SEMIC Conference 2019

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Follow the conference live! Via live stream - starting on 21 October at 9:25 a.m. EEST (UTC+03:00)

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WelcomeDear visitor,

Welcome to the SEMIC 2019 conference that will take place on 21st of October in Helsinki!

After the success of SEMIC 2018 in Bulgaria, the 9th edition of the SEMIC conference, co-organised by the ISA2 programme and the Finnish presidency of the Council of the EU, will focus on “Linking data spaces for citizens”.

Semantic interoperability is a key enabler of e-government and benefits our citizens. While the data layer of interoperability is not directly visible to citizens, it allows them to use digital public services in a cross-border context. The SEMIC community is working on various solutions which help public administrations to exchange data seamlessly. 

SEMIC 2019 will bring on stage practitioners from different Member States who will show how their public administrations are linking data spaces for citizens.

Are you interested in learning more about their experience, insights and innovative solutions? 

Register for SEMIC 2019 and join our SEMIC community in Helsinki!  

I am looking forward to connecting with you at SEMIC 2019!



About SEMIC 2019

The 9th edition of SEMIC, the annual semantic interoperability conference, will take place in Helsinki, Finland on 21 October 2019. The event, organised by the ISA² Programme of the European Commission in collaboration with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, will bring together policy makers, IT practitioners and researchers interested in topics related to semantic interoperability for public administrations.

The theme of SEMIC 2019 is ‘Linking data spaces for citizens’.

SEMIC 2019 will explore the idea of trans-European data spaces available to public administrations. These spaces create a frame for experimenting and implementing interoperable cross-border digital public services.

The 9th edition of SEMIC will showcase how public administrations connect these data spaces, cooperate and co-create solutions for innovative and citizen-centric digital public services.

SEMIC 2019 participants will discover two angles of how semantic interoperability comes into play in trans-European data spaces. Firstly, we will highlight the opportunities of innovative technologies for digital public administrations, with a focus on artificial intelligence. Secondly, we will be sharing real-life stories on the transfer of information between public administrations in Europe and the world enabled by semantic technologies.

How was SEMIC 2018?

SEMIC 2018 on ‘Linked Digital Public Administrations’ (Sofia, 14 June 2018) attracted more than 200 participants on-site and further 700+ online. Recall the best moments in the SEMIC 2018 Highlights Report and the Conference video.

Learn more about the SEMIC activities under ISA² and visit the SEMIC community on Joinup!


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