Looking back at FOIS and JOWO 2016 - key information and links

The Ninth International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016) [1] was held in Annecy, France, from July 6 to 9, 2016, in co-location with the 22nd International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2016).More than 70 participants attended the conference, which received 81 submissions from 29 countries and all populated continents. The presentations of the 25
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IAOA Newsletter 2015/2016

[copy of the newsletter 2015/2016, Feb 1, 2016]Dear IAOA members,2015 comprised a special milestone for our community as we marked the 10th anniversary of the Applied Ontology journal [1]. Nicola Guarino, Mark Musen, and the rest of the Editorial Board worked hard on a special issue, which will be published in the coming months.IAOA was one of the co-organizers for Ontology Summit 2015
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1st Virtual Assembly during April 14-21 for 2013 Financial Statement and 2014 Budget Approval

[copy of today's address to the membership by the IAOA President Michael Gruninger]Dear IAOA members,our Statute requires the Association's financial statement and annual budget to be formally approved every year by a (virtual) assembly, announced at least 15 days in advance. So this is a formal invitation to participate in the first 2014 virtual assembly, whose main purpose is to discuss and approve
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Get together in sunny Rio de Janeiro for the premier IAOA event, FOIS 2014

In September 2014, the international community of ontologists will flock to the Brazilian coastline for the largest IAOA event of the year, the flagship Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS) conference.Research paper submissions are due on March 3 -- start preparing now, as just as in previous FOIS events, we expect tough competition! This year, in addition to paper submissions there will
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Here comes the Ontology Summit 2014!

We are so far.The Ontology Summit 2014 has just started this week.For the first time ever in the Ontology Summit history, more than 100 members and interested parties from around the world have attended the Launch Event on January 16 via phone and chat!A great achievement for our Community!Colleagues are already posting about the event, so don't miss out!Become a member and join the Summit and the
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2014 New Year's Address to IAOA Members by the Executive Council

Dear IAOA members,Happy New Year!Looking back on 2013, it is evident that our Association is thriving in a number of areas.2013's Summer Institute was held in cooperation with the Vespucci Institute in Fiesole, Italy in June. The selected topic was: "Ontologies and models for integrated assessments of multiple-scale processes".  Using the notion of "land functions" as a basis, discussions covered
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The 7th International Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO-13) - report

The 7th International Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO-13) took place in Coruña (Galicia, Spain) co-located with the 12th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning (LPNMR-13). LPNMR-13 has been a good host: they took care of the local organisation of rooms, coffee breaks, registration, and they also handled the finances of the co-located workshops. WoMO-13 registrants
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SIG for Semantic Web Applied Ontology? Let us know what you think!

+++ Post edited by Leo J. Obrst, September 24 2013 +++ There is an informal proposal before the EC to form a Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG aiming to fill the gap between the Semantic Web community and the IAOA community. Some people have shown interest in this initiative. As part of investigating this issue, we’d like to get feedback from IAOA members.  Often the two communities
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+++ ONTOLOG Community Planning Sesssion +++First meeting after the summer break  Date: Thursday, 12-Sep-2013 Start Time: 10:30am PDT / 1:30pm EDT / 7:30pm CEST / 6:30pm BST / 1730 UTC  Expected Call Duration: 1.5~2.0 hoursTime to make changes, schedule events, propose your topics of interest.  Don't miss this and next meeting (same hour, September 19). For more info on the programm
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New FOIS logo adopted

Thanks to all those who have been actively involved, the search for a new logo for IAOA's flagship conference series Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS) has come to an end with a ballot held between July 25 and August 06, 2013 - and this is our new FOIS logo (in the 2014 version).A few details on the ballot. The options were comprised of a set of 10 proposals [1] for which IAOA members could
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