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

Ger Baron

Chief Technology Officer at City of Amsterdam

Nathalie Aussenac Gilles

CNRS senior researcher at Toulouse Institute of Computer Science Research

Aaron Bradley / Eamonn Glass

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

Semantics at Play: Electronic Arts’ Linked Data Journey

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


Powerful Data Management - Semantics is Key!

Semantic Web Company’s (SWC) CFO and co-founder Martin Kaltenböck on semantic technologies, SEMANTICS 2017 and the role of SWC at this yearly event. A great overview on these topics brought to you by SEMANTICS 2017 Gold Sponsor PoolParty.

A brief talk with Utz Westermann

SEMANTICS is really proud to welcome Otto Group Senior Data Architect Utz Westermann as Keynote Speaker this year. We had the chance to do a quick interview and ask him about his current projects, challenges he faces and trends he foresees as well as his expectations for SEMANTICS 2017. Read the full length interview to find out more about SEMANTICS 2017 Keynote Speaker Utz Westermann.

Wolters Kluwer: Data, Information and Knowledge—when you have to be right

Founded and headquartered in the Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer is a global information service provider with a rich heritage of more than 180 years in innovation and technology. We are proud and honored to act as the main industry sponsor for SEMANTiCS 2017 in Amsterdam.

A brief talk with Joe Pairman

Read about our brief talk with Joe Pairman, Consulting Lead at Mekon LTD in Sutton, United Kingdom and invited industry speaker at the conference.

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Organized by

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