This volume contains the proceedings of the Posters and Demos Track at the 14th International Conference on Semantic Systems, SEMANTiCS 2018. SEMANTiCS is the annual meeting place for professionals who make semantic computing work, who understand its benefits and encounter its limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts information managers, IT-architects, software engineers and researchers from organisations ranging from research facilities, NPOs, through public administrations to the largest companies in the world.

SEMANTiCS offers a forum for the exchange of latest scientific results in semantic systems and complements these topics with new research challenges in areas like data science, machine learning, logic programming, content engineering, social computing, semantic web and many more. The conference is in its 14th year and has developed into an internationally visible and professional academic event.

Attendees learn from industry experts and top researchers about emerging trends and topics in the wide area of semantic computing. The SEMANTiCS community is highly diverse; attendees have responsibilities in interlinking areas such as knowledge management, technical documentation, e-commerce, big data analytics, enterprise search, document management, business intelligence and enterprise vocabulary management.

In 2018 the SEMANTiCS conference’s subtitle is ”Where Machine Learning Meets Semantics”, and especially welcomes submissions for the following hot topics:

  1. Data Science

  2. Web Semantics, Linked (Open) Data &

  3. Corporate Knowledge Graphs

  4. Knowledge Integration and Language Technologies

  5. Data Quality Management

  6. Economics of Data, Data Services and Data Ecosystems

The Posters & Demos Track provided an opportunity to present innovative work in progress, late-breaking research and innovation results, and smaller contributions in all fields related to the broadly understood Semantic Web. These include submissions on innovative applications with impact on end users such as demos of solutions that users may test or that are yet in the conceptual phase, but are worth discussing, and also applications, use cases or pieces of code that may attract developers and potential research or business partners. This also concerns new data sets made publicly available.

The informal setting of the Posters & Demonstrations Track encouraged participants to present innovations to the research community, business users and find new partners or clients and engage in discussions about the presented work.

A total of 23 submissions were accepted to this track, selected with a peer-reviewing process from 32 total poster and demo submissions. In addition, we invited 4 papers from the main research track to be presented as posters and demos. The accepted papers cover a wide range of topics among them are machine learning, legislation, regulatory compliance, ontologies and reasoning, open data, metadata catalogues, semantic search and querying, NLP and text mining.

Each paper (except for the invited ones) was reviewed by at least three program committee members. Papers were selected based on the review scores, potential comments and discussions among track chairs, as well as based on their topics to (try to) ensure a balanced and representative distribution of themes across the SEMANTiCS2018 Poster/Demo Track. This volume includes these papers in traditional PDF format.

Many thanks go to all authors who submitted papers and of course to the program committee which provided careful reviews in a quick turnaround time. Special thanks go to Thomas Thurner and Elmar Kiesling for their constructive feedback and providing the organizational infrastructure.

We would also like to thank our partners and sponsors of the conference which are: STI Innsbruck, Semiodesk, MarkLogic, PoolParty, CID, Siemens, FH St. Pölten, VU Amsterdam, TU Wien, InfAI, Semaku, FH Burgenland, Ontotext and Datalan.

We hope that the Posters & Demonstrations Track of SEMANTiCS 2018 will provide you with new inspirations for your research and with opportunities for partnerships with other research groups, academic and industrial participants.

Sincerely yours,

Ali Khalili and Maria Koutraki

Vienna, September 2018

Programme Committee - Posters and Demos