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 15th edition will be hosted this year in Karlsruhe (Germany).

About the conference

Semantics 2018 set the stage for the legal profession, what a great move! You could feel the pioneering spirit in all the presentations and discussions. Semantics and law are natural twins, so certainly more to come.

Stefan Stockinger

Corporate Legal, Contracts & Projects - OMV

The SEMANTiCS conference offers a good mix of academic and industry participants, making it a great place for exchanging ideas and views on different topics. Its Job Fair offers industries the possibility to contact people with very interesting profiles.

Josiane Parreira

Senior Research Scientist, Siemens AG Austria

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

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

Keynote speakers

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Willem Manders

Head of Knowledge Management

Industry Keynote

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Valentina Presutti

Coordinator at Semantic Technology Laboratory

Research Keynote

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Michel Dumontier

Distinguished Professor of Data Science

Accelerating biomedical discovery with an Internet of FAIR data and services

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Michael J. Sullivan

Principal Cloud Solutions Architect

Hybrid Knowledge Management Architectures

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Katja Hose

Professor of Computer Science

Querying the Web of Data

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Andreas Harth

Professor of Information Systems

From Representing Knowledge to Representing Behaviour


Knowledge Graphs Need Social-Technical Solutions

Juan F. Sequeda is co-founder of Capsenta, a spin-off from his research, Senior Director of Capsenta Labs, and winner of the SEMANTiCS 2015 Best Innovation and Transfer Project-Award. He shares how SMEs create value from data, important aspects of Knowledge Graphs and why CIOs should use semantic technologies.

No AI Without Human Intelligence!

SEMANTiCS 2019 Workshops & Tutorials Chair Irene Celino is the Head of the Knowledge Technologies group at Cefriel in Milano, Italy. She focuses on Human Computation and Semantic Interoperability, and putting back the “human in the loop” in information processing. Irene discusses these areas and this year’s workshops and tutorials.

Beyond hype and pessimism: FAIR data and services

SEMANTiCS 2019 Keynote Speaker Michel Dumontier is a Distinguished Professor of Data Science at Maastricht University. His research focuses on the development of computational methods for scalable and responsible discovery science. In this interview Michel provides an overview over the core principles of FAIR in the biomedical research domain.

AI is Machine Learning ++

Volker Tresp holds degrees from Yale University and University of Goettingen. He is a Distinguished Research Scientist at Siemens where he has been the head of research teams in machine learning. He was the inventor of the year of Siemens in 1996 and has filed 70+ patent applications. In this interview, Volker talks about use cases and promising developments in AI

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Organized by

Institute for Applied Informatics



Connected Data London
KIT-Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Conference venue

Festplatz 3
Germany, Karlsruhe