SEMANTiCS 2014 – the emergence of a European Marketplace for the Semantic Web

SEMANTiCS conference celebrated its 10th anniversary this September in Leipzig. And this year’s venue has been capable of opening a new age for the Semantic Web in Europe – a marketplace for the next generation of semantic technologies was born.

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SEMANTiCS 2014 celebrating its 10th anniversary

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SEMANTiCS conference series will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in September. SEMANTiCS (formerly known as I-Semantics) has had a long tradition in buidling bridges between practitioners and researchers in the areas of semantic web and linked data technologies. Therefore the SEMANTiCS consortium has developed new strucutures to further elaborate on this special character of this event series:

  • Each conference session will combine talks from industry and research – those two interest groups won’t be seperated from each other anymore
  • DBpedia community will be integrated deeply into SEMANTiCS conference: DBpedia has been the most successful activity in this area so far. A lot of industry-related projects has been built around this dataset. Therefore the 2nd meeting of the DBpedia association will be co-located with SEMANTiCS (taking place on September 3rd, also in Leipzig).
  • Transfer-oriented side events and a centrally located market place will offer great opportunities to discuss about state-of-the-art technologies in the areas of Semantic Web standards based software and products.

I am also happy to announce that PoolParty Semantic Suite is one of the Gold sponsors of this event this year. See you in Leipzig!

Linked Data for the Masses

Leipziger Semantic Web Days 2011 take place today and tomorrow, and I like this year´s motto: “Linked Data for the Masses”. I think it´s time to dispel the myth that the “semantic web will never become reality”.

Thousands of people including myself have been working on the development of the semantic web in recent years, and just to give a short example of applications and companies which use this mature technology stack in 2011 for various purposes I have prepared a keynote talk I will give tomorrow in Leipzig:

Another way how to make the power of linked data comprehensible to newcomers are short screencasts, take a look at the latest video of the PoolParty team about semantic search: