The 8th edition of SEMIC, the annual semantic interoperability conference, will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 14 June 2018. The event is organised by the ISA² Programme of the European Commission in collaboration with the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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Opened by the Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, the conference will bring together policy makers, IT practitioners and researchers interested in topics related to semantic interoperability for public administration. 

The theme of the conference will be "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 will have an opportunity to discover and share current trends and recent developments in relation to these topics.


Registration & Coffee
Opening-Bulgarian Presidency
Keynote EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
Introduction by Gertrud Ingestad, Director-General DIGIT, European Commission
Access to base registers and interconnections between the building blocks - key enablers in e-government end-to-end principle, State e-Government Agency, Bulgaria
Keynote TBC
Keynote Jens Krieger Røyen, Head of Division, Danish Agency for Digitisation
Coffee Break
Session I Base Registries

ISA Access to Base Registries 
Business Register Interconnection 
TOOP (The Once-Only-Principle) 
Central Ontological Model for Base Registries Data in Slovakia
Land Registers Project 
Networking Lunch
Coffee corners / Demos
Session II  The Digital Single Gateway 
Session III Parallel sessions
Tools | Maturity Models | e-Procurement/e-Invoicing
Coffee Break
Session IV Emerging Technologies
Artificial Intelligence 
Blockchain Cadastre
Panel Identifiers
by Emanuele Baldacci, Director Digit D, European Commission
Networking drink

For pre-registration, click here.*

Stay tuned! #SEMIC2018 - @EU_ISA2

How was SEMIC 2017?

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

Learn more about the SEMIC activities under ISA².

Please note that your registration is subject to approval by the organisers. You will be notified of your registration status by email.

European Commission, DG Informatics, Interoperability Unit
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