U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium Series

4th U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium
March 9-11, 2022 New Dates Soon at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

4th U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium


News: Due to ongoing concerns about Covid 19, 4th U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium has been postponed. The Symposium is postponed and not canceled; we will announce new dates shortly. With the new dates we will extend the call but if your work has been accepted, our hope is that you will present at the symposium when rescheduled.

We also want to announce the support and funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help students and early career researchers with travel. More on this soon as well as new dates.


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 is 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 2022 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.

Organizing Committee:

  • Hande Küçük McGinty (General Chair)
  • Anne E Thessen (Program Chair)
  • Dean Rehberger (Local Chair)

Outgoing committee members:

  • Hilmar Lapp (Outgoing General Chair)
  • Juan Sequeda (Outgoing Program Chair)
  • Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan (Outgoing Program Chair and Local Chair)
  • Maulik R. Kamdar (Maulik R. Kamdar)



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