Committee

The SEMANTiCS conference series is a joint effort of the European Semantic Web and Linked Data community, including people and organisations from industry, research, NGO and governmental sector.


Conference Chairs 2017

  • Victor de Boer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Conference Chair
  • Tassilo Pellegrini (St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences) Conference Co-Chair
  • Christian Dirschl (Wolters Kluwer) Industry & Use Case Chair
  • Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company) Industry & Use Case Chair
  • Catherine Faron Zucker (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis) Research & Innovation Chair
  • Rinke Hoekstra (Elsevier) Research & Innovation Chair
  • Bernhard Haslhofer (Austrian Institute of Technology) Data Science Chair
  • Laura Hollink (Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica) Data Science Chair
  • Sebastian Hellmann (AKSW/KILT, InfAI, Leipzig University) Poster & Demo Chair
  • Javier Fernandez (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Poster & Demo Chair
  • Anna Fensel (University of Innsbruck) Workshop & Satellite Chair
  • Laura Daniele (TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research) Workshop & Satellite Chair
  • Jan Voskuil (Taxonic) Sponsoring Chair
  • Simon Scerri (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Sponsoring Chair
  • Alexandra Garatzogianni (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) Sponsoring Chair
  • Arjen Santema (Kadaster) Promotion Chair
  • Miel van der Sande (Universiteit Gent) Promotion Chair
  • Ronald Siebes (Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamOrganisation / Local Chair
  • Catelijne Rauch (TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific researchOrganisation / Local Chair
  • Thomas Thurner (Semantic Web Company) Organisation / Local Chair and European Linked Data Contest

