Dr. Amit Sheth
Amit P. Sheth
Founding Director, AI Institute@UofSC
NCR Chair and Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Speeches & Talks
Keynote & Plenary Talks

Keynote & Plenary Talks

International Conferences/Workshops & National/International Meetings

  1. A. Sheth, Understanding Online Socials Harm: Examples of Harassment and Radicalization, Keynote at the 33rd Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (DBSec’19), Charleston, SC, USA - July 15-17, 2019
  2. A. Sheth, On Exploiting Multimodal Information for Machine Intelligence and Natural Interactions with Examples from Health Chatbots, Keynote at the 2nd International Workshop in Multimedia Pragmatics (MMPrag 2019), San Jose, California, 28-30 March 2019
  3. A. Sheth, Towards Smart Chatbots for Enhanced Health: Using Multisensory Sensing & Semantic-Cognitive-Perceptual Computing for Augmented Personalized Health, The 2nd AAAI Workshop on Reasoning and Learning for Human-Machine Dialogues: DEEP-DIAL 2019 @ AAAI-19, Jan 27, 2019, Hawaii, USA
  4. Augmented Personalized Healthcare for Patient Empowered Health Management Strategies, Keynote at the Digital Wellbeing Alliance inauguration workshop, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, 4 July 2018.Video
  5. Human-like Chatbots: Promises, Challenges, and Implications, Keynote at the ICWSM-2018 workshop on Chatbots: June 25, 2018, Palo Alto, CA.
  6. Transforming Social Big Data into Timely Decisions and Actions for Crisis Mitigation and Coordination,” Exploitation of Social Media for Emergency Relief and Preparedness (SMERP) at The Web Conference 2018 (formerly WWW), Lyon, France. 23 April 2018.
  7. Augmented Personalized Health: using AI techniques on semantically integrated multimodal data for patient empowered health management strategies,” Keynote at 2018 AAAI Joint Workshop on Health Intelligence (W3PHIAI 2018), 2 February 2018, New Orleans, LA
  8. Augmented Personalized Health: How Smart Data with IoTs and AI is about to Change Healthcare,” at Big Data Integration and IoT for Smart Healthcare at the RTSI 2017 ─ 3° International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry, Modena, Italy, 13 September 2017.
  9. “Knowledge will Propel Machine Understanding of Big Data,” China Conference on Knowledge Graph and Semantic Computing (CCKS2017), 29 August 2017, Chengdu, China.[PDF]
  10. “Semantic, Cognitive, and Perceptual Computing – three intertwined strands of a golden braid of intelligent computing,” Keynote at the 2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence(WI'17) , 24 Aug 2017, Leipzig, Germany.
  11. Transforming Social Big Data into Timely Decisions and Actions, Keynote at the International Workshop on Social Computing (IWSC 2017), co-organized with WWW2017, Perth, Australia, April 4, 2017.
  12. Semantic, Cognitive and Perceptual Computing – Three Intertwined Strands of a Golden Braid of Intelligent Computing. Keynote at the International Summer School on Web Science and Technology (WebST2016), Bilbao, Spain, July 19, 2016.
  13. Semantics-empowered Smart City applications: today and tomorrow. The 6th Workshop on Semantics for Smarter Cities (S4SC 2015) at ISWC 2015, Oct. 12, 2015, Bethlehem, PA.
  14. Smart Data - How you and I will exploit Big Data for personalized digital health and many other activities. Keynote at IEEE Big Data 2014. Bethesda, MD, Oct. 28, 2014 (Abstract, Slides).
  15. Semantic Technologies for Big Sciences including Astrophysics. Plenary talk at EarthCube End-User Workshop on Science-Driven Cyberinfrastructure Needs in Solar-Terrestrial Research, NJIT. New Jersey, NJ, Aug. 13-14, 2014.
  16. Smart Data for you and me: Personalized and Actionable Physical Cyber Social Big Data. Featured Keynote at WORLDCOMP '14 - The 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing. Las Vegas, NV, Jul. 21, 2014 (Abstract, Video, Slides, Pictures).
  17. Transforming Big Data into Smart Data: Deriving Value via Harnessing Volume, Variety, and Velocity Using Semantic Techniques and Technologies. Keynote at 30th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, Chicago, Illinois, Apr. 2, 2014 (Announcement, Presentation).
  18. Transforming Big Data into Smart Data: Deriving Value via harnessing Volume, Variety and Velocity using semantics and Semantic Web. Keynote at SEBD2013: 21st Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems. Jun. 30 - Jul. 3 2013, Roccella Jonica, Italy.
  19. Physical Cyber Social Computing: An early 21st century approach to Computing for Human Experience. Keynote at WiMS2013: International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics. Jun. 12-14, 2013, Madrid, Spain.
