FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

herewith you receive the February 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. 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].

Should you be aware of events that you wish to be added to the calendar, you may write to [7].

Sincerely,
IAOA Executive Council

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[6] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[7] calendars@iaoa.org

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BOLZANO SUMMER OF KNOWLEDGE
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The dates of FOIS 2020 have been announced: it will take place in Bolzano from September 14 to 17 2020. It will be part of a great wider event, the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge, a month of knowledge in September 2020. JOWO and ISAO will also be part of it.

Please check the webpages for updates:

*** BoSK 2020: https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it
*** FOIS 2020: https://fois2020.inf.unibz.it
*** JOWO 2020: https://iaoa.org/jowo/
*** ISAO 2020: https://isao2020.inf.unibz.it
*** EKAW 2020: https://ekaw2020.inf.unibz.it/
*** ICBO 2020: https://icbo2020.inf.unibz.it/

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* 11th International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems (FolKS 2020)
February, 17-21, Dortmund, Germany

Website: https://foiks2020.cs.tu-dortmund.de/

* 3rd U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium 2020
March 9-11, Raleigh, NC, USA

Website: https://us2ts.org/

* Track on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning at the 35th ACM SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (KRR@SAC 2020)
March 30 – April 3, Brno, Check Republic

Website: http://www.dmi.unipg.it/bista/organizing/KRR@sac2020

* 5th Workshop on Formal Reasoning about Causation, Responsibility, & Explanations in Science & Technology (CREST 2020)
April 25, Dublin, Ireland

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/crest2020

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA
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* The Joint Ontology Workshops – Episode 6_ The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (JOWO 2020)
Bolzano, during the week of September 14-20, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

Deadline for submission:
*** Saturday, February 15 (workshop and tutorial proposals submission)

Website: https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/2020

* 11th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2020)
September 14-17, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, March 19 (papers submission)

Website: https://fois2020.inf.unibz.it/

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* 29th IEEE International Conference On Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2020)
August 31 – September 4, Naples, Italy

Deadline for submissions:
*** Sunday, February 16 (workshop and tutorial proposals submission)
*** Sunday, March 15 (papers submission)
*** Monday, June 15 (late break reports submission)

Website: http://ro-man2020.unina.it/

* 11th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2020)
June 29 – July 3, Coimbra, Portugal

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, February 17 (workshop proposals submission)
*** Sunday, March 1 (papers submission)

Website: http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc20/

* 23rd International Conference on logic programming, artificial intelligence and reasoning (LPAR-23)
May 22-27, Alicante, Spain

Deadline for submissions:
*** Tuesday, February 18 (abstracts submission)
*** Saturday, February 22 (papers submission)

Website: https://easychair.org/smart-program/LPAR23/

* 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020)
June 8-12, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, February 20 (tutorial proposals submission)
*** Friday, February 21 (STAIRS papers submission)
*** Wednesday, April 1 (Doctoral consortium applications submission)

Website: http://ecai2020.eu/

* 12th Biennial Collective Intentionality Conference (Social Ontology 2020)
July 13-16, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, February 20 (abstracts submission)

Website: https://isosonline.org/Social-Ontology-2020

* Join Workshop on Computational Terminology (COMPUTERM 2020)
May 16, Marseille (France)

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, February 20 (papers submission)

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/computerm2020

* 17th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2020)
May 31 – June 4, Heraklion, Greece

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, February 28 (workshop papers submission)
*** Thursday, March 12 (posters, demos and industry track submission)

Website: https://2020.eswc-conferences.org/

* 31st Journées francophones d’Ingénierie des Connaissance dans le cadre de Plate-Forme de l’Intelligence Artificielle (IC@PFIA 2020)
June 29-July 3, Angers, France

Deadline for submissions:
*** Sunday, March 1 (papers submission)

Website: http://pfia2020.fr/ic-2020/

* 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2020)
September 12-18, Rhodes, Greece

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday March 4 (title and abstract submission)
*** Wednesday March 11 (papers submission)
*** Monday, June 8 (workshop papers submission)
*** Monday, June 15 (recent published research tracks submission)

Website: https://kr2020.inf.unibz.it/

* 32nd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2020)
June 8-12, Grenoble, France

Deadline for submission:
*** Sunday, March 8 (Forum submission)

Website: http://caise20.imag.fr/

* 8th Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop (LDAC 2020)
June 17-19, Dublin, Ireland

