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Ontology driven Open Translation Environment


Project timeline
April 2020
52 months
July 2024
General Information
The OntoTrans project responds to the need of industry to react to manufacturing challenges more efficiently by accessing the relevant information and utilizing materials modelling more effectively. OntoTrans provides an ontology-based Open Translation Environment. Its Artificial Intelligence approach enables end users to represent in a standard ontological form their manufacturing process challenges and to connect them with relevant information sources and materials modelling solutions, capable to support optimal materials and process design. The project provides smart targeted guidance through the whole translation process, namely from the initial user case specification to actual materials modelling workflows with related validation, verification and uncertainty quantifications to deliver a full complete experience to companies. This is achieved via analysis of available data (data fusion), modelling workflow options, simulation and contextual results interpretation.
OntoTrans is fully integrated into existing and emerging developments in materials and manufacturing, including integration with digital materials modelling marketplaces and open simulation platforms. The project’s footing on the European Materials Modelling Ontology ensures wide interoperability and standardization. OntoTrans is developed and tested alongside four industrial challenges covering different types of materials and industries, targeting increased competitiveness by means of a semantic data-driven and agile approach.
The role of Hereon is to lead the project-internal and external training and education activities, as part of the work package entitled Dissemination, Ecosystem, Training and Exploitation.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaH2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2018-2020
Project TypeResearch and Innovation Action
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 862136
Co-ordinatorTechnische Universität Wien (AT)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Natalia Konchakova, Institute of Surface Science, Interface Modeling , MOM, Phone: +49 4152 87 1963
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Alma Mater Studiorum - Università die Bologna (IT), Arcelormittal Innovacion Investigacion e Inversion SL (ES), Composites Evolution Limited (UK), Comutational Modelling Cambridge Limited (UK), Datastories International (BE), Dow Benelux B.V. (NL), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (DE), Goldbeck Consulting Limited (UK), Procter & Gamble Services Company NV (BE), SINTEF (NO), Technische Universität Wien (AT)
OntoTRANS website
Last Update: 02. February 2024