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Semantic Web Workshop May 23rd 2013 in Karlsruhe

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Semantic Web Workshop May 23rd 2013 in KarlsruheKarlsruhe, Germany


Compact Semantic Web workshop for information professionals, consultants and managers - presented by Dean Allemang and Michael Erdmann.


DIQA and Working Ontologist combine forces to present a one-day introduction and workshop on Semantic Web technologies in scenic Karlsruhe, Germany. Two world-renowned instructors, Dean Allemang and Michael Erdmann, provide insights into the technological foundation of the Semantic Web as well as business case studies that highlight the value that Semantic Web applications have provided for enterprises, governments, and open data initiatives. The workshop culminates in a hands-on exercise in which participants will create their own Semantic portal to organize and share disparate information.

Who should attend?
  • Change agents in companies who are interested in new technologies and how they can provide value to your business.
  • Information Professionals who want to broaden their skills by learning a new technology
  • Content Managers who need to know the most sophisticated methods available for managing content and data
  • Students of computer science, library science or other information-intense disciplines
What will you learn?
  • What is the Semantic Web? What is it good for? How does it relate to Linked Data?
  • Fundamental Semantic Web technologies - RDF, RDFS, SPARQL, SKOS and OWL
  • Contrast Semantic Web with other technology approaches (RDB, XML, OO)
  • Business cases for Semantic Web
  • Hands-on experience building a Semantic Web portal
    • You will create semantic web data by structuring and populating a semantic wiki.
    • You will query and visualize this data.
    • You will see how this data can even be used in other applications, like Microsoft SharePoint.

Venue, date and time

The workshop is taking place on

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 09:00 to 17:00

The attendees will gather in a modern conference room in proximity of the DIQA offices in Karlsruhe.

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Attendance fee, registration

Standard fee: 499 EUR*
Early booking fee: 199 EUR* (if booked until May 3rd 2013!)

>>Register here<<

Reductions to the standard fee are available for:

  • Members of the openPHACTS-project: 10%
  • Members of non-profit organizations: 50%
  • Students: 75%

Please contact Daniel Hansch ( to request your reduction.


The workshop is held in English.
Registration deadline is May 20th, 2013
Cancellation fee is 5 EUR.
All prices exclude VAT.
Students are required to present their student ID at the venue.
The fee includes: attendance of one person at the workshop, coffee, soft drinks and sandwiches during the workshop.

About the speakers

Dean Allemang, co-author of the best-selling Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, brings over a decade of experience of teaching Semantic Web principles to professionals of all levels, from rank beginners to seasoned practitioners. He combines a strong technical background (MSc in Mathematics, University of Cambridge, PhD in Computer Science, the Ohio State University) with a keen sense of the business value of technology. He has trained over a thousand information professionals in Semantic Web technology, and specializes in how to cast the subtleties of the Semantic Web to make it understandable to informatics practitioners of all kinds.

Michael Erdmann looks back at a history of more than ten years of research and development in the field of Semantic Web. In his Ph.D. thesis he worked on combining ontologies with the then upcoming standard, XML. After his Ph.D. he worked in Germany as well as the US on projects involving semantic technologies for different application domains, such as network management, the natural sciences, and knowledge management. In the NeOn project he oversaw the development of the NeOn Toolkit. He is the architect of DataWiki and GRASP, products from DIQA that add advanced semantic capabilities to MediaWiki and SharePoint.


The conference room is located in proximity of the DIQA offices.
Address of the conference room:

An der Raumfabrik 1
76227 Karlsruhe, Germany


Site plan:

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(The conference room is located at number "1").

Practical information

  • Good travel advice for getting to Karlsruhe can be found on WikiTravel.
  • Hotels nearby:

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