August 2018 Newsletter

Dear IAOA members,

herewith you receive the August newsletter on events that cover research in ontology (conferences, workshops, etc.) or are associated with IAOA (e.g., meetings of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Committees). These newsletters shall inform you about upcoming events and their corresponding deadlines. They may also include short reports of interesting past events, for example, by IAOA members who attended them. The planned frequency of the newsletters ranges from monthly to bi-monthly. This service complements the calendars of events [1] and deadlines [2], which we run for gathering event information.

Should you have any further suggestions, comments or questions on this service, please let us know by writing to the Association [3] or publicly to the membership [4].

Sincerely,
IAOA Executive Council

[1] calendar: “IAOA Check Events”
https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=iaoa.member%40googlemail.com

[2] calendar: “IAOA Check Deadlines”
https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=os3b7er3ad4ela965ggjoa7u80%40group.calendar.google.com

[3] info@iaoa.org

[4] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

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APPROACHING EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA
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* ISAO 2018 4th Interdisciplinary School on Applied Ontology
September 10-15, Cape Town, South Africa

Website: http://isao2018.cs.uct.ac.za/

* FOIS 2018 10th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems
September 17-21, Cape Town, South Africa

Website: http://fois2018.cs.uct.ac.za/

* JOWO 2018 @ FOIS 2018 3rd Joint Ontology WOrkshops
September 17-18, Cape Town, South Africa

Website: https://www.iaoa.org/jowo2018/

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* ESSLLI 2018 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
August 6-17, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Website: http://esslli2018.folli.info/

* CARLA 2018 Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning and Application
August 11-12, Osnabrueck, Germany

Website: https://www.conceptuccino.uniosnabrueck.de/carla_workshop/carla_2018.html

* Social Ontology 2018 The 11th Biennial Collective Intentionality Conference
August 22-25, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Website: https://isosonline.org/Social-Ontology-2018

* NeSy 2018 13th International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning
August 23-24, Prague, Czech Republic

Website: http://www.neural-symbolic.org/NeSy18/

* SEMANTiCS 2018 The Linked Data Conference: 14th International Conference on Semantic Systems
September 10-13, University of Vienna, Austria

Website: http://2018.semantics.cc

* CiNaPS 2018 Causality in the Neuro- and Psychological Sciences
September 19-21, Antwerp, Belgium

Website: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/conferences/cinaps-2018/

* FORMALS 2018 Formal Reasoning and Semantics
September 24-28, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Website: http://formals.ufzg.hr/

* WOSRA@IROS Working towards Ontology-based Standards for Robotics and Automation
October 5, Madrid, Spain

Website: http://www.aslab.upm.es/events/WOSRA/

* SIS-IoT 2018 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Interoperability and Standardization in the IoT
October 15, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Website: https://iot2018wt.github.io/sis-iot/

* RO Relation Ontology
October, 24-25, Aurora, Colorado, USA

Website: http://ncorwiki.buffalo.edu/index.php/Relation_Ontology_2018

* DL 31st International Workshop on Description Logics
October 27-29, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Website: http://dl.kr.org/dl2018/

* WOMoCoE 2018 3rd International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (Workshop 6 at KR 2018)
October 29, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Website: http://dai.fmph.uniba.sk/events/womocoe2018/

* KR 2018 16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
** workshops and tutorials: October 27-29, Tempe, Arizona, USA
** main conference: October 30 – November 2, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Website: http://reasoning.eas.asu.edu/kr2018/

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* SIS-IoT 2018 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Interoperability and Standardization in the IoT
October 15, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday, August 15 (paper submission deadline)

Website: https://iot2018wt.github.io/sis-iot/

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF SPECIAL ISSUES OF JOURNALS
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* Microbiology-related Ontology Studies
Journal of Biomedical Semantics

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, September 15

Website: https://jbiomedsem.biomedcentral.com/microbiology-related-ontology-studies

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES
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* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.200, August 20, 14:30 UTC
default dates: bi-weekly, on Mondays, 14:30 UTC

EC Webpage: https://www.iaoa.org/iaoaorga/council/council.html

* SWAO SIG Meetings Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.58, September 10, 18:30 UTC
default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 18:30 UTC

Mailing list archive: https://listserv.ovgu.de/pipermail/iaoa-swao/

Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
http://ontologforum.org/index.php/IAOA_SWAO_SIG-confcall_n_57

* EduTC Meetings Technical Committee on Education

next meeting: n.31, September 4, 15:00 UTC
default dates: 1st Tuesday of each month, 15:00 UTC

EduTC Webpage: https://www.iaoa.org/iaoaTC/TCeducation/TCeducation.php
EduTC Wiki: http://iaoaedu.cs.uct.ac.za/

* Ontology Summit 2018
Symposium held on April 30 and May 1, 2018
website: http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2018
Symposium website: http://bit.ly/2Fy60JR
Final version of the Communique: http://bit.ly/2NDQwIG

* Ontology Summit 2019: Planning Session
September 26, virtual meeting
(the Ontology Summit is organized and run by the Ontolog Community)

Websites:
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2019
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2018_09_26

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STATUS OF FUTURE EVENTS INVOLVING IAOA
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* FOIS 2018 Formal Ontology in Information Systems and
ISAO 2018 Interdisciplinary School on Ontological Analysis

FOIS 2018 website: http://fois2018.cs.uct.ac.za
ISAO 2018 website: http://isao2018.cs.uct.ac.za
Location: Cape Town, South Africa (both events)

Event dates:
** ISAO: September 10-15 interdisciplinary school
** FOIS: September 17-18 Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO)
September 19-21 main conference

== FOIS Keynote Speakers ==

* Alessandro Oltramari
(Bosch Research and Technology Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
“Ontologies for artificial minds”

* Riichiro Mizoguchi
(Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nomi, Japan)
“State-centric methodology of ontology engineering”

* Peter Simons
(Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and University of Salzburg, Austria)
“Representing representing: The ontology of aboutness”

== Accepted Papers ==

* 14 full papers
* 5 short papers

see http://fois2018.cs.uct.ac.za/?page_id=46

== FOIS Satellite Activities ==

Website: http://fois2018.cs.uct.ac.za/?page_id=54

* Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO) 2018
** 7 workshops
** 2 tutorials
* early career symposium
* demo and industry track
* ontology competition

FOIS is preceded by the 4th Interdisciplinary School on Applied Ontology (ISAO 2018): http://isao2018.cs.uct.ac.za/

== ISAO Lecturers ==

* Arina Britz (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
Foundations of Description Logics

* Maureen Donnelly (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA)
Mereology, Location and Time

* Maria Keet (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Semantics and Conceptual Modelling

* Stefan Schulz (Medical University of Graz, Austria)
Biomedical Ontology

== ISAO Guest Lecturer ==

* Peter Simons (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and University of Salzburg, Austria)
Applied Mereology

* Stefano Borgo (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR, Trento, Italy)
Ontology and Robotics

The ISAO programme is available at: http://isao2018.cs.uct.ac.za/courses.html
Please notice: reduced registration fees available for attendants coming from Africa

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