SLIPO at the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in Vienna

At the end of October, SLIPO project team members had the chance to participate in “The International Semantic Web Conference” in Vienna and to be a part of the Semantic Web and Linked Data community.


The International Semantic Web Conference is the premier international forum where Semantic Web and Linked Data researchers, practitioners, and industry specialists come together to discuss, advance, and shape the future of semantic technologies on the web, within enterprises and in the context of the public institution.


SLIPO is a Horizon 2020 Innovation Action developing linked data technologies for the scalable and quality assured integration of Big POI Data assets. One of the frameworks, we use and extend for this purpose is SANSA. SANSA combines distributed computing frameworks (specifically Spark and Flink) with the semantic technology stack.


We are very pleased to announce that members of the SLIPO project team got a paper accepted at ISWC 2017 for presentation at the main conference. Prof. Dr. Jens Lehmann from Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS) presented a work done on SANSA project with the main focus on offering a compact scalable engine for the whole Semantic Web Stack. The audience showed a high interest on the project. The presentation was attended by 150 people.


Furthermore, we are very happy to announce that SLIPO project team members also won the Best Demo Award for the SANSA Notebooks: “The Tale of Sansa Spark” by Ivan Ermilov, Jens Lehmann, Gezim Sejdiu, Buehmann Lorenz, Patrick Westphal, Claus Stadler, Simon Bin, Nilesh Chakraborty, Henning Petzka, Muhammad Saleem, Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo and Hajira Jabeen.


The ISWC 2017 was a great venue for SLIPO to meet the community, create new connections, talk about current research challenges, share ideas and settle new collaborations.