Materials Discovery was multidisciplinary forum for researchers of all disciplines within the materials science community, designed as a scholarly link between the materials sciences and information sciences, and provided the foundation for advancing materials science knowledge by extracting and exploiting information from "big data".
Materials Discovery aimed to promote all aspects of the field of Materials Informatics and the scope included, but was not limited to, the use of informatics or data intensive experiments and computations as applied to:
- the discovery and design of new materials and/or microstructures;
- advancing knowledge and theoretical understanding of materials processes and /or mechanisms governing materials behavior;
- understanding the nature of data collection and generation in both experimental and computational studies; and
- methods to aid the analysis and interpretation of data and databases.