As part of the "Voice of Linked Data" series at SEMANTiCS

H2020 - Towards a Linked Data driven economy for Europe

(Disclaimer: all presenters are voicing their individual opinion and are not representative for SEMANTiCS. SEMANTiCS is merely providing the platform for discussion)


Time: Friday, 16:30 - 17:30


SEMANTiCS2014 is a venue, where different communities meet. These communities include business and research, and also different horizontals and verticals. Thus, SEMANTiCS has a huge potential in shaping the European research and innovation with regard to applying different technologies (semantic, data, language, and others) for solving real world problems.
We would like to take this opportunity and create a venue at the conference - a session that may have an impact on our fields in the future. The session will sketch directions we are targeting and link parties working on complementary topics or searching for solutions of problems.
We will go beyond a typical H2020 matchmaking session. The voice of the community will be heard. As Linked Data technology has matured and has proven its effectiveness in some areas, we - as a community - should discuss what strategies there are to drive the Linked Data economy to a boom in Europe.
In this 60-minute session, we will listen to Linked Data leaders and experts from the community about the potentials and current shortcomings of Linked Data as well as their individual opinion about the direction Horizon 2020 should go to provide effective support for Linked Data adoption by businesses.


What is Horizon 2020 (H2020)?


"Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market" ... Read More



Voice of Linked Data Series @ SEMANTiCS


This session is the first of the "Voice of Linked Data" series. We would like to achieve the following:

  • Provide a platform for the community to manifest the "Voice of Linked Data" as input to the EU,
  • Inspire ideas for Horizon2020 project submissions,
  • Help stakeholders to find project partners at the SEMANTiCS conference.


Our approach is three-fold:

  1. We invited leaders of the community to give a position statement during this session (6 minute presentations for academia and 10 min for industry).
  2. We issued an open call for position statements (about 100 words), from which we will select short presentations for the session. We will compile and publish all submitted position statements without filtering.
  3. Matchmaking service: We will allow all attendees of SEMANTiCS to submit an organisation profile description, so they can be contacted by potential partners. These descriptions will be made available to all attendees of SEMANTiCS in printed form only to facilitate networking at the conference.


The session and all submitted material will be documented and provided to the EU for feedback.


Session programme


Session notes



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