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SEMIC 2022 (Semantic Interoperability Community)

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"After two digital editions, the annual semantic interoperability conference will be completely physical at the Square Meeting Center in Brussels!  

"This year’s topic is “SEMIC: Data Spaces in an Interoperable Europe.” The conference is organised by the Interoperability Unit of DIGIT of the European Commission, in collaboration with the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.

"The central focus of #SEMIC2022 revolves around the implementation of data spaces, bringing together concrete use cases from both the public and the private sector."


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Schedule data is from their agenda page.  This is accurate as of 25 Nov 2022.

06 December

08:30 - 09:30

Registration, Coffee & Exhibition

09:30 - 10:05


  • Introduction by Master of Ceremony, Dave Keating
  • Opening speech by the European Commissioner for Budget and Administration Johannes Hahn
  • Opening speech by the CIO of the Czech Republic Ondrej Profant
  • Outline of the day – General Directors of DIGIT & OP
    • Hilde Hardeman, Director-General of EU Publications Office (OP)
    • Veronica Gaffey, Director-General “Informatics” (DG DIGIT)

10:05 - 10:30

Content Keynote

Moderated by Leontina Sandu

  • Keynote - Building trust across the public & private sector: Insights on interoperability from Klaus Ottradovetz, Distinguished Expert Cloud & IoT, Atos & David Scuderi, Data EcoSystems - Public Sector Lead, Amazon
  • Q&A

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break & Exhibition

11:00 - 12:15

Parallel tracks

  • Track I: Data exchange in and between sectors – the role for DCAT-AP

    Moderated by Bert Van Nuffelen

    Aas Kuldar, Data Governance Program Director, Government CIO Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication for Estonia
    Nolf Geraldine, Product Owner DataPublication, Metadata and Teamcoach Datamanagement - Digitaal Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium
    Kustra Amno Licinio, Digital Health Interoperability and Infrastructure Architect (external service provider) European Commission, DG SANTE C1 - Digital Health
  • Track II: Personal data space implementations – interoperability challenges

    Moderated by Giorgia Lodi

    Lahteenoja Viivi, PhD researcher, practical philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki
    De Loof Esther, Operational Director, SolidLab
    Marcello Grita, Project Leader, JobTech, Swedish Public Employment Service
  • Track III: Semantics on a chip – streamlining data across edge computing devices

    Moderated by Raf Buyle

    Guim Francesc, Principal Engineer & Chief of Edge System Architecture at Office CTO, Intel Network and Edge Division
    Mihaylov Svetoslav, Policy Officer, DG CNECT European Commission
    D'Hondt Ellie, Health Data Innovation Catalyst, IMEC

12:15 - 13:30

Lunch & Exhibition

13:30 - 15:00

Panel discussion on interoperability within & across sector specific data spaces

  • Policy panel I - Cross domain use cases
    • Champin Pierre-Antoine, Data Strategist at W3C
    • Gkatzoflias Dimitrios, Policy Officer, DG MOVE, European Commission
    • Labarile Misa, Policy officer, DG GROW, European Commission
    • Curry Edward, Established Professor of Data Science and Director of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at the University of Galway
  • Policy panel II - Transversal tools & infrastructure
    • De Barros Jérôme, Policy Officer, DG SANTE, European Commission
    • Nomden Koen, Team Leader, Skills and qualifications transparency and recognition, DG SANTE, European Commission
    • Paunescu George, Policy Officer, DG ENER, European Commission
    • Punter Matthijs, Consultant and researcher, Data Science department of TNO

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee break & Exhibition

15:30 - 16:45

Parallel tracks

Parallel track I: Lightning talks by junior researchers in the field of linked data & semantics
Speakers: Crompvoets, Joep; Licehammer Slavek; Procházka Michal

Parallel track II:

  • Budapest Tree Cadastre "FATAR" - Peter Gabor
  • Value of eDelivery to the dataspaces - Thomas Fillis
  • Omega-X (energy dataspaces) - Thimo Thoeye
  • DS4SSCC (Dataspaces for smart and sustainable cities and communities) - Judith Stiekema
  • LEOS - Cristina Stanciulescu
  • IrRADIARE - H2020-AURORAL project - Marcos Nogueira
  • Linked data approaches in the data space for cultural heritage - Vassilis Tzouvaras
  • ECHA - Blanca Martinez de Aragon
  • Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management Vienna University of Economics and Business - Daniil Dobriy
  • Reusable semantic component prototype for interoperable e-Government: A case from Digital Europe for All (DE4A) - Karmen Kern Pipan
  • Ontotext - Vladimir Alexiev

Parallel track III:

  • 15:30 – 16:00 Part 1: Data spaces cookbook
    Speaker : Farrle Eimear, Scientific Project Officer, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • 16:00 – 16:45 Part 2: Core Vocabulaires & Application Profiles expert exchange

16:45 - 17:00


Natalia Aristimuño Pérez, Director of “Digital Services”, DG DIGIT

17:00 - 18:30

Cocktail reception & Exhibition

Physical location
Square Meeting Centre,
Kunstberg / Mont des arts,
1000 Brussels,