Revision of CWA 17815:2021: “Materials Characterisation - Terminology, Metadata and Classification”

The forthcoming CEN workshop will focus on the revision of CWA 17815:2021, titled “Materials characterisation - Terminology, metadata and classification,” based on insights from the European project NanoMECommons.

The NanoMECommons project, funded by Horizon 2020 (GA 952869), is building a network of researchers and innovators to tackle the challenge of characterizing nanomaterials across various industries.


The focus lies on developing standardised and reliable methods for real-world industrial use. These methods will minimize measurement inconsistencies and improve data exchange and traceability. NanoMECommons aims to deliver multi-scale and multi-technique protocols for characterizing mechanical properties relevant to diverse industrial sectors.


Additionally, the project will introduce innovative tools for data sharing, reference materials, specialised ontologies, and standardised data documentation within the field of nanomechanical characterisation.


The field of materials characterisation and modelling encompasses a vast array of materials and applications, leading to numerous communities with their own specialized terminologies. While these terminologies cater to specific application areas and model types, advancements in advanced materials and nanotechnology require a strong interdisciplinary approach that bridges these communities. The proposed CEN workshop aims to establish a common language (definitions and vocabulary) for materials characterisation and modelling.


The workshop targets professionals in research and development across various industries, particularly those involved in material characterisation and modelling. Public authorities involved in policy development related to advanced manufacturing and nanotechnology are also encouraged to participate, ensuring the standardisation aligns with current and future technological advancements.


The kick-off meeting will be held on the 24th of May 2024 online. People interested to participate in the kick-off meeting can register through an online form.


All interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft Project Plan using the commenting form below, to the Workshop secretary, Ms Chiara PIA (chiara.pia@uni.comby, 2024-05-22.


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