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, March 13 (papers submission)

Website: http://linkedbuildingdata.net/ldac2020/

* 33rd International Workshop on Qualitative Reasoning (QR2020)
June 8-12, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Deadline for submissions:
*** Sunday, March 15 8papers submission)

Website: https://sme.uni-bamberg.de/qr2020

* 10th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining & Semantics (WIMS 2020)
June 30 – July 3, Biarritz, France

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, March 16 (papers submission)

Website: https://wims2020.sigappfr.org/

* 19th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2020)
November 2-6, Athens, Greece

Deadline for submission:
*** Friday, March 27 (abstracts submission)
*** Friday, April 3 (papers submission)

Website: https://iswc2020.semanticweb.org/

* 16th International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS 2020)
September 7-10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Deadline for submission:
*** Saturday, April 18 (abstracts submission)
*** Saturday, April 25 (papers submission)

Website: https://2020-eu.semantics.cc/

* 11th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2020)
September 16-19, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

Deadline for submission:
*** Monday, April 20 (papers submission)

Website: https://icbo2020.inf.unibz.it/

* 22nd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2020)
September 16-20, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

Deadline for submission:
*** Thursday, April 23 (abstracts submission)
*** Thursday, April 30 (papers submission)

Website: https://ekaw2020.inf.unibz.it/

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

next meeting: n.234, February 18, 14:00 UTC
default dates: bi-weekly, on Tuesdays, 14:00 UTC

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

* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education

next meeting: n. 48, March 4, 14:30 UTC
default dates: 1st Wednesday of each month, 14:30 UTC

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

EduTC Webpage:

Scientific Committees

EduTC Wiki: https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/Edu:Home

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.77, March 2, 14:00 EST
default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 14:00 EST

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

SWAO wiki: https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Home

Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Conference_Call_20200203

Next SWAO Meeting Webpage:
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Conference_Call_20200302

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ONTOLOGY SUMMIT
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* Ontology Summit 2020
February 19, 12:00 EST, virtual meeting
(the Ontology Summit is organized and run by the Ontolog Community)
default dates: every Wednesday, 12.00 EST

Websites:
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2020
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/WikiHomePage
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2020_02_19

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FOIS 2020 – CALL FOR PAPERS

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 19 March 2020
  • Notification: 04 June 2020
  • Camera-ready papers: 24 June 2020
  • Conference dates: 14-17 September 2020
  • Call for workshop/tutorial, other related activities: forthcoming

Submissions

FOIS seeks full-length high-quality papers on a wide range of topics. An ideal FOIS paper will address both content-related ontological issues, their formal representation, as well as their impact and relevance for some aspect of information systems.

Submission details will be published here in due time.

As usual, the FOIS proceedings will be published by IOS Press.

Related activities, such as workshops and tutorials, may specify different submission formats, for example, short papers or posters. Please refer to the relevant related activity page (forthcoming) for submission and publication details.

Topics of interest

Areas of particular interest to FOIS include the following:

Foundational Issues:

  • Kinds of entities: particulars/universals, continuants/occurrents, abstracta/concreta, dependent entities/independent entities, natural objects/artifacts
  • Formal relations: parthood, identity, connection, dependence, constitution, causality, subsumption, instantiation
  • Vagueness and granularity
  • Space, time, and change

Methodological issues

  • Top-level vs. domain-specific ontologies
  • Role of reference ontologies
  • Ontology similarity, integration and alignment
  • Ontology modularity, contextuality, and evolution
  • Formal comparison among ontologies
  • Relationship with cognition, language, semantics, context
  • Ontologies and Knowledge Graphs

Domain-specific ontologies

  • Ontology of physical reality (matter, space, time, motion etc.)
  • Ontology of biological reality (organisms, genes, proteins, cells etc.)
  • Ontology of mental reality and agency (beliefs, intentions, emotions, perceptions, cognition, etc.)
  • Ontology of artifacts, functions, capacities and roles
  • Ontology of social reality (institutions, organizations, norms, social relationships, artistic expressions etc.)

Applications:

  • Ontology-driven information systems design
  • Ontological foundations for conceptual modeling
  • Knowledge management
  • Qualitative modeling
  • Computational linguistics
  • Information retrieval
  • Semantic Web
  • Business modeling
  • Ontologies and Machine Learning
  • Ontologies and Explainable AI
  • Ontologies for particular scientific disciplines (biology, chemistry, geography, physics, geoscience, cognitive sciences, linguistics etc.)
  • Ontologies for engineering: shape, form and function, artifacts, manufacturing, design, architecture etc.
  • Ontologies for the humanities: arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, etc.
  • Ontologies for the social sciences: economics, law, political science, anthropology, archeology, etc.

