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


This was SEMANTICS 2017

Reaching out to new industries, vendors, and establishing good relations to neighbouring communities. These were the reasons why to bring SEMANTiCS conference series to Amsterdam. The feedback and the pure figures show the success of that effort. Exactly 370 attendees joined the SEMANTiCS Conference in Amsterdam.

13 out of 370 Voices

This SEMANTiCS gathered 370 experts, practitioners and customers of Semantic Technologies. Dena Tahvildari got some of them in front of her camera. The Amsterdam conference as a kaleidoscope of voices

Vote for the best Industry Contribution

Please vote for your favorite contribution in the Industry track of SEMANTiCS 2017. The nomimees were determined by the Industry track chairs, based on average scores of the reviews of the initial submission.

A brief talk with keynote speakers Aaron Bradley and Eamonn Glass

Keynote speakers Aaron Bradley and Eamonn Glass of EA Games see the development of enterprise knowledge graphs, where companies are starting to reap the benefits of linked data technologies by creating standards-based knowledge models of their domains and the more mainstream adoption of semantic web capabilities as important trends in Linked data.

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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