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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)