JOWO 2020 – CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

The Joint Ontology Workshops – JOWO 2020
Episode 6: The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge /
Workshop Days of EKAW – ICBO – FOIS

http://bosk2020.inf.unibz.it
https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/2020

Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

* Submission deadline: February 15, 2020 *
* Notification: March 1, 2020 *

The Joint Workshop Committees of BOSK 2020 invite proposals for workshops and tutorials for EKAW, ICBO and FOIS as part of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge, held during the week of September 14-20, 2020.

Workshops and tutorials at JOWO 2020 are events whose scientific program is independently established by the workshop organizers. They will be responsible for advertising the workshop and reviewing and selecting the contributions. Workshops can be events that provide a forum for the discussion of topics broadly related to ontologies, formal ontology, and knowledge management and their application in information science or other areas. Together, the JOWO workshops can 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. JOWO is especially suitable for interdisciplinary and innovative formats.

Previous JOWO editions were held as independent events in 2019 in Graz (Austria), in 2017 in Bolzano (Italy), and in conjunction with FOIS 2018 in Cape Town (South Africa), with FOIS 2016 in Annecy (France), and at IJCAI 2015 in Buenos Aires (Argentina).

As in earlier years, all contributions to JOWO workshops will be published open access in a joint CEUR proceedings volume, as part of the new IAOA series (http://ceur-ws.org/iaoa.html).

We welcome proposals from researchers and practitioners interested in the theory, practice, development and/or application of ontologies and related areas are invited to submit workshop proposals for review.

We encourage several forms and length of workshops (the list is non-exhaustive):
– workshops that focus on an established research area, including continuations of workshops that were held in the past;
– workshops that focus on emerging topics and applications, or on open research questions and challenges;
– workshops that aim to create cross-disciplinary research fostering exchange of ideas between groups otherwise mostly disconnected.

SUBMISSION

Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be no more than 2 pages in length, and must contain the following information:
– title of the workshop/tutorial;
– select one primary conference affiliation: EKAW, FOIS, or ICBO (for reviewing and scheduling purposes; a brief description of each conference can be found below);
– names of the workshop/tutorial organizers;
– brief description of experience in workshop/tutorial organization;
– description of the workshop/tutorial topic;
– brief description of the expected audience (please give an estimate of the expected number of participants and their background and interests, if applicable please relate this to participation in similar prior events);
– intended duration of the workshop (between half a day and a full day);
– timeline for the workshop (submission dates, notification dates), taking into account the proposed “important dates” below.

Workshop proposals should be sent tojowo.steering@gmail.com by February 15, 2020.

EVALUATION

Submissions of workshop proposals will be evaluated by the workshop chairs of JOWO 2020 using the following criteria:
– Scientific relevance and utility to attendees;
– Quality of the proposal;
– Likelihood of success of the workshop;
– Overlap and complementarity with other workshops.

IMPORTANT DATES

– February 15, 2020 – Workshop proposal submission deadline
– March 1, 2020 – Workshop acceptance notification
– March 16, 2020 – 1st call for papers to be distributed by workshop organizers
– September 14-20, 2020 – Workshops in Bolzano in conjunction with EKAW, FOIS and ICBO

FURTHER INQUIRIES

In case of further questions please contactjowo.steering@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION AND SCOPE OF EKAW, ICBO, AND FOIS

The International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW) is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modelling and managing knowledge, as well its role in the construction of knowledge-intensive systems and services for the semantic web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent information integration, etc. The focus of EKAW 2020 will be “Ethical and Trustworthy Knowledge Engineering”. EKAW workshops should provide an informal setting where participants have the opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. EKAW tutorials should enable attendees to appreciate, evaluate, or utilize relevant trends, methods, tools, models, etc.

The International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO) is a premier annual conference series that brings together researchers, students and professionals involved in the development and application of ontologies in all areas of biology, medicine, diseases, human health, genome biology, environment, biomes, nutrition, food, plants, agriculture and others. ICBO workshops provide the opportunity to discuss and progress a variety of issues at the forefront of biomedical ontologies and to build communities around specific topic areas. ICBO tutorials should provide a rich forum for education, training and dissemination to advance the next generation of biomedical ontologists and share knowledge about infrastructure, standards and platforms for advanced tooling.

