SEMIC Conference 2018



The 8th edition of SEMIC, the annual semantic interoperability conference, was held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 14 June 2018. The event, organised by the ISA² Programme of the European Commission in collaboration with the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, brought together policy makers, IT practitioners and researchers interested in topics related to semantic interoperability for public administration.

This year, the theme of the conference was "Linked Digital Public Administrations". Nowadays, public administrations exchange data with each other and with citizens and businesses, interconnect their systems and link their data. This brings direct benefit to citizens, as they do not have to provide the same information several times. Therefore, the interconnection of base registers, such as business registers, land registers, etc. plays an important role.

At the same time, these registers hold data of immense value for the public, making these and other data produced by public services available and linkable with data from other sources. This provides opportunities for large-scale data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, as a source of knowledge for society as a whole. The participants of SEMIC 2018 had an opportunity to discover and share current trends and recent developments in relation to these topics.

SEMIC 2018 Multimedia Library:

During the conference, don't forget to visit the exhibition area!

ISA ISA² Programme
CEF CEF Programme

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How was SEMIC 2017?

SEMIC 2017 attracted 220 participants on-site and further 800+ online. Such attendance made this SEMIC the most successful one so far. Recall the best moments in the SEMIC 2017 Highlights Report and the Conference video.

In 2018, we want to make it even better!

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