2010 Semantic Technology Conference

June 6, 2010

Semantic Technology Conference LogoThe 2010 Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech) will be held at the Hilton Union Square in downtown San Francisco.

Now in its sixth year, SemTech 2010 is the world’s largest educational conference for the community of executives, technologists, researchers, investors and customers who are involved with semantic technologies.

SemTech 2010 features five days of presentations, panels, tutorials, announcements, new company/product launches, and conversations.  It’s a place for new learning, professional networking, and business development. Semantic technologies are being used in lots of industries today. Sometimes they address problems that couldn’t be solved until semantics came along, and other times they are used because they are faster, cheaper and simpler than the alternatives. Some of the applications of semantic technology:

  • Semantics in healthcare: Applications for electronic medical records, cost management and accounting, public health monitoring, and horizon scanning. Plus, what impact will semantics have in Health Reform?
  • Semantics in finance: Solutions for managing customer account integration, counterparty exposure, document processing, systemic risk, portfolio performance, regulatory reporting and data accountability.
  • Semantics in government: How semantic capabilities are driving critical Open Government and transparency initiatives, citizen-sensing applications, government hiring, and national airspace system management.
  • Semantics in publishing: Semantics are driving the next generation of publishing, media and content management, at major organizations like the New York Times, Huffington Post, BBC, CBS Interactive and Pearson.
  • Semantics in marketing: SemTech offers 15 sessions on every aspect of Web 3.0 marketing, from better targeted and search, through brand protection, consumer interfaces, competitive intelligence, sentiment analysis and the emerging paradigm of “marketing with data.”
  • Semantics in emergency response: Semantics are being designed into numerous disaster response and emergency management systems, including disease monitoring, earthquake and water systems recovery, and sharing building floorplans with first responders.
  • Semantics in military intelligence: New solutions for difficult problems like intelligence filtering, noise reduction, activity pattern recognition, implied relationships, information prioritization and situational awareness.
  • Semantics in biology: From sharing knowledge bases between researchers to visualizing complex biomedical relationships and querying complex biomedical datasets, linked data and semantic technologies have already helped to revolutionize life sciences research.