ESAO Launch Event @ FOIS 2021 – CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Description

The IAOA has worked on a new educational effort under the name Educational Series on Applied Ontology (ESAO) that shall be suited for learning about topics of Applied Ontology, primarily established basics and foundations. The series is inspired by the Interdisciplinary Schools on Applied Ontology (ISAO) (next edition in 2023), but — in times of the Corona pandemic — it is complementary in format and its overall approach. The basic idea is a combination of an archive of educational material (for the beginning, short video lectures) and a series of webinars for presenting and discussing that material.

The second Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BoSK 2021) includes a Launch Event for this new series, which offers a number of webinar sessions according to the new format on a single day.

The ESAO Launch Day will be held in hybrid format on Sep 10, 2021 (Friday), preceding the FOIS conference (Sep 13-16, 2021) [5] in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. Hybrid means that the experts and the audience can join locally or remotely. The Launch Day as well as the overall ESAO Series is open for and welcomes students, researchers and practitioners alike.

Program

(all times are specified in CEST, the time zone of Bolzano)

10:00-10:20 Introduction

10:20-11:15 Session 1
* Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Twente and
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
“Applied Ontology and Conceptual Modeling” (keynote talk)

11:30-12:30 Session 2
* Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
“Conceptual schemas and ontologies for data access:
myths and challenges”
* Nicola Guarino, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies
of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR), Italy
“Computational ontologies and their logical models”

14:15-15:15 Session 3
* Antony Galton, University of Exeter, UK
(title TBA, subject roughly: on time, events & processes)
* Elisabetta Jezek, University of Pavia, Italy
“Events and their participants in verb semantics”

15:15-15:30 Bar camp presentation & opening of topic polls

16:00-17:00 Session 4
* Barry Smith, University at Buffalo, USA
“On Realizables: Roles, Dispositions, Capabilities, Functions”
* Michael Gruninger, University of Toronto, Canada
“Ontology Engineering”

17:00-18:00 Bar camp session

20:00 Local social event

For possible updates of the agenda, please check the ESAO website.

Registration

The registration page is still under preparation.
Please check the ESAO website for the link and further details.

Registration to the Launch Event is unlimited for remote participation and restricted to 25 participants for physical participation.

There is no registration fee both for remote and physical participation.
However, for physical participation there will be a no-show fee if you are registered but do not attend without cancelling early enough (details will be available on the registration page).

Organization

Members of the Education Technical Committee of IAOA
and among those primarily (in alphabetical order):
* Oliver Kutz
* Frank Loebe
* Sandra Lovrenčić
* Daniele Porello
* Cassia Trojahn
* Laure Vieu

Local organisation at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy:
* Oliver Kutz
* Nicolas Troquard

Contact
E-Mail: info@iaoa.org
Website:https://esao2021.inf.unibz.it/

July-August — NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

Herewith you receive the July-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 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].

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CALL FOR HOSTING FOIS 2023

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* The IAOA is soliciting proposals for the location of the 13th edition of FOIS to be held in 2023

Website: https://iaoa.org/index.php/fois/hosting-fois/

Deadline:
*** September 13, 2021 (preferable deadline)
*** December 2021 (last call)

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA

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Several events in the context of BOSK 2021, the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it/):

* ESAO 2021 – Launch event of the Educational Series on Applied Ontology
September 10, 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

* FOIS 2021 – 12th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems
September 13-16, 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

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

* ICBO 2021 – 12th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies
September 15-18, 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

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

* WOMoCoE 2020 – 5th International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution
September 16, 2020, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://womocoe20.fbk.eu/

* CARLA 2021 – Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application
September 16-17, 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://www.conceptuccino.uni-osnabrueck.de/carla_workshop/carla_2021.html

* SKALE 2020 – Workshop on Scalable Knowledge Graph Engineering
September 16, 2020, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://skale-workshop.gitlab.io/

* ICCS 2021: 26th International Conference on Conceptual Structures
September 20-23, 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://iccs-conference.org/

* SWODCH 2021 – International Joint Workshop on “Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage”
September 20-21, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

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

* FOMI 2021 – 11th International Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry @FOIS 2021
September 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, exact date to be announced

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

* CAOS V – Cognition And OntologieS @FOIS 2021
September 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, exact date to be announced

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

* FOUST V – 5th Workshop on Foundational Ontology @FOIS 2021
September 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, exact date to be announced

