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  
9:00 - 11:00 Intro and Keynote - Louiqa Raschid
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 1:00 Session: Fostering an Awesome Tool Ecosystem for the Semantic Web
  Session: Identifying Best Practices in Multi-paradigm Ontology Family Development
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch
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 - Raju Vatsavai
4:30 - 5:00 Day 1 Sessions Reports
5:00 - 6:00 Lightning Talks
6:00 - 6:30 Travel to Reception
6:30 - 9:30 Reception
   
   
March 10, 2020, Tuesday  
9:00 - 11:00 Intro and Keynote - Binil Starly
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 1:00 Session: Hybrid AI for Context Understanding
  Session: Current and Future Trends of Knowledge Graph Representation and Reasoning
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch
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 - Chaitanya Baru
4:30 - 5:00 Day 2 Sessions Reports - Lightning talks (cont)
5:00 - 6:30 Poster Presentations
  Unconference Organization
6:30 - 9:30 Dinner on your own
   
   
March 11, 2020, Wednesday  
9:00 - 11:00 Intro and Keynote - Josh Shinavier
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 1:00 Unconference
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 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)

Identifying Best Practices in Multi-paradigm Ontology Family Development

Organizers:

  • Cogan Shimizu (Kansas State University) and
  • Evan Wallace (US National Institute of Standards and Technology)

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)




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