  20. Computing for Human Experience: Semantics empowered Cyber-Physical, Social and Ubiquitous Computing beyond the Web. Keynote at OnTheMove Federated Conferences & Workshops (OTM 2011). Crete, Greece, Oct. 17-21, 2011.
  21. Spatial Semantics for Better Interoperability and Analysis: Challenges and Experiences in Building Semantically Rich Applications in Web 3.0. Keynote at 3rd Annual Spatial Ontology Community of Practice Workshop (SoCoP 2010), in conjunction with USGSReston, VA, Dec. 3, 2010.
  22. Semantic Web, Powering Intelligent Web Applications. Luncheon Keynote at Technology First's Technology Landscape 2013. May 16, 2010, Dayton, Ohio
  23. Computing for Human Experience: Semantics empowered Sensors, Services, and Social Computing on Ubiquitous Web. Keynote at 4th International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2009). Ann Arbor, Michigan, Nov. 1-4, 2009.
  24. Computing for Human Experience: Semantics empowered Sensors, Services, and Social Computing on ubiquitous Web. Keynote at 4th European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context (EuroSSC 2009). Guildford, United Kingdom, Sept. 16-18, 2009.
  25. Extending SPARQL to Support Spatially and Temporally Related Information. Keynote at Semantic Technology Conference. San Jose, CA, Jun. 16, 2009.
  26. Computing for Human Experience: Sensing, Perception, Semantics, Social Computing, Web 3.0, and beyond. Keynote at 20th Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference (>MAICS 2009). Fort Wayne, Indiana, Apr. 18-19, 2009.
  27. Computing for Human Experience: Sensors, Perception, Semantics, Web N.0, and Beyond. Keynote at 3rd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2008). Bangkok, Thailand, Feb. 2-5, 2009.
  28. Relationship Web: Trailblazing, Analytics and Computing for Human Experience. Keynote at 27th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2008). Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 20-23, 2008.
  29. Semantics to Empower Services Science: Using Semantics at Middleware, Web Services and Business Levels. CSIRO. Canberra, Australia, Aug. 11, 2008.
  30. Empowering Translational Research using Semantic Web Technologies. Plenary invited talk at the Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics (OCCBIO). Toledo, OH Jun. 2-4, 2008.
  31. Semantic Web for Health Care and Biomedical Informatics. Keynote at NSF Biomedical Informatics Workshop: Expanding Secondary Use of Health Data. Dec. 4-5, 2007.
  32. Semantic Web techniques empower perception and comprehension in Cyber Situational Awareness? Invited talk at the ARO Cyber Situational Awareness Workshop. Fairfax, VA, Nov. 14-15, 2007.
  33. Realizing the Relationship Web: Morphing information access on the Web from today's document and entity-centric paradigm to a relationship-centric paradigm. Keynote at ACM Multimedia 2007 International Workshop: The Many Faces of Multimedia Semantics. Augsburg, Germany, Sept. 28, 2007.
  34. Semantics to Empower Services Science: Using Semantics at Middleware, Web Services and Business Levels. Keynote at 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2007). Funchal, Portugal, Jun. 12-16, 2007.
  35. Driving Deep Semantics in Middleware and Networks: What, why and how? Keynote atSemantic Sensor Networks Workshop, 5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-2006). Athens, GA, Nov. 6, 2006.
  36. {Ontology: Resource} x {Matching : Mapping} x {Schema : Instance} :: Components of the same challenge. Keynote at International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM-2006), 5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-2006). Athens, GA, Nov. 5, 2006.
  37. Semantics to energize the full Services Spectrum: Ontological approach to better exploit services at technical and business levels. Keynote Address at 2nd Biennial Beta Conference, 2006: Management of Service Operations. Eindhoven, Netherlands, Sept. 14-15, 2006.
  38. Semantics to energize the full Services Spectrum: Ontological approach to better exploit services at technical and business levels. Invited Talk for inauguration invitational event for Research School on Service-Oriented Systems Engineering, Hasso-Plattner-Institute. Potsdam, Germany, Jun. 22, 2006.
  39. Semantic Web applications in Financial Industry, Government, Health Care and Life Sciences, Keynote Address at AAAI Spring Symposium on Semantic Web Meets eGovenment. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, Mar. 28, 2006.
  40. Semantics Enabled Industrial and Scientific Applications: Research, Technology and Deployed Applications. Keynote Address at 1st Online Metadata and Semantic Research Conference. Nov. 21-30, 2005.
  41. Semantics for Scientific Experiments and the Web: the implicit, the formal and the powerful. Featured talk, BISCSE 2005: Forging New Frontiers. Berkeley CA, Nov. 2-6,
  42. Semantic Web Applications in Industry: Examples in Risk & Compliance. Part I. Semantic Web & Semantic Web Services: Applications in Health Care and Scientific Research. Part II. Keynote at IFIP Working Conference on Industrial Applications of Semantic Web (IASW-2005). Jyväskylä, Finland, Aug. 25-27, 2005.