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

* OntoCom 2021 – 8th International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modelling @FOIS 2021
September 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, exact date to be announced

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

* SoLEE 2021 – 2nd International Workshop on Ontology of Social, Legal and Economic Entities @FOIS 2021
September 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, exact date to be announced

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

* ROBONTICS 2021 2nd International Workshop on Ontologies for Autonomous Robotics @FOIS 2021
September 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, exact date to be announced

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

* S4BioDiv 2021 – 3rd International Workshop on Semantics for Biodiversity @ICBO 2021
September 15, 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://fusion.cs.uni-jena.de/s4biodiv2021/

* VDOS 2021 – 10th Vaccine and Drug Ontology Studies @ICBO 2021
September 18, 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/vdosworkshop/VDOS-2021

* OntoBESS 2021 – Ontologies for the Behavioural and Social Sciences @ICBO 2021
September 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, exact date to be announced

Website: https://icbo2021.inf.unibz.it/ontobess-workshop/

* CELLS 2021 – The 5th International Cells in Experimental Life Science Workshop @ICBO 2021
September 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, exact date to be announced

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/cells-2021-workshop/home

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* LDK 2021 – 3rd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge
September 1-4, 2021, Zaragoza, Spain

Website: http://2021.ldk-conf.org/

* SEMANTICS 2021 In the Era of Knowledge Graphs
September 6-9, 2021, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Website: https://2021-eu.semantics.cc/

* EJC 2021 – 31st International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases
September 6-10, 2021, Hamburg, Germany

Website: https://ejc2021.entavis.com/index.html

* RuleML+RR 2021
September 8-15, Leuven, Belgium

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

* IIR 2021 – 11th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop
September 13-15, 2021, Bari, Italy

Website: https://sisinflab.github.io/iir2021/

* Several events within the Bratislava Knowledge September 2021
September 14-24, Bratislava, Slovakia

Website: https://dai.fmph.uniba.sk/events/baks2021/

* 34th International Workshop on Description Logics
September 19-22, Bratislava, Slovakia

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

* TIME 2021 – 28th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning
September 27-29, 2021, Klagenfurt, Austria

Website: https://conference2.aau.at/event/61/

* GIScience 2021 – 11th International Conference on Geographic Information Science
September 27-30, 2021

Website: https://www.giscience.org/

* DEXA2021–32nd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
September 27-30, 2021, Linz, Austria

Website: http://www.dexa.org/dexa2021

* ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2021)
September 27-30, 2021

Website: https://2021.jcdl.org/

 

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UPCOMING DEADLINES OF EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA

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

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

Deadline for submission:
*** July 16, 2021

 

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UPCOMING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 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 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 16, 2021

* Ontology Uses and Contribution to Artificial Intelligence
@ KR 2021, November 6-12, 2021, Hanoi, Vietnam

Deadline for submission:
*** July 19, 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

Deadline:
*** 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

* 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:
*** July 30, 2021 (Special Session Paper Submission)
*** July 30, 2021 (Doctoral Consortium Paper Submission)
*** July 30, 2021 (Abstracts Track Submission)

* 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:
*** September 10, 2021 (Late-breaking abstracts (for ILP) & recently published papers (for all tracks)

 

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SPECIAL ISSUES INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 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

Deadline:
*** 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

Deadline:
*** 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

Deadline:
*** November 10, 2021

* Journal of Web Semantics, special issue on Knowledge Graphs and Information Retrieval

CFP: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-web-semantics/call-for-papers/knowledge-graphs-and-information-retrieval-journal-of-web-semantics

Deadline:
*** November 30, 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

Deadline:
*** December 10, 2021

 

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES

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* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.269, July 27, 2021, 10:00 ET / 14:00 UTC / 16:00 CEST

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

EC Webpage:

https://iaoa.org/index.php/about/organization/executive-council/

 

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Call for hosting FOIS 2023!

The International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) is now soliciting proposals for the location of the 13th edition of FOIS to be held in 2023 (see the page Hosting FOIS).

Proposals should include a description of the conference venue, the availability of local sponsorship, proposed dates, and a preliminary budget. Possible co-location with related conferences will also be considered as a factor in the final decision.
The IAOA has adopted the policy to take all risks and benefits for the FOIS conferences while encouraging sponsors to take part of the risks.

Please send proposals to by December 2021 and preferably before FOIS 2021 starts (September 13th, 2021).