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SemTechBiz 2012 : Sematic Tech & Business Conference

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Link: http://semtechbizsf2012.semanticweb.com/
 
When Jun 3, 2012 - Jun 7, 2012
Where San Francisco, CA
Submission Deadline Jan 16, 2012
Notification Due Feb 6, 2012
Final Version Due May 4, 2012
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

Proposal deadline: January 16, 2012


1. Read the General Overview:

Overview Review Process and Program Advisory Committee Proposal Deadline Submission Requirements
2. Review the following details...

Topic Areas to be Covered Presentation Formats Key Dates and Speaker Deadlines Speaker Terms and Conditions Questions & Inquiries
Then...

3.Submit your proposal here

Overview
The Semantic Tech & Business Conference (SemTechBiz) is the foremost conference series on semantic technologies held each year, and covers a wide range of topics. This page describes the speaking opportunities available at the conference, and some guidelines for submitting your proposal.

Competition for speaking slots has increased each year, and unfortunately we often have to turn down many excellent proposals because of limitations on the agenda. In an effort to deal with this high demand, we are changing the format of some speaking opportunities in 2012. Please take note that the following opportunities are available:

Reviewed and Invited Presentation formats:

Full Conference Sessions – 45 minutes
Half-Conference Sessions – 30 minutes
Half-Day Tutorials – 3 hours
Presentation Opportunities for All Conference Registrants

Lightning Talks – 5 minutes (Registration required)
Sponsored Session – Product/Company Showcase
These formats are designed to optimize the mix of educational presentations, case studies and discussion panels, as well as provide more opportunities for product developers and entrepreneurs to bring their work to the attention of customers, business partners and investors. A more complete explanation of these formats is available below.

Review Process and Program Advisory Committee
SemTechBiz has always been noted for the high quality of its educational conference. This is because the formal educational conference comprises presentations that are reviewed by a committee of industry experts and the best are invited to participate. The 2012 Program Advisory Committee is listed here: http://semtechbizsf2012.semanticweb.com/PAC.htm



Proposal Deadline
The deadline for making your speaking proposal is January 16, 2012. We will notify you by February 6 as to whether your proposal has been accepted onto the program.


Questions
Questions regarding speaking opportunities can be addressed to Tony Shaw at tony@semanticweb.com.



What You Will Be Asked To Provide...
NOTE BEFORE YOU BEGIN: We recommend you copy your bio/abstract from a text editor (ex. Notepad, Wordpad) instead of directly from Word. The CFP form works best with plain text.
Speaker Presentation Conditions, Requirements and Benefits
You will be asked to agree to the "Copyright and Reproduction Terms" and to provide an unprotected PowerPoint file to us by May 4, 2012 (we request an unprotected file so we can produce the presentation in various formats for publication. However only copy-protected PDFs are ultimately distributed to conference attendees).
Speaker Information
Contact information for the speaker
Is there a second contact? If so, what is that person's role?
You will also have the option of uploading a speaker portrait photograph
(90 dpi or greater JPG file format preferred)
Speaker Biography (up to 150 words. Do not include a resume)
Session Information
Type of presentation proposed
Conference Session - (Full Session at 45 minutes or Half Session at 30 minutes)
Panel Session (45 minutes)
Tutorial - (3 hours)
Lightning Talk (5 minutes - requires the speaker to register for the conference at regular fees)
Session title
Brief description (under 30 words)
Full description/abstract (150 word description and 4-5 bullet points)
Additional information about presentation (anything else you think is pertinent, including books, articles, publications, etc.)
Speaker biography (150 word limit. Do not include a resume)
Speaker portrait image
Audio Visual requirements (note that one wireless lavaliere microphone, data projector and screen will be provided as standard equipment)
Do you have the necessary financial and travel approvals from your company in order to attend and speak at the conference?
Have you given this presentation before? If yes, please explain when and where.
Audience Level
Introductory
Intermediate
Advanced
Business/All Audiences
Identify the track(s) your session would best fit into
Other Notes
After you have successfully submitted your proposal, you will receive an automatically generated email confirmation




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[CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS]

Detailed Description
Topics to be covered at SemTechBiz 2012 include:
Big Data
Business Intelligence and Analytics
Case Studies/Use Cases
Cloud Computing
Collaboration & Wikis
Content Management
Context/Sentiment Analysis
Developing Semantic Software
Enterprise Data Management
Industry and Business Trends
Knowledge Engineering and Management
Linked Data
Open Government
Product/Service Available Now
Product/Service Under Development
Real-time Systems
Reasoning and Inference
Research
Rules
Search
Security
Semantic Information Architecture
Semantic Wikis
Social Networks
Standards
Text Analysis
User Interfaces
Web Services

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Presentation Formats
Reviewed and Invited Presentation formats:

Full Conference Sessions – 45 minutes
Half-Conference Sessions – 30 minutes
Half-Day Tutorials – 3 hours
Presentation Opportunities for All Conference Registrants

Lightning Talks – 5 minutes (Registration required)
Sponsored Session – Product/Company Showcase
Reviewed and Invited Presentation formats:

The following presentation formats are available to speakers for SemTech’s formal educational conference program. All proposals are reviewed by the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for quality and relevance, and the best are chosen for inclusion. Multiple speakers may be proposed. The first (primary) speaker receives complimentary conference attendance. Additional speakers or panelists register at the special speaker rate of $495.

