The goal of the U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium series is to bring together the U.S. Semantic Web community and begin forming 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.

The first US2TS was held on March 2018 at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium series is responsible for selecting date and venue for the annual events, for selecting Local and General Chairs, and for approving all other chairs suggested by the General Chair.

Current members of the Steering Committee:

  • Achille Fokoue, IBM TJ Watson Research Center (2017-2020)
  • Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2017-2020)
  • Chris Mungall, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2017-2020)
  • Deborah McGuinness, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2018-2020)
  • Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University (2018-2021)
  • Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara (2018-2021)

Each year, the Local Chair, the General Chair and the PC Chairs are invited to join the Steering Committee, with terms of 3 years. The Steering Committee may also make additional “special” appointments to the Steering Committee for specific functions. These appointments are for a maximum of 3 years and renewable.

Past members:
  • Karl Grossner, World History Center, University of Pittsburgh (2017-2018)

Code of Conduct

The U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium (US2TS) is organized as a forum to encourage rich interactions and promote the free exchange of ideas to benefit the community. US2TS welcomes all symposium participants that foster inclusion and respect to all members of the community.
Please see Code of Conduct page for details.