The International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information System (FOIS) is a biennial conference, which is dedicated to interdisciplinary research at the intersection of philosophical ontology, linguistics, logic, cognitive science, and computer science, as well as in the applications of ontological analysis to specific domains. FOIS is the flagship conference of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA). Given its scope and since FOIS is a single track conference, presentations at FOIS typically cover a broad range of subjects. FOIS workshops complement the main conference by providing a venue for presentations and discussions on a particular subject area. FOIS tutorials should provide an introduction to methods, theories, standards, infrastructure or tools that are of interest to FOIS participants.

EKAW 2020 – CALL FOR PAPERS

EKAW 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS https://ekaw2020.inf.unibz.it/
Part of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge 2020. https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it

Research, in-use and position papers

The 22nd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management concerns all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modeling and managing knowledge, and the role of knowledge in the construction of systems and services for the semantic web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent information integration, and so on.

The special theme of EKAW 2020 is “Ethical and Trustworthy Knowledge Engineering”. While recent reported breaches relate predominantly to machine learning systems, it is not impossible to envision ethical breaches in knowledge engineering more broadly and, conversely, devise methods and techniques to ensure no or minimal harm in knowledge acquisition, modelling, and knowledge-driven information systems. EKAW 2020 will put a special emphasis on the importance of Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management to keep fostering trustworthy systems.

Proceedings

The proceedings of the research track will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.

Topics of interest

EKAW 2020 welcomes papers dealing with theoretical, methodological, experimental, and application-oriented aspects of knowledge engineering and knowledge management.

In particular, but not exclusively, we solicit papers about methods, tools and methodologies on the following topics:

  • Ethical and Trustworthy Knowledge Engineering
    • Ethics and trust in automated reasoning
    • Algorithmic transparency and explanations for knowledge-based systems
    • Knowledge and ethics
    • Ontologies for trust and ethics
    • Trust and privacy in knowledge representation
  • Knowledge Engineering and Acquisition
    • Tools and methodologies for ontology engineering
    • Ontology design patterns
    • Ontology localisation
    • Multilinguality in ontologies
    • Ontology alignment
    • Knowledge authoring and semantic annotation
    • Knowledge acquisition from non-ontological resources (thesauri, folksonomies, etc.)
    • Semi-automatic knowledge acquisition, e.g., ontology learning
    • Collaborative knowledge acquisition and formalisation
    • Mining the Semantic Web and the Web of Data
    • Ontology evaluation and metrics
    • Uncertainty and vagueness in knowledge representation
    • Dealing with dynamic, distributed and emerging knowledge
  • Knowledge Management
    • Methodologies and tools for knowledge management
    • Knowledge sharing and distribution, collaboration
    • Best practices and lessons learned from case studies
    • Provenance and trust in knowledge management
    • FAIR data and knowledge
    • Methods for accelerating take-up of knowledge management technologies
    • Corporate memories for knowledge management
    • Knowledge evolution, maintenance and preservation
    • Incentives for human knowledge acquisition and data quality improvement (e.g. games with a purpose)
  • Social and Cognitive Aspects of Knowledge Representation
    • Similarity and analogy-based reasoning
    • Knowledge representation inspired by cognitive science
    • Synergies between humans and machines
    • Knowledge emerging from user interaction and networks
    • Knowledge ecosystems
    • Expert finding, e.g., by social network analysis
    • Collaborative and social approaches to knowledge management and acquisition
    • Crowdsourcing in knowledge management
  • Knowledge discovery
    • Mining patterns and association rules
    • Mining complex data: numbers, sequences, trees, graphs
    • Formal Concept Analysis and extensions
    • Numerical data mining methods and knowledge processing
    • Mining the web of data for knowledge construction
    • Text mining and ontology engineering
    • Classification and clustering for knowledge management
    • Symbolic and sub-symbolic learning machine learningÂ
  • Applications in specific domains such as
    • eGovernment and public administration
    • Life sciences, health and medicine
    • Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Automotive and manufacturing industry
    • Cultural heritage
    • Digital libraries
    • Geosciences
    • ICT4D (Knowledge in the developing world)

Type of papers

We will accept different types of papers. The papers will all have the same status and follow the same formatting guidelines in the proceedings but will receive special treatment during the reviewing phase. In particular, each paper type will be subject to its own evaluation criteria. The Programme Committee will also make sure that there is a reasonable balance of the paper types accepted. At submission time the paper has to be clearly identified as belonging to one of the following categories.

