eScience Center - Lorentz Competition

Each year, the Netherlands eScience Center and the Lorentz Center invite researchers to join the eScience Center – Lorentz competition. The workshop should bring together researchers and experts from the academic community and the public/ private sector.

The winner will organize a workshop at the Lorentz Center@Snellius in Leiden, the Netherlands.


This year the focus is Digital Twins.

Digital twins are virtual representations of real-world objects or systems. Digital twins typically use several coupled models, sometimes supported by machine learning, and are refined with real-time data. Coupled with interactive analysis and visualization, this technology enables new insights and scientific discoveries. Moreover, it allows researchers and policy makers to run what-if scenarios, supporting decision making.


What we seek
• an innovative scientific case, that takes us beyond current boundaries
• an open and interactive format, with few lectures
• at least one scientific organizer based within and one outside the Netherlands
• at least one scientific organizer from academia and one from the public/private sector

What we offer
• a 5-day workshop for up to 25 people in the second half of 2023
• contributions from one or more “Digital Twin” experts from the eScience Center, with expertise in    the area of model coupling, data assimilation, analytics, visualization, machine learning, and high-performance computing
• travel and accommodation reimbursements
• no registration fees or other organizational costs
• professional organizational support, under the philosophy ‘you do the research, we do the rest’
• Hybrid format also an option

• a 1-page expression of interest by 25 April 2022
• announcement selection of shortlist before 17 May 2022
• a full application by 13 June 2022
• final decision beginning of July 2022
• submit applications to:
• peer review process; final decision by the directors


Please find answers to several FAQs here.                       


Programme Management Netherlands eScience Center,
Henriette Jensenius, scientific manager Lorentz Center,



Previous Lorentz-eScience call winners


Boosting (sub) seasonal forecasts with Explainable AI
Dim Coumou, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Maurice Schmeits, Royal Netherlands Meterological Institute (KNMI)
Daniela Domeissen, ETH-Zurich
Jakob Runge, DLR Institute of Data Science
Michael Scheuerer, Norwegian Computing Center



Technologies for Enhanced Documentation of African Languages: creating synergies

Sara Petrollino, Leiden University

Felix Ameka, Leiden University

Daan van Esch, Google

Mmasibidi Setaka, South African Center for Digital Language Resources

Emmanuel Prof Ngue Um, University of Yaoundé 1



Hot but Habitable: Innovating to Adapt to Heat Waves of the Future

Hunter Jones, NOAA

H.A.M. Daanen, VU Amsterdam

Joy Shumake-Guillemot, World Meteorological Organization

Peter van den Hazel, Public Helath Services Gelderland & Overijssel



Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

Vincent Lengkeek, Joint Sigint Cyber Unit

Roy Lindelauf, NLDA The Hague
Arnout van de Rijt, Utrecht U

Paulo Shakarian, ASU Phoenix

V.S. Subrahmanian, Dartmouth College



Crowdsourcing for Medical Image Analysis

Lora Aroyo, VU Amsterdam

Alessandro Bozzon, Delft University of Technology

Veronika Cheplygina, Eindhoven University of Technology
Danna Gurari, UT Austin

Zoltán Szlávik, IBM Amsterdam



eWUDAPT: Bringing eScience to Urban Climate Mapping and Modelling

Alexander Baklanov, WMO Geneva

Bert Holtslag, Wageningen UR

Gerald Mills, UCD Dublin
Gert-Jan Steeneveld, Wageningen UR

Natalie Theeuwes, University of Reading


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