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ADCR 2022 – Presentations and Keynotes

At the ADCR22, we at NFDI4Cat took the opportunity to present our latest results and, more importantly, our goals for the upcoming year. The main focus of the conference, however, was on digital catalysis and research data management, and this event would feature some great presentations on many different topics making it a great innovation hub. We will summarize the most important of them here:

We would like to very sincerely thank our NFDI partners and speakers for their attendance and support!

Dr.-Ing. Felix Engel from TIB
NFDI4Ing was represented by Dr.-Ing. Felix Engel from the TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Technology and Natural Sciences University Library.Felix Engel spoke about the challenges in research data management and presented the TIB Terminology Service, a web-based platform that supports the adoption and standardisation of terminologies.

Dr. Paco Laveille from ETH Zürich
Paco Laveille is the Head of the ETHZ Catalysis Hub (SwissCAT+ East services) in Switzerland. His talk on supporting data-driven automated and high-throughput catalysis R&D was an incredible insight into the future.

Dr. Sutanay Choudhury from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Sutanay Choudhury is a principal investigator and Data Scientist in the Advanced Computing, Mathematics, and Data Division at PNNL. Sutanay presented his efforts on turning data into knowledge using knowledge graphs and provided some very interesting examples on how they can be applied in different scientific disciplines.

Dr. Lukas Jansen from NFDI
Dr Lukas Jansen is a research officer at the NFDI Association. He is responsible for networking with national and international actors in the field of research data management. As an expert in this field, Lukas Jansen gave us an amazing overview of current initiatives such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) and Gaia-X.

Prof. Martin Himly and Dr. Thomas Exner
Enabling on-the-fly and quality-assured (meta)data provision for complex experimental workflows.
In this talk, the two scientists presented their experience gained in the European Union H2020 NanoCommons project. NanoCommon provides an infrastructure for reproducible science that improves data integration and enables nanoinformatics workflows to bridge the gaps. They also introduced the Instance Map Tool, which enables clear visualization of experimental workflows and rapid metadata creation.

Prof. Keisuke Takahashi from the Hokkaido University
Keisuke Takahashi gave an inspiring talk on an emerging field – the field of catalyst informatics. Catalyst informatics combines research data from catalysis research and development as we know it with data science techniques to optimize catalysts development.

Dr. Ansgar Schäfer from BASF SE
Ansgar Schäfer, head of the quantum chemistry group at BASF SE, discussed the importance of reliable data for machine learning and the immense value of sharing it. He emphasized the importance of a suitable infrastructure such as NFDI4Cat.





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