How to tidy up the jungle of mathematical models? A prerequisite for sustainable research software

May 11, 2017 : 10:00 - 10:30

Thomas Koprucki (Weierstrass Institute (WIAS), Germany)

Mathematical modeling and simulation (MMS) has now been established as an essential part of the scientific work in many disciplines.

It is common to categorize the involved numerical data and to some extend the corresponding scientific software as research data. Both have their origin in mathematical models. A holistic approach to research data in MMS should cover all three aspects: models, software, and data.

Yet it is unclear, whether a suitable management of the mathematical knowledge related to models is possible and how it would look like.

In this talk, we outline an approach to address this problem based on a flexiformal representation of the mathematical knowledge in publications and research software. We will discuss how this can improve the sustainability of research obtained by mathematical modeling and numerical simulations.


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