ESTC2009: high-level panels and networking


Dear all,

This year’s ESTC conference program offers you a wide spectrum of possibilities to not only attend but also actively participate in the sessions and contribute to the output of Europe’s major conference on Semantic Technologies.

Besides invited talks by experts from Johnson & Johnson, VC company Vulcan Inc. and Verizon Communications and presentations on case studies, business tools and applications and on using technologies, the conference program covers high-quality panels with experts from leading international companies (detailed information available below), interesting workshops and tutorials and unique opportunities to experience networking in relaxed atmosphere aided by innovative tools. 
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3rd European Semantic Technology Conference 2009
December 2-3, 2009
Hotel Le Meridien | Vienna, Austria


To register for the ESTC2009, please use the online registration form. If you for some reason cannot attend the whole conference, you have the possibility to purchase day tickets. The social evening event in the Palm House is included in the full ticket as well as in the day ticket of the first conference day. STI International members are entitled to special registration discount. The conference fees range from 180 to 360 EUR. Participants who bring 4 business partners to the conference will receive a free registration voucher. If you have interest in this option, please contact  <> 
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"How to gain venture capital investments - What you always wanted to ask a VC but never dared to do"

Hannes Schwetz from the Austrian Economic Service, John Brimacombe from the British company Spventures, Mark Greaves from the American Vulcan Inc., Aleš Špetič from Zemanta, Suresh Patel from Verdexus and Klaus Matzka representing the Austrian company gamma capital partners will discuss the actual market and finance situation for startups and will give practical insights for all interested parties. William Stevens from Europe Unlimited will moderate this panel. 


"Next steps in intelligent information management in the Pharmaceutical and eHealth domains: Facts and trends"

This panel brings together experts from the fields of drug discovery, healthcare, and semantic technologies with the twofold goal of analyzing the impact of such technologies in these sectors and assessing ongoing and new challenges to be addressed in the short and mid-term. Around the discussion table experts from well known companies and organizations will present their perspective on the future developments within these fields: Susie Stephens from Johnson & Johnson, Rudi Studer from the AIFB - University of Karlsruhe, Bo Andersson from Astra Zeneca and Francisco José Farfán from Hospital de Fuenlabrada. Jose Manuel Gomez-Perez from iSOCO will moderate the discussion.


"Linked Data in the Enterprise: is it just another hype or does it have real added value for information management"

Tom Tague from Thomson Reuters, Leigh Dodds from Talis, Richard Cyganiak from DERI Galway and Hans-Peter Schnurr from Ontoprise will discuss the significant concept growth of Linked Data in the government and enterprise field over the past year. Paul Miller from The Cloud of Data will moderate this panel.

 <> Detailed descriptions on the panels available here…


Matchmaking @ ESTC2009
Schedule your private business-to-business meetings with the provided matchmaking software. Create your business profile, view the profile of other participants and schedule your meetings. 
The matchmaking sessions will take place on both conference days:
December 2 | 18:00 - 19:30
December 3 | 16:30 - 18:00 
Please don't forget to activate the matchmaking box in the conference registration form.

Networking terminals
All ESTC2009 participants have the unique opportunity to try out the newest networking tools during the conference:

* Automatically exchange vCards with several people via email
* Compare up to 4 participants' online presence (based on forename and surname) based upon multiple sources

For more information about the onsite networking tools and the matchmaking sessions please  <> click here...


A huge thanks to all sponsors and supporters of the ESTC2009!

ESTC2009 is supported by:

*  <> AVCO - The Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation
*  <> BMVIT - Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology
*  <> CELTIC - Telecommunication Solutions for European Leadership in Telecommunications 
*  <> FFG - The Austrian Research Promotion Agency
*  <> iSOCO - Intelligent Software Components S.A.
*  <> OCG - The Austrian Computer Society
*  <> The University of Sheffield

ESTC2009 is sponsored by:

*  <> ACTIVE - A consortium of twelve partner organisations from seven different European countries, co-ordinated by British Telecommunications, which aims to increase the productivity of knowledge workers in a pro-active, contextualised, yet easy and unobtrusive way.
*  <> AWS - The Austrian National Promotion Bank
*  <> Franz Inc. - The US company which developed AllegroGraph.
*  <> MATRIXWARE - Provides the users of patent information worldwide with innovative solutions.
*  <> iQser AG - Based in Switzerland, designs and develops novel, innovative technologies in the area of intelligent information systems.
*  <> NeOn - Aiming to advance the state of the art in using ontologies for large-scale semantic applications.
*  <> seekda GmbH - Based upon recent research results from the World Wide Web, seekda is developing high-end industry solutions for e-Tourism.
*  <> Service Web 3.0 - A support action from the EU whose mission is to prepare European research and industry for the emerging Internet of Services.
*  <> SOA4All - Aims at realizing a world where billions of parties are exposing and consuming services via advanced Web technology
*  <> STI Innbruck - Is a world leading research institute working on the Semantic Web, Semantic Web Services and Service Oriented Architectures.
*  <> VALUE-IT - Aimes at promoting market driven alignment of EU RTD, fostering innovation and accelerating adoption of Semantic Technologies for the Enterprise. 
*  <> X-Media - Studies, develops and implements large scale methodologies and techniques for knowledge management able to support sharing and reuse of knowledge that is distributed in different media and repositories.



STI International
Lejla Ibralic Halilovic
phone: +43 1 23 64 002
fax: +43 1 23 64 002-99


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