SEMIC 2018: Linked Digital Public Administrations
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.
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.
This year, 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.
/isa2/file/registerforsemic2018invitationbyeucommissionermariyagabriel_enRegister for SEMIC 2018! Invitation by EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
Registration & Coffee (8:30-9:30)
Opening - Bulgarian Presidency:
Alexander Yolovski, S.E.G.A, Bulgaria
Keynote: Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
Session I: Base Registries (11:30-13:00)
ISA2 Access to Base Registries: Peter Burian, DG DIGIT, European Commission
1) OSLO: Raf Buyle, Flanders
Methodology and Tools - support for Semantic Interoperability: Per de Place Bjørn, Denmark
Interoperability of Chemical Data: Francois Mestre, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
3) National Metadata Architecture & Interoperability Workbench: Suvi Remes, Ministry of Finance, Finland
Doris: Franco Accordino, DG CNECT, European Commission
Coffee Break (15:30-16:00)
Session IV: Emerging Technologies (16:00-16:45)
Laura Rodríguez, AGESIC, Uruguay
Kenji Hiramoto, National strategy office of IT, Cabinet Secretariat, Japan
Anna Panagopoulou, Director, DG RTD J, European Commission
Luis Felipe Salin Monteiro, Secretary of State, Brazil
Moderator: Vassilios Peristeras
Emanuele Baldacci, Director of DG DIGIT, European Commission
Networking drink (17:45-19:00)