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We will have a Poster Session on March 12th from 3:00 to 4:30. Any registered participant can present a poster, but due to space limitation we are adopting a first-come-first-served policy. Therefore we are asking presenters to register the poster title with a very short abstract (one or two sentences suffice) by February 25th 2019 via easychair (see rules)

  • poster slots will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis (submit early to avoid disappointment)
  • submit your poster using easychair: and selecting "Poster" as type of paper.

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We will have two Lightning Talks sessions. These will be an open forum where any of the participants can present on a chosen topic. Examples of things to discuss:

  • late breaking research
  • a position statement
  • blue sky ideas
  • new datasets announcements
  • etc.

  • each presenter will have exactly one slide (PDF, landscape, 3:4)
  • each presenter will have 2 minutes (we might adjust the time slightly, according to participation, but at least 2 minutes)
  • presentation slots will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis (submit early to avoid disappointment)
  • submit your talk using easychair: and selecting "Lightning Talks" as type of paper.

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Semantic Web is an inherently multi-disciplinary field. 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. The U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium (US2TS) series provide a forum to ease the division between computer science, natural science, and academia/government/industry.

We solicit anyone with an interest in the Semantic Web to propose a session for US2TS 2019. A session is any relevant activity that can fit into a 90 minutes slot (you can also propose a session that takes more than one slot).

Examples of sessions are:

  • a panel discussion
  • a series of presentations on a topic
  • breakout-style discussions on a proposed topic
  • a tutorial
  • etc.

As the main goal of the Symposium is to foster synergies and collaborations from different fields, we recommend that:
1. At least 2-3 people, preferably from different institutions, propose the session. This is not a strict requirement, mostly a recommendation (if you have a good case for a different setting we will definitely take your proposal into account).
2. All the session leaders are asked to confirm and commit to participate at the time of submission.
3. If your proposal already names speakers or panelists, you must state whether their participation is already confirmed.
We encourage session proposals about cross-discipline topics which are of concern for participants from existing sub-communities

Submission Guidelines
Please prepare a (max) 2 page submission indicating:

  • Name of the session
  • Topic: please indicate which cross-discipline topics the session will tackle. Here you can also specify if there is any particular vertical of interest (e.g. legal, life science, medical, publisher/scholarly data, cultural heritage, library, museum, oil/gas, engineering, airplane, e-commerce, etc)
  • Type of session: Panel | Presentations | Break-out discussion | Tutorial | Other (please specify)
  • Short description of the session
  • The 2/3 person team (names & affiliations) that will lead the session
  • Speakers(when applicable). It is strictly required to specify the speakers if you are proposing a panel, in which case they must be already confirmed.
  • Expected participation (give a prediction of who would be interested in attending your session)
  • Submit your proposal on easychair:

Symposium outcome
After the Symposium we will invite all session chairs to co-edit a summary of the event, which will be formally published.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submissions: October 31st 2018
  • Notifications: November 16th 2018
  • Confirmed outline of the sessions: December 10th 2018
  • Final program for the sessions: January 14th 2019
  • Symposium dates: March 11-13, 2019

All questions about submissions should be emailed to