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

News

Mario Campolargo of ISA2 sees Semantics 2017 as an opportunity to go on expanding the map of semantic interoperability

Mario Campolargo is Deputy Director-General for Directorate-General of Informatics (DG DIGIT) at the European Commission. He sees the presence of the ISA2 Programme at Semantics 2017 is a brilliant opportunity to go on expanding the map of semantic interoperability and identify the latest trends that will help us to improve the impact of our actions in Europe. Read the article here!

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!

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

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Location & Contact

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

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

info@semantics.cc