Interviews and News

How semantics empower learning innovation

August 19, 2015 by Nika Mizerski

Klaus Tochtermann is a professor at the Institute for Computer Science at Kiel University and the director of the ZBW – German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for EconomicsThis interview provides you with a preview on his keynote. Take a look on the future of libraries and see how they can successfully position themselves beside Google.

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The future of search relies on semantic technologies

August 14, 2015 by Nika Mizerski

Peter Mika knows how search works. He is the leader of the semantic search innovation unit at Yahoo. We are very happy to welcome this very talented researcher and hands-on practicioner at SEMANTiCS 2015.

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How semantic technologies transform public administration

August 07, 2015 by Nika Mizerski

Simon Dalferth is an advisor to the directorate at the Council of the European Union for strategic developments on information and knowledge management. He is also strongly involved in the Open Data initiatives of the public body.

Simon will share his project experience as a speaker at SEMANTiCS 2015.  

Take a first look how the public administration can benefit from semantic technologies and Open Data. 

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Semantic technology in an interconnected world

July 23, 2015 by Nika Mizerski

Sam Rehman is another distinguished keynote speaker of SEMANTiCS 2015. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Arxan - a security provider for IT applications. Sam is a proven technology evangelist and leader with over 25 years of experience in both leading product development and professional services at such companies as EPAM Systems and Oracle.Enjoy a preview of his talk about semantics and the Internet of Things (IoT) by reading this interview.

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Why Big Data requires non-relational databases

July 16, 2015 by Nika Mizerski

Stephen Buxton is director of  product management at MarkLogic, a pioneer in non-relational enterprise databases. How companies can profit from Big Data will be an important question at SEMANTiCS 2015. NoSQL databases are essential to make data work.

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Semantic technology at the cross-section of academia & business

July 08, 2015 by Nika Mizerski

The SEMANTiCS 2015 team is happy to announce that Mike Doane will join the conference and  talk about one of the most exciting, but also sensitive ongoing semantics projects. He is currently advising public bodies in the US how to integrate semantics into their video data, which is generated through public surveillance activities.


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How semantic technologies support the global renewable energy community

June 18, 2015 by Nika Mizerski

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.

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Fabian Heinemann

Semantic Insights: Data Science in the Pharma Industry

June 12, 2015 by Nika Mizerski

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. 

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Ruben Verborgh

3 plus 1 Feature #3: Ruben Verborgh

June 11, 2015

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. 


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3 plus 1 Feature #2: Anna Fensel

May 28, 2015 by Stefan Summesberger

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.

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