Establishing materials modelling marketplaces: from interoperability to cooperation

Martin Thomas Horsch

HLRS, Germany


Martin Thomas Horsch holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Paderborn (2010) and a habilitation degree in computational engineering from TU Kaiserslautern (2016).

In 2018, he joined UK Research and Innovation as a computational data scientist at STFC Daresbury Laboratory and, in 2020, the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) where he is involved in developing the national research data infrastructure for catalysis (NFDI4Cat).


Establishing materials modelling marketplaces: from interoperability to cooperation

Designing a system of interoperable marketplaces has been central to the European Commission's strategy for digitalization in materials modelling within the LEIT NMBP line of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. This includes the Virtual Materials Marketplace (VIMMP), MarketPlace, MARKET4.0, and DOME 4.0. This impulse talk summarizes work in progress concerning semantic interoperability from the point of view of the VIMMP project, with a focus on perspectives for interoperating with other marketplaces and digital platforms. Challenges are identified regarding the uptake of the FAIR principles in domains of knowledge from materials modelling, aiming at discussing the best way forward jointly with the participants of the EMMC International Workshop.

This impulse presentation is given on behalf of UKRI Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The Virtual Materials Marketplace (VIMMP) project is funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 760907.


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