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 16th edition will be hosted this year in Amsterdam.

About the conference

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

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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Maria-Esther Vidal

Head of Scientific Data Management Research Group

Enhancing Linked Data Trustability and Transparency through Knowledge-driven Data Ecosystems

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Vanessa Lopez

Research Scientist and Manager - AI for Health and Social Care

Knowledge Graphs for Social Good: Protecting Vital Health and Social Programs

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Joe Pairman

Senior Product Manager, Tridion Docs

How semantics power the intelligent future of content management

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Enrico Motta

Professor of Knowledge Technologies at the Knowledge Media Institute

Combining Deep Learning and Common-Sense Reasoning in Visually Intelligent Robots


Machine Learning and Symbolic AI - the Best of Both Worlds

Dr. Mehwish Alam is a Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Researcher at FIZ Karlsruhe. She is one of this year’s Research and Innovation Chairs. The focus of her research is to apply or develop Data Mining, Machine Learning/Deep Learning techniques for Semantic Web and Text Processing. 

Making unexpected acquaintances - you need a physical event for that to happen

Jan Voskuil is one of the Dutch thought leaders in knowledge systems and semantic web technologies and a regular participant in SEMANTiCS.  

Semantics in the Fields from Linguistics to Conceptual History, from Lexicography to NLP

I spoke recently to Barbara McGillivray. She researches on machine-learning models for the change in the meaning of words in historical times at the Alan Turing Institute.

Special Call on LegalTech and LegalWork

Daily business for legal professionals has changed dramatically during the pandemic. The need for digital and smart solutions has received a tremendous and urgent push from all sides

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Organized by

Institute for Applied Informatics



KIT-Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Conference venue

Theater de Meervaart
Meer en Vaart 300
1068 LE Amsterdam, Netherlands

VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Sciences
Department of Computer Science     
De Boelelaan 1081 
NL-1081 HV Amsterdam 
The Netherlands