Workshops

The workshops for SEMANTiCS 2017 will be held prior to the conference core programme at September 11th. We recommend attending SEMANTiCS main conference as well.

Day passes for the workshops are at 40,- (excl. registartion fee and VAT). Coffee, some cakes and sandwiches are included. Registration is mandatory as space is very limited. Given beginning and end times are preliminary.

Monday, 11.09.2017
                 
  Room 5 Room 6 Room 7 Room 8 Room 9 Room 10 Room X  
09:00 - 10:30
 
 
 
   
  COFFEE BREAK  
11:00 - 12:30
 
 
   
  LUNCH BREAK  
13:30 - 15:00  
   
  COFFEE BREAK  
15:30 - 17:30  
   
                 
18:30 Opening of the Vocabulary Carnival 2017  
from 19:30 Meetup: Beer, Wine, Chips and Cheese - The Tasty Linked Data Experience  
                 
                 
Tuesday, 12.09.2017 and Wednesday 13.09.2017
                 
all day Main conference  
                 
                 
Thursday, 14.09.2017
                 
  Room 5 Room 8 Room 9 Room 8 Room 9 Room 6+7    
09:00 - 10:30
 
   
     
  COFFEE BREAK    
11:00 - 12:30
 
   
     
  LUNCH BREAK    
13:30 - 15:00    
     
  COFFEE BREAK    
15:30 - 17:30
 
   
     
                 

 

 

Two worlds, one goal: A Reliable Linked Data ecosystem for media - Wolters Kluwer & DBpedia

Data Enrichment & Data Quality - Data Quality as an enabler and pre-requesite for data businessThis half-day workshop aims at exploring major topics for publishers and libraries from DBpedia’s and Wolters Kluwer’s perspective. Therefore, both communities will dive into core areas like Interlinking, Metadata and Data Quality and address challenges such as fundamental requirements when publishing data on the web.

Organizers: DBpedia, Wolters Kluwer

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Tutorial: Linking Diverse Data Sources, Robust Text Analysis and Semantic Search

This tutorial covers a broad range of advantages that Semantic Technology offers such as the integration of dynamic data from virtually unlimited sources, flexible data modeling, automated knowledge discovery, and interlinking with Linked Open Data (LOD).

Tutorial Organizer: Ontotext

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Linked Data quality assessment and improvement - from academia to industry

There is an unprecedented amount of data on the Web today. However, this data is only as useful as its quality allows it to be. Data Quality is an important topic in companies and organizations from various (vertical) domains, which are working with large and heterogeneous linked data, be it LOD or Linked Business Data. Academia is also now starting to address the issue and define data quality assessment frameworks. This workshop is aiming at bridging the gap by inviting professional data experts as well as researchers to share their ideas, algorithms and lessons learnt with each other. 

Organized by Valentine Charles and Antoine Isaac (Europeana Foundation), Amrapali Zaveri (University of Maastricht), Wouter Beek (VU University Amsterdam), Péter Király (GWDG Göttingen)

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(Semi)automatic conversion of tabular data to Linked Data

More and more governmental organizations publish their data as open data (most typically as CSV files ). Nevertheless, in order to publish such data as Linked Data, further non-trivial effort is needed, which is often not done by these organizations. We would like to discuss the issues/lessons learned we have so far, present the evaluations of such tools, and future directions in that area, etc.

Organizers: Tomas Knap (Semantic Web Company, Vienna), Ziqi Zhang (The University of Sheffield), Suvodeep Mazumdar (The University of Sheffield)

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SHACL (Shapes Constraint Language) – Introduction and Implementation

For several years, organizations have used W3C standards: SKOS for taxonomies, RDF/OWL for ontologies. Using standards enables interoperability and re-use of assets and skills. Until now, there wasn’t a standard for defining rules or for checking data conformance. Organizations used proprietary approaches or simply stated their rules on paper. 

Enter SHACL (Shapes Constraint Language) – the new W3C standard that addresses this problem. SHACL offers rich, flexible notations for expressing practically any rule. 

Organized by Eric Freese (efreese@topquadrant.com) and Irene Polikoff (irene@topquadrant.com)

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Telling stories with structure: addressing user questions with granular semantic authoring

This tutorial aims to stimulate discussion on the potential for granular semantic tagging of content but also on the potential tensions between content as narrative and content as linked data. To this end, conceptual sections are broken up by practical exercises so that participants can experience at first-hand the opportunities and challenges faced by information modelers and authors of semantic structured content alike.

Presenters: Joe Pairman (Lead Consultant, Mekon Ltd), Jan Benedictus (CEO, FontoXML), Andreas Blumauer (Managing Partner, Semantic Web Company)

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EVENTS2017: Understanding Events Semantics in Cultural Heritage

The EVENTS2017 workshop is intended for researchers, practitioners, and students of ICT, Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage domains. The workshop will explore top-down the state-of-the-art and work in progress in the space around events, e.g. detecting, modelling and representing events, with a special focus in the cultural heritage domain.

Organized by: Lora Aroyo / Computer Science - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Victor de Boer / Computer Science - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Oana Inel / IBM, Gerard Kuys / Ordina, Lodewijk Petram / Huygens ING

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ALIGNED: Engineering Agile Big Data Systems with Semantic Web technologies

In this tutorial we will showcase how the latest breakthroughs in computer science research can help companies to deal with the practical challenges of big data, so that they can more efficiently and agilely integrate it into their core business processes. 

Chairs: Christian Dirschl (Chief Content Architect at Wolters Kluwer Germany), Dr. Kevin Feeney (Trinity College Dublin)

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Big Data Europe: The challenges of big data for societies in a changing world

This workshop will focus on societal challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies”, with a main focus of OpenScience & (Big) Data Management by introducing the background, covering the main challenges, and seeking real examples of the potential, challenges and complexities of using big data in our societies.

Chairs: Ivana Versic (Cessda) and Martin Kaltenböck (SWC)

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SIS-IoT: Semantic Interoperability and Standardization in the IoT

The main objective of this workshop is to bring SDOs and industrial practitioners in IoT with an interest in semantic interoperability together with the strong and successful research community at SEMANTiCS 2017 to progress the state of the art in Semantic Interoperability and Standardization in IoT.

Chairs: Laura Daniele (TNO), Anna Fensel (Semantic Technology Institute, Innsbruck), Raúl García-Castro (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Enrico Scarrone (Telecom Italia and ETSI SmartM2M), Omar Elloumi (Nokia and oneM2M)

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