The 8th edition of SEMIC, the annual semantic interoperability conference, will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 14 June 2018. The event, organised by the ISA2 Programme of the European Commission in collaboration with the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, 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 are more and more exchanging data with each other and with citizens and businesses, interconnecting their systems and link their data. This brings direct benefits 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.
The programme of the conference and the registration page will soon be available via the SEMIC 2018 webpage.