Breakout Session Themes
BREAKOUT SESSION 1
Data Lifecycle to Support a Sustainable Cyber-Toolbox
Session 1 Leaders: Jim Hutchison, Raul Cachau, Mark Tuominen and Michele Ostraat
- What does the IDEAL data lifecycle look like?
- Comparison with our CURRENT lifecycle.
- What are the data gaps?
- What are the barriers to move from current to ideal?
Session Outputs: recommendation on IDEAL data lifecycle; identification of data gaps and barriers to sustainable nanoinformatics
BREAKOUT SESSION 2
Use of Nanoinformatics for Predictive Modeling
Session 2 Leaders: Nathan Baker, Yoram Cohen, Sharon Gaheen and Andre Nel
- What outputs are expected from predictive toxicology and mechanistic models?
- What level of nanomaterial representation/description is required to parameterize these models?
- What examples can be used to illustrate NI as a 'model' for the Materials Genome Initiative?
Session Outputs: recommendation on nanomaterial description requirements for predictive modeling; examples to illustrate utility of NI approach
BREAKOUT SESSION 3
Session 3 Leaders: Jeff Steevens, Stacey Harper, Sally Tinkle and Mark Hoover
- How will the data and the predictive models be used to make decisions (in context of the value chain: materials development > manufacturing > use > post-use)?
- How can the different nanoinformatics needs throughout the value chain and lifecycle be coordinated, integrated and balanced between sectors, technologies, designer/manufacturer/user-based informatics?
- How do existing grassroots efforts in nanoinformatics (additional informatics efforts not focused on nanomaterials) fit into an integrated framework for informatics infrastructure?
- Which bits of informatics need to be unified/standardized, which just need to be functionally linked and what is missing?
Session Outputs: recommendation on standards to catalyze nanoscience and support nanoinformatics approaches and modeling; plan for data sharing and informatics integration; identification of informatics gaps