Thomas Thurner

International Semantic Web Community meets in Leipzig, Sept. 12-15, 2016

At the annual SEMANTiCS Conference, experts from academia and industry meet to discuss semantic computing, its benefits and future business implications. Since 2005, SEMANTiCS has been attracting the opinion leaders in semantic web and big data technology, ranging from information managers and software engineers, to commerce experts and business developers as well as researchers and IT architects, when it comes to defining the future of information technology.

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Tassilo Pellegrini

REMINDER: I-SEMANTICS 2013 – Deadline Extension

I-SEMANTICS 2013, the 9th International Conference on Semantic Systems, has extended the deadlines of its Call for Papers.

Important Dates (Research & Application & Challenge Papers)
  • Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: April 8, 2013
  • Extended Submission Deadline: April 15, 2013
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 20, 2013
  • Camera-Ready Paper: June 24, 2013

Please download the CfP in the format of your choice.

We are happy to announce as this year’s Key Note Speakers

  • Ed Chi from Google, USA
  • Aldo Gangemi from Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italy
  • Tiit Paananen from Skype, USA
  • Yves Raimond from BBC, UK

The conference will take place from September 4-6, 2013 in Graz, Austria and brings together both researchers and practitioners in the areas of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data and the Semantic Web in order to showcase cutting edge research, demonstrators and applications for the Corporate and Social Semantic Web.

I-SEMANTICS 2013 will also hold the “I-CHALLENGE”, which brings to you the 6th Linked Data Cup (formerly Triplification Challenge), the Best Paper Award and the Best Poster Award. The proceedings will be published with the ACM ICP series. Last year’s event attracted 85 submissions from 33 countries.

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Thomas Thurner

iSemantics 2012 – Visualization of Linked Data in Focus

The I-Know / I-Semantics 2012 is over, leaving their mark in the minds of nearly 500 participants: in more than 100 presentations, poster sessions and discussions latest trends and technologies of the Semantic Web and Knowledge Management world were presented. While the I-Know focused on workplace-based and computer-assisted learning, the I-Semantics’ central topic was the utilization of Linked Data.

Most current issues are the visualization of Linked Data and the automatic development of large, graph-based structures using Spreading Activation (graph-based algorithms for information retrieval and recommender systems). Five keynote lectures by Lora Aroyo (VU University Amsterdam), Eric Duval (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Chris Welty (IBM), David Mallon (Bersin & Associates) and Andreas Schneider (Roche Diagnostics) completed the program and provided a good balance between scientific visions and applied practice.

The Semantic Web Company organised live demos of PoolParty at their booth and received very positive feedback from the booth visitors concerning the simplicity and usability of the platform. By providing communication interfaces to CMS such as Sharepoint the Semantic Web Company has definitely chosen the right strategy to meet the needs of the business world: companies and consultants of several industries such as the automotive industry or business intelligence showed strong needs for the integration of lightweight knowledge models such as a thesaurus into enterprise infrastructures. Christian Dirschl (Wolters Kluwer) and Horst Baumgarten (Roche) underlined this approach by providing practical insights in their speeches about the use of PoolParty in their companies for the creation of (publicly) available vocabularies and their use in global and multilingual intranets. See you again in Graz next year!

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