Events Hosted by Semantic Arts

5th Annual Data-Centric Architecture Forum

Fort Collins, Colorado | June 5-7, 2023

More information and registration coming soon!

Estes Park Group

First Thursday of each Month | Virtual

Semantic Arts' Estes Park Group is a monthly online presentation and discussion forum on knowledge graph and data-centric architecture (DCA) trends. SA President Dave McComb first brought the Group together in person in 2017 for a weekend retreat in Estes Park, Colorado, thus the name.

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gist Council

First Thursday of each Month | Virtual

We have an active governance and best practices community around gist, called the gist Council.

Practitioners and users of gist come together to discuss how to use gist and make suggestions on its evolution.

If you would like to be involved, enter your email and a description of your use of or interest in gist in the box to the right. Someone will be in touch soon.

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Events Semantic Arts is Attending

Enterprise Data World Digital 2023

March 27-31, 2023 | Virtual

Virtual | March 27 - March 31

Workshop: The Data-Centric Approach

Thursday March 30 | 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Led by: Dave McComb, Heather Moore, Justin Dowdy and Peter Winstanley

The typical large enterprise has thousands of application systems, each with its own database and idiosyncratic data model. These are the famous "data silos." Most enterprises spend a great deal of their budget trying to put Humpty Dumpty back together with systems integration, middleware, data warehouses, data lakes, and the like. There is a better way. It leverages semantics, knowledge graphs, and model-driven development. We call it the "Data-Centric Approach."

At the end of this tutorial, attendees will:

  • Understand exactly where data silos come from, and what must be done to prevent their growth
  • Be acquainted with next-generation tools, including Knowledge Graphs, Triple Stores, and Model-Driven Development
  • Learn a high-level version of a methodology for implementing Knowledge Graphs
  • Be aware of common pitfalls in the implementation of Knowledge Graphs

Presentation will include online demos and case studies of firms that are successfully implementing Data-Centric.

Workshop: Understanding Knowledge Graphs

Friday March 31 | 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Led by: Dave McComb and Mark Wallace

More and more enterprises are adopting Knowledge Graphs. Some of this interest has come from the incredible success firms like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Amazon have had with their graph efforts. Part of it comes from early adopters in Enterprises who have found capabilities in Graph Databases that are very difficult to replicate in traditional systems, such as graph analytics. Other interest comes from firms using the graph as an integration hub.

This tutorial will start with what are Graph Databases, and how they relate to Knowledge Graphs. We will show how relational, big data, and even unstructured data can be mapped to Graph. We will explore and demonstrate the two main types of Graph Databases: Labeled Property Graphs and RDF Triple Stores and discuss the pros and cons of each. By the end of this tutorial, attendees will:

  • Understand what Graph Databases and Knowledge Graphs are, and how they differ from traditional databases
  • Be able to distinguish Labeled Property Graphs and Triple Store, and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each
  • Understand when to select a graph rather than a relational data structure
  • Appreciate the appropriate applications for Knowledge Graphs


  • What is a Knowledge Graph?
  • Value proposition for Knowledge Graphs:
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to integrate structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data
  • Graph analytics
  • A cook’s tour and demo of Labeled Property Graphs
  • A cook’s tour and demo of RDF Triple Store
  • Discussion of knowledge graph use cases
  • A road map for getting started

2023 Basic Formal Ontology Summit Meeting

May 23 - 25, 2023

Buffalo, New York

More information, and the level of Semantic Arts involvement, coming soon!


7th Biennial ISKO UK Conference

May 23 - 25, 2023

Glasgow | July 24 - 25, 2023

Peter Winstanley, Semantic Arts

More information coming soon, but Peter will be speaking on issues related to data quality and rust in the context of semantic technologies.


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