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SEMIC 2021
Human Centric Data Spaces – Powered by Interoperability


Please note that this programme is subject to further changes

  • Introduction by Master of Ceremony, Asta Griciene
  • Opening speech by Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Budget and Administration
  • Opening speech from Mr. Boštjan Koritnik, Minister of Public Administration of Slovenia
  • Dialogue between Mario Campolargo, Director-General DG DIGIT and Asta Griciene, Master of Ceremony

540 Participants

Marko Grobelnik, Digital Champion of Slovenia

540 Participants

Moderator: Dr. Karmen Kern-Pipan

  • The Slovenian Once Only Platform for Data Exchange and the TRAY solution. Speakers: Ms. Bernarda Kozelj & Mr. Boštjan Tovornik.  
  • API principles and guidelines for the Finnish Public Administration. Speaker: Miina Arajärvi. 
  • Evolution of DCAT-AP to enhance the re-use and interoperability of data across public administrations. Speaker: Ms. Sigrit Siht & Mr. Makx Dekkers.

324 Participants

Moderator: Dr. Sven Schade

  • MyData and novel personal data governance in Finland. Speaker: Ms. Viivi Lähteenoja
  • Preparing the ground for personal data management in the Netherlands. Speaker: Ms. Marlies Rikken.
  • Data pods to empower the citizen as a data controller. Speaker: Dr. Raf Buyle.

54 Participants

Moderator: Dr. Slavko Žitnik

  • Implementing a semantic analysis pipeline for public sector documents. Speaker: prof. dr. Blaž Zupan and Mr. Miha Jesenko.
  • Hurdles for semantic interoperability – lessons learned from the Spanish public authorities. Speaker: Dr. Ana Rosa Guzman.
  • Extracting semantics from legal text: A visual exploration of European Case Law. Speaker: Dr. Veronika Haberler.

54 Participants

Graduate & master students pitching research idea’s at the SEMIC community – moderation by Prof. Dr. Blaž Zupan & dr. Dejan Lavbič, Dr. Georges Lobo (DIGIT) and Prof. Dr. Joep Crompvoets (KUL)

405 Participants

Co-moderators: Maximilian Strotmann & Federico Milani 

  • eProcurement & semantics. Speaker: Dr. Giorgia Lodi
  • Smart Cities. Speaker: Ms. Andrea Halmos 
  • Support Centre for Data Sharing. Speaker: Ms. Esther Huyer  

594 Participants

Final words by Natalia Aristimuño, director “Digital services”, DG DIGIT, European Commission & master of ceremony

567 Participants

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