DBpedia Day 2017

SEMANTiCS 2017 will host the 10th edition of the DBpedia Community Meeting on the last day of the conference.  

 Community Meeting

DBpedia is an international crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons and to make this information available on the Web as Linked Open Data.

More than 150 DBpedia enthusiasts joined the 7th Community Meeting, which was co-located with the SEMANTiCS 2016 in Leipzig and the largest DBpedia meeting to date. The success of the last community meetings and the increasing number of specific language chapters proves that the DBpedia community is constantly growing and gaining more and more significance and impact in the Semantic Web Community.


  • Enno Meijers, National Library of the Netherlands
  • Lieke Verhelst, Linked Data Factory, Informagic
  • Victor de Boer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Roland Cornelissen, metamatter
  • Gerald Wildenbeest, Saxion
  • Gerard Kuys, Ordina
  • Maarten Brinkerink, The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
  • Julia Holze, DBpedia Association
  • Dimitris Kontokostas, DBpedia Chapter Coordinator
  • Sebastian Hellmann, AKSW/KILT, DBpedia Association


Call for Contribution

Please submit your proposal through our web form. Contribution proposals include (but not limited to) presentation, posters, demos, lightning talks and session suggestions.

Submit your proposal

This year's topics

A central topic of this meeting is to discuss the new DBpedia & DBpedia+ Data Stack (v. 2016-10) release. Other subjects will reflect the efforts of the DBpedia community on a general Public Data Infrastructure for a large, multilingual, Semantic Knowledge Graph. In addition, there will be a showcase session on current developments and a DBpedia Dev session about technical issues and challenges in DBpedia as well as hands-on tutorials for DBpedia newbies.

Highlights include

  • Keynote by Chris Welty, Google Research NY
  • DBpedia Association hour & Dutch DBpedia hour
  • DBpedia & DBpedia+ Data Stack (v. 2016-10) release
  • DBpedia ontology session
  • NLP & DBpedia session
  • Tutorials to learn about DBpedia and its tools
  • Space for the community to show their tools and success in presentations and posters


DBpedia members get free admission. Please contact your nearest DBpedia chapter for a promotion code, or contact Julia Holze.