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When CMS vendors do not worry about better search then they worry about how their system can provide a complete user experience that merges local and global information seamlessly. Our larger-scale workshop in Paris (100+ participants are expected) will demonstrate how you can handle and merge content from different sources.

In this workshop we demonstrate the value of using IKS semantic enhancement tools in today's Content Management Systems. The demonstrations are a mix of ready to install IKS software and more experimental advanced semantic applications that show how your system can benefit from more intelligent extraction and linking of content services. 

The Facts:

Date: TUES-WED, 5-6 July, 2011 --- (Start: Tuesday, 9 a.m --> Close: Wednesday, 6 p.m)
Location: FIAP Jean Monnet
30 rue Cabanis
75014 PARIS

+33 1 43 13 17 17
Fax : + 33 1 45 81 63 91

Register: Please contact John Pereira

  1. FIAP Monnet (single rooms per night 59 Euro, twin room 70 Euro)
  2. IBIS Paris Tolbiac (120 Euro per night including breakfast)
  3. IBIS Paris Bastille Opera (110 Euro per night including breakfast) 
  4. Hotel de Blois (70 Euro single, 85 Euro double)

Download Workshop Agenda (PDF)

We Welcome...

  • Product Marketing Managers of small to medium CMS companies and CMS project managers, 
  • Senior Developers/Architects of small to medium CMS companies and integrators,
  • CMS End-users,

                ...who want practical assistance with understanding and brining semantic capabilities to their CMS and business workflows. 

What's on Offer?

Hacking IKS Technology

On the second day parallel workshops are available for developers to exchange ideas and experience on how best to apply IKS technology. And if we are lucky then maybe there will code being produced and shared. These workshops are free forming based on the teams and interest. 

Running IKS Technology with your CMS

There are parallel workshops on both days to learn about, install and run IKS technology. It is all about getting IKS running with your CMS. It is a hands-on workshop for developers with face-to-face support from the IKS development team to integrate IKS in their own CMS stacks. Participants will be provided with a basic IKS "Starter Kit" package to avoid letting developers start from a blank page. The goal of the day is to have developers go home with working prototype(s). So Bring your CMS, Meet the IKS developers, and get IKS running with your CMS!

IKS Demo Sessions

  • Apache Stanbol

A roundtrip presentation/demonstration of the Apache Stanbol toolset moving up the stack from the storage services, Semantic Engine, Semantic Entity Hub, and Ontology Manager. How these technologies are being applied is demonstrated in various use case examples by the IKS partners. 

  • VIE - Vienna IKS Editables

VIE, or Vienna IKS Editables is a smart solution to make the content of your web pages editable through annotations. This means that by simply including some RDFa on your pages you can built rich user interactions and interfaces on the JavaScript level. The widespread uptake of this approach will be demonstrated by examples across the sector of CMS/KMS/EMS.   

Semantic Solutions Marketplace

A number of semantic vendors will demo their "semantics out of the box" offerings.

  1. Saplo - Automated Text Analytics. Saplo provides organisations with valuable information extracted from large quantities of text
  2. SalsaDev - The salsaAPI delivers an out-of-the box service for organizations to analyze heterogeneous and unstructured  information sources and turn them into smart content.
  3. PoolParty - Thesaurs Management Server - Meta Data Management made easy
    Martin Kaltenböck, co-founder and CFO of punkt. netServices an integrator located in Vienna, Austria will present the SKOS Thesaurus Management Server PoolParty - a meta data management solution on the basis of W3C semantic web standards that allow to manage controlled vocabularies and  furthermore enable services as semantic annotations, semantic search or linked open data solutions. He will furthermore present a PoolParty based customer solutions as beside others: - a linked open data based information gateway for clean energy using PoolParty.
  4. LIMES - The core idea behind the Linked Data paradigm is to facilitate the transition from the document-oriented Web to the Semantic Web by extending the Web with a data commons consisting of interlinked data sources. While the number of triples in data sources increases steadily and has surpassed 25 billions, links still constitute less than 3% of the total number of triples available on the Linked Data Web. We present LIMES, a framework for Link Discovery on the Web of Data that aims to mitigate the Link Discovery problem by providing very time-efficient and lossless algorithms. We evaluate the performance of our framework within a large number of experiments and show that it outperforms other state-of-the-art frameworks by several orders of magnitude. 
  5. LMF - The Linked Media Framework is an easy-to-setup server application that bundles central Semantic Web technologies to offer advanced services. The Linked Media Framework consists of LMF Core and LMF Modules.The core component of the Linked Media Framework is a Linked Data Server that allows to expose data following the Linked Data Principles. 