  • Research papers: These are “standard” papers presenting a novel method, technique or analysis with appropriate empirical or other types of evaluation as a proof-of-concept. The main evaluation criteria here will be originality, technical soundness and validation.
  • In-use papers: Here we are expecting papers describing applications of knowledge management and engineering in real environments. Applications need to address a sufficiently interesting and challenging problem on real-world datasets, involving many users, etc. The focus is less on the originality of the approach and more on presenting systems that solve a significant problem while addressing the particular challenges that come with the use of real-world data. Evaluations are essential for this type of paper and should involve a representative subset of the actual users of the system.
  • Position papers: We invite researchers to also publish position papers, which describe novel and innovative ideas. Position papers may also comprise an analysis of currently unsolved problems, or review these problems from a new perspective, in order to contribute to a better understanding of these problems in the research community. We expect that such papers will guide future research by highlighting critical assumptions, motivating the difficulty of a certain problem or explaining why current techniques are not sufficient, possibly corroborated by quantitative and qualitative arguments.

Important dates

  • Abstract deadline: April 23, 2020
  • Submission deadline: April 30, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: June 23, 2020
  • Camera-ready paper: July 2, 2020
  • Conference days: September 16-20, 2020

All submission deadlines are 23:59:59 Hawaii Time.

Submissions

Pre-submission of abstracts is a strict requirement. All papers and abstracts have to be submitted electronically via Easychair.
All submissions for research, in-use, and position papers must be in English, and no longer than 15 pages. Papers that exceed this limit will be rejected without review.

Submissions must be in PDF, formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer”s Author Instructions.

Organization

General chairs

  • Oliver Kutz (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
  • Rafael Peñaloza (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

Program chairs

  • Michel Dumontier (Maastricht University, the Netherlands)
  • Maria Keet (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

ICBO 2020 – CALL FOR PAPERS

>> ICBO | ODLS 2020 <<   1st Call for Papers

https://icbo2020.inf.unibz.it/

Main research track submissions due:  April 20, 2020

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11th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO)

10th Workshop on Ontologies and Data in Life Sciences (ODLS)

held jointly as part of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BOSK 2020)

September 16-19, 2020       Bolzano, Italy

== Scope and Topics ==

The International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO) [1] is a premier annual conference series that brings together researchers, students and professionals involved in the development and application of ontologies in all areas of biology, medicine, diseases, human health, genome biology, environment, biomes, nutrition, food, plants, agriculture and others.

This year, ICBO will be held jointly with Ontologies and Data for the Life Sciences (ODLS), an annual workshop series that focuses on ontologies, data management and data processing in the life sciences and in health care. It covers the overall spectrum of biomedical information management, from experimental data acquisition and preprocessing across analysis, structuring and interpretation of data, up to developing structured representations of knowledge, in particular in the form of ontologies, with their various applications.

The theme for ICBO|ODLS 2020 is “Ontology across Boundaries”, although submissions on any topic related to bio-ontologies are welcome. The theme includes, for example:

* Ontologies and associated methods and tools at the practical
interfaces between different yet interrelated disciplines and
communities of practice (e.g. biology–chemistry,
immunology–epidemiology etc.)
* Ontologies and associated methods and tools overcoming boundaries
between basic research and translation
* Ontology as a tool for open science to reduce segregation of
research results and improve access to the full body of knowledge
across scientific disciplines, especially as applied to urgent
topics such as the climate crisis
* Ontologies and associated methods and tools in practice across
national boundaries (e.g. medical ontologies needing to serve
international contexts)
* Ontologies and the socioeconomic boundaries that can lead to
differences in health outcomes in different population groups
* Ontology in translation: ontologies supporting knowledge, data and
applications in multiple languages
* Ontologies in relation: interrelating ontologies (e.g. at different
levels of granularity or specificity) and linking ontologies to
terminologies, models and data standards
* Overcoming the practical boundaries of ontologies in integrated
applications including data annotation, data integration, data
science, machine learning and other artificial intelligence
technologies

ICBO|ODLS 2020 is part of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BOSK) [2], therefore co-located with the 22nd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW) [3] and the 11th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS) [4], as well as several additional events.

