U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium Series

3rd U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium
March 9-11, 2020 at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Program

Event Date:

Monday, March 9, 2020 9:00 AM – Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)


Schedule

A tentative schedule for the US2TS 2020 Symposium is now available below:

March 9, 2020, Monday Talley Student Union, State Ballroom (3rd floor)
8:30am Registration opens
9:30 - 11:00 Intro and Keynote - Louiqa Raschid
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30am - 1:00pm Session: Fostering an Awesome Tool Ecosystem for the Semantic Web
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:00 - 3:30 Session: Next Steps Toward Easier RDF
  Session: (Inter)operational Semantic Resources in Earth and Environmental Science
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:30 Invited Talk - Chaitanya Baru
4:35 – 5:35 Lightning Talks (1)
5:40 - 6:10 Day 1 Sessions Reports
6:15 - 7:00 Travel to Reception
7:00 - 10:00 Reception
   
   
March 10, 2020, Tuesday Talley Student Union, State Ballroom (3rd floor)
9:00am Registration opens
9:45 - 11:00 Intro and Keynote - Binil Starly
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30am - 1:00pm Session: Hybrid AI for Context Understanding
  Session: Current and Future Trends of Knowledge Graph Representation and Reasoning
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:00 - 3:30 Session: Enterprise Semantic Data
  Session: JSON-LD as an On Ramp to the Semantic Web: A Tutorial
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee Break
4:00 - 4:30 Invited Talk - Raju Vatsavai
4:35 - 5:45 Lightning talks (2)
Day 2 Sessions Reports
5:45 - 6:45 Poster Presentations
Unconference Organization
Ice Cream and Bites reception
6:45pm - Dinner on your own
   
   
March 11, 2020, Wednesday Hunt Library
9:45am - 11:00 Intro and Keynote - Josh Shinavier
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30am - 1:00pm Unconference
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:00 - 3:30pm Unconference report-out
Symposium Reflections, and Closing

Keynotes

Explorations of a Data Scientist: From Finance to Therapeutics

Speaker: Dr. Louiqa Raschid, Professor, University of Maryland

Building an Open Knowledge Network (OKN) Graph in Product Design & Manufacturing

Speaker: Dr. Binil Starly, Professor, North Carolina State University

Taming the Dragon: Schema Integration at Uber Scale

Speaker: Dr. Joshua Shinavier, Research Scientist, Uber


Invited Talks

Ontology and Semantics in Very High-Resolution Image Information Mining

Speaker: Dr. Raju Vatsavai, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

Open Knowledge Network: An NSF Convergence Accelerator Pilot

Speaker: Dr. Chaitanya Baru, Senior Science Advisor, Convergence Accelerator Office, Office of the Director, National Science Foundation


Accepted Sessions

(Inter)operational Semantic Resources in Earth and Environmental Science

Organizers:

  • Lewis Mcgibbney (NASA),
  • Pier Luigi Buttigieg (Alfred Wegener Institute),
  • Lu Zhou (Kansas State University),
  • Gary Berg-Cross (Ontolog Forum),
  • Chris Mungall (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory),
  • Ruth Duerr (Ronin Institute),
  • Anne Thessen (Oregon State University), and
  • Ramona Walls (University of Arizona)

Fostering an Awesome Tool Ecosystem for the Semantic Web

Organizers:

  • Hilmar Lapp (Duke University) and
  • Rafael Gonçalves (Stanford University)

Hybrid AI for Context Understanding

Organizers:

  • Alessandro Oltramari (Bosch Research and Technology Center),
  • Cory Henson (Bosch Research and Technology Center),
  • Ruwan Wickramarachchi (University of South Carolina),
  • Don Brutzman (Naval Postgraduate School), and
  • Richard Markeloff (Raytheon BBN Technologies)

Organizers:

  • Monireh Ebrahimi (Kansas State University),
  • Bassem Makni (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center),
  • Aaron Eberhart (Kansas State University), and
  • Amir Hossein Yazdavar (Kansas State University)

Semantic Enterprise Data: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Organizers:

  • Juan Sequeda (Data.World),
  • Ralph Hodgson (Topquadrant), and
  • Michael Uschold (Semantic Arts)

Next Steps Toward Easier RDF

Organizers:

  • David Booth (Yosemite Project) and
  • Peter Winstanley (Semantic Arts, UK Ltd.)

JSON-LD as an On Ramp to the Semantic Web: A Tutorial

Organizers:

  • Harold Solbrig (Johns Hopkins University) and
  • Dazhi Jiao (Johns Hopkins University)

Lightning Talks

A New Biodiversity and Ecology dataset

Speakers: Jen Hammock, Katja Schulz (Smithsonian Institution)

Finding Correlation and Causation in Knowledge Graphs

Speakers: Jans Aasman (Franz Inc.)

Heuristic evaluation of semantic search interfaces in bibliographic systems

Speakers: Jim Hahn (University of Pennsylvania)

Study Data Validation & Submission Conformance

Speakers: Tim Williams (UCB Biosciences Inc.)

Semantic Awareness and Application in Chemical Hazard Assessment Workflow

Speakers: Michelle Angrish (US EPA)

Extending health intervention representation through annotations

Speakers: Alexis McClimans

Extending RDF for Immutability

Speakers: Brian Platz

Speakers: William Duncan, Chris Mungall (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Secrets to using a graph database for data harmonization and analytics

Speakers: Steven Sarsfield, Cambridge Semantics Inc.

Semantic Knowledge Graphs for Machine Learning and Data Science

Speakers: Steven Sarsfield, Cambridge Semantics Inc.

Extend the SemWeb by providing High-Performance Analytics and RDF

Speakers: Thomas Cook, AnzoGraph

Beware of Paving Cowpaths With Semantic Silos

Speakers: Michael Uschold, Semantic Arts

NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Consortium People Portal: Build a research graph and portal with open source tools

Speakers: Michael Conlon, University of Florida

Explaining AI Explainability: Building a Taxonomy of Explanation Types

Speakers: Shruthi Chari (RPI), Daniel Gruen (IBM), Oshani Seneviratne (RPI), Morgan Foreman (IBM), Amar K. Das (IBM), Deborah McGuinness (RPI)

X3D Ontology for Semantic Web

Speakers: Don Brutzman, Naval Postgraduate School




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