Sponsors and Supporters

Platinum Sponsors

fluid Operations – flexibility comes first!

fluid Operations™ (fluidOps) is a young, innovative software company headquartered in Walldorf, Germany. Its focus lies on the research and development of novel technologies for intelligent cloud and data management in the enterprise. With the Information Workbench™, fluidOps delivers a highly customizable platform for Linked Data and Big Data management and solution development. This includes support for the semantic integration of heterogeneous data sources across the borders of individual domains, collaborative knowledge acquisition and augmentation, semantic search, business intelligence and analytics, as well as data visualization and exploration. For more information about fluidOps and its products and solutions please visit www.fluidOps.com.


Ontotext is a leading semantic software developer, offering the OWLIM database and platforms for semantic search, web mining, LINKED DATA MANAGEMENT and manual CONTENT annotation. Ontotext provides professional services for text mining and semantic data integration; it has continuously growing network of partners, resellers and customers.

Gold Sponsors


Elsevier is the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. ScienceDirect our premium online portal delivers the worlds' leading journals electronically to over 11 million readers in 200 countries. Elsevier is looking at how in the contemporary scientific environment we can meet the real challenge to provide efficient access: eliminating research obstacles by creating a new kind of knowledge ecosystem that is integrated, intelligent, trustworthy and open to innovative applications.

Silver Sponsors



iSOCO, Intelligent Software Components S.A. (www.isoco.com) is a technology company founded in 1999, becoming the first company in Spain and one of the first in Europe to offer solutions based on Semantic Web technologies. Currently, iSOCO employs around 100 persons in offices in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, and Pamplona. iSOCO has ample experience in international R&D activities, especially in the different EU Frame Programmes, and is successful in transferring research results in the field of Semantic Web technologies to the market. To this purpose iSOCO Lab, the Research branch of the company, was created in 2001 with three main objectives: maintain the technological level of the company, foster innovation to approach the market through new products, and pave the way for the application of new technologies to business.



MIMOS is the leader in ICT innovations, pioneering new market creations for partners through patentable technologies for economic growth. With over 25 years of experience and legacy, MIMOS contributes to the industry with its core technological competencies towards raising Malaysia’s local, regional and international market competitiveness. Led by accomplished leaders, MIMOS is powered by over 600 Researchers and Scientists, developing world-class design, research & development. MIMOS focuses on market-driven R&D to ensure its technologies are commercialised for sustained growth. This includes R&D in Advanced Analysis and Modelling, Advanced Computing, Information Security, Intelligent Informatics, Knowledge Technology, Microenergy, Microelectronics, Nanoelectronics, Psychometrics and Wireless Communications. In 2010, MIMOS contributed 40.4% of Malaysia’s Total Filed Patent Applications at the Patent Cooperation Treaty, positioning Malaysia at the 25th country ranking at the global level. MIMOS has been the only Malaysian applicant in the Top 500 PCT application list.


Ontos was founded in 2001 with the goal to develop semantic solutions based on W3C standards. The privately owned company has key activities in the area of automatic extraction of entities and relations from natural text based on an ontology driven approach and building different web services and solutions. Ontos is pursuing the vision of the semantic web and related technologies. Ontos has launched own solutions on the web as Software-as-a-Service which are used by internet users. Ontos is addressing several industry segments e.g. law enforcement where analytical systems are delivered that allow analysing data from structured and unstructured sources. Furthermore, Ontos is addressing the market of media and news by supplying tools to automatic annotate web pages using semantic technologies and to create semantic related content that can be published inside the customer web page. Ontos has a patent-pending method for the semantic navigation through web pages based on the automatic semantic annotated information.

SEALS project

The SEALS Project is developing a reference infrastructure known as the SEALS Platform to facilitate the formal evaluation of semantic technologies. This allows both large-scale evaluation campaigns to be run  as well as ad-hoc evaluations by individuals or organizations. The benefits of SEALS are:

  1. Participation in the evaluation campaigns provides you with a respected and reliable means of benchmarking your semantic technologies: an independent mechanism for demonstrating your toolʼs abilities and performance.
  2. You have the benefit of being able to regularly and confidentially assess strengths and weaknesses of your tool relative to your competitors as an integral part of the development cycle.
  3. Your participation benefits the wider community since the evaluation campaign results will be used to create ʻroadmapsʼ to assist adopters new to the field determine which technologies are best suited to their needs.

Best Paper Award Sponsor


The development of innovative technology for the discovery new insights of digital data and real time guidance of using digital data is one of the priorities in the areas of semantic technologies. K-Drive starts from novel query generation techniques to  identify key dimensions of semantic data and to recommend users with related queries, with an emphasis on developing innovative techniques for efficient and scalable query generation and for intelligent user interface. The main goals of the projects are 1) developing efficient and scalable query generation techniques with potential for dealing with data and knowledge streams, 2) detailed studies of their use for exploiting both public data and private data, with the future perspective of using these novel knowledge driven data analysis tools for diagnosis and guidance.


Yahoo! Research Barcelona is the research lab hosted in the Barcelona Media Innovation Center and focuses on web retrieval, data mining and social media, including distributed and semantic search as well as Web content, structure and usage mining.
YAHOO has been partner in the FP6 SEMEDIA; it is partner of FP7 projects such as Limosine, Glocal or COAST among others.

It is also the leading partner of the Social Media CENIT Spanish project.

Video Recording Sponsor


VideoLectures.NET is a free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science. The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic contents not only to the scientific community but also to the general public. All lectures, accompanying documents, information and links are systematically selected and classified through the editorial process taking into account also users' comments.



The goal of the XLike project is to develop technology to monitor and aggregate knowledge that is currently spread across mainstream and social media, and to enable cross-lingual services for publishers, media monitoring and business intelligence.

The aim is to combine scientific insights from several scientific areas to contribute in the area of cross-lingual text understanding. By combining modern computational linguistics, machine learning, text mining and semantic technologies we plan to deal with the two key open research problems: to extract and integrate formal knowledge from multilingual texts with cross-lingual knowledge bases, and to adapt linguistic techniques and crowdsourcing to deal with irregularities in informal language used primarily in social media.

Xlike project is funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013.