Fire Brigade Event 2022

We are proud to announce that Bart van Leeuwen can speak at the Fire Brigade Event ’22 on Wednesday 12 October in The Netherlands. During his presentation: ‘Situational Awareness, an important part of Human Factors.’ he will explain how our ability to perceive and understand influences our situational awareness, but also that the cold processes can have a major influence on the situational awareness of the people in the field.

OSH Conference 2022 Riyadh

On Monday, October 3rd Bart van Leeuwen will present at The Fourth Arab Conference on Occupational Safety and Health in conjunction with the Fifth International Saudi Conference 2022. His topic will be how smart workers use situational awareness to improve safety. We at SAMatters help organizations improve safety by ensuring workers understand how to develop and maintain situational awareness while working in high-stress, high-consequence, time-compressed environments.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development is keen to integrate with all sectors to create safe and healthy work environments compatible with international occupational safety and health standards.

What’s Graph Technology?

In recent years, Bart van Leeuwen has explained the concepts of graph technology and linked data during various presentations and workshops. In this webinar, he has combined all the material that has been used in recent years into an accessible introduction to graph technology and linked data.

Podcast with Smart Fire Fighting

Bart van Leeuwen joined a virtual chat with, hosted by Kevin Sofen. Together with Chief Dan Munsey and Andreas Huber he discussed the use of data in the fire service.

Data swirls around fire operations—resource deployment, turnout times, response times, minimum staffing levels, funding, and exposures. Data also comes up when we’re asked to “prove” what we already know about our operational capability! But how do we capture this data, and how do we use it to make meaningful decisions?

Blog by Nicky van Oorschot

At Netage B.V we have been enthusiastic users of Stardog since version 4. We have created various standard RDF Graph solutions on top of the Stardog Knowledge Graph product which helps us gain a lot of experience with this product.
We have also used most of the more advanced technologies available in Stardog and will share some of our experience through our blog.

The first blog is by Nicky van Oorschot and talks about the machine learning component to find similarities in the graph. If you are interested in learning more or deploying these technologies in your organization let us know!


Netage B.V. created a reboot of NeoLogism and simple RDF vocabulary authoring and publishing tool for the web of data.
Some people who have been around for a while in the SemWeb/RDF space might know Neologism, a simple web based RDFS vocabulary management tool created by Deri institute in Galway Ireland.

Neologism is a simple RDF/RDFS vocabulary authoring and publishing tool, nothing like Topbraid, Protégé , vocbench or Poolparty.
It aims at being simple but expressive enough to do subclasses and subproperties and various forms of relations (domain/range, disjoint etc.)
The nice part is that once you host it on a specific domain, all the vocabularies you create are directly dereferencable and usable by e.g. LOV

Since it was left largely unmaintained for years it now suffers from both incompatibilities with current PHP versions, but also dependencies on stone aged Drupal version (5) with all the security problems that come with it. Upgrading it to newer versions is cumbersome since some of the dependencies lack similar support.

We set out to create a reboot of the tool, NeoNeoLogism

At Netage B.V. we have been using the tool for a long time to host some of our vocabularies but now run into serious functionality issues due to the outdated support.
Since we are developing most of our own tools we set out to create a reboot of the tool, NeoNeoLogism, since we are a Java shop we created it in Java this time around.
We already used a largely extended version for some of our projects, which includes the ability to create data shapes, and now feel it is time to put it out in the open.
The aim for a V1 would be to mimic the behavior of the original project so that we can replace some of our now failing instances of the original product.

Opensource tool and of course FREE to use

NeoNeologism will be an opensource tool and of course FREE to use.

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Conversational AI with FireGraph

Although a lot of activities are halted due to the Corona/COVID-19 crisis, Netage B.V. is still very active with innovations, currently focusing on Conversational AI. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to directly get answers on simple questions from a Knowledge Graph without constructing complicated queries?

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COVID-19 Dashboard Amsterdam

With FireGraph the knowledge graph for the fireservice, Netage B.V. created a COVID-19 dashboard for Amsterdam-Amstelland Fire Service. This dashboard provides easy to use insights on data around COVID-19 related incidents.

Units deployed on COVID-19 incidents

By using this dashboard it is possible to find relevant information around COVID-19 related incidents. Where were these incidents, how often and when. By combining line charts of the current situation compared to the normal situation it is also possible to spot trends in the emerging situation.

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Meeting with Excelerate

Last Friday Netage B.V. had an inspiring meeting with Excelerate at their headquarters in Cardiff, UK. Excelerate gave us a demo of their products and the Zero Gap Connectivitie car. This car is able to make internet connections when other networks are lost or missing, now emergency services can continue to communicate in the event of disasters.

Excellerate takes care that emergency services can exchange data during disasters and Netage B.V. takes care that the correct data can ends up with these services, here we see a potential future collaboration.

Speaking at FRI 2019 Atlanta

Friday, August 9, Bart van Leeuwen, CEO of Netage B.V. will talk about the Amsterdam Fire Department: ‘From Traditional Aggressive to Cutting Edge Aggressive.’ at Fire Rescue International 2019 in Atlanta, USA

The Amsterdam Fire Department has a long tradition of maintaining its own tactics and procedures over the national standards all based on our experience, pride and rich history, going back to the 1600’s. Change was not something easily achieved within the department, early 2000s we were ran with 13 year old fire trucks and woolen PPE! Fast forward to 2018, the department has transformed every aspect of the fire fighting operations, our tactics, our PPE, our fire trucks, our equipment and our training. This presentation will give you an overview of the motivations for change and the lessons learned, what works and what doesn’t, who to involve if you want to have a radical change to make your operations modern and safe but still aggressive!

Come to the CHIEF-111 session, Amsterdam Fire Department: From Traditional Aggressive to Cutting Edge Aggressive. Friday, August 9, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM, Georgia World Congress Center, B312