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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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

DBPedia Keynote

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Willem Manders

Head of Knowledge Management

Industry Keynote


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. Volker talks about use cases and promising developments in AI

Try not to move the data.

SEMANTiCS 2019 Keynote Speaker Michael J. Sullivan is Principal Cloud Solutions Architect at Oracle. He has 20+ years experience as a senior architect and tech lead responsible for custom integrated Customer Experience and Digital Experience solutions to Fortune 1000 companies using the Oracle stack. Michael talks about making the most of enterprise data and typical.

Semantic APIs: Give Applications a Common Language

SEMANTiCS Proceedings Chair Maria Maleshkova is Assistant Professor at the University of Bonn. Her research covers the Web of Things, semantics-based data integration and beyond. Maria talks about these areas, the limitlessness of future applications and benefits of publishing in the SEMANTiCS proceedings.

Semantic Technologies for Digital Humanities

This year's SEMANTiCS conference features a special sub-topic called Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage. Through this call, we invite research progress, research challenges but also case studies and industry submissions. Victor de Boer from VU Amsterdam provides fascinating examples for the use of semantic technologies there.

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Organized by

Institute for Applied Informatics



Connected Data London
KIT-Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Conference venue

Festplatz 3
Germany, Karlsruhe