Dear MaterialDigital Community,
we wish you and your families a happy Easter and peaceful holidays.
Your PMD Team
Dear colleagues of the MaterialDigital community,
we are very pleased to present you the eighth newsletter of the Platform MaterialDigital (PMD)! The year 2022 has started with many tasks, big goals and high motivation.
Besides the further developments of the PMD, we are constantly working on making the connection more straightforward...
Thank you for your interest and participation in our first assembly. In our download area you will find the PMD presentation held, as well as the slides of the academically funded projects as they were shown in the event.
Until next time!
27-29 September 2022 Hybrid Congress - Darmstadt (Germany) & Online In the frame of Topic M “Modelling and Simulation” we are organizing the Symposium M04: “Digital Materials: Experiments, simulation workflows, ontologies and interoperability”. In this symposium, we call for an open discussion and exchange about the recent technical and scientific challenges involved in developing an interoperable representation of materials and processes. These include recent developments of ontologies, materials data schemas and software solutions that allow representation and integration of workflows, processes, and materials in a digitalized manner. We invite you to submit an abstract until March 15th
On March, 17th 2022, the platform MaterialDigital will hold its first plenary meeting for the entire community (plenary meeting will be in German)! Join us and learn more about the current status of the MaterialDigital platform and its already connected projects. During our breakout sessions on the topics of ontologies, workflows and community, you can actively participate and discuss working issues with us. To collect relevant topics from the community, you can share topics and questions in advance in our forum. We look forward to your involvement and participation, the PMD Team
The present initiative to digitize materials is of particular strategic importance for Germany as a business location, which can only be adequately addressed by pooling the efforts of all stakeholders. Due to the diversity of materials and the processes associated with their production and use, the complexity of the lifecycles of materials and the multitude of academic and industrial participants impose a huge challenge. There are many scattered activities, but there is a lack of bundling of the efforts of all stakeholders, which can eliminate redundancies and a lack of acceptance and advance a common basis in the digitalization of materials. Our goal in meeting this challenge is to contextualize material data in a way that is consistent with all stakeholders: All necessary information on the condition of the material, including production and application-related changes, must be made available via a uniform, machine-readable description. Another central task is to lay the foundation for the development and transfer of an efficient ontology for materials and the associated processes into the applications.
The innovation platform MaterialDigital was launched on 1 July 2019 to initiate appropriate measures. The platform serves primarily to structure the topic area but serves as well as an interaction and communication platform. In addition, it helps to identify concrete work tasks that can be developed in agile working groups and projects of different composition linked to the platform. The dimensions of a data room can be spanned by coupled scientific (specific materials: e.g. Cu, steel, fiber reinforced plastics, functional ceramics,...) and industry-led pilot projects (along value chains: e.g. raw material across supply chains and OEMs up to recycling).
The platform itself is not a service provider, but a networker and interface of the project and responsible for:
The networking of stakeholders via communication measures, webinars, events and joint governance.
Development of initial concepts for an infrastructure for the digitization of materials implemented by decentralized data servers, operated by local hosting at the partners.
IT-secure access certification that ensures data sovereignty.
Coordinate and drive the development of runtime environments.
Coordinate joint projects in academia and industry.