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4rd World Congress on the Square of Opposition


4rd World Congress on the Square of Opposition
Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican, May 5-9, 2014


http://www.square-of-opposition.org/start4.html

The Square : a Central Object for Thought

The square of opposition is a famous theme related to Aristotelian logic dealing with the notions of opposition, negation, quantification and proposition. It has been continuously studied by people interested in logic, philosophy and Aristotle during two thousand years. Even Frege, one of the main founders of modern mathematical logic, uses it.

Some people have proposed to replace the square by a triangle, on the other hand the square has been generalized into more complex geometrical objects: hexagons, octagons and even polyhedra and multi-dimensional objects.

This will be the 4rd world congress organized about the square of opposition after very succesful previous events in Montreux, Switzerland 2007, Corté, Corsica 2010, and Beirut, Lebanon 2012.


Any talk related to the square of opposition is welcome for this interdisciplinary congress gathering top researchers from all over the world (logicians, philosophers, mathematicians, theologists, linguists, semioticians, computer scientists, cognitivists, psychologists, artists).

Deadline to send an abstract is November 1st, 2013


IAOA champion: Jean-Yves Beziau
EC liaison: Oliver Kutz

The Joint "Ontology-based Standards" Initiative

The Joint "Ontology-based Standards" Initiative is a collaboration between OASIS, OMG, various ISO working groups, IAOA, OOR and ONTOLOG to drive the Ontology-based Standards agenda among the Standards Development community, the Ontology community and the Systems community.
The launch is scheduled for Thursday, 25 October 2012, with the OntologyBasedStandards mini-series virtual kick-off session: "Moving Forward with Ontology-based Standards: Sharing Experiences-I" - see details on http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?ConferenceCall_2012_10_25

Moving "Toward Ontology-based Standards" was adopted as the theme for the OntologySummit in 2009. Some of the projects started back then, plus others that have emerged since, have produced encouraging results. We believe that sharing the experiences gained from some of those projects with the aforementioned communities will go a long way towards helping move the Ontology-based Standards agenda forward and grounding the arguments for the adoption of the "Ontology-based Standards" approach.

With the above in mind, we are commencing the mini-series with two virtual panel sessions, showcasing efforts from the OASIS ICOM TC (on 25-Oct-2012) and those from OMG (on 8-Nov-2012.) In these two sessions, we will be looking at exemplary work where standards have been represented both in a natural language (English, in our cases) as well as in ontology language(s). Through the sharing of their experiences, their approaches and processes, we shall discuss potential benefits, issues, challenges and other learnings from those projects.

... see also, the OntologySummit2009_Communique and developing details at: OntologyBasedStandards (homepage for this initiative)


IAOA Champion: Michael Gruninger (IAOA; U of Toronto)
EC Liaison: Peter Yim (Ontolog; CIM3)

SHAPES 2.0 - The Shape of Things


SHAPES 2.0 - THE SHAPE OF THINGS
at the 4th World Congress and School on Universal Logic (UNI-LOG 2013)
March 29 - April 7, 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

http://cindy.informatik.uni-bremen.de/cosy/events/shapes2/


Papers due: November 12, 2012
Workshop date: between April 3-7, 2013

INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Antony Galton (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
Roberto Casati (Institut Nicod, France)
Simon Colton (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
Roberto M. Cesar Jr (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Shape, Form, and Structure are some of the most elusive notions within many different disciplines ranging from the natural sciences through engineering to art. Several approaches have been proposed to study the notions of shape, form and structure from different viewpoints, yet a comprehensive formal treatment of these notions is currently lacking and no real interdisciplinary perspective has been put forward.

This workshop will serve as an interdisciplinary platform for the discussion of all topics connected to shape (broadly understood): perspectives from psycho-linguistics, ontology, computer science, mathematics, aesthetics, cognitive science and beyond are welcome to contribute and participate.

IAOA champion: Mehul Bhatt;  EC liaison: Stefano Borgo

OBML 2012 - Ontologies in Biomedicine and Life Sciences


Ontologies in Biomedicine and Life Sciences (OBML) 2012
September 27-28, BioTec Dresden (Biotechnology Center, Technical University
Dresden), Germany.


The series "Ontologies in Biomedicine and Life Sciences" (OBML) was
initiated by the Working Group for OBML of the German Society for Computer
Science in 2009. The OBML aims to bring together scientists who are working
in this area to exchange ideas and discuss new results, to start
collaborations and to initiate new projects. It is held once annually and
deals with all fundamental aspects of biomedical ontologies as well as
additional hot topics. In 2012, such a topic is the "ontology of
physiology".

