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As a symposium, the focus of US2TS will be on discussions and community building, and thus there is no paper track. However, everybody is invited and encouraged to bring an A1-sized poster to the poster session. Please indicate during the registration whether you plan on bringing a poster as space is limited. The program will run from 8:30am-5pm on Monday and Tuesday, and 8:30am-2:30pm on Wednesday.

Keynote Speakers


Deborah McGuinness
Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Keynote Abstract


Helena Deus
Technology Research Director, Elsevier
Keynote Abstract

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Challenges in Semantic Web :
Submit challenges or issues with semantic technologies using this form. We will use your input to discuss current challenges and solutions in a plenary session on Wednesday, March 13.

Event locations:
Penn 1 is the main auditorium. Penn 2 is adjacent to it on the same level. Penn Garden is one level below.
Reception at The Cookery, which is located at 1101 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC, 27701.

Here are Google Maps links for getting from Penn Pavilion to The Cookery:
walking | public transportation


March 11, 2019
8:30-9:00 Opening
9:00-10:00 Keynote by Deborah McGuinness
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Session I: Knowledge Graph - Penn 1
Session VI: Biomedical - Penn Garden
Session III: Tutorial on Explainable AI- Penn 2
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Session I: Knowledge Graph - Penn 1
Session IV: Food And Agriculture - Penn Garden
Session V: Deep Learning - Penn 2
2:30-3:00 Coffee Break
3:00-3:30 Report from Sessions
3:30-4:00 Lightning Talks
4:00-5:00 Panel: Semantic Web Technologies in the U.S. – five and ten years from now
Panel members:
  • Daniel Garijo
  • Anna-Lisa Gentile
  • Alessandro Oltramari
  • Peter Patel-Schneider
  • Tania Tudorache
5:30-7:00 Reception



March 12, 2019
9:00-10:00 Keynote by Helena Deus, Elsevier
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Session II: Geospatial - Penn Garden
Session VII: Ontology Design Patterns - Penn 1
Session VIII: Semantic Enterprise Data - Penn 2
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Session II: Geospatial - Penn Garden
Session IX: Libraries - Penn 2
Session VII: Ontology Design Patterns - Penn 1
2:30-3:00 Reports from Sessions
3:00-4:30 Break with Posters and Demos
4:30-5:00 Lighting Talks



March 13, 2019
9:00-10:30 Plenary session - Common Challenges and Solutions - Penn 1
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session X: Easy RDF - Penn 2
Session XI: Reasoning - Penn 1
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-1:45 Reports from Session
1:45-2:00 Townhall and Closing