SEMIC Conference 2020

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The 1st digital edition of SEMIC, the annual semantic interoperability conference, took place fully online on 15 October 2020. The event, organised by the ISA² Programme of the European Commission in collaboration with the German Presidency of the Council of the EU, brought together policy makers, IT practitioners and researchers interested in topics related to semantic interoperability for public administrations. The online 2020 SEMIC conference was themed around ‘Sustainable Data Services’.

This event demonstrated how large-scale data and vocabulary providers can implement semantic versioning while considering complex dependencies. 

Participants learned about examples of cross-border data exchange between public administrations and find out about the potential of new technologies. Parallel sessions, illustrated by case studies, were held on:

  • Methods and tools for the versioning and maintenance of semantic assets 
  • How interoperability can help exchange COVID-19-related datasets across Member States
  • Optimising open data portals and user interfaces
  • Community-based semantic modeling with Wikibase and Wikidata

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⟶ SEMIC 2020 Multimedia Library:

–  Programme

–  Speakers

–  Video recordings

–  Highlights Report

–  Speakers presentations 


Please have a look at the teaser video of SEMIC 2020!

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How was SEMIC 2019?

You can also rediscover SEMIC 2019 on ‘Linked Data Spaces for Citizens’ (Helsinki, 21 October 2019) attracted more than 180 participants on-site, from 30 countries. Recall the best moments in the SEMIC 2019 Highlights Report or experience it in its entirety via the Conference video.

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


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