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IKS Semantic CMS UI/X Competition

Don't just dream about building the next semantic killer application. "Do it!" Download flyer 

IKS is looking for CMS developers to build killer User Experiences and User Interfaces on top of IKS technology. The proposal must address the following conditions:

  1. Semantically Enriched User-centric Story. The proposed solution should focus on providing a compelling semantic experience. Start with the existing IKS user stories or bring your own ideas.
  2. Bring new levels of Semanticity to CMS platforms . The proposed solution should be able to leverage any kind of existing CMS/KMS/ECM system and should ideally be implemented in minutes rather than weeks.
  3. Free and Open Source Deliverable. The awards will let the winners finance the development and implementation of the work. In exchange we require the deliverable to be released under a permissive open source license.
  4. Leverage the existing IKS Semantic Stack. The proposed solution should best leverage the existing IKS technology stack and reuse as many components as possible.

Competition Launch at IKS Paris Workshop 5-6 July 2011 with Janus Boye The competition will start in Paris during the next IKS workshop. Janus Boye a recognised CMS thought-leader, will explain the details of the contest and will monitor the whole process. If you plan to participate but are still looking for partners, Paris Workshop is the right place to be

Submission Process

  1. Get the details, refine your proposal, and find partners at IKS Paris Workshop.
  2. Work on your proposal including your implementation plan.
  3. Submit online before November 2011 (exact date will follow Paris Workshop).
  4. A total of 5 will be shortlisted, and invited to pitch proposals at the J.Boye Conference in November 2011.
  5. Final decision on the two winners, based on a combination of expert jury and audience feedback at the J.Boye Conference. 

Keynote Presentations

"From Semantic Platforms to Semantic Applications"

Talk by Stéphane Croisier, serial entrepreneur in the content industry and currently acting as a senior product marketing manager for several content-driven software vendors.


Semantic-enabled offerings can either be evaluated from a pure technology innovation point of view or from an end-user benefits perspective.

Over the last couple of years, the development of underlying semantic frameworks involving linked data, natural language processing, entity extraction, ontologies or reasoners took precedence on user-driven features and usability concerns.
Finding the right balance between technology innovation and improved user experience is the next key challenge the semantic industry will face. Even if underlying technologies matured over years and start to be packaged as a service, technical complexity, low relevancy, poor scalability, feature fragmentation, algorithm opacity and commercial overselling are still factors which prevent more mainstream mass-consumption.

The presentation identifies some of the key problems the semantic industry faces, looks at some promising trends and points to some concrete added-value features for the end-users.

Semantic should not longer be considered as a technology, it should now turn into efficient business solutions. It is time that we bring semantic users experience expectation together with tools that will actually help them to deliver a truly intelligent information experience.

Semantic Technologies: What is in it for the (unhappy) CMS  customers ?

Talk by Janus Boye. As founder and managing director at J. Boye, Janus has grown the business from an office at home in 2003 to a global operation today.Janus is a frequent speaker at industry events and chairs the internationally recognized J. Boye Conferences held since 2005 in Aarhus, Denmark and since 2009 in Philadelphia, US. Beyond the many J. Boye group meetings, Janus is mostly working on fixing large, global, complex and often failed web projects. He’s worked with customers to change their system integrator in the middle of a project, he’s cut costs dramatically and he has helped hire replacements for the customer team.

Today there are probably 1,000+ content management systems in use in the European Union. Very few of these are using semantics-based technologies, which holds the promise to substantially improve employee productivity and how we use our skills online. In reality, today most of us are simply managing content, and not really involved in managing organisational knowledge. From a customer perspective, the lacking sense of semantics with an ever growing list of content and content types is one of the remaining fundamental problems of content management. How can a CMS customer best navigate the vast sea of data? What is really in it for the customers holding the budget and making the crucial decisions throughout their projects? Join Janus as he looks beyond the traditional hype with social media, mobile and engagement to help you make the most of semantic technologies today.



Talk by Seth Grimes, founder and principal consultant at Alta Plana Corporation and contributing editor at InformationWeek.