Full Conference Session – 45 minutes
The classic SemTechBiz presentation format is a presentation by one or more speakers, selected for inclusion after a comprehensive review by the conference committee. This is the typical presentation format for case studies, technical discussions, and instructional presentations.
Half-Conference Session – 30 minutes
Similar in theme to a full conference session only shorter. Half-sessions are usually combined with similar topics to fill a full-hour timeslot. Half-sessions are ideal for shorter case studies, technology overviews, and new ideas.
Half-Day Tutorials - 3 hours
In-depth educational presentations, designed to provide the audience with detailed technical information, skills or methodologies. Tutorial speakers receive an honorarium (fee) for their participation, which is $600 for a half-day, plus an additional 25% bonus to tutorial speakers who provide their presentation slides by the materials deadline.
Presentation Opportunities for All Conference Registrants

The following presentation formats are designed to give more opportunities for attendees to discuss their work and meet like-minded colleagues. Some of these are very short and others are discussions rather than presentations, but all formats are published in the conference agenda, thereby enabling you to get the full benefit of exposure to SemTechBiz’s broad audience of potential customers, partners and investors. Some sessions are designed to provide professional networking opportunities with like-minded professionals. Please note that we do our utmost to fit all relevant proposals onto the agenda from these categories, however they all require that the speaker to be a registered attendee of the conference, either as a paid attendee, reviewed speaker, or sponsor.

Lightning Talk – 5 minutes/10 slides maximum

Lightning talks are 5-minute presentations. Numerous lightning talks are combined into 30 or 45 minute times lots within the formal conference agenda. Lightning talks can be about ideas, solutions, methods, products, research projects or implementation experience and they can be on any topic you like. Lightning talks may have only one speaker. Lightning talks are the most likely way to be selected to speak at the conference because of the short format. They are also a great way to expose your idea to lots of people, because the sessions are always well attended. Lightning talks can be proposed nearer to the conference date. However the earlier you submit your proposal, the greater your chances of selection.

Sponsored Session - Product/Company Showcase

Sponsored Sessions are appropriate for when you have a product or service announcement, or to discuss your company, or simply when you want to ensure that you have a presentation during the educational program and your topic is not selected during the formal review process. There is a fee payable for Sponsored Sessions, which varies according to the overall level of sponsorship you may be undertaking at the SemTechBiz show. Contact Frank Fazio for sponsorship details at frank@mediabistro.com.


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Key Dates
Key Dates & Speaker Deadlines
Proposal Submissions Due
All proposals must be submitted via the online Call for Papers process HERE.
January 16, 2012
Speakers notified of selection February 6, 2012
Speaker Presentation files due May 4, 2012

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Speaker Terms and Conditions
Every speaker must agree to the following terms and conditions in order to be accepted:
PRESENTATION DEADLINES, COPYRIGHT and APPROVAL TERMS

All speakers must agree to provide their presentation to SemTechBiz in a standard, editable electronic form (PowerPoint is preferred, not PDF), no later than May 4, 2012. This is necessary to prepare the conference materials. Speakers who do not meet this deadline risk being replaced on the program.
By accepting this invitation, the speaker agrees to the standard copyright and reproduction terms of this event. These terms are:
Copyright in original presentation material remains with the speaker
WebMediaBrands is granted the right to record, reproduce and distribute each presentation in all forms of printed and electronic conference materials, including, but not limited to, the conference CD-ROM, printed attendee notes, the conference web site, and audio and/or video recordings (digital and/or analog), without royalties or fees payable to speaker.
All sessions will be rated by the audience for commercial content. Any speaker who is judged by the audience to have made an inappropriate sales pitch for his/her own company, book, product or service or who's presentation is otherwise reasonably objectionable during a conference session risks having their presentation interrupted and/or halted, and will not be invited to participate at future conferences.
By accepting this invitation, speaker agrees that he/she has the legal and financial permission from his/her company or others to make the presentation under the terms outlined herein and that the presentation shall not infringe the rights of any third party. If you do not have approval at this time, you may accept the invitation but must indicate your restrictions and/or approval timeframe in the comments field below.
FINANCIAL TERMS

REGISTRATION FEES - Please note the registration requirements for your speaking category carefully:


For TUTORIAL, KEYNOTE, CONFERENCE-45, and CONFERENCE-30 presentations, one speaker for each proposed and selected presentation is granted a free pass to the entire conference.

ADDITIONAL speakers who were originally nominated in the speaking proposal must register and pay for their conference attendance at the reduced rate of $495. Such registration must be completed at least one month prior to the start of the conference in order to be included in the conference program and materials.

Additional speakers who were not originally nominated in the speaking proposal must register and pay for their conference attendance at the regular registration rates prevailing at the time of their registration. Such registration must be completed at least one month prior to the start of the conference in order to be included in the conference program and materials.

For ALL OTHER TALKS, each speaker must register and pay for their conference attendance at the regular registration rates prevailing at the time of their registration. Such registration must be completed at least one month prior to the start of the conference in order to be included in the conference program and materials.

EXPENSES - All speakers are responsible for their own travel and living expenses.

HONORARIUM for Tutorials/Seminars will be:
$600 per half-day (3 hours), plus a $150 bonus for submitting final presentations by the deadline of May 4, 2012.
All other speakers/presentations do not receive an honorarium.

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Questions and Inquiries
All questions and inquiries about speaking at the conference may be directed to Tony Shaw via tony@semanticweb.com.

All questions and inquiries about exhibiting and sponsorships may be directed to Frank Fazio at frank@mediabistro.com.

General inquiries about the conference may be directed to: events@mediabistro.com.

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