  43. Web Services to Semantic Web Processes: Investigating Synergy between Practice and Research. Keynote at 1st European Young Researchers Workshop on ServiceOriented Computing. Leicester, UK, Apr. 21, 2005 (Abstract, Presentation).
  44. Semantics Powered Bioinformatics: Semantic Search, Integration, Processes and Analytics, Plenary Invited Talk at 2003 BISC FLINT-CIBI International Joint Workshop on Soft Computing for Internet and Bioinformatics. Berkeley, CA, Dec. 16, 2003.
  45. What can Semantics do for Bioinformatics? Keynote at Russian Conference on Digital Libraries (RCDL 2003), Saint Petersburg, Russia, Oct. 29, 2003.
  46. Semantics-Powered Bioinformatics: What, Why and How of Semantic Search, Integration, Processes and Analytics. Invited Talk at Semantic Web Technologies for Science and Engineering Workshop. Sanibel Island, FL, Oct. 20, 2003.
  47. Semantic Web in Action (Also Known as Ontology-driven Information Search, Integration and Analysis). Keynote Address at Net Object Days 2003 and MATES03. Erfurt, Germany, Sept. 23, 2003.
  48. From Semantic Search to Analytics and Discovery on Heterogeneous Content: Changing focus from Documents and Entities to Relationships. Keynote at 1st International Workshop on Semantic Web and Databases, Sept. 8, 2003.
  49. Semantic Web Process Lifecycle: Role of Semantics in Annotation, Discovery, Composition and Orchestration. Invited Talk, WWW 2003 Workshop on E-Services and the Semantic Web. Budapest, Hungary, May 20, 2003.
  50. Ontology Driven Information Systems in Action (Capturing and Applying Existing Knowledge to Semantic Applications) . Invited Talk, Sharing the Knowledge- International CIDOC CRM Symposium. Washington, DC, Mar. 26-27, 2003.
  51. Relationships at the Heart of Semantic Web: Modeling, Discovering, Validating and Exploiting Complex Semantic Relationship. Keynote at 29th Annual Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Informatics (SOFSEM 2002). Czech Republic, Nov. 25, 2002.
  52. Semantic Content Management for Enterprises and National Security. Keynote Address at invited session: Content and Semantic-based Information Retrieval, 6th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (SCI 2002). Orlando, FL, Jul. 14, 2002.
  53. Content Management, Metadata, and Semantic Web. Inaugural Keynote at NetObjectDAYS. Erfurt, Germany, Sept. 11, 2001.
  54. Semantic Web and Information Brokering: Opportunities, Early Commercialization, and Challenges. Keynote at Workshop on Semantic Web: Models, Architectures and Management. Lisbon, Portugal, Sept. 21, 2000
  55. Information Brokering in Digital Media. Keynote at 3rd International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents CIA-99. Uppsala, Sweden, Jul. 31-Aug. 2, 1999.
  56. Processes in the Networked Economy: Portals, Vortex and Dynamic Trading Processes. Keynote at SAPBM Workshop at the 11th Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering. Heidelberg, Germany Jun. 14-18, 1999
  57. Semantic Interoperability and Information Brokering in Global Information Systems. Keynote at 3rd IEEE Metadata Conference. Bethesda, MD, Apr. 6-7, 1999.
  58. Workflow Process Management and Enterprise Application Integration in Healthcare. Keynote at IEEE Workshop on Enterprise Networking and Computing in Healthcare Industry (Healthcom 99). Sydney Australia, Jan. 11, 1999.
  59. Real-world Relevant Research Challenges in Workflow. Keynote at EDBT Workshop on Workflow Management Systems, Valencia, Spain, Mar. 27-28, 1998.
  60. Pragmatics Driven Research Issues in Data and Process Integrity in Enterprises. Keynote at IFIP WG 11.5 Conference on Integrity and Control in Information Systems. Zurich, Switzerland, Dec. 4-5, 1997.
  61. Semantic Interoperability in Infocosm: Moving Beyond Infrastructural and Data Interoperability in Federated Information Systems. Keynote at International Conference on Interoperating Geographical Information Systems (Interop '97). Santa Barbara, CA, Dec. 3, 1997.
  62. From Contemporary Workflow Process Automation to Adaptive and Dynamic Work Activity Coordination and Collaboration. Keynote at Workshop on Workflows in Scientific and Engineering Applications. Toulouse, France, Sept. 1997.
  63. Schemata for Interoperable Database Systems & "So Far (Schematically) yet So Near (Semantically). Keynote at IFIP DS-5 Conference on Semantics of Interoperable Database Systems. Lorne, Australia, Nov. 1992.
Professor Amit P. Sheth
Artificial Intelligence Institute
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of South Carolina