Smart Content is information, typically originating in unstructured formats, that is findable, reusable, more profitable (however measured) for the producer, and more useful for the consumer. While technology facilitates smart content, it is business value -- not analytics, semantics, or XML storage -- that is central. In the words of Mirko Minnich, SVP, Product Technology Strategy at Elsevier, "Smart Content is becoming a key enabler of the transition... from content publisher to information solutions provider, providing the means for both better access and discovery of content as well as the production of data from content."

The presentation "Smart Content = Smart Business" looks at the technology and business of Smart Content: At text analytics, information extraction, semantic structuring and search, and their interplay with social, online, and enterprise content; and at applications in media and publishing and social analytics.


Talk by Lynda Moulton is a Senior Analyst and Consultant in enterprise search for Outsell’s Gilbane Services


There are dozens of software applications that explicitly define themselves as semantic. Scores of other applications have capabilities for enriching content, mining, analyzing and categorizing unstructured text, structured data or a combination of both. All have relevance to making content retrieval more precise or more relevant to the searcher. While the number of semantic vendors offering real business value is substantial and growing, there is only patchy evidence of market take-up of such solutions. From product packaging and pricing, to getting products exposed to the right buyer, this talk will highlight the critical decisions sellers must tackle. By sharing several buyers’ perspectives and case studies of known early adopters, Ms. Moulton will illustrate where the weak spots exist in the market, practical barriers to entry. She will suggest practical issues that new companies and developers should confront to enhance marketability. Finally, the talk will share semantic solutions as understood in science and applied in vertical industries where they have penetrated enterprises successfully and are beginning to gain maturity. 



Talk by Mark Greaves who is currently Director of Knowledge Systems Research at Vulcan Inc., the private asset management company for Paul Allen.


This talk will be focused on semantic wikis, a new type of wiki that combines semantic technology and wiki-based social mechanisms. Semantic wikis marry the structure and flexibility of data semantics to the crowdsourcing power of a wiki. In my talk, I will show how wiki conventions can be extended to encompass structured data, which can then be used for better organization of content, better browsing and navigation experiences (such as faceted browsing), better visualizations, and more tailored user experiences. We will also present a range of interesting applications of semantic wikis, focusing on those built with Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) family of open source semantic extensions to the MediaWiki software which powers Wikipedia.

Semantic Technology in Action

Because we learn more from watching others work with our tools, we have asked a select group of IKS Early Adopters to demo their systems running with IKS software.

1. IKS for Drupal

Tag recommendations in Drupal via Apache Stanbol Integration by punkt. netServices
Martin Kaltenböck, co-founder and CFO of punkt. netServices an integrator located in Vienna, Austria will present the integration of Apache Stanbol into Drupal Open Source CMS to enable tag recommendations as well as semi automated semantic annotation. The basic idea, the use case and the  technical solution as well as the show case will be presented at this talk.

2. IKS for GOSS Interactive

The integration between GOSS iCM and FISE works as follows: IKS FISE is installed as an additional service with which GOSS iCM can communicate over HTTP, A new Semantic tab is provided inside the GOSS iCM article editor; when the user elects to retrieve entities from within this tab GOSS iCM sends a request to FISE to identify entities referred to in the article text, The user reviews these entities to ensure accuracy and relates them to the article. Entities are stored and related to the article by making use of special groups inside the existing metadata system. And, This information is used to generate RDFa mark up on site pages that are generated from the article. It is also used to populate a public triple store that responds to SPARQL queries – this enables queries such as “Find me all places that are mentioned in articles that mention the RSPCA.

3. IKS for NUXEO

Nuxeo EP, the open source platform for Enterprise Content Management (ECM), already features two "semantic add-ons" which provide semantic capabilities to applications based on Nuxeo EP, such as Nuxeo DM for document management or Nuxeo DAM for digital asset management.

  • The Automated Document Categorization add-on tries to automatically complete some of the document metadata (language, subjects and geographic coverage) of any newly created document based on the textual content of the file attachment.
  • The Semantic Entities add-on extracts and analyzes the textual content of documents in a Nuxeo repository by using an external Apache Stanbol server and the DBpedia knowledge base to link documents to summary hubs for real life entities such as persons, places and organizations. This addon can be seen as a way to automatically annotate documents with semantically disambiguated tags.

4. IKS for Wordpress

The WordPress plug-in developed by Interact Spa and powered by Apache Stanbol recommends content while you write your post helping you enhance it with links and SEO optimized tags. The WordPress plug-in brings you: Content lifting with smart links to Wikipedia and Freebase, Entity tagging using RDFa, Support of Google Rich Snippets. The plug-in will be tested by Enel SpA, Italy’s largest utility company (and second largest quoted utility in Europe) on their enterprise WordPress platform.

