Amsterdam, September 11 - 14. 2017

The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for professionals who make semantic computing work, and understand its benefits and know its limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts information managers, IT-architects, software engineers, and researchers, from organisations ranging from NPOs, universities, public administrations to the largest companies in the world. [learn more]

Keynote Speakers

Chris Welty

DBPedia Keynote - Senior Research Scientist at Google

Even the changes are changing: A new age of cognitive computing

Aaron Bradley / Eamonn Glass

Senior Manager, Web Channel Strategy / Director, Online Platform Strategy

Semantics at Play: Electronic Arts’ Linked Data Journey

Nathalie Aussenac Gilles

CNRS senior researcher at Toulouse Institute of Computer Science Research

New convergences between Natural language processing and knowledge engineering at the era of the Semantic Web.

Utz Westermann

Senior Data Architect at Otto Group

Buoyancy in Data Lakes - Agile Metadata Management in Hadoop Data Warehouses at Otto Group

Miel Hostens

Data Scientist at Department of Reproduction, Obstetrics and Herd Health

Will semantics help disentangle the Gordian knot of Big Data in animal health

Sandeep Sacheti

Executive Vice President, Customer Information Management & Operational Excellence (EVP, CIOx)

How Wolters Kluwer’s AI aided human experts deliver increasing accuracy, speed and value for our customers


DBpedia, an open project with an inclusive model.

Sebastian Hellmann is the Executive Director of the DBpedia Association and the Director of the Knowledge Integration and Linked Data Technologies (KILT) Competence Center at the Institute for Applied Informatics (InfAI). We had the chance to do a brief interview and ask him about DBpedia and the upcoming DBpedia Day.

Keynote speaker Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles about knowledge extraction and ontology engineering

If Knowledge Extraction and Knowledge Management are to serve people and workers, then the semantic web research has to include more cooperative principles in knowledge sharing and reuse. Keynote speaker Nathalie  Aussenac-Gilles shines her light on the matter. Read it here!

MarkLogic: multi-model NoSQL database

Stephen Buxton, Senior Director  Product Management at MarkLogic is excited to hear about the mainstreaming of semantics, made possible by an Enterprise-ready, Multi-model database (MarkLogic Server) and a rich toolset (including PoolParty). Read the article here!

Ordina - one of the first major IT companies in the Netherlands with focus on Linked Data

Marco Brattinga, thought leader linked data at premium sponsor Ordina would like Semantics 2017 to be a landmark that Linked Data is here to stay, and a starting point for a bright future for this technology as a driving force for the intelligent data-oriented organization. Read the article here!

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Institute for Applied Informatics
St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Location & Contact

Theater de Meervaart
Meer en Vaart 300
1068 LE Amsterdam, Netherlands

VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Sciences
Department of Computer Science     
De Boelelaan 1081 
NL-1081 HV Amsterdam 
The Netherlands