Programme Committee

  • Marie-Helene Abel, HEUDIASYC - Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
  • Alessandro Adamou, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway, Norway
  • Harith Alani, KMi, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext Corp, Bulgaria
  • Jose María Alvarez Rodríguez, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
  • Sören Auer, University of Bonn & Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
  • Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, IRIT CNRS, France
  • Wouter Beek, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Stefan Bischof, Siemens AG Österreich, Austria
  • Peter Bloem, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Charalampos Bratsas, Open Knowledge Greece & Mathematics Department of Aristotle University, Greece
  • John Breslin, ,
  • Joost Breuker, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Volha Bryl, Springer Nature, Germany
  • Paul Buitelaar, Insight - National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • Jose Camacho Collados, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Irene Celino, CEFRIEL, Italy
  • Davide Ceolin, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Pierre-Antoine Champin, Université de Lyon, France
  • Jean Charlet, AP-HP & INSERM UMRS 1142, France
  • Vinay Chaudhri, Independent Researcher, USA
  • Key-Sun Choi, KAIST, South Korea
  • Philipp Cimiano, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Ioana-Georgiana Ciuciu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Pieter Colpaert, Ghent University - iMinds - ELIS - Multimedia Lab, Belgium
  • Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Roland Cornelissen, Metamatter, Netherlands
  • Gianluca Correndo, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Roberta Cuel, University of Trento, Italy
  • Aba-Sah Dadzie, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Enrico Daga, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • Claudio Delli Bovi, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Elena Demidova, L3S Research Center, Germany
  • Sylvie Despres, Laboratoire d'Informatique Médicale et de BIOinformatique (LIM&BIO), France
  • Chiara Di Francescomarino, Fondazione Bruno Kessler-IRST, Italy
  • Tommaso Di Noia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
  • Stefan Dietze, L3S Research Center, Germany
  • Anastasia Dimou, Ghent University - iMinds - Multimedia Lab, Belgium
  • Mauro Dragoni, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - FBK-IRST, Italy
  • Anca Dumitrache, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Samhaa El-Beltagy, Nile University, Egypt
  • Henrik Eriksson, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA & Univ. Grenoble, France
  • Ingo Feinerer, University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, Austria
  • Miriam Fernandez, Knowledge Media Institute, United Kingdom
  • Javier D. Fernández, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Agata Filipowska, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
  • Alexandra Garatzogianni, ,
  • Roberto Garcia, Universitat de Lleida, Spain
  • José María García, University of Seville, Spain
  • Raúl García-Castro, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Daniel Garijo, Information Sciences Institute, Spain
  • Anna Lisa Gentile, IBM Research Almaden, USA
  • Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez, Expert System, Spain
  • Jorge Gracia, Ontology Engineering Group. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Michael Granitzer, University of Passau, Germany
  • Alasdair Gray, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
  • Paul Groth, Elsevier Labs, Netherlands
  • Anika Groß, Institute of Computer Science, Universität Leipzig, Germany
  • Johanna Grüblbauer, FHSTP, Austria
  • Christophe Guéret, Accenture, Ireland
  • Peter Haase, metaphacts, Germany
  • Karl Hammar, Jönköping University, Sweden
  • Olaf Hartig, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Benjamin Heitmann, RWTH Aachen University, Database and Information Systems Group (i5), Germany
  • Sebastian Hellmann, AKSW/KILT, Universität Leipzig, Germany
  • Eelco Herder, L3S, Germany
  • Matthew Horridge, Stanford University, USA
  • Geert-Jan Houben, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Zhisheng Huang, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University, Finland
  • Ignacio Iacobacci, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
  • Valentina Janev, Mihailo Pupin Institute, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Anja Jentzsch, Hasso Plattner Institut, Germany
  • Carlos Juiz, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Naouel Karam, FU Berlin, Germany
  • Tomi Kauppinen, Department of Computer Science, Aalto University School of Science, Finland
  • Ali Khalili, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sabrina Kirrane, Vienna University of Economics and Business - WU Wien, Austria
  • Magnus Knuth, Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Dimitris Kontokostas, University of Leipzig, Greece
  • Efstratios Kontopoulos, Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research & Technology - Hellas, Greece
  • Spyros Kotoulas, IBM Research, Ireland
  • Tobias Kuhn, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Benedikt Kämpgen, Empolis Information Management GmbH, Germany
  • Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Christoph Lange, University of Bonn & Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany, Germany
  • Michael Lauruhn, Elsevier, USA
  • Agnieszka Lawrynowicz, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Maxime Lefrançois, MINES Saint-Etienne, France
  • Isaac Lera, UIB, Spain
  • Steffen Lohmann, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
  • Vanessa Lopez, IBM Research, Ireland
  • Sandra Lovrenčić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of organization and informatics Varazdin, Pavlinska 2, HR-42000 Varazdin, Croatia, Croatia
  • Chun Lu, Université Paris-Sorbonne & Sépage, France
  • Markus Luczak-Roesch, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Albert Meroño-Peñuela, VU, Netherlands
  • Franck Michel, Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, I3S, France, France
  • Andras Micsik, SZTAKI, Hungary
  • Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Elena Montiel-Ponsoda, Ontology Engineering Group. Laboratorio de Inteligencia Artificial. Facultad de Informática. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Andrea Moro, Sapienza, Università di Roma, Italy
  • Thomas Moser, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Dmitry Mouromtsev, NRU ITMO, Russia, Russia
  • Helmut Nagy, Semantic Web Company GmbH, Austria
  • Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Lyndon Nixon, MODUL Technology GmbH, Austria
  • Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, STLab, ISTC-CNR, Italy
  • Leo Obrst, MITRE, USA
  • Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • Maryam Panahiazar, Stanford, USA
  • Alexander Panchenko, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Viviana Patti, University of Turin, Italy
  • Heiko Paulheim, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Silvio Peroni, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences, Portugal
  • Jasmin Pielorz, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Cédric Pruski, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
  • Xiuquan Qiao, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, 100876, China, China
  • Alessandro Raganato, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Achim Rettinger, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Artem Revenko, Semantic Web Company, Austria
  • Mariano Rico, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
  • Giuseppe Rizzo, ISMB, Italy
  • Víctor Rodríguez Doncel, Ontology Engineering Group - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Oscar Rodríguez Rocha, INRIA Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, France
  • Marco Rospocher, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Sebastian Rudolph, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Anisa Rula, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  • Marta Sabou, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Harald Sack, FIZ Karlsruhe, Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure & KIT Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Felix Sasaki, W3C, Germany
  • Leo Sauermann, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Austria
  • Vadim Savenkov, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria
  • Alexander Schindler, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Stefan Schlobach, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jodi Schneider, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA
  • Markus Seidl, University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Austria
  • Luciano Serafini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Pavel Shvaiko, Informatica Trentina, Italy
  • Aleksander Smywiński-Pohl, Jagiellonian University, Poland
  • Nadine Steinmetz, TU Ilmenau, Germany
  • Holger Stenzhorn, Saarland University Hospital, Germany
  • Simon Steyskal, Siemens AG Austria, Austria
  • Vojtěch Svátek, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Annette Ten Teije, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Konstantin Todorov, LIRMM, France
  • Jürgen Umbrich, Vienna University of Economy and Business (WU), Austria
  • Mathias Uslar, OFFIS, Australia
  • Herbert Van De Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Research Library, USA
  • Willem Robert van Hage, Netherlands eScience Center, Netherlands
  • Frank Van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ruben Verborgh, Ghent University – imec, Belgium
  • Maria Esther Vidal, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Dept. Computer Science, Venezuela
  • Serena Villata, CNRS - Laboratoire d'Informatique, Signaux et Systèmes de Sophia-Antipolis, France
  • Joerg Waitelonis, Hasso-Plattner-Institute Potsdam, Germany
  • Shenghui Wang, OCLC Research, Netherlands
  • Krzysztof Wecel, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
  • Thomas Woltron, Fachhochschule Wr. Neustadt, Austria
  • Wolfram Wöß, Institute for Application Oriented Knowledge Processing, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, Austria
  • Veruska Zamborlini, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Eva Zangerle, Databases and Information Systems, Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Amrapali Zaveri, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Antoine Zimmermann, École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France