An ontology is a formal naming and definition of the types, properties, and interrelationships of the entities that really or fundamentally exist for a particular domain. Recently in the material science domain, various international actions identified ontologies and related information technologies as critical tools for interoperability. Semantic approaches to interoperability arose out of the need to integrate databases having their own data vocabulary, however these have gain attention as ways to facilitate interoperability between heterogeneous material modelling software in complex workflows.
The scope of this session is to bring key stakeholders together to foster wider collaborations and ensure alignment developments in order to mitigate the risk independent actions will threaten the overall interoperability goal. In addition to illustrate examples of application ontologies, impulse talks will elaborate on how ontology boost interoperability, including how to get from individual actions to a coherent and harmonised system and how to make ontologies interoperable.
Ontologies and Chemistry
Colin Batchelor (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK)
Ontologies in Computational Materials Science: The NOMAD experience
by Luca M. Ghiringhelli (NOMAD, Fritz-Haber-Institute, DE)
Applied ontology and its use in product and production modeling
by Stefano Borgo (ISTC CNR, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, IT)