== Important Dates ==
[all dates in 2020]
Main research paper track:
* Submission deadline                  April 20  (Mon)
* Notification                          June 04  (Thu)
* Camera-ready versions                 July 15  (Wed)

All other tracks                TBA  (submission not before June)
Conference dates                September 16-19  (Wed-Sat)

All submission deadlines refer to 23:59:59 anywhere on earth (UTC-12).

== Types of Papers ==

ICBO|ODLS 2020 is soliciting submissions of novel (not previously published nor concurrently submitted) research papers in the areas of the application of ontologies to biomedical problems, ontology-based methods, ontology design and ontology interoperability, at any stage in the process from data creation to use in applications or scientific analyses. Submissions will be welcome from a broad range of approaches to ontology building and use.

In addition, we would like to invite contributions showcasing methods for ontology-based research, including statistical methods, and papers addressing the challenges associated with working with multiple ontologies at the same time, including ontology development, visualization, annotation of data, analysis, and applications.

Accordingly, there are several categories of submissions, corresponding to distinct tracks of the conference:

* full-length research papers (8-10 pages)
* full-length tools and applications papers (8-10 pages)
* poster abstracts (2 pages)
* early career researcher symposium abstracts (5 pages)

A selection of successful poster abstracts will be invited to give flash presentations during the conference.

Contributions must be delivered non-anonymously and as a single PDF file. They must be formatted using the IOS Press template [5] (one-column format, available for Microsoft Word and LaTeX) according to the guidelines for book authors. The same template is required for submissions to FOIS [4] as well as to ICBO and other workshops held in the context of BOSK [2].

== Submission and Proceedings ==

Contributions will need to be submitted via EasyChair. A corresponding link will soon be available at the ICBO|ODLS website [1].

A Best Paper Award, Best Poster Award, Best Tool and Application Award, and Best Early Career Contribution Award will be awarded at the conference.

All accepted papers and abstracts will be published open access in an issue of the IAOA series of CEUR-WS [6]. Moreover, accepted papers will be invited to submit an expanded version to a special issue collection in an open access journal (further details to be announced at the conference website [1]).

== Contact ==

For more information please email us at icbo2020@unibz.it [7].

== Organizing Committee ==

Conference Chairs:
* Janna Hastings (University College London, UK)
* Frank Loebe    (Univ. of Leipzig, Germany)

Tools and Applications Chairs:
* Phillip Lord (Newcastle Univ., UK)
* James Overton (Knocean, inc. & OBO Foundry)

Workshop and Tutorial Chairs:
* Robert Hoehndorf (KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi-Arabia)
* Randi Vita (LJI, La Jolla, USA & OBO Foundry)

Early Career Chairs:
* Adrien Barton (IRIT, Toulouse, France & Univ. of Sherbrooke, Canada)
* Nicole Vasilevsky (Oregon Health & Science Univ., Portland, USA)

Publicity Chair:
* Jennifer Warrender (Newcastle Univ., UK)

Local Organizing Committee at Free Univ. of Bolzano, Italy:
* Oliver Kutz [Local Chair]
* Pietro Galliani
* Guendalina Righetti
* Nicolas Troquard

== Links ==

[1] ICBO|ODLS 2020 website

https://icbo2020.inf.unibz.it/

[2] BOSK 2020 website

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

[3] Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW) 2020 website

https://ekaw2020.inf.unibz.it/

[4] Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS) 2020 website

https://fois2020.inf.unibz.it/

[5] IOS Press templates for book authors

https://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/

[6] CEUR Workshop Proceedings: IAOA Series

http://ceur-ws.org/iaoa.html

[7] ICBO|ODLS 2020 contact email

icbo2020@unibz.it

JANUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

herewith you receive the January 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. 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].

Should you be aware of events that you wish to be added to the calendar, you may write to [7].

Sincerely,
IAOA Executive Council

[1] calendar: “IAOA Check Events”
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[2] calendar: “IAOA Check Deadlines”
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[3] https://iaoa.org/

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

[5] info@iaoa.org

[6] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[7] calendars@iaoa.org

=========================================================
BOLZANO SUMMER OF KNOWLEDGE
=========================================================

The dates of FOIS 2020 have been announced: it will take place in Bolzano from September 14 to 17 2020. It will be part of a great wider event, the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge, a month of knowledge in September 2020. JOWO and ISAO will also be part of it.

