EML European Media Laboratory GmbH is a private IT enterprise established by the physicist Klaus Tschira (1940-2015), one of the founders of the SAP AG software company. It is based in Heidelberg, Germany. EML is pursuing research and development in the fields of human-computer interaction and automatic speech processing. The product and service areas comprise speech analytics, media transcription, voice messaging, voice search, dictation, and voice control.
1997 Establishment of EML at Villa Bosch
1999 Data from adhesive tape: start of the “tesa-ROM” project, cooperation with Beiersdorf AG; “C-Star” research project demonstrates computer-based interpreting system for 6 languages and a portable electronic tourist guide; “Golden Computer” prize for adhesive tape as a data carrier
2000 Cooperation in major projects run by the Federal Ministry for Research and Education (Smartkom, EMBASSI)
2001 Start of the EU project “Crumpet” on location-based information portals
2002 Spin-off “tesa scribos GmbH”
2003 Presentation of the “Hortus Palatinus,” a digital reconstruction of the former Heidelberg Castle gardens, at the Palatinate Museum “Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg”; establishment of Leiner & Wolff GmbH
2005 EML leads a coordination project for the “DGrid” integrated research network; first “Heidelberg Innovation Forum” at the Villa Bosch Conference Center
2006 Kick-off for “Heidelberg Mobil,” Germany’s first WLAN-based city information website for mobile devices
2007 Spin-off company “Heidelberg Mobil International GmbH” established; reorientation from location-based systems towards language technology
2008 Controlling buildings with speech: EML at the CeBIT exhibition
Since 2009: Represented at the CallCenterWorld trade fair: automatic transcription and analysis of phone calls
2010 Moving into Villa Reiner, Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 35
2012 META-Seal of Recognition Award 2012; 15 years EML
2016 Moving into "MATHEMATIKON", a science & technology hub conceived and built by Klaus Tschira.
2017 20 years EML
Extreme Mechanics Letters (EML) enables rapid communication of research that highlights the role of mechanics in multi-disciplinary areas across materials science, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and engineering. Emphasis is on the impact, depth and originality of new concepts, methods and observations at the forefront of applied sciences.
EML publishes letter-sized articles, as well as invited reviews and articles on topics of special interest. The goal is to have the papers published online within 6-8 weeks upon submission.
EML covers experimental, theoretical, and computational mechanics of processes at all size and time scales. Of particular interest is the progress in mechanics that advances the fields of vital importance to the society, including, but not limited to, health science, energy systems, the environment, food and water, climate, and security.
Among the topical areas of interest are:
• Materials of extreme properties, such as exceptional hardness or softness
• Materials under extreme conditions, such as high temperature and high loading rate
• Stretchable, wearable, or implantable electronics for entertainment or healthcare
• Soft robots in manufacturing, surgery and assisted living
• Robots that crawl, run, swim or fly
• Biomimetics that perceive, act, learn and remember
• Active materials in response to mechanical, chemical, electrical, thermal stimuli
• Instability and large deformation in nature and engineering systems
• Force-induced configurational changes of proteins leading to cascades in cellular responses
• Deformation, transport and fracture in high-efficiency batteries
• Interfacial phenomena in interactions between fluids and solids, deformation and failure of materials, and processes of living cells
• Self-assembly of materials and devices
• Thin-membrane origami and kirigami
• Mechanics of 3D printing
• Materials and structures of hierarchical architectures
• Hybrid systems of air, liquids, and solids
• Earthquakes and hydraulic fracture
• Foldable, lightweight structures for space explorationHide full Aims & Scope