5. IKS for Alfresco 


Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Time Brussels Room Budapest Room Stockholm Room
9:00 - 9:30

Welcome and Introduction

Hackathon Themes Hackathon Themes
9:30 - 10:30

Keynote Presentation - Stephane Croisier


10:30 - 12:00

IKS Apache Stanbol Info/demo Session

Presentation of Apache Stanbol stable features

Apache Stanbol in Action - Early Adopters Demos

                 LUNCH              LUNCH           LUNCH
13:30 - 14:30

Keynote Presentation - Mark Greaves


Running Stanbol with your CMS

Learn, install and run Stanbol

Running VIE with your CMS

Learn, install and run VIE

14:30 - 15:00

IKS info/demo Session

VIE - Vienna IKS Editables Elevator Pitch and Demos

Running Stanbol with your CMS

Learn, install and run Stanbol

Running VIE with your CMS

Learn, install and run VIE

15:00 - 16:00

IKS in the LAB 

Running Stanbol with your CMS

Learn, install and run Stanbol

Running VIE with your CMS

Learn, install and run VIE

16:00 - 17:00

Community Activation, Early Adopters Programme & Feedback

**IKS Networking drinks at FIAP Monnet Bar 17:30 19:00

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Time Brussels Room Copenhagen Room Athens Room
9:00 - 9:30

Welcome Back

9:30 - 10:30

Keynote Presentation - Lynda Moulton


Hacking Stanbol

Stanbol enahancing, managing and applying semantics

in your CMS

Hacking VIE

VIE - Creating semantic UI experiences
Using VIE and RDFa in your CMS

10:30 - 12:00

Semantics out of the Box Demo Session

Semantic Vendors Pitch and Demos
1. Saplo

2. Salsadev

3. PoolParty


5. Linked Media Framework

Hacking Stanbol

Stanbol enahancing, managing and applying semantics
in your CMS

Hacking VIE

VIE - Creating semantic UI experiences
Using VIE and RDFa in your CMS

                 LUNCH              LUNCH           LUNCH
13:30 - 14:30

Keynote Presentation - Seth Grimes

Smart Content = Smart Business

Hacking Stanbol

Stanbol enahancing, managing and applying semantics
in your CMS

Hacking VIE

VIE - Creating semantic UI experiences
Using VIE and RDFa in your CMS

14:30 - 16:00

Launch of IKS Semantic CMS UX Competition 

Moderated by Janus Boye

Keynote Talk by Janus Boye

Semantic Technologies: What is in it for the (unhappy) CMS customers?

