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 inaugural US2TS was held in March 2018 at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. The second US2TS was held in March 2019 at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, and the third US2TS was held in March 2020 at NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. The fourth was postponed until 2022 and will be held at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
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:
- Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara (2018-2021)
- Pascal Hitzler, Kansas State University (2018-2022)
- Hilmar Lapp, Duke University (2020-2023)
- Anna-Lisa Gentile, IBM (2019-2022)
- Tania Tudorache, Stanford University (2019-2022)
- Juan Sequeda (2020- )
- Kemafor Anyanwu Ogan (2020-)
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.
- Karl Grossner, World History Center, University of Pittsburgh (2017-2018)
- 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)