Please check the webpages for updates:

*** BoSK 2020: https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it
*** FOIS 2020: https://fois2020.inf.unibz.it
*** JOWO 2020: https://iaoa.org/jowo/
*** ISAO 2020: https://isao2020.inf.unibz.it
*** EKAW 2020: https://ekaw2020.inf.unibz.it/
*** ICBO 2020: https://icbo2020.inf.unibz.it/

==================================
UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
==================================

* 14th International Workshop on Value Modelling and Business Ontologies (VMBO 2020)
January 16-17, Brussels, Belgium

Website: https://www.easychair.org/cfp/vmbo2020

* 34th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2020)
February 7-12, New York, NY, USA

Website: https://aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI-20/

* 11th International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems (FolKS 2020)
February, 17-21, Dortmund, Germany

Website: https://foiks2020.cs.tu-dortmund.de/

* 3rd U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium 2020
March 9-11, Raleigh, NC, USA

Website: https://us2ts.org/

* Track on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning at the 35th ACM SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (KRR@SAC 2020)
March 30 – April 3, Brno, Check Republic

Website: http://www.dmi.unipg.it/bista/organizing/KRR@sac2020

=================================================
APPROACHING DEADLINES OF EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA
=================================================

* The Joint Ontology Workshops – Episode 6_ The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (JOWO 2020)
Bolzano, during the week of September 14-20, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

Deadline for submission:
*** Saturday, February 15 (workshop and tutorial proposals submission)

Website: https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/2020

* 11th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2020)
September 14-17, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, March 19 (papers submission)

Website: https://fois2020.inf.unibz.it/

==========================================================
APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
==========================================================

* 29th Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and 17th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-PRICAI 2020)
July, 11-17, Yokohama, Japan

Deadline for submission:
*** Wednesday, January 15 (abstracts submission)
*** Tuesday, January 21 (papers submission)

Website: https://www.ijcai20.org/

* 32nd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2020)
June 8-12, Grenoble, France

Deadline for submission:
*** Friday, January 17 (tutorial proposals submission)
*** Sunday, March 8 (Forum submission)

Website: http://caise20.imag.fr/

* 25th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2020)
September 18-20, Bolzano, Italy

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, January 17 (papers submission)
*** Friday, January 24 (posters submission)

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

* 20th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2020)
June 9-12, Helsinki, Finland

Deadline for submissions:
*** Sunday, January 19 (abstracts submission)
*** Sunday, January 26 (papers submission)

Website: https://icwe2020.webengineering.org/

* 5th Workshop on Formal Reasoning about Causation, Responsibility, and Explanations in Science and Technology (CREST 2020)
April 25, Dublin, Ireland

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, January 25 (papers submission)

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/crest2020

* 19th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2020)
November 2-6, Athens, Greece

Deadline for submission:
*** Thursday, January 30 (workshop and tutorial proposals submission)
*** Friday, February 7 (challenge proposals submission)
*** Friday, March 27 (abstracts submission)
*** Friday, April 3 (papers submission)

Website: https://iswc2020.semanticweb.org/

* 11th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2020)
June 29 – July 3, Coimbra, Portugal

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, February 10 (workshop proposals submission)
*** Sunday, March 1 (papers submission)

Website: http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc20/

* 17th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2020)
May 31 – June 4, Heraklion, Greece

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday, February 12 (PhD symposium submission)
*** Friday, February 28 (workshop papers submission)
*** Thursday, March 12 (posters, demos and industry track submission)

Website: https://2020.eswc-conferences.org/

* 23rd International Conference on logic programming, artificial intelligence and reasoning (LPAR-23)
May 22-27, Alicante, Spain

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, February 15 (papers submission)

Website: https://easychair.org/smart-program/LPAR23/

* 29th IEEE International Conference On Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2020)
August 31 – September 4, Naples, Italy

Deadline for submissions:
*** Sunday, February 16 (workshop and tutorial proposals submission)
*** Sunday, March 15 (papers submission)
*** Monday, June 15 (late break reports submission)

Website: http://ro-man2020.unina.it/

* 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020)
June 8-12, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, February 20 (tutorial proposals submission)
*** Friday, February 21 (STAIRS papers submission)
*** Wednesday, April 1 (Doctoral consortium applications submission)

Website: http://ecai2020.eu/

* 12th Biennial Collective Intentionality Conference (Social Ontology 2020)
July 13-16, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, February 20 (abstracts submission)

Website: https://isosonline.org/Social-Ontology-2020

* Join Workshop on Computational Terminology (COMPUTERM 2020)
May 16, Marseille (France)

