Knowledge sharing and networking at the cross-section of research and business


SEMANTiCS conference is the leading European conference on Semantic Technologies and AI. Researchers, industry experts and business leaders can develop a thorough understanding of trends and application scenarios in the fields of Machine Learning, Data Science, Linked Data and Natural Language Processing.  The 14th edition will be hosted this year in Vienna (Austria).

About the conference

The SEMANTiCS Conference is a really great place to come and look for inspiration, implementation, partners, for ideas and for business models.


Information Architect and Business Developer at Liip Zürich, Founder twygg

This is the definite peak of what you can get with regards to semantics if you look at the keynote speakers, if you look at the topics that are placed (…) it is very important to have real use cases, real brands, real issues you can relate to to get deeper into the topic

Florian Kondert

digital director at Zukunftsinstitut

The level of conversation, the level of expectation of the participants and the level of sophistication of what they’re presenting is really astounding.

Jeanne Holm

former Chief Knowledge Architect and Digital Strategy Manager at NASA

SEMANTiCS for me means being able to learn about our European Partners here. Me getting to know them (…) is very important: It’s the socialization and network which is very important to us – to know the people we’re working with.

David Arnold

Former CEO of Capsenta

The aspect I enjoy the most about this conference is the fact that it is tied to industry and you can meet so many different people that work in different areas and that wouldn’t happen normally at an academic conference… it’s the fact that the use cases people talk about and have to do with are very real.

Michele Pasin

Lead Data Architect, Knowledge Graph Specialist, Springer Nature

Keynote speakers

Michael Pöttschacher

Head of IT Research Project & Collaboration

Building Bridges - linking structured to unstructured data

Alan Morrison

Sr. Research Fellow, Emerging Tech

Collapsing the IT Stack and Clearing a Path for AI Adoption

Mathieu D'Aquin

Professor of Informatics, Researcher and Developer

Dealing with open domain data.

Elena Simperl

Professor of Computer Science in the Web and Internet Science

One does not simply crowdsource the Semantic Web: 10 years with people, URIs, graphs and incentives

Daniel Rosenberg

Professor of History at the University of Oregon

A quantitative history of data

Stefan Stockinger

Corporate Legal, Head of Contracts & Projects

How technology shapes our legal profession – now semantics

Ivo Willems

Business Transformation and Information Technology Executive

Our journey into Semantics ; how to contextualize the meaning of Semantics for your organization

Matthias Lichtenthaler

Head of Digital Transformation

The Contradiction Bot - retrieving new insights from a vast amount of information

Allan Hanbury

Professor for Data Intelligence at TU Wien

Lexical and Statistical Semantics in Professional Search


Curious about the bigger picture of digital change?

Digitization and Industry 4.0 introduce a new level of manufacturing processes. It provides information exchanges that allow controlled machines to act autonomously and intelligently in order to deliver greater flexibility and customized products. Read about the workshop "the bigger picture of digital change" in this article.

Semantic web technologies to build intelligent applications

Mathieu d’Aquin is a Professor of Informatics specialised in data analytics and semantic technologies at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics of the National University of Ireland Galway. In this interview, he speaks about research on semantic web technologies and specific application of web data technologies.

The data may not contain the answer

Keynote Speaker Allan Hanbury is Professor for Data Intelligence at the TU Wien, faculty member of the Complexity Science Hub and the initiator of the ICT Lighthouse Project, Data Market Austria. In this interview we talk about data knowledge and its implementation in joint projects between academia and industry.

Join the Vocabulary Carnival at SEMANTiCS 2018

The Vocabulary Carnival (Vocarnival) at SEMANTiCS 2018 is a unique opportunity for vocabulary publishers to showcase and share their work, meet the growing community of vocabulary publishers and users, and build useful semantic, technical and social links

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Institute for Applied Informatics




Conference venues

Hilton Danube Waterfront
Handelskai 269

Technical University
Gußhausstraße 27-29