Sponsors and Supporters

Gold Sponsors


The EuTravel vision is to contribute towards the realisation of a sustainable and open single European market for mobility services by:

  1. enabling travel users (both businesses and private) to easily organise a door-to-door pan- European multimodal trip in accordance with their own set of criteria including environmental performance
  2. providing multimodal travel service providers an easy and cost effective way to deliver optimal customised services to cater for any type of specialised multimodal travel needs;
  3. supporting policy decision making by contributing to the implementation of standards and regulations and facilitating fact-based EU policy making.

EuTravel will deliver an Ecosystem promoting and supporting Optimodal travel which will be populated with tools that tap into existing mainstream IT travel reservation systems and sources of travel data.    


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement No 636148.


Silver Sponsors


The Big data roadmap and cross-disciplinarY community for addressing socieTal Externalities (BYTE) project will assist European science and industry in capturing the positive externalities and diminishing the negative externalities associated with big data in order to gain a greater share of the big data market by 2020. BYTE will accomplish this by leveraging the BYTE advisory board and additional network contacts to conduct a series of big data case studies in actual big data practices across a range of disciplinary and industrial sectors to gain an understanding of the economic, legal, social, ethical and political externalities that are in evidence. BYTE will supplement these case studies with a horizontal analysis that identifies how positive externalities can be amplified and negative externalities can be diminished. BYTE will culminate in the launch of the big data community, a sustainable, cross-disciplinary platform that will implement the roadmap and assist stakeholders in identifying and meeting big data challenges. Furthermore, BYTE will disseminate project findings and recommendations and publicize the big data community to a large population of stakeholders to encourage further innovation and economic competitiveness in Europe’s engagement with big data.


Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey — and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com


ENTROPY - Design of an innovativE eNergy-aware it ecosysTem for motivating behaviouRal changes towards the adOption of energy efficient lifestYles

Taking into account the fact that buildings constitute the largest end-use energy consuming sector, the design and development of solutions targeted at reducing their energy consumption based on the adoption of energy efficient techniques and the active engagement of  citizens/occupants is considered crucial. Innovative solutions have to be implemented upon properly understanding the main energy consuming factors and trends, as well as properly modeling and understanding the citizens’ behaviour and the potential for lifestyle changes.

The ENTROPY project addresses this challenge by building upon the integration of technologies that facilitate the deployment of innovative energy aware IT ecosystems for motivating end-users’ behavioural changes and namely: (1) the Internet of Things that provides the capacity for interconnecting numerous devices and applying energy-efficient communication protocols, (2) the evolution of advanced Data Modelling and Analysis techniques that support the realization of semantic models and knowledge extraction mechanisms and (3) Recommendation and Gamification that can trigger interaction with relevant users in social networks, increase end users’ awareness with regards to ways to achieve energy consumption savings in their daily activities and adopt energy efficient lifestyles as well as provide a set of energy efficient recommendations and motives.


HOBBIT aims at abolishing the barriers in the adoption and deployment of Big Linked Data by European companies, by means of open benchmarking reports that allow them to assess the fitness of existing solutions for their purposes. These benchmarks are based on data that reflects reality and measures industry-relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with comparable results using standardized hardware.

You can participate by completing our short survey for the industry and other potential partners on how they are evaluating their software. With this survey, we aim to raise awareness about the HOBBIT project and lay a foundation for potential contacts to build the HOBBIT association, which will play a key role in determining the form of the HOBBIT benchmarking platform, by providing KPI’s, use cases and datasets. We invite everyone who could possibly benefit from the HOBBIT platform or its association in any way, to fill in the survey, which should take no more than five minutes to complete. 



Springer is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe – especially in Germany and the Netherlands – primarily for physicians and professionals working in healthcare and road safety education.

Springer published roughly 2,400 English-language journals and more than 9,000 new books in 2014, and the group is home to the world’s largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals.

Feel free to visit the Springer Book Table at ESWC 2016 to browse recent books on the conference topics or to discuss your book idea. You will also have a unique opportunity to learn about publishing proceedings in LNCS, LNBIP, CCIS, IFIP-AICT and other proceedings series and check if your conference/workshop/competition would fit Computer Science program in Springer.

Bronze Sponsors


Ontotext provides complete set of sematic technologies improving content creation, knowledge discovery and semantic search. Semantic search enables your IT infrastructure to understand the meaning of your content. Furthermore with the help of semantic technologies that implement W3C standards, we assist organizations model, link, classify, store, query and make the best use of heterogeneous and evolving data.

Our customers trust us to help them create a more flexible view of their data while simultaneously connecting their content assets. This is achieved through our products GraphDB and Self-Service Semantic Suit (S4).