Dear IAOA members,

Herewith you receive the June 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 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. Please notice that such calendars are now easily accessible from the right sidebar of the landing page of the IAOA website [3] and from the Events page [4].

Should you have any further suggestions, comments or questions on this service, please let us know by writing to the Association [5] or publicly to the membership [6].

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IAOA Executive Council

[1] calendar: “IAOA Check Events”


[2] calendar: “IAOA Check Deadlines”


[3] https://iaoa.org/

[4] https://iaoa.org/index.php/events/

[5] info@iaoa.org

[6] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[7] calendars@iaoa.org




* Several events in the context of The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BOSK 2021)
September 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (hybrid events)

Website: https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it/




* Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT 2021)
June 21-23, 2021, Dubai

Website: https://www.context21.cloud/

* Semantic technologies for smart information sharing and web collaboration (Web2Touch 2021)
Conference Track at the 30th IEEE WETICE Conference
June 23-25, 2021, Bayonne, France

Website: http://web2touch2021.gear.host/index.html

* 10th International Conference on Model and Data Engineering (MEDI 2021)
June 21-23, 2021, Tallinn, Estonia

Website: https://cs.ttu.ee/events/medi2021/

* 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAIML 2021)
June 26-27, 2021, Sydney, Australia

Website: https://itcse2021.org/caiml/index.html

* 33rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAISE 21)
June 28-July 2, 2021, Melbourne, Australia

Website: https://caise21.org

* 26th Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Development (EMMSAD 2021)
June 28-29, 2021, Melbourne, Australia

Website: https://www.emmsad.org/




* International Joint Workshop on “Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage” (SWODCH 2021)
@BOSK 2021, September 20-21, 2021

Website: https://swodch2021.inf.unibz.it/

Deadline for submission:
*** June 15, 2021

* Call for demonstrations @FOIS 2021

Website: https://fois2021.inf.unibz.it/demonstrations/

Deadline for submission:
*** June 15, 2021

* 11th International Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry (FOMI) @FOIS 2021

Website: https://www.ohio.edu/fomi2021/

Deadlines for submission:
*** June 21, 2021 (abstract submission)
*** July 3, 2021

* Ontology Showcase Scope @FOIS 2021

Website: https://fois2021.inf.unibz.it/call-for-ontology-showcase/

*** July 3, 2021

* Cognition And OntologieS (CAOS V) @FOIS 2021

Website: http://caos.inf.unibz.it/

Deadline for submission:
*** July 3, 2021

* 5th Workshop on Foundational Ontology (FOUST V) @FOIS 2021

Website: https://foust.inf.unibz.it/foust5/

Deadline for submission:
*** July 3, 2021

* 8th International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modelling (OntoCom 2021) @FOIS 2021

Website: https://www.mis.ugent.be/ontocom2021/

Deadline for submission:
*** July 3, 2021

* 2nd International Workshop on Ontology of Social, Legal and Economic Entities (SoLEE 2021) @FOIS 2021

Website: https://soleeworkshop.wordpress.com/

Deadline for submission:
*** July 3, 2021

* 2nd International Workshop on Ontologies for Autonomous Robotics (ROBONTICS 2021) @FOIS 2021

Website: https://robontics2021.github.io/

Deadline for submission:
*** July 9, 2021

* 12th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2021)
@BOSK 2021, September 15-18, 2021

Website: https://icbo2021.inf.unibz.it/

Deadlines for submission:
*** July 14, 2021 (posters and flash presentations abstract submissions)




* 30th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2021)
November 1-5, 2021 (virtual event), Queensland, Australia

Website: http://www.cikm2021.org

Deadlines for submissions:
*** Jun 16, 2021 (Resource & demo papers)
*** Jun 30, 2021 (Tutorial proposals deadline)

* 34th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2021)
@Bratislava Knowledge September (BASK 2021)
September 19–22, 2021, Bratislava, Slovacchia

Website: https://dai.fmph.uniba.sk/events/dl2021/

Deadlines for submission:
*** June 16, 2021 (paper registration)
*** June 23, 2021 (paper submission)

* 13th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery,
Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (IC3K 2021) (virtual event)
October 25- 27, 2021, Valletta, Malta

Website: http://www.ic3k.org

Deadline for submission:
*** June 25, 2021 (Position/Regular Paper Submission)
*** July 30, 2021 (Special Session Paper Submission)
*** July 30, 2021 (Doctoral Consortium Paper Submission)
*** July 30, 2021 (Abstracts Track Submission)

* 5th International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR 2021)
September 8-15, 2021, Leuven, Belgium

Website: https://declarativeai2021.net/conference/

Deadlines for submission:
*** June 27, 2021 (Title and abstract submission)
*** July 2, 2021 (Paper submission)

