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  • Work on the VMAP project (A New Interface Standard for Integrated Virtual Material Modeling in Manufacturing Industry) got under way with a kick-off event at Schloss Birlinghoven on October, 24th and 25th, 2017. The aim of the research and development work is to define and establish software standards in virtual engineering workflows for the manufacturing industry. Currently, incompatible interfaces for the transfer of virtual material information require extensive manual adjustments. This causes loss of information and delays in the entire design process.

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    Modern infrastructures for telecommunication or building automation are complex systems. They consist, for example, of software components, of electronic elements and of sensors, which often communicate with each other over the Internet. In such cyber-physical systems (CPS) large quantities of data are generated. The analysis of these data volumes – online and offline – represents a scientific challenge. In the “Flex4Apps” project, the aim is to use data analysis to better understand the processes inside CPS, to make the systems more error-tolerant and reliable and to provide new services

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  • SANKT AUGUSTIN, Germany / CAMBRIDGE, Mass., February 11, 2016 – Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Exaptive Inc. today announced a new initiative to improve access to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research. The creation of a PTSD KnowledgeMap(TM) will systematize the current PTSD research space and provide interactive tools for scientists and others studying PTSD.

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  • The concepts of big data, smart knowledge, text mining and data mining have be-come firmly embedded in the scientific and research communities and are playing an increasingly important role in people's everyday work. The international conference »From Big Data to Smart Knowledge – Text and Data Mining in Science and Economy« (February 23 and 24, Hyatt Regency Cologne) will be focusing on these topics with a number of presentations by top-class keynote speakers from around the world. Registration for the conference is now open at www.textminingconference.de.

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    VAVID allows technology firms to get a better grip on the massive amount of data they need to handle. The partners in this project are developing methods to tackle the enormous volumes of data that accumulate at engineering departments. Examples of such data include simulation results and the sensor data received from machines and installations. VAVID works by using comparative analysis and data compression to reduce data to its relevant core. This saves on the costs of data storage and creates the transparency needed by engineers to optimize both production and products. VAVID is being coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI) and is receiving 2.2 million euros in support from the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under its Big Data program.

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  • BRUSSELS. In January the AETIONOMY consortium started a project aiming to develop a new way to classify Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The 5-year-project is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a joint undertaking between the European Union and the pharmaceutical industry association EFPIA. The new classification will be generated using data derived from a wide range of new biological approaches and will be based on the underlying causes of the disease. Currently, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are classified by their symptoms and severity but it is clear that this does not represent the many different causes of these diseases. It has been widely recognised that within these broad disease groups there are sub-groups where the different causes result in the symptoms of memory loss or movement disorder.

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    SANKT AUGUSTIN. A new version of the software PackAssistant from Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI will be presented at the "FachPack" exhibition in Nürnberg from 24th to 26th September 2013. PackAssistant is the world's leading software for optimizing packaging configurations of identical parts in standard containers. The container loading arising from the computation typically of the calculated refills typically exceeds the packing volume created by experienced packing planners.

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  • SANKT AUGUSTIN. Leading global companies like Schlumberger Water Services, Aquaveo LLC, DHI Water & Environment, Environmental Simulations Inc., and HydroGeoLogic Inc. exploit Fraunhofer SCAI’s linear solver library SAMG (Algebraic Multigrid Methods for Systems) for the acceleration of their groundwater simulation software. Groundwater models are the basis for computer simulations for a range of industrial and environmental research themes, such as analyses of pump testing, the diffusion of toxic elements, and the prediction of changes in groundwater levels. The computationally most intensive process during a groundwater simulation is the solution of the extremely large linear systems of equations.

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