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15 October 2020
SEMIC 2020

Welcome to the first digital edition of SEMIC, the annual semantic interoperability conference

Organised by the ISA2 Programme of the European Commission – in collaboration with the German Presidency of the Council of the EU – the event will take place entirely online, on 15 October 2020.

Participants are invited to take part in this interactive event, which will bring together policymakers, IT practitioners and researchers and has been designed around the theme of ‘Sustainable Data Services’.

​The Semantic Interoperability Community (SEMIC) develops solutions to help European public administrations perform seamless and meaningful cross-border and cross-domain data exchanges, for the benefit of citizens.

Registration is open! Click on the upper right-hand icon to ‘register now’.


The online 2020 SEMIC conference is themed around ‘Sustainable Data Services’.

Over the last decade, administrations have set data free from their isolated silos and gone increasingly in the direction of linked and open data. How do we maintain and foster these large data sets?

This event will demonstrate how large-scale data and vocabulary providers, such as governments and W3C, can implement semantic versioning while considering complex dependencies.

Participants can learn 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, will be 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 modelling with Wikibase and Wikidata.

Click here for the full agenda.

How to access the streams

Access the session streams through the My Agenda page (you must be logged in to access this page). Once the button ‘join online session’ turns green, you can access the related live streams. Streams will only be available from 15 October. 

For those of you who were not lucky enough to be able to register for this event, you can still watch it live, from 15 October, by clicking the links below:

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Argentina 1
Australia 1
Austria 3
Belgium 180
Bosnia And Herzegovina 2
Bulgaria 6
Burkina Faso 1
Canada 1
Côte d'Ivoire 1
Croatia 6
Cyprus 5
Czech Republic 8
Denmark 4
Egypt 1
Estonia 14
Finland 36
France 18
Georgia 2
Germany 73
Greece 14
Hungary 6
India 2
Ireland 11
Italy 43
Japan 3
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Latvia 4
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Luxembourg 53
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Malta 5
Moldova, Republic Of 1
Netherlands 22
Norway 12
Poland 4
Portugal 9
Romania 7
Russia 1
Serbia 1
Slovakia 2
Slovenia 10
Spain 34
Sweden 8
Switzerland 2
Turkey 1
Ukraine 1
United Kingdom 4
United States 4
Uruguay 1
Viet Nam 1
Total 641


Academic 65
EU Institutions 125
International organisation 20
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NGO 20
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SME/Start-up 33
Total 641