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Amsterdam - This Year’s Hotspot on Linked Data Strategies & Practices

On September 11-14, 2017 international experts from science and industry demonstrate the business value of smart data services at SEMANTiCS 2017.

Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 25, 2017 --( Experts from science and industry meet at Europe’s biggest Linked Data and Semantic Web event to present and discuss latest achievements, challenges and future perspectives of new data management practices. The conference for Semantic Systems is now in its 13th edition and run by a mixed industry and research consortium built by Semantic Web Company (Austria), Institute for Applied Informatics (Germany), University of Applied Science St.Pölten (Austria) and the dutch partners VU, TNO and Kadaster, together with Wolters Kluwer as major industry sponsor.

Most companies and public administrations nowadays are struggling to catch up with new data management practices, either by initializing a data strategy from scratch or by adjusting their old strategy to the affordance of new technological environments, legal frameworks or business models. The Semantics conference gives insights into data management strategies, discuss cases of data-driven business models and give advice on how to catch up with latest developments at the dawn of smart, networked data.

The exchange between industry and research is facilitated by a rich program consisting of six keynotes from companies like EA Games, Wolters Kluwer, and OTTO, followed by a total of 36 industry and 25 scientific presentations, 17 workshops, a poster and demo area and numerous social side events.

Program Overview
September 11, 2017: Pre-Conference Workshops
September 12, 2017: Main Conference Day 1:
Keynotes by Wolters Kluwer, EA Games
and Toulouse Institute of Computer Science Research
September 13, 2017: Main Conference Day 2:
Keynotes by OTTO & Ghent University
September 14, 2017: Post-Conference Workshops & DBpedia Day: Keynote by Chris Welty

This year’s conference focuses on the business value of Linked Data technologies and services as an enabling technology for a cost-efficient, flexible and sustainable enterprise data strategy.

This is addressed in the opening keynote of Sandeep Sacheti, Executive Vice President, Customer Information Management & Operational Excellence of Wolter Kluwer and in the management panel on Wednesday with Frank Tierolff (board member of Kadaster), Henk Jan Vink (director Networked Innovation of TNO), Kor Brandts (director DUO) and Michiel Borgers (Dutch Ministry of finance).

The full and rich program, with talks and presentations by leading researchers in the field and leading industry adopters, can be found at the conference page at

SEMANTiCS 2017 Key Data

Date: 11.-14. September 2017
Venue: Meervaart Theatre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Twitter: @semanticsconf

Contact: Dissemination Chair
Arjen Santema
+31 (0)6 52481774
Contact Information
Semantic Web Company
Thomas Thurner
+43(0)1 4021235
For information from Netherlands contact:
Arjen Santema
+31 (0)6 52481774

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