* 18th Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2021)
November 6-12, 2021, Hanoi, Vietnam

Website: https://kr2021.kbsg.rwth-aachen.de

Deadlines for submission:
*** June 27, 2021 (recent published research track)

* 1st International Joint Conference on Learning & Reasoning (IJCLR 2021)
October 25-27, 2021 (fully virtual event)

Website: http://lr2020.iit.demokritos.gr/

Deadlines for submission:
*** June 30, 2021 (conference track)
*** September 30, 2021 (recently published papers track)

* 3rd Data meets Applied Ontologies Workshop (DAO-XAI 2021)
@Bratislava Knowledge September (BASK 2021)
September 18-19, 2021, Bratislava, Slovacchia

Website: https://daoxai.inf.unibz.it/

Deadlines for submission:
*** July 5-10, 2021 (Abstract registration)
*** July 16, 2021 (Paper submission)

* Workshop on Conceptual Modeling for NoSQL Data Stores (CoMoNoS)
@ER 2021,October 18-21, 2021, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/comonos21

Deadline for submission:
*** July 9, 2021

* Semantic Web for the Internet of Agents (SWIA) special track
@IDC 2021 -The 14th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing,
September 16-18, 2021, Scilla, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Website: http://www.idc2021.unirc.it/stSWIA.html

*** July 25, 2021

* 20th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AIxIA 2021)
December 1-3, 2021, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Website: https://aixia2021.disco.unimib.it/

Deadline for submission:
*** July 29, 2021




* Semantic Web Journal (SWJ), special issue on Event-centric Open Analytics

CFP: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/blog/call-papers-special-issue-event-centric-open-analytics

*** June 30, 2021

* African Journal of Research in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (ARIMA)
SPECIAL ISSUE: “Data Intelligibility, Business Intelligence, and Semantic Web”

CFP: https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2021Feb/0055.html

*** August 31, 2021

* Semantic Web Journal (SWJ), special issue on Commonsense Knowledge and Reasoning

CFP: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/blog/call-papers-special-issue-commonsense-knowledge-and-reasoning

*** October 20, 2021

* Semantic Web Journal (SWJ), special issue on Semantic Web for Industrial Engineering: Research and Applications

CFP: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/blog/call-papers-special-issue-semantic-web-industrial-engineering-research-and-applications

*** November 10, 2021

* Semantic Web Journal (SWJ), special issue on The Role of Ontologies and Knowledge in Explainable AI

CFP: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/blog/call-papers-special-issue-role-ontologies-and-knowledge-explainable-ai

*** December 10, 2021




* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.267, June 29, 2021, 10:00 ET / 14:00 UTC / 16:00 CEST

default dates: bi-weekly, on Tuesdays, time as above

EC Webpage:


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CFP – The Joint Ontology Workshops – JOWO 2021

In conjunction with FOIS 2021 online and hybrid (in Bolzano, Italy)

JOWO 2021 invites submissions to six featured workshops:

CAOS V: Cognition And OntologieS
FOMI 2021: Workshop on Formal Ontology meets Industry
FOUST V: Workshop on Foundational Ontology
OntoCom 2021: Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modelling
ROBONTICS 2021: Ontologies for Autonomous Robotics
SoLEE 2021: Ontology of Social, Legal and Economic Entities

The tentative deadline for submissions is: July 3, 2021

Please refer to the individual workshops for detailed submission instructions and any deadlines changes.

All workshops will take place between September 11 and 18, 2021, either as hybrid or fully virtual events.The scientific programs are independently established by the workshop organizers. Together, the JOWO workshops address a wide spectrum of topics related to ontology research, ranging from Cognitive Science to Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics. The workshop organizers also make decisions on the specifics of the workshop format (hybrid or fully virtual).

June SWAO Monthly Report

The Semantic Web Applied Ontology (SWAO) Special Interest Group is working to develop a set of guidelines and explanatory documents regarding ontologies. Members of the SIG have prepared overviews of the various purposes and landscapes in which ontologies are developed and used (for example, in semantic application use cases, or for data integration, AI enhancement and explainability, and business knowledge representation), learnings from lexicography, and how ontologies can provide formal definitions of a domain’s concepts, relationships and facts. Within the SIG, there has been much discussion of different approaches to ontology articulation (e.g., how and why an ontology is defined) and its communication. These discussions have addressed ontology purpose and intended audience, various methods of communication (e.g., RDFS, OWL, OWL with rules, Common Logic, etc. or perhaps simple spreadsheets), ability to reuse and maintain ontologies, and much more. The goal of the work is to create a paper articulating the diversity of approaches used in ontology development and its expression. This paper should be available later this year.