IAOA champions: Robert Hoehndorf (Chair) + Frank Loebe (EC liaison)


An "Earth Science Ontology Dialog" mini-series

The "Earth Science Ontology Dialog" mini-series kicked-off on 23 August 2012 with a well attended virtual session on the Ontolog Forum. This mini-series of events are co-organized or supported by members of the EarthCube community, Ontolog community, SOCoP community and the IAOA community. See details at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?EarthScienceOntolog

This mini-series of virtual panel sessions (dubbed "EarthScienceOntolog") is designed to explore the current status and application of multi-level ontologies towards developing a semantically enabled cyberinfrastructure for the Earth Science Community. In addition, one key mission of the mini-series is to bring together members of both communities (Earth Science and ontology/semantics) into a meaningful dialog. We anticipate that the sharing of requirements and use cases, geo-science problems and issues, ontological engineering architectures and approaches, and prospective tools, will enable collaborative understanding of the challenges and potential value in the application of ontology and semantics in Earth Science.

Five virtual sessions have been planned:
... mark your calendars and join us! ( RSVP to peter.yim@cim3.com with your name and affiliation, and the date and title of the event.)

IAOA Champion: Leo Obrst (Ontolog; MITRE)
EC Liaison: Peter Yim (Ontolog; CIM3)

2nd Deep Knowledge Representation Challenge (DKRC2012)

2nd Deep Knowledge Representation Challenge (DKRC2012)

Date: July 17, 2012
Location:
Playa Vista, California, USA
Format:
Half-Day Workshop

The Deep Knowledge Representation Challenge (DKRC) Workshop provides a forum to discuss difficult problems in representing complex knowledge needed to support deep reasoning, argumentation and dialogue systems. The goals of the challenge workshops are: (1) to create a comprehensive set of knowledge representation challenge problems suitable for recurring competition, and (2) to develop knowledge representation and reasoning techniques to meet those challenges. The first workshop (DKRC2011) of this kind was co-located with K-Cap in 2011. The second workshop will be co-located with International workshop on Qualitative Reasoning (QR), held July 16-18, 2012 in Playa Vista, CA, hosted by ICT.


IAOA Champion: Vinay Chaudhri (SRI)
EC Liaison: Peter Yim (Ontolog; CIM3)

3rd World Congress on the Square of Opposition

3rd World Congress on the Square of Opposition
Beirut, Lebanon - June 26-29, 2012


http://www.square-of-opposition.org/start3.html

The Square : a Central Object for Thought

The square of opposition is a very famous theme related to Aristotelian logic dealing with the notions of opposition, negation, quantification and proposition. It has been continuously studied by people interested in logic, philosophy and Aristotle during two thousand years. Even Frege, one of the main founders of modern mathematical logic, uses it.

Some people have proposed to replace the square by a triangle, on the other hand the square has been generalized into more complex geometrical objects: hexagons, octagons and even polyhedra and multi-dimensional objects.

Aim of the Congress

This will be the 3rd world congress organized about the square of opposition after very succesful previous events in Montreux, Switzerland 2007 and in Corté, Corsica 2010. This is an interdisciplinary event gathering logicians, philosophers, mathematicians, semioticians, artists, cognitivists, and computer scientists.

The meeting will end by a final round square table where subalterned people will express their various contrarieties, subcontrarieties and contradictions.

IAOA champion and EC liaison: Oliver Kutz

1st Workshop onWell-founded Everyday Ontologies - Design, Implementations & Applications (WEO-DIA)

1st Workshop onWell-founded Everyday Ontologies – Design, Implementations & Applications (WEO-DIA)

Wrocław, Poland, September 9, 2012

http://www.fedcsis.org/weo-dia

The aim of the workshop is to gather researchersand practitioners interested in answering the posed question. Particularly, wesingle out three main scientific areas, for which research feedback isexpected.

The first domain of interest addresses the designand implementation of ontological structures that are strongly influenced byphilosophy, but are still reasonably applicable. The area includes foundationalapproach driven ontology creation strategies for concrete domains andapplications.

The linguistic investigations concerning nationaland multi-language semantic lexicons provide, among other resources, also thetop-level ontologies. The second considered research area addresses the problemof using such ontologies (possibly accompanied by other linguistic resources)to build well-founded and tractable domain conceptual models.

