LOGO: Semantic Technology & Business Conference; June 2-5, 2013, San Francisco, CaliforniaFollowing successful runs in London and New York City, the Semantic Technology & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz) is returning to San Francisco June 2-5, 2013. Today, we are pleased to announce that the Call For Presentations is open for submissions.

The deadline to enter is January 18, 2013, and we are currently seeking proposals for:

  • Conference Sessions – 45 minutes
  • Panel Sessions – 45 minutes (must propose moderator and panelists, even if not finalized)
  • Tutorials – 3 hours
  • Lightning Talks – 5 minutes

What are we looking for?

We are interested in a wide variety of presentations, from business and consumer applications through to fundamental technology discussions.  Over the years, the emphasis of the program has gradually shifted more towards practical experience as Semantic Technologies have matured and gained adoption both on the web and in enterprise systems, so we’re very much looking for semantic case studies and project experience. If you are developing a tool, or using semantics to create an exciting new start-up company, we want to hear from you as well.  Keep in mind that precedence will be given to sessions that offer an interactive element and are designed to provide actionable ideas (get to the heart of the matter!). And having said all that, we still keep time-slots available for cutting edge research and thought-leadership.  So SemTechBiz really is an all-inclusive program for the community.

Spread the word!

If you know someone who is doing interesting work, please tell us about him or her so we can invite that person to participate.  We don’t claim to know everyone in the field, and as the field grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to track all of the exciting work being done, so your assistance in finding compelling speakers is invaluable to the process of creating a great educational forum. As mentioned previously, contributors who can present substantive end-user perspectives or the client point of view will be given top priority (talks drawing on project-based experience are ideal).

Please note that it is also possible that proposed sessions may be channeled into a panel format in order to give exposure and analysis of a wider range of speakers and approaches. No philosophy and theory, and definitely no thinly veiled vendor sales pitches disguised as content!

That said, we do have distinct sponsored session opportunities – 30 minutes and 45 minutes. More information on  sponsorship is available here.

And we are working to create some exciting new conference offerings that we will reveal in coming weeks!

Registration is also now open. For the best rates, register before January 18.

We look forward to seeing your proposals and hope to see you in June!

Best,
Eric Franzon and Stewart Quealy
Conference Co-Chairs

Questions?

Feel free to email Eric with any questions at eric-at-semanticweb-dot-com.