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Why Should You Attend?

Keynote by Siim Sikkut: As the former Government CIO of Estonia, he'll delve deep into why Europe, now more than ever in this AI-driven era, needs interoperability. He'll explore the vital role of interoperability and semantic work in the age of AI.

Inauguration by High-Level Speakers: Director-General of DIGIT, Veronica Gaffey, alongside Juan Torres Carbonell, Spain's CIO and Secretary General for Digital Administration, will set the stage.

AI & Interoperability Panel: Esteemed panellists from across Europe will discuss interoperability’s role in fostering AI.

Diverse Tracks and Showstopping Closing: The conference offers sessions tailored to diverse interests, wrapping up with a closing keynote by Mario Campolargo, Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Administrative Modernisation of Portugal, and a significant address by Spain's Vice-President and Minister for Economy and Digitalisation, Nadia Calviño.

Limited Seats, Unlimited Experience: While in-person spots are almost full, you can still register to attend SEMIC virtually. Don't miss out! Secure your space!


More than 20 exhibitors from multifarious societal sectors await you. From showcasing cutting-edge projects in semantics, interoperability, and digitalisation to the crux of this year’s theme, Artificial Intelligence. Engage, inquire, and exchange ideas. Make sure to stop by the Interoperable Europe booth to learn about initiatives for a more interconnected Europe, including the Interoperable Europe Act proposal.


Full list of exhibitors

Join us for SEMIC 2023 in Madrid!

SEMIC is returning on 18th October for an exciting event in beautiful Madrid! 

Organised by the European Commission in collaboration with the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, this year's SEMIC conference focuses on 'Interoperable Europe in the age of AI'. 

What to expect

Discover how public sector interoperability and Artificial Intelligence can benefit each other through concrete use cases and success stories. From groundbreaking applications to the ethical implications of AI, we will explore the synergy between these fields. 

Sessions will cover data spaces, digital governance, data quality assurance, generative and general-purpose AI, law as code, and more. You will also gain insights into the proposal for an Interoperable Europe Act. 

Last year's edition attracted over 1,000 professionals from 60 countries in person and online. Do not miss the opportunity to attend parallel sessions, explore the SEMIC EXPO, and network with peers.


  • The pre-conference workshops will take place on 17th October at the Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública: C. de Atocha, 106, 28012 Madrid, Spain
  • The main conference will take place on 18th October, at Hotel Riu Plaza de España: C/ Gran Vía, 84, 28013 Madrid, Spain

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