Call for Participation: Semantics 2015 at a Glance

August 20, 2015

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SEMANTiCS 2015 -- 11th International Conference on Semantic Systems

15-17 September 2015, Vienna / Austria // #semantics2015 // #semanticsconf

— Conference Scope ---
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.

— Conference Program ---

The 2015 edition offers a rich program consisting of 5 keynotes, 24 scientific presentations, 30 industry talks, 38 posters and various workshops and social events. For details please visit our program page:

— Keynote Speakers ---

  • Jeanne Holms -- Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA
  • Peter Mika -- Director Semantic Lab at Yahoo
  • Oscar Orcho -- Associate Professor for Artifical Intelligence, Universidad de Madrid
  • Klaus Tochtermann -- Leibniz Information Center for Economics
  • Sam Rehman -- CTO at EPAM Systems


— Workshops  & Satellite Events ---


An outlook into the world of data centric business, technologies and innovations: Data is everywhere these days and efficient data management is THE key factor for success in nearly all industries in the meantime. McKinsey lists data as a key factor for production alongside with labor and capital in one of their recent reports. Furthermore, Data is produced in huge amounts by sensors, social networks or mobile devices and the amounts of data available worldwide grow exponentially…

Place: Haus der Ingenieure, Eschenbachgasse 9, 1010 Wien
Date: 15.09.2015, Entrance: 18:30pm CET ; Start event: 19:30 - 22:30pm CET


2nd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data

In recent years, Semantic Web technologies have strengthened their position in the areas of data and knowledge management. Standards for organizing and querying semantic information, such as RDF(S) and SPARQL are adopted by large academic communities, while corporate vendors adopt semantic technologies to organize, expose, exchange and retrieve their datasets as Linked Data.

Chairs: Alejandra Garcia-Rojas M. (Ontos AG), Robert Isele or Rene Pietzsch, Jens Lehmann (AKSW, University of Leipzig)
Date: 15th of September 2015, 09.00 to 13.00 CEST



Sponsored Event: Enjoy semantic technology inspiration in a relaxed atmosphere. Refresh yourself with Viennese coffee or a cocktail and get in touch with semantic industry experts.

Date: 15th of September 2015, 15.45 to 18.00 CEST
Room: LC Club Room


Linked Data in Industry 4.0

The overall goal of the workshop is to identify challenges and limitations from the manufacturing engineering industry in the scope of the mentioned design principles, and bring them together with experts and solution approaches from the linked data community in the scope of Industry 4.0.

Chairs: Thomas Moser (FH St. Pölten), Stefan Hupe (IoT Austria)
Date: 15th of September 2015, 14.00 to 17.00 CEST


European Data Economy Workshop - Focus Data Value Chain & Big and Open Data

This workshop is to overview the state of the art in Europe regarding Big and Open Data initiatives and its impact in the Europan economy and benefits for the  European society. Representatives from the Big Data Value Association, the annual European Data Forum and data related projects will participate during the first session of the workshop. Furthermore it gives information about the Austrian Big Data Study carried out in 2014 by AIT and IDC

Chairs: Nelia Lasierra (STI Innsbruck), Martin Kaltenböck (Semantic Web Company)
Date: 15th of September 2015, 09.00 to 13.00 CEST


1st Workshop on Data Science: Methods, Technology and Applications (DSci15)

This workshop is meant as an opportunity to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in data science to present their ideas and discuss the most important scientific, technical and socio-economical challenges of this emerging field.

Chairs: Bernhard Haslhofer (AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology), Elena Simperl (Univ. Southampton), Rainer Stütz (AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology), Ingo Feinerer (FH Wiener Neustadt)
Date: 15th of September 2015, 09.00 to 17.00 CEST


Workshop on Linked Data Strategies - Commercialisation of Interlinked Data

In this workshop, we will give several demos and concrete examples of how Linked Data can be used by enterprises in various industries. The workshop aims to give users and providers of Linked Data valuable methods and best practices at hand, which help them to make profound decisions in their Linked Data projects.

Chairs: Christian Dirschl (Wolters Kluwer), Andreas Blumauer (Semantic Web Company), Tassilo Pellegrini (FH St. Pölten)
Date: 15th of September 2015, 14.00 to 15.30 CEST


Hackathon on "The power of Linked Data in Agriculture and Food Safety"

“Data+Need=Hack”, this is the idea of a hackathon that brings together like-minded people to develop, in a short time frame, novel solutions to problems around the theme “Agriculture and Food Safety”.

Chairs: Christian Blaschke (Semantic Web Company, Vienna), Stasinos Konstantopoulos (Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications of the NCSR Demokritos, Athens)
Date: 18th of September 2015, 10.00 to 16.00 CEST

— Registration ---

To register, please go to:


We are looking forward to meet you at SEMANTiCS 2015!

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