The Ontology Summit 2016 has been ongoing since February and is concerned with the theme "Framing the Conversation: Ontologies within Semantic Interoperability Ecosystems". It will culminate in the Summit Symposium in Arlington, Virgina, USA on May 9-10.
After its last edition in 2014, IAOA's flagship conference Formal Ontology in Information Systems, FOIS 2016, will be held in Annecy, France during July 6-9, co-located with the International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2016, July 4-7. FOIS 2016
comes with a novel Demonstrations Track,
hosts an Early Career Symposium and
a Formal Ontology Competition as well as
the Joint Ontology WOrkshops, JOWO 2016, constituted by five thrilling workshops.
During the week before FOIS, IAOA's 3rd Interdisciplinary School on Applied Ontology, ISAO 2016, is organized in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy on June 27-July 1. A limited number of participants may look forward to a broad program presented by world-class experts.
Some events concern matters of more internal nature. IAOA continuously pursues its relocation to Switzerland. The founding act of a Swiss Association is planned for April or May 2016. In this connection, membership registration and renewal had been suspended, but is available again, such that Members are kindly asked to
renew their membership for the remainder of 2016 within April, please.
Likewise in April, the 1st 2016 IAOA Assembly requests the approval of the 2015 Financial Statement and announces the 2016 Budget. If you are an IAOA Member, please cast your vote in the corresponding ballot!