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brings together both the experts driving the practice of semantic technologies and those who have first-hand experience of implementing these standards in cross-border e-Government applications.
It's your chance to learn more about semantic technologies, be inspired by real-life case studies and share your own experience.
SEMIC 2014 offers a unique opportunity to explore how Public Administrations can use semantic technologies to make information exchange efficient and effective, allowing them to operate at lower costs and provide better services. The conference will be held in Athens on the 9th of April 2014, under the auspices of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union in collaboration with the Greek Ministry of Administrative Reform and e-Governance.
The conference addresses topics such as:
This one-day conference is organised by the ISA Programme of the European Commission. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required and places are limited.
Kshemendra Paul - Information Sharing Environment, United States
President Obama appointed Kshemendra Paul as the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE), and Mr. Paul assumed the position on July 6, 2010. The Program Manager has government-wide authority to plan, oversee the build-out, and manage use of the ISE. The Program Manager also co-chairs the White House’s Information Sharing and Access Inter-agency Policy Committee (ISA-IPC).
Mr. Paul is a recognized leader across the public sector championing best practices for information sharing and access. He brings a wealth of experience in developing and implementing government- wide information technology systems, standards, and architectures, as well as working with State and local officials on information sharing standards and architecture.
Mr. Paul began his work in the Federal government at the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2005 where he served as Chief Architect. While at DOJ, he led delivery and initial adoption of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) across the national public safety, law enforcement, and homeland security sectors - an effort that has been highlighted as a critical component of the ISE’s success. In this role he led efforts around data standards and inter-operability across Federal, State, local, tribal, and private sector stakeholders.
|8:30 - 9:15||Registration & Coffee|
|9:15 - 9:30||Opening- Greek Presidency Paraskevi (Evy) Christofilopoulou, Deputy Minister- Hellenic Ministry of Administrative Reform and e- Governance|
|9:30 - 9:40||Welcome to SEMIC 2014 Gertrud Ingestad, Director- DG Informatics B-Information Systems and Interoperability Solutions|
|9:40 - 9:50||ISA fostering semantic interoperability between public administrations in Europe Vassilios Peristeras, Programme Manager- Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations - ISA Programme - European Commission [ download slides]|
|9:50 - 10:35||Keynote talk Kshemendra Paul, Program Manager- Information Sharing Environment, United States [ download slides]|
|10:35 - 11:00||Coffee break|
Session I: Metadata Governance and Management
|11:00 - 11:20||Metadata Management for Communicating Value of Public Services Mihkel Tikk, Head of Department- Estonian Information System’s Authority [ download slides]|
|11:20 - 11:40||Metadata Governance in the German public sector: the XÖV Framework Lutz Rabe, Project Manager- IT-Standards Coordination Office (KoSIT) [ download slides]|
|11:40 - 12:00||Management of Metadata and XML Schemas for e-Justice Interoperability Pim Keizer, Data Analyst- Ministry of Justice the Netherlands Pim van der Eijk, Owner- Sonnenglanz Consulting [download slides]|
|12:00 - 12:20||Survey on metadata management and governance in Europe Makx Dekkers, SEMIC team- AMI Consult [ download slides]|
|12:20 - 13:50||Networking Lunch|
Session II: Semantic interoperability
|13:50 - 14:10||The role of Publications Office in semantic web and standardisation activities Willem Van Gemert, Information Systems Architect Marc Wilhelm Kuster, Head of Section Publications Office of the European Union [ download slides]|
|14:10 - 14:30||European Legislation Identifier “ELI” – towards a legal semantic interoperability John Dann, Chair of the ELI Task Force -Luxembourg [ download slides]|
|14:30 - 14:50||Linking Legal Data John Sheridan, Head of Legislation Services- UK National Archives [ download slides]|
|14:50 - 15:10||Boosting online job search with semantic interoperability throughout Europe Martin Le Vrang, Team Leader-DG Employment,Social Affairs&Inclusion,ESCO [ download slides]|
|15:10 - 15:30||Semantic building block convergence to support e-Government in Europe Muriel Foulonneau, Research Engineer- Henri Tudor Research Center, e-SENS [ download slides]|
|15:30 - 15:50||An industry perspective on deployed semantic interoperability solutions Ralph Hodgson, CTO- TopQuadrant [ download slides]|
|15:50 - 16:20||Coffee break|
|16:20 - 16:50||Panel: Semantic interoperability and access to base registers Antonis Stasis, Head of Directorate- Hellenic Ministry of Administrative Reform and e-Governance,STORK project David Norheim, Head of Department- Computas Katrien De Smet,Project Manager- CORVE Nikolaj Skovmann Malkov,Enterprise Architect- KL Moderator: Stijn Goedertier, Manager- PwC [ download slides]|
|16:50 - 17:10||Making Open Data work for Europe Daniele Rizzi, Policy Officer- DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology Nikolaos Loutas, Manager- PwC [ download slides]|
|17:10 - 17:30||Open vocabularies, a need for linked open data infrastructures Johannes Keizer, Information Systems Officer- UN FAO [ download slides]|
|17:30 - 17:45||Conference wrap-up Gertrud Ingestad, Director- DG Informatics B-Information Systems and Interoperability Solutions|
|17:45 - 18:30||
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The National Centre for Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA) is situated in Tavros area (177 78), on 211 Pireos Street.
To reach our premises you can take the following Means of Public Transport:
b) No 914: from Omonoia Square, get off at Tavros Station
c) No 815: from Goudi, you pass from Vass. Sofia’s Ave, Panepistimiou Str., Omonoia Squ., get off at Tavros Station
A shuttle service will be provided from and to the meeting center.
Registered participants will receive an email with detailed information regarding the organisation of this service.
The SEMIC 2014 is open to everyone interested in topics such as:
The content of this conference will be most valuable to:
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