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Semantic Days 2012 in Stavanger

Semantic Days 2012

Time: 8-10 May 2012

Venue: Sola Strand Hotel

The conference Semantic Days 2012 is to be held on the 8th of May to the 10th of May 2012 at Sola Strand Hotel.
Conference theme: Intelligent Information Management

General information about Semantic Days

Semantic Days in Stavanger is an annual conference that has become a meeting place for industrial use of semantic web technologies with solid contribution from research institutes and universities.

Registration & Invitation Flyer

Registration form
Invitation Flyer with short program
Accommodation and Transportation

Preliminary Program

Tuesday May 8th

13:00-17:00 Tutorials

Information and Data Quality (IDQ)
In this tutorial you will learn about the emerging ISO 8000 standard for measuring IDQ.
Content includes:

  • The academic foundation and the industry requirements for the standard.
  • There will be a detailed walk trough of illustrating examples.
  • Reference will be made to several real life implementations, example
    • "How to secure future data quality in procurement phase"
    • "Diagnose database for business critical decisions"
    • "Requirements to Test data"
  • The relationship to ISO 9000 and ISO15288 "Information and Data Quality - Relationship to other Standards"

Introduction to Semantic Technology
Martin Giese and Martin G. Skjæveland (University of Oslo)
This tutorial is an introduction to the practical side of Semantic Web Technologies:
the attendant will learn

  • what the central ideas of semantic web technologies are
  • how knowledge is represented on the semantic web
  • how to formulate queries to a semantic data store
  • how domain modelling for the Semantic Web works
  • how a relational database can be exported as semantic data

Big Linked Data
This tutorial introduces the notion of Big Data in the context of the Linked Open Data movement. The tutorial will focus on the usage of Linked Data principles for large-scale distributed data integration, and explains how vast quantities of such integrated data can be processed efficiently.
Contents included:

  • Introduction to Big Data and Linked Data
  • Review of openly available datasets
  • Challenges in collecting and integration of Big Linked Data
  • Big Linked Data in the Web of Things
  • Complex events
  • Large-scale analytics

Wednesday May 9th

08:30-09:00 Registration and coffee

09:00-10:40 Keynotes session: Intelligent Information Management - Needs and solutions

09:00 Welcome from the program committee
09:10 Keynote from the Norwegian defense sector
09:40 Keynote from the industry sector
10:10 Keynote: Using Data from to the Web to observe communities, Stefan Decker (DERI)

10:40-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Session 1: Big Data

11:00 On demand access to Big Data through Semantic Technologies, Peter Haase (Fluid Operations)
11:30 Scaling-out Semantic Data - Management and Processing, PhD. Tomasz Wlodarczyk (University of Stavanger)
12:00 Building Earth Observatories using Semantic Web and Scientific Database Technologies, Manolis Koubarakis (University of Athens)

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Session 2: Real-time Data

13:30 Challenges, Approaches, and Solutions in Stream Reasoning, Emanuele Della Valle (Politecnico di Milano)
14:00 The North West Red Water Project (Cliff Pedersen - not confirmed)
14:30 Challenging Real-time Data with Semantic Technologies, Mikhail Roshchin (Siemens)

15:00-15:30 Afternoon break

15:30-17:00 Session 3: Data Management and Reporting

15:30 EPIM Reporting Hub - Semantic Reporting for the Norwegian Oil and Gas Industry, David Price (Top Quadrant)
16:00 Semantic challenges in environmental monitoring, PhD Vidar Hepsø (Statoil)
16:30 Ontotext

Thursday May 10th

08:00-08:30 Registration and coffee

08:30-10:00 Session 4: Information Quality

08:30 Data quality challenges in acquisition of Fighter Vehicles, Jarl Kvanli
09:00 How to access data quality challenges in Joint Intelligence and Reconnaissance, Trygve Sparr
09:30 Correct information to the right person at right time (Norwegian Defence INI)

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-12:00 Session 5: Information Quality - continues

10:30 Semantic search and reporting implementation on .15926 platform, Victor Agroskin (
11:00 Practical usage of ISO 15926 reference data, Darius Kanga, Bechtel
11:30 Markus Stumptner, University of South Australia

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-15:00 Project Parallel Sessions

This will be a joint Semantic Days and EqHub session.
This session is open for both participants of Semantic Days and participants of the EqHub conference.
More information about the content in this session will be posted on EqHub’s website at a later stage.
NB! This session will run until 16:00

JORD (Joint Operational Reference Data) Project
Interoperable use of ISO15926 depends on resolvable Reference Data. The JORD project is enhancing the existing PCA RDS in partnership with FIATECH to ensure scalable, sustainable and reliable reference data services. As well as providing upgraded triple-store-based library system, core content and management tools, the project is also delivering the methodology by which asset information is mapped to ISO15926 reference data and template patterns, and the procedures by which compliance is validated. This session will provide an update on the project scope and deliverables, and will also provide an opportunity to review the triple-store prototype, and work through the latest methodology. (Subject to demand, the session will run until 16:00 )

Integrated real-time environmental monitoring in the oil and gas industry(Statoil, Kongsberg, DNV, IBM)
Based on the challenges from the presentation given in the reporting session (Semantic challenges in environmental monitoring), we will explore different ontologies from the oil and gas domain together with ontologies from other domains, as well as how these ontologies can be used together in the real-time environmental monitoring project at Statoil.


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