EuMINe 1st General Meeting and Workshop

We are delighted to announce the EuMINe – European Materials Informatics Network COST Action First General Meeting, a pivotal event dedicated to fostering collaborative research and knowledge exchange within the European Materials Informatics Network. This meeting aims to unite a diverse community of researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and industry collaborators, all driven by the common objective of advancing materials informatics for the development of advanced materials. The primary objective of the First General Meeting is to lay the foundation for collaborative research and knowledge exchange. The event will encompass keynote lectures, poster presentations, and thematic discussions. 

The meeting will feature in-depth discussions on the current progress within the EuMINe Working Groups, with a focus on:

  • Materials Informatics and Data-Driven Technologies for Advanced Materials Development
  • Collaborative Research Efforts and AI-Driven Methods in Materials Development
  • Shared Methods and Policies for Materials Informatics Technologies
  • Structuring and Management of Materials Data, including Metadata and Format Specifications

Specialized sessions will be organized for young researchers and innovators, offering targeted discussions on data and software sharing, best practices, and experiences.


We look forward to your active participation in making the EuMINe First General Meeting & Workshop, a vibrant hub of collaborative exchange and innovation!

The EuMINe COST Action Coordination Team

As an integral part of this event, we are excited to host a dedicated Workshop on “Data-driven technologies, AI and digitalisation for advanced materials development”. This workshop will provide a platform to delve into the challenges and opportunities in the field of materials informatics and related technologies. Participants will explore current approaches and perspectives in the field, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the strategies, technologies, and approaches needed to propel meaningful advancements in materials informatics.

Federico Grasselli (EPFL, CH), COST Action DAEMON Vice-Chair

Monica Fabrizio (CNR, IT), COST Action EU-MACE Vice-Chair

The event will include:

  • EuMINe Core Group Meetings
  • EuMINe Management Committee Meeting
  • EuMINe Working Groups (1-5) Meetings and matchmaking
  • Open Workshop on “Data-driven technologies, AI and digitalisation for advanced materials development”

Time schedule:

  • April 10
  • 10.30 – 11.30 – Welcoming Coffee
  • 11.30 – 13.00 – Core Group Meeting
  • 13.00 – 14.00 – Break – Refreshments
  • 14.00 – 15.30 – Working Group presentations
  • 16.00 – 16.30 – Coffee Break
  • 16.30 – 18.30 – Working Group Matchmaking – “Connect & Explore”
  • April 11
  • 09.00 – 11.00 – Workshop
  • 11.00 – 11.30 – Coffee Break
  • 11.30 – 13.00 – Keynotes and Workshop
  • 13.00 – 14.00 – Break – Refreshments
  • 14.00 – 15.30 – Keynotes and Workshop
  • 15.30 – 16.00 – Coffee Break
  • 16.00 – 17.15 – Workshop
  • 17.15 – 19.00 – Aperiposter
  • April 12
  • 09.00 – 11.00 – Working Groups Matchmaking – “Collaborate & Innovate” and project planning
  • 11.00 – 11.30 – Coffee Break
  • 11.30 – 13.30 – Management Committee Meeting
  • 13.30 – 14.30 – Break – Refreshments
  • 14.30 – 15.30 – Core Group Meeting
  • 16.00 – End of the Meeting
  • Francesco Mercuri (Chair, CNR, Italy)
  • Tiago Galvão (CICECO, Portugal)
  • Jesper Friis (SINTEF, Norway)
  • Keith Butler (University College London, UK)
  • Roberto Iglesias (University of Oviedo, Spain)
  • David Gao (Nanolayers, Estonia)
  • Mariana Oliveira (CICECO, Portugal)
  • Lejla Banjanović-Mehmedović (University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Gokce Nur Yilmaz (TED University, Turkey)
  • Emilija Fidancevska (SS. Cyril and Methodius University, Republic of North Macedonia)
  • Amila Akagić (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Javier Dominguez (National Center for Nuclear Research, Poland)
  • Kerim Aydiner (Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey)
  • Giancarlo Franzese (University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Alexei Kuzmin (University of Latvia, Latvia)
  • Pascal Friedrich (KIT, Germany)
  • Paola Posocco (University of Trieste, Italy)
  • Brankica Filipić (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Francesco Mercuri (CNR, Italy)
  • Paola Posocco (University of Trieste, Italy)
  • Andrea Lorenzoni (CNR, Italy)
  • Giovanna Guidicelli (CNR, Italy)
  • Federico Bona (CNR, Italy)
  • Chiara Rossini (CNR, Italy)
  • Fabio Le Piane (CNR and University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Tommaso Forni (CNR and Polytechnic of Torino, Italy)
  • Mario Vozza (CNR and Polytechnic of Torino, Italy)
  • Alessandro Petrella (CNR and University of Bologna, Italy)

Registration is open until March 25, 2024

Register for the event here.

The EUMINE Cost Action is pleased to provide the opportunity for reimbursement to participants (travel expenses coverage and daily allowance), supporting their attendance at the meeting.

  • Invited speakers, Management Committee (MC) members and EuMINe Core Group (CG) members will be eligible for reimbursement.
  • Working Group (WG) and other participants will be selected for reimbursement upon the following criteria:
    • Active participation in the meeting by submitting an abstract. The presenting author will only be considered for reimbursement.
    • Balance and inclusivity in terms of gender, age, Inclusivity Target Country (ITC) and Near Neighbor Country (NNC) participation.
    • Added value of the participation in terms of contribution to the action.

We invite submissions that address key research areas and challenges related to the EuMINe Working Groups and to digital technologies for advanced materials. You are invited to submit an abstract by using the online form here before 1 March 2024.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 5, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: March 12, 2024

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2024

The event will take place at the Conference Center of the CNR Research Area, Via P. Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna Italy. More information about how to reach the venue are available here.

Read the press release in Italian and English