||OBJECTIVE: This symposium will provide a venue for presenting focused research and development related to accelerating materials design and innovation for fielding new materials and processes using the ICME approach.
BACKGROUND and SCOPE: Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) is crucial to accelerating the pace of materials design, development, manufacturing, and deployment of advanced materials systems for achieving global competitiveness in the 21st century. While success stories in automotive and aerospace sectors exist, one of the challenges that ICME faces for adoption across a wide array of materials and materials systems is that of developing the infrastructure for integrating computational and experimental data across a variety of length and times scales. The proposed symposium aims to gather a diverse interdisciplinary group of prominent materials scientists and engineers to present work on the development of infrastructure tools to facilitate ICME in a wide array of materials classes, which can include metals, composites, ceramics, and polymers. While all material classes are welcomed, the focus of this symposium is on the models, databases, simulation tools, and general infrastructure development that support ICME efforts in an almost material-agnostic manner. We are seeking abstracts in the following general topic areas:
• Open standards and data repositories, including resource and data type registries
• Workflow tools for extracting, transforming, and analyzing data related to microstructure and properties
• Informatics based tools and data mining approaches
• Uncertainty quantification and propagation in both models and experiments
• Data management tools, especially for large datasets
• Validation and verification tools and methods for linking simulations with experiments
• Integration tools and methods for linking processing-structure-property relationships
The ability to develop the infrastructure tools, data, and methods is critical to optimizing the impact that ICME can have on accelerated materials development.