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

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Daniel Rosenberg

Professor of History at the University of Oregon

A quantitative history of data

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Michael Pöttschacher

Head of IT Research Project & Collaboration

Building Bridges - linking structured to unstructured data

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Ivo Willems

Business Transformation and Information Technology Executive

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

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Mathieu D'Aquin

Professor of Informatics, Researcher and Developer

Dealing with open domain data.

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Alan Morrison

Sr. Research Fellow, Emerging Tech

Collapsing the IT Stack and Clearing a Path for AI Adoption

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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

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Matthias Lichtenthaler

Head of Digital Transformation

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

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Stefan Stockinger

Corporate Legal, Head of Contracts & Projects

How technology shapes our legal profession – now semantics

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Allan Hanbury

Professor for Data Intelligence at TU Wien

Lexical and Statistical Semantics in Professional Search


Legal tech applications require company-wide data

LegalTechTrack Keynote Speaker Stefan Stockinger joined OMV in 2006, where he now works as the Head of Contracts & Projects in the corporate legal department. In this interview we talk about opportunities at the intersection of IT and the legal domain, future prospects of the legal business in the GSA-Region and his Keynote at SEMANTiCS 2018.

Global domain knowledge graphs to bring intelligence to data integration

The BBC, Financial Times and Standard & Poor’s are just three organizations on the long list of SEMANTiCS 2018 Gold Sponsor Ontotext’s satisified customers. We had a brief talk with founder Atanas about the areas Ontotext works in, GraphDB, domain knowledge modelling and his talk.

Data is the history of the modern world

Keynote Speaker Daniel Rosenberg is Professor of History at the University of Oregon. In this interview we talk about the history of data, the impact of the emergence of the internet on the nature of data and TimeOnline, a project by Daniel dedicated to reverse engineering infographic artifacts from the print era.

Three steps to implement AI in a law firm

Sophie is chairing the Legal Tech Track at SEMANTiCS 2018. Before founding Future Law, she pursued an international career as a corporate lawyer for Bertelsmann and as a manager at Barclays Corporate Banking. In this interview she provides advice as to how to enter the field of legal tech and future prospects in this area.

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Institute for Applied Informatics



Connected Data London

Conference venues

Hilton Danube Waterfront
Handelskai 269
1020 Wien

Technical University
Gußhausstraße 27-29
1040 Wien