRIDA: Uncertainty Management for Robust Industrial Design in Aeronautics        

UMRIDA is an EU FP7 funded project which aims at a paradigm shift in virtual prototyping away from deterministic design and towards a design under uncertainties, providing not only a mean result but a domain of confidence for a given design quantity. The new developments in Uncertainty Management and Quantification (UM and UQ) and Robust Design methods (RDM) developed in the project by ESTECO and other partners, could represent an important contribution in the areas required by the BDSS.