Knowledge Graphs in Action 2020

DBpedia, Linked Geodata and Geo-information Integration - SEMANTiCS Satellite event on October 6, 2020

Joint Event by DBpedia, EuroSDR and PLDN

The SEMANTiCS Onsite Conference 2020 had to be postponed till September 2021. Only pre-recorded videos and a live moderation will be shown on September 9, 2020. To bridge the gap until 2021, we took the opportunity to organize the Knowledge Graphs in Action online track as a SEMANTiCS satellite event on October 6, 2020. This new online conference is a combination of two existing events: the DBpedia Community Meeting, which is held annually as part of the SEMANTiCS, and the annual Spatial Linked Data conference organized by EuroSDR and the Platform Linked Data Netherlands. We glued it together and as a bonus, we added a track about Geo-information Integration organized by EuroSDR. As special joint sessions we will present three keynote speakers. The DBpedia Meeting is part of the conference and covers a Hackathon, a DBpedia Showcase Session and a special chapter session in which DBpedia language chapters from different parts of Europe will present the latest developments.

Quick Facts

  • Web URL:
  • When: October 6, 2020
  • Where: The conference will take place fully online.
  • Attending the conference is free. Registration is required though. Please register to be part of the meeting. After the registration for the event, you will receive an email with more instructions. Please get in touch with us if you have any problems during the registration stage.

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  • Benedicte Bucher, University Gustave Eiffel, IGN, EuroSDR
  • Erwin Folmer, Kadaster, University of Twente, Platform Linked Data Netherlands
  • Rob Lemmens, University of Twente
  • Sebastian Hellmann, AKSW/KILT, DBpedia Association
  • Julia Holze, DBpedia Association
  • Joep Crompvoets, KU Leuven
  • Peter Mooney, Maynooth University


  • Hackathon (start 2 weeks earlier)
  • Keynote by Carsten Hoyer-Click, German Aerospace Center
  • Keynote by Marinos Kavouras, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
  • Keynote by Peter Mooney, Maynooth University
  • Keynote by Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California
  • Spatial Linked Data Country Session
  • DBpedia Chapter Session
  • Self Service GIS Session
  • DBpedia Showcase Session


9:50 - 10:00

Opening Session

Opening by the Organizers

10:00 - 10:30

Keynote Data Infrastructure for Energy System Models by Carsten Hoyer-Klick, German Aerospace Center (abstract)

chair: TBA

10:30 - 12:00

Parallel Sessions

Session 1 : Spatial Linked Data Country Update

chair: TBA

Session 2: VGI country presentations

chair: TBA

Session 3 : DBpedia Member presentations

chair: TBA

In this session members of the DBpedia Association will present their latest tools, applications and technical developments.

12:00 - 13:00



Keynote TBA by Peter MooneyMaynooth University

chair: TBA

13:30 - 15:00

Parallel Sessions

Session 4: DBpedia Chapters

chair: Milan Dojchinovski, INFAI/DBpedia Association/CTU in Prague

Session 5: EuroSDR VGI Datathon results

chair: TBA

Session 6: Spatial Session

chair: TBA


Keynote TBA by Marinos KavourasNational Technical University of Athens

chair: TBA


Keynote Know, Know Where, KnowWhereGraph by Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California

chair: TBA


Closing Session