3rd U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium
News: The preliminary schedule for US2TS 2020 is now tentatively published.
News: We are pleased to announce that Dr. Chaitanya Baru, Senior Science Advisor at the National Science Foundation, will give an invited talk on the Open Knowledge Network.
News: We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joshua Shinavier, Research Scientist at Uber, will be our third keynote speaker.
News: We are pleased to announce that Dr. Binil Starly, James T. Ryan Professor at the North Carolina State University, will be our second keynote speaker.
News: We are pleased to announce that Dr. Louiqa Raschid, Professor at the University of Maryland, will be our first keynote speaker.
News: US2TS 2020 Sessions with details are announced.
News: Registration is now open.
Semantic Web is an inherently multi-disciplinary field. The Artificial Intelligence community has contributed much in the way of formal logic and knowledge representation. Similarly, the applied computer science community, along with industry and government agencies, have contributed with application development and testing. With an ever-growing dependence on the web, and the continuously increasing importance of large-scale data sharing, integration, and reuse, natural science researchers, geoscience, biology, library science, health care, the humanities, just to name a few, have also taken an increasing interest in the Semantic Web. Large-scale industrial applications are under way or already deployed.
Yet, the division between computer science, natural science, and academia/government/industry, has a downside. It limits the formation of a coherent national agenda for exploring emerging trends in Semantic Technologies. What are needed are community consolidation and the building of a U.S.-based community research network.
The goal of the U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium series is to bring together the U.S. Semantic Web community and begin forming such a research network. We achieve this by supporting communication across disciplinary, organizational, and geographical boundaries. The Symposium events provide a forum by which participants can share information and ideas, coordinate ongoing or planned research activities, foster synthesis and new collaborations, develop community standards, and advance their science and education through communication and the sharing of ideas.
To this end, the 2020 Symposium will be an informal gathering with plenty of time for discussion and breakout sessions. We encourage anyone with an interest in the Semantic Web, regardless of field, to attend.
- Hilmar Lapp (General Chair)
- Juan Sequeda (Program Chair)
- Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan (Program Chair and Local Chair)
- Maulik R. Kamdar (Publicity Chair)
Outgoing committee members:
- Anna Lisa Gentile (Outgoing Program Chair)
- Tania Tudorache (Outgoing Program Chair)