Ontology driven Open Translation Environment


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. OntoTrans 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. Its footing on the European Materials Modelling Ontology ensuring wide interoperability and standardisation. 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.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Emanuele Ghedini

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale
Dipartimento di Filosofia e Comunicazione
Dipartimento di Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria

Technische Universität Wien(Austria)

Other Participants:
Goldbeck Consulting Limited (United Kingdom)
Composites Evolution Limited (United Kingdom)
Helmholtz Zentrum Geestacht Zentrum Fur Material Und Kustenforschung Gmbh (Germany)
(Cmcl) Computational Modelling Cambridge Ltd (United Kingdom)
Arcelormittal Espana Sa (Spain)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Dow Benelux Bv (Netherlands)
Datastories International (Belgium)
Sintef As (Norway)
Fraunhofer Ipa (Germany)
Procter & Gamble Services Company Nv (Belgium)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 5.511.936,25
Project Duration in months: 48
Start Date: 01/04/2020
End Date: 31/03/2024

Cordis webpage
Project website

Industry, innovation and infrastructure This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862136