Vienna, September 15-17, 2015

The annual SEMANTiCS conference is the meeting place for professionals who make semantic computing work, and understand its benefits and know its limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts information managers, IT-architects, software engineers, and researchers, from organisations ranging from NPOs, universities, public administrations to the largest companies in the world. [learn more]


How semantic technologies support the global renewable energy community

Florian Bauer is the COO and Director “Open Knowledge” of REEEP - a global NGO in the nenewable energy sector. The organization is highly involved in connecting existing data, information and knowledge in this field. By applying semantic technologies, REEEP is establishing industry standards and initiating global knowledge sharing.

Fabian Heinemann

Semantic Insights: Data Science in the Pharma Industry

We are happy to introduce another speaker at SEMANTiCS 2015. Fabian Heinemann from Roche will share his professional insights on semantic technologies in the pharma sector. Gain a first impression on his talk in this interview conducted by Nika Mizerski. 

Ruben Verborgh

3 plus 1 Feature #3: Ruben Verborgh

Ruben Verborgh is a researcher in semantic hypermedia at Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium, where he obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 2014. He explores the connection between Semantic Web technologies and the Web's architectural properties, with the ultimate goal of building more intelligent clients. 


3 plus 1 Feature #2: Anna Fensel

Semantics Conference chair member Anna Fensel is Senior Assistant Professor, Head of Research Unit at STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria. She is an author of ca. 80 refereed publications in books, international journals, conference and workshop proceedings. Read about her industry background and how she draws inspiration from the satellite events which will accompany this year’s Semantics Conference in Vienna.

Keynote Speakers

Ulrike Huemer, CIO City of Vienna

Ulrike Huemer

CIO City of Vienna

Address of welcome

Peter Mika

Director, Semantic Search, Yahoo Labs

Semantic Search at Yahoo

Jeanne Holm

Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA

Data Mining for Good: How Linked Data is Transforming Cities

Sam Rehman

Chief Technology Officer

Internet of Things and Semantic: Model both the real and virtual world

Oscar Corcho

Associate Professor

Slow-cooked data and APIs in the world of Big Data: the view from a city perspective

Klaus Tochtermann


Evolution of Semantic Technologies in Scientific Libraries

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Organized by


St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
Institute for Applied Informatics
Gesellschaft für Wissensmanagement

Contact & Location

Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Vienna, Austria

Michaela Matauschek
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Department of Informations Systems and Operations
Institute for Information Business
Building D2, 1st Floor
Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria

fax: +43-1-31336/905259