Most ontology-building approaches proposed bycomputer engineers employ algorithimcs (i.e. data mining, machine learningetc.). Even though they benefit from the automation at the same time theysuffer from the bad (ontic) quality of obtained ontologies. Thus, issuesconcerned with bridging the gap between bottom-up automatically engineeredontologies and foundational/top-level manually created ones, constitute thethird scientific area we are strongly interested in.

These topics are strongly recommended but are notlimited to:
· foundational approach-drivenpractical ontologies
· foundational issues ofontologies: identity, change, vagueness, granularity, kinds of entities, basicrelations in the context of applications
· linguistic top-level ontologiesin practice
· relations between computationallexicons and thesauri and ontologies
· bridging the gap betweenbottom-up automatically engineered and foundational ontologies
· ontology integration andcomparison
· experiments with well-foundedontologies in different application areas

The workshop is associated with the 7thInternational Symposium: Advances in Artificial Intelligence andApplications (AAIA'12), that is a partof Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information
Systems (FedCSIS), to be held in Wrocław, Poland, 9-12 September 2012, under auspices of Polish Ministry of Science andHigher Education.

Important Dates
Paper submission: April 22, 2012
Author notification: June 17, 2012
Final submission and registration: July 8, 2012

IAOA champions: Pawel Garbacz (Co-chair) + Stefano Borgo (EC liaison)

9th International Conference on Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA 2011)

9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TERMINOLOGY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
9ème conférence internationale Terminologie et Intelligence Artificielle
Multilingual terminology at the crossroads

Paris, 8-10 November 2011
http://tia2011.crim.fr/Home.html

It is widely held that we are living in an era in which global communication technology has enabled us to transcend borders and that we are witnessing the advent of a global community. Although this oft-repeated claim is not without foundation, it is also an undeniable reality that one of the greatest obstacles to global communication -- the language barrier -- remains almost intact and manifests itself in every facet of global communication.
Parallel to this, certain trends - which perhaps emerged quite a while ago - have intensified to such an extent that they have become issues of serious concern.
One is the fragmentation not only of scientific subjects but also of non-scientific activities, and the accompanying subdivision of communications, even within a single
language. The other is the massively reduced life expectancy of terms in cutting-edge spheres. It is not uncommon to find that a set of terms one learned several years ago is no longer in use.

While multilingual terminology is a well-established research topic, these changes in the environment in which the topic is situated have given it a new dimension and increased the challenges involved in researching it. It is against this backdrop that we chose multilingual aspects of terminology as the central topic for TIA 2011, while at the same time welcoming a broad range of related topics.

TIA 2011 will be the ninth event in the successful series which started out as a predominantly francophone conference. The conference has gradually attracted a wider audience and over the past six years it has grown to be a truly international conference.
The TIA conferences attract researchers mainly from corpus linguistics, terminology, ontology and knowledge representation, natural language processing, and knowledge engineering.

The 2011 edition will be organized by M. Valette from CRIM-INALCO in Paris on Nov 8th and 9th. The conference chairs are Kyo Kageura (University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan) and Pierre Zweigenbaum (LIMSI-CNRS & CRIM-INALCO, Paris, France).

TIA 2011 will include two workshops on Nov. 10th:
- Terminology for extracting subjective information
- Ontology and Lexicon: new insights

IAOA champions: Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (PC Member) + Laure Vieu (EC liaison)

SHAPES 1.0 - The Shape of Things

SHAPES 1.0 workshop,
at CONTEXT 2011, September, Karlsruhe, Germany.

http://www.sfbtr8.spatial-cognition.de/cosy/Events/shapes/

Abstracts due: August 15
Full papers due: August 30
Workshop date: September 26/27

Shape, Form, and Structure are some of the most elusive notions within many different disciplines ranging from the natural sciences through engineering to art. Several approaches have been proposed to study the notions of shape, form and structure from different viewpoints, yet a comprehensive formal treatment of these notions is currently lacking and no real interdisciplinary perspective has been put forward.

This workshop will serve as an interdisciplinary platform for the discussion of all topics connected to shape (broadly understood): perspectives from psycho-linguistics, ontology, computer science, mathematics, aesthetics, cognitive science and beyond are welcome to contribute and participate.

We seek to provide a forum to stimulate and facilitate an active exchange on interdisciplinary applications, ideas, approaches, and methods in the area of modelling shape, form, pattern and function. The format of the workshop will combine invited speakers, peer-reviewed full contributions, as well as short position papers and posters, and will allow ample time for open discussions amongst the participants.

IAOA champions: Mehul Bhatt (Co-Organizer) + Oliver Kutz (EC liaison, Co-Organizer)
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