This was SEMANTICS 2017

September 18, 2017 by Thomas Thurner

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. This growth by 33% shows that SEMANTiCS meets a growing demand for such gatherings in industry and research. The 13th edition of SEMANTiCS combined researchers, professionals, and practitioners from across the globe - from a total of 28 different countries. Most visitors and participants came from the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, UK and Belgium.

The six parallel tracks were packed with a total of 57 talks, five keynote talks and three interactive panel discussions. This years' workshop program counted another 16 special workshops, together with the 54 scientific posters which were presented at the conference to us. So again SEMANTiCS provided the annual forum for discussion and learning about the recent and advanced topics in Semantic Web Technologies. 

Besides the talks and presentations, the conference provided plenty of room for networking and knowledge transfer. Most of all the marketplace with all exhibitors, poster and demo presenter gave new insights into new products. Our MeetUp and the DBpedia Day concludes a vital, vibrant and differentiated experience for the visitors. 

Have a look back on SEMANTiCS 2017!