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, February 20 (papers submission)

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/computerm2020

* 31th Journées francophones d’Ingénierie des Connaissance dans le cadre de Plate-Forme de l’Intelligence Artificielle (IC@PFIA 2020)
June 29 – July 3, Angers, France

Deadline for submissions:
*** Sunday, February 23 (papers submission)

Website: http://pfia2020.fr/ic-2020/

* 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (HR 2020)
September 12-18, Rhodes, Greece

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday March 4 (title and abstract submission)
*** Wednesday March 11 (papers submission)
*** Monday, June 8 (workshop papers submission)

Website: https://kr2020.inf.unibz.it/

* 8th Linked Data in Architecture and Construction Workshop (LDAC 2020)
June 17-19, Dublin, Ireland

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, March 13 (papers submission)

Website: http://linkedbuildingdata.net/ldac2020/

* 10th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining & Semantics (WIMS 2020)
June 30 – July 3, Biarritz, France

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, March 16 (papers submission)

Website: https://wims2020.sigappfr.org/

=============================================
UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA COMMITTEES AND SIGS
=============================================

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.232, January 21, 14:00 UTC
default dates: bi-weekly, on Tuesdays, 14:00 UTC

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

* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education

next meeting: n. 48, February 5, 14:30 UTC
default dates: 1st Wednesday of each month, 14:30 UTC

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

EduTC Webpage:

Scientific Committees

EduTC Wiki: https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/Edu:Home

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.76, February 3, 14:00 EST
default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 14:00 EST

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

SWAO wiki: https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Home

Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Conference_Call_20200113

Next SWAO Meeting Webpage:
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Conference_Call_20200203

===============
ONTOLOGY SUMMIT
===============

* Ontology Summit 2020
January 22, 12:00 EST, virtual meeting
(the Ontology Summit is organized and run by the Ontolog Community)
default dates: every Wednesday, 12.00 EST

Websites:
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2020
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/WikiHomePage
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2019_12_18

< end of newsletter >

DECEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

herewith you receive the December 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. 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].

Should you be aware of events that you wish to be added to the calendar, you may write to [7].

Sincerely,
IAOA Executive Council

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https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=iaoa.member%40googlemail.com

[2] calendar: “IAOA Check Deadlines”
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[3] https://iaoa.org/

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

[5] info@iaoa.org

[6] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[7] calendars@iaoa.org

=========================================================
BOLZANO SUMMER OF KNOWLEDGE AND FOIS, JOWO AND ISAO 2020
=========================================================

The dates of FOIS 2020 have been announced: it will take place in Bolzano from September 14 to 17 2020. It will be part of a great wider event, the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge, a month of knowledge in September 2020. JOWO and ISAO will also be part of it.

Please check the webpages for updates:

*** BoSK 2020: https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it
*** FOIS 2020: https://fois2020.inf.unibz.it
*** JOWO 2020: https://iaoa.org/jowo/
*** ISAO 2020: https://isao2020.inf.unibz.it

==================================
UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
==================================

* 14th International Workshop on Value Modelling and Business Ontologies (VMBO 2020)
January 16-17, Brussels, Belgium

Website: https://www.easychair.org/cfp/vmbo2020

* 34th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2020)
February 7-12, New York, NY, USA

Website: https://aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI-20/

* 11th International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems (FolKS 2020)
February, 17-21, Dortmund, Germany

Website: https://foiks2020.cs.tu-dortmund.de/

==========================================================
APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
==========================================================

* 17th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2020)
May 31 – June 4, Heraklion, Greece

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday, December 11 (papers submission)
*** Wednesday, February 12 (PhD symposium submission)
*** Thursday, March 12 (posters, demos and industry track submission)

Website: https://2020.eswc-conferences.org/

* 25th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2020)
September 18-20, Bolzano, Italy

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, January 10 (abstracts submission)
*** Friday, January 17 (papers submission)
*** Friday, January 24 (posters submission)

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

* 29th Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and 17th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-PRICAI 2020)
July, 11-17, Yokohama, Japan

Deadline for submission:
*** Wednesday, January 15 (abstracts submission)
*** Tuesday, January 21 (papers submission)

Website: https://www.ijcai20.org/

* 5th Workshop on Formal Reasoning about Causation, Responsibility, and Explanations in Science and Technology (CREST 2020)
April 25, Dublin, Ireland

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, January 25 (papers