Hacking Stanbol

Stanbol enahancing, managing and applying semantics
in your CMS

Hacking VIE

VIE - Creating semantic UI experiences
Using VIE and RDFa in your CMS

16:00 - 17:00

Open Forum

From the heart - direct feedback

Photos, Blogs, Reactions   


"Find the needle in the haystack that is semantic web" -  Brian Bentzen -

"Digital productivity and the semantic web" - Brian Bentzen -


Images from the workshop are availabe on Flickr 

Participants List

IKS Community Guests

  1. Janus Boye (J.Boye)
  2. Seth Grimes (Alta Plana)
  3. Lynda Moulton (Gilbane Services
  4. Aingaran Pillai (Zaizi)
  5. Ezequiel Foncubierta (Zaizi) 
  6. Nicolas Gamard (Salsadev)
  7. Frederik Hörte (Saplo)
  8. Esther Dzale Yeumo Kabore (INRA)
  9. Gary Ratcliffe (GOSS Interactive)
  10. Tom Cooke (GOSS Interactive
  11. Emmanuelle Auguer (Anis Association)
  12. Jean-Francois Hovinne (WYMEditor)
  13. Philippe Ameline (weblog)
  14. Emmanuel Hugonnet (Silverpeas)
  15. Philipp Laublet (Sorbonne)
  16. Francisco J. Alvarez (Ximdex)
  17. Juan A. Prieto (Ximdex)
  18. Ivo Lukac (Netgen)
  19. Igor-Zdenko Vrdoljak (Netgen)
  20. Vincent Barberot (Network Vincent)
  21. Dr Anil CASSAM CHENAI (Logicells)
  22. Allel Benbrahim (
  23. Axel Bourdet (
  24. Olivier Picot (
  25. Andrea Volpini (Interact Spa)
  26. David Riccitelli (Interact Spa
  27. Fabiana Mariano Green (WHO)
  28. Martin Dow (Acuity) 
  29. Steve Baylsis (Acuity)
  30. Tommaso Teofili (Sourcesense
  31. Marco Abis (Sourcesense)
  32. Paul Holmes-Higgin (Alfresco)
  33. Martin Kaltenböck (Punkt.Netservices)
  34. Jürgen Jakobitsch (Punkt.Netservices)
  35. Florent Andre (Ooffee)
  36. Axel Ngonga Ngomo (University of Leipzig)
  37. Dr. Marine Campedel (Telecom ParisTech)
  38. Daniel Grolin (Logica)
  39. Hertzel Karbasi 
  40. Carmen Criminisi (Telecom Italia)
  41. Fabio Luciano Mondin (Telecom Italia)
  42. Snigdhendu Bhaumik (Infoaxon)
  43. Sebastian Schaffert (Salzburg Research)
  44. Francisco Gonzalez (Yerbabuena Software)
  45. Christoph Schacher (Wienerberger)
  46. Daniel Lipp (Magnolia
  47. Olivier Bonnet-Torres (Beorn Technologies
  48. Jérôme Mainaud (Klee Group)
  49. Stefan Weixelbaumer (Diagnosia)
  50. Jon Grov (BEEK
  51. Paul Borgermans (eZ Publish)
  52. Mirek Sopek (MakoLab S.A)
  53. Konrad Karauda (MakoLab S.A
  54. Doris Maassen (Neofonie
  55. Steffen Kemmerer (Neofonie)
  56. Lukas Smith (Liip AG)
  57. Marc-Henri HURT(Laposte)
  58. Arje Cahn (Onehippo)
  59. Ard Schrijvers (Onehippo)
  60. Karol Szczepański (MakoLab S.A)
  61. Noël Jaffré (Fatwire
  62. Jay Mbei (Fatwire
  63. Martin Edenhofer (Edenhofer) (OTRS)
  64. Béatrice Hue (Euriware)
  65. Brian Bentzen (J.Boye)
  66. Nicolas Karageuzian (karageuzian)
  67. Risto Yrjänä (Vaadin
  68. Gabriele Francescotto (Opencontent
  69. Matthias Kruegger (Coremedia)
  70. Pascal Sei (ANT'inno)
  71. Olivier Rossel (Datao)
  72. Elie FRANCIS (Ever Team)
  73. Henry Story
  74. Fabien Stepho (
  75. Tanneguy Dulong (Arisem)
  76. Fabrice Dennieau (Arisem)
  77. Sylvain Grand (Arisem)
  78. Herve Rigault (Oracle)
  79. Ronald Ashri (ISTOS)
  80. Hervé Devos (Epitech)
  81. Reto Bachmann-Gmür (Adobe)
  82. Mike Read (Alterian
  83. Bertrand Sajus (Ministère de la Culture)
  84. Cecile Eynard (Centre INFFO)
  85. Mylène Chou


  1. Olivier Roberget (
  2. Koen Vervloesem (

IKS Advisory Board

  1. Stephane Croisier (Jahia)
  2. Mark Greaves (Vulkan Inc.) 
  3. John Chapmann (Independent Consultant)
  4. Hans Akkermans (University Amsterdam)

IKS Team

  1. Olivier Grisel (Nuxeo)
  2. Stefane Fermigier (Nuxeo)
  3. Wernher Behrendt (Salzburg Research)
  4. Rupert Westenthaler (Salzburg Research)
  5. Andreas Gruber (Salzburg Research)
  6. John Pereira (Salzburg Research)
  7. Szaby Grünwald (Salzburg Research)
  8. Birgit Strohmeier (Salzburg Research)
  9. Sebastian Germesin (DFKI GmbH)
  10. Massimo Romanelli (DFKI GmbH)
  11. Walter Kasper (DFKI GmbH)
  12. Suat Gonul (SRDC)
  13. Henri Bergius (Nemein
  14. Alessandro Adamou (CNR)
  15. Enrico Daga (CNR)
  16. Alberto Musetti (CNR)
  17. Fabian Christ (UPB)
  18. Benjamin Nagel (UPB)
  19. Bertrand Delacretaz (Adobe)