Educational Series on Applied Ontology – Next session approaching soon!

The Educational Series on Applied Ontology (ESAO) [1] is open for everyone and welcomes students, researchers and practitioners alike.

The second of its regular webinar sessions will be held on
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 10:00 EDT / 14:00 UTC / 16:00 CEST/SAST
via a Zoom meeting.

How to join via Zoom:
– Meeting ID: 973 5823 2667
– Passcode: 554951

No registration needed; please find full connection details at the end of this message. Contact:


* 10:00-10:30 EDT / 14:00-14:30 UTC / 16:00-16:30 CEST/SAST

Roberta Ferrario
Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the CNR,
Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Trento, Italy

Title: “The theory of variable embodiment and the modeling of organisational change”

Abstract: How can organisations survive not only the substitution of members, but also other dramatic changes, like that of the norms regulating their activities, the goals they plan to achieve, or the system of roles that compose them? These are some of the classical questions an ontology of organisations should be able to answer. I will briefly present Kit Fine’s notions of rigid and variable embodiment and propose an integration aimed at addressing the issue of re-identification of organisations through change.

* 10:30-11:00 EDT / 14:30-15:00 UTC / 16:30-17:00 CEST/SAST

Paweł Garbacz
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland

Title: “Applied ontologies as evolving artifacts. Why and how should you take care of managing ontology development?”

Abstract: If you think of an applied ontology as a dynamic informational artefact that is being developed over time, then you might want to consider a framework which would allow you to track the history of its lifecycle, test the changes it undergoes, and control its quality. These challenges are similar to challenges faced in bog-standard software development. In my presentation, I will show how the well-known software tools, including Continuous Integration platforms, version control systems, testing platforms, and review workflows, may address these challenges.

**Series Description**

The IAOA [2] has created ESAO [1], a new educational effort directed towards topics of Applied Ontology, primarily established basics and foundations.

The series is inspired by the Interdisciplinary Schools on Applied Ontology (ISAO) [3] (whose next edition will be held in 2023). ESAO is complementary in format and its overall approach. The goal is to provide a combination of an archive of educational material (e.g., short video lectures) and a series of webinars for presenting and discussing that material.

Members of the Education Technical Committee of IAOA [2] and among those primarily (in alphabetical order):

* Lucía Gómez Álvarez
* Frank Loebe
* Sandra Lovrenčić
* Cassia Trojahn (Chair)
* Laure Vieu


[1] Educational Series on Applied Ontology

[2] IAOA website

[3] ISAO History page

**Connection Details**
Topic: 2nd ESAO session
Time:  Jul 19, 2022 04:00 PM Paris

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