1st KG-AI Summit

April 19, 2024 | Cranfield University, United Kingdom

The Knowledge Graph Alliance (KGA) is excited to announce the 1st KG-AI Summit, a premier event set to take place on April 19, 2024, at Cranfield University, United Kingdom. This event marks a significant milestone in the KGA’s journey, bringing together the brightest minds from industry and academia to advance the field of knowledge graphs and AI.

The summit will occur after the KGA General Assembly, a member-only event on April 18 at the same venue. 

Attendees of the KG-AI summit will have the opportunity to hear from distinguished keynote speakers and experts in the domains of semantics and knowledge graph technology. The workshop aims to foster innovation, share cutting-edge research, and explore practical applications. It will also introduce participants to the KGA’s upcoming initiatives and facilitate interaction with leading software vendors.

Networking and Collaboration Beyond the structured sessions, the summit promises to be a hub for networking and collaborative discussions. It offers a unique platform for professionals to connect, share insights, and explore synergies in the rapidly evolving landscape of knowledge graph technology.

Conclusion The 1st KG-AI Summit represents a landmark gathering for the KGA community. It underscores the alliance’s commitment to advancing the field through collaboration, innovation, and shared knowledge. We eagerly anticipate the active involvement and contributions of our members and partners in making this event a success.


Detailed Agenda

April 19Session NameSpeakerStart Time (GMT+1)End Time (GMT+1)Title
Presentation from OntoPicPeter Hopfgartner09:3010:00Virtual Knowledge Graphs for making your data AI-ready
Presentation from MetaphactRussel Smart10:0010:30TBD
Tea Break10:3011:00
Presentation from IOTICSConal McLaughlin, Peter Clarke11:0011:30TBD
Presentation from SiemensMaja Miličić Brandt11:3011:50Semantic Interoperability Challenge in Industry
Presentation from Wageningen UniversityAnna Fensel11:5012:10Pathways to ontology adoption in industry and research
Presentation from EMMCGerhard Goldbeck12:1012:30EMMO: A pluralistic ontology framework grounded in parthood, causation and natural sciences
Presentation from AirbusRebecca Arista01:3002:00Ontology-based Engineering supporting the conceptual design of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems in the aerospace industry.
Panel discussionHost: John Erkoyuncu: Members: David Cameron, Chirine Ghedira Guegan, Andreas Neumann, Frederic Verhelst, Peter Hopfgartner02:0002:55Prioritising research gaps in ontologies and knowledge graphs
Closing Remark02:5503:00

Workshop Location

Cranfield School of Management

Building 111

University Way, Wharley End, Bedford MK43 0AY, United Kingdom

Room LR9

Travel direction and Accomodation

The closest airport to Cranfield University is London Luton. London Heathrow has good National Express bus links to Milton Keynes (around 2 hours), from where you may take a short bus or taxi ride to the Cranfield University site. London Gatwick has good links to Bedford with the Thameslink trains (around 1h45m).
The Institute of Materials (IOM3) is in London Euston. From London Euston trains run directly to Milton Keynes (45m) or Bedford (1h), from where buses run regularly to Cranfield University.

Cranfield Management Development Centre (book here)

Wharley End, Cranfield, MK43 0HG, United Kingdom   

Mitchell Hall (book here)

Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, United Kingdom