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1st U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium (US2TS), March 1+2, 2018, Wright State University (preliminary announcement)

From: Hitzler, Pascal <pascal.hitzler@wright.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 20:39:48 +0000
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Dear researcher/practitioner of Semantic (Web) Technologies,

[Management summary - long version below]

Purpose: To gather the diverse U.S. communities involved in Semantic (Web) Technologies research and applications.

When and Where: March 1+2, 2018 at Wright State University, Dayton, OH

More information: http://www.us2ts.org/ (and below).

Already confirmed speaker/session coordinator line-up:

Dan Brickley, Google
David Booth, Yosemite Project
Tim Finin, University of Maryland Baltimore County Achille Fukoue, IBM TJ Watson Research Center Peter Fox, Rensselaer Polytechnics Institute Karl Grossner, World History Center, University of Pittsburgh Melissa Haendel, Oregon Health & Science University Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Eric Kansa, OpenContext Craig Knoblock, University of Southern California Werner Kuhn, University of California, Santa Barbara Matt Lange, University of California, Davis Chris Mungall, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Robert Sanderson, Getty Philip Schreur, Stanford Library Ryan Shaw, University of North Carolina


[Long version]

Semantic Web is an inherently multi-disciplinary field. The Artificial Intelligence community has contributed much in the way of formal logic and knowledge representation. Similarly, the applied computer science community, along with industry and government agencies, have contributed with application development and testing. 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. Large-scale industrial applications are under way or already deployed.

Yet, the division between computer science, natural science, and academia/government/industry, has a downside. It limits the formation of a coherent national agenda for exploring emerging trends in Semantic Technologies. What are needed are community consolidation and the building of a U.S.-based community research network.

The goal of the 1st U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium is to bring together the U.S. Semantic Web community and begin forming such a research network. We aim to achieve this by supporting communication across disciplinary, organizational, and geographical boundaries. The Symposium will 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.

To this end, the Symposium will be an informal gathering with plenty of time for discussion and breakout sessions. We encourage anyone with an interest in the Semantic Web, regardless of field, to attend.

We already have a commitment by some community leaders to attend and organize sessions at the event:

Achille Fukoue, IBM TJ Watson Research Center Karl Grossner, World History Center, University of Pittsburgh Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Chris Mungall, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Confirmed invited speakers/panelists include:

Dan Brickley, Google
David Booth, Yosemite Project
Tim Finin, University of Maryland Baltimore County Peter Fox, Rensselaer Polytechnics Institute Melissa Haendel, Oregon Health & Science University Eric Kansa, OpenContext Craig Knoblock, University of Southern California Werner Kuhn, University of California, Santa Barbara Matt Lange, University of California, Davis Robert Sanderson, Getty Philip Schreur, Stanford Library Ryan Shaw, University of North Carolina

There will also be opportunities for regular participants to present their work.

In the next few weeks, we will post updates on the meeting website at http://www.us2ts.org 

If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact the general chair, Pascal Hitzler, at pascal.hitzler@wright.edu 

Main Organizers:

Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University (General Chair) Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara (Program Chair) Xiaogang Ma, University of Idaho (Sponsorships Chair) Lisa Moriss, Wright State University (Local Arrangements)

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Dr. Pascal Hitzler                   Data Semantics Laboratory
NCR Distinguished Professor          Director for Data Science
Wright State University              http://dssc.cs.wright.edu           
http://www.pascal-hitzler.de                http://daselab.org
pascal@pascal-hitzler.de   http://www.semantic-web-journal.net
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