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2nd DBpedia Community Meeting 2014


Basic Plans

After the huge success in Amsterdam in January with over 70 participants the next meeting will be held in Leipzig on September 3rd, 2014.

Quick Facts

Web URL:
When: September 3rd, 2014
Where: Leipzig, Germany
Host: German DBpedia Chapter ( and the Institute for Applied Informatics
Call for Contribution: Submission form
Registration: Free to participate but only through registration. Option to donate to DBpedia Association & extra ticket for the social event. See more details below.
Co-located with the SEMANTiCS 2014, September 4–5 in Leipzig,
Twitter: #DBpediaLeipzig

Co-located with

Gold Sponsors of SEMANTiCS


If you would like to become a sponsor for the 2nd DBpedia Meeting, please contact the DBpedia Association

AG Corporate Semantic Web Institute for Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin
Internet Technologies and -Systems University of Potsdam
Institute for Applied Informatics
Yovisto Academic Video Search
OpenLink Software for continuous hosting of the main DBpedia Endpoint


DBpedia Association Kick-Off Party

After the day of talks, we would like to invite you to celebrate with us the foundation of the DBpedia Association.
The party will be co-located with the Welcome reception and the 1st Pan-European Semantic Web Meetup of the SEMANTiCS at the KUBUS Leipzig.
See for details.


Important: Attending the DBpedia Community meeting is free, but you need to register
  • The DBpedia Association Party in the evening is a joint event with the LOD2 Final Event and the SEMANTiCS Welcome Reception and requires a ticket. The ticket costs either 75 Euro where in addition you get a DBpedia logo on your badge and a DBpedia pin to show your support, or 25 Euro for the event (with no logo and no pin). The ticket can be booked from the SEMANTiCS registration system.
  • The ticket for the SEMANTiCS main conference has to be booked separately.

Call for Contribution

Please submit your proposal through our web form.
Contribution proposals include (but not limited to) presentation, posters, demos, lightning talks and session suggestions.

Location / Venue

The meeting will take place at Felix-Klein-Hörsaal (5th floor), Paulinum, University of Leipzig in Leipzig (map link).


Still in progress

9:00 Session 1
Welcome by Sebastian Hellmann, Adrian Paschke and Harald Sack
Keynote 1, by Prof. Dr. Sören Auer co-founder of DBpedia
Keynote 2, by Sofia Angeletou Senior Data Architect for the BBC's Linked Data Platform
DBpedia 2014 Highlights by Volha Bryl, University of Mannheim
in progress
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Session 2 Use Cases for DBpedia, companies/developers, lightning talks,
Towards the Amharic DBpedia Chapter by Melkamu Beyene Ababu, Addis Abeba University
DBpedia High Availability and Low Server Usage with Linked Data Fragments by Ruben Verborgh, University of Gent
Inconsistencies in DBpedia by Magnus Knuth, HPI Potsdam
Self Training Wrapper Induction with Linked Data by Anna Lisa Gentile, University of Sheffield
Versioning DBpedia Live using Memento by Paul Meinhardt, HPI Potsdam
Vincit: Querying DBpedia in a flexible and multilevel way by Karolina Stasiak, vsoft
Smart Media Navigator by Jörg Waitelonis, yovisto
Dockerizing DBpedia by Alexandru Todor, FU Berlin
Data interlinking together with crowd workers by Cristina Sarasua, University of Koblenz
Missing Bot: semi-automatic DBpedia Mappings Editor by Alexandru Todor, FU Berlin
in progress
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Break-Out Sessions (BOS)

BOS 1 DBpedia @ GLAM (Chairs: TBA)

  • Wikimedia Commons Extraction by Dimitris Kontokostas, AKSW
  • Entity Facts by Michael Büchner Kontokostas, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
  • in progress
15:30 Coffee
16:00 **Sessions
17:30 Closing Words and Direction to the DBpedia Party

Additional talks will be added to the program by submission and order might change

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Last Modification: 2014-07-31 12:30:48 by Harald Sack