Welcome to the 2019 EMMC-eSSENCE Conference
3-5 June 2019 in Uppsala! (lunch-to-lunch)

"Multiscale modelling in the 21st century:
Physics-based and data-driven."

Multiscale modelling (coupling & linking of models) is a central theme in molecular and materials modelling of complex systems, and it is also a central theme of this meeting. Furthermore, this is the 2nd international EMMC-eSSENCE meeting with the sub-theme of physics-based & data-driven modellingHow can physics-based insight and data-driven analysis  best work together (or at least how can they complement each other)? Will the reliability, accuracy and validity of our modelling results improve when data-driven approaches are mixed in with physics-based simulation techniques?

Among the invited keynote speakers are:


Dr. Berend Smit (Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Basic Sciences, EPFL, CH)

    "The Nanoporous Materials Genome in action - molecules in prison."

Dr.  Uto Maran (Senior Research Fellow in Molecular Technology, University of Tartu, EE)

    "Property = f(structure)"

Mr.  Shahin Khan (Technology analyst, OrionX, Menlo Park, USA)

     "Technology buzzwords in Silicon Valley - and what they mean."

Dr.  Thomas Schön (Division of Artifical Intelligence, Uppsala Univ, SE)

    "Probabilistic modelling -  driven by data, guided by physics"

Dr.  Stefaan Cottenier (Center for Molecular Modelling, Ghent University, BE)
    "The road to accuracy - and how to assess it."

*  "Multiscale-modelling of batteries and Battery 2030+".

+  A number of  invited and contributed talks.

The deadline for registration and abstracts submission is 15 May 2019. Abstracts on the theme of multiscale modelling and on the data-driven + physics-based models theme, are equally welcome! It is of course also perfectly fine to participate without a presentation.

The conference dinner will be held at the  unique exhibition of the Titanic ship on display in Uppsala this summer. The unsinkable Titanic sank on its maiden voyage on 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic after colliding with an iceberg. The exhibition consists of some 200 original objects and many recreated interiors in natural size. We will visit it before dinner.  Sign up for it on the registration page of this conference.

This meeting is arranged by the  European Materials Modelling Council in collaboration with the Swedish national strategic e-science research programme eSSENCE and with colleagues from our sister programme SeRC

Kersti Hermansson, Peter Broqvist and team

Uppsala University

The meeting is supported

and is arranged in co-operation with:

This workshop has received funding via the EMMC-CSA project from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 72386.

Version 6 of the Review of Materials Modelling (RoMM 6) called is now published by the EC. The direct link is found here.