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News 31 October 2023

Call for abstracts: Workshop on Digitalization and Automation Boost Energy Materials Research

The EERA JP AMPEA and DfE join forces with the COST-Action EU-MACE (European Materials Acceleration Center for Energy) to hold their first joint workshop on "Digitalization and Automation boost Energy Materials Research."

The two-day workshop, taking place on 24 and 25 January 2024 in Rome, Italy, is dedicated to showcasing the latest numerical tools, methodologies, and applications that are revolutionizing the way we design, analyze, and develop advanced energy materials.

Academic and industry researchers are invited to present the state-of-the-art progress in digital and automation methodologies for materials research, without delving excessively into technical details while demonstrating their relevance to addressing the broader, overarching challenges encountered by the community.

The call for abstracts is now open!

Suggested topics:

  • AI applied to energy and materials design, characterization and assembly, material discovery/improvement through database screening
  • Coupling characterizations and simulations (connection between the material properties derived from experimentation to the one obtained in-silico): e.g., dislocation densities, residual stresses for characterization methods
  • Multi-physics and multi-scale simulations of energy sources and materials’ property – breaching scales: e.g., atomistic to microstructure, corrosion-wear, thermomechanical for simulation of materials/bridging length scales
  • The role of energy in the road to exascale
  • Automation methods & robotics
  • Digital twin
  • Sensorization of labs (Connecting virtualized labs and sensorized infrastructures)
  • Incorporating “Sustainable and Safe by Design” tools into materials design
  • SSH approach (The human-centric approach in the digitalisation of the energy sector)
  • Data Science (e.g., Metadata structuring, FAIR adoption, data quality assessment)
  • Open materials data (what’s out there, and how to join and use them efficiently, state of the art, which kind of material properties?)
  • Education and training: Effective training methods for young/old scientists

Abstract submission guidelines and important dates:

  • No more than 350 words (please use this template)
  • Submission via email to:
  • Please indicate your membership: JP AMPEA, JP DfE, EU-MACE or “other” in the subject line when submitting
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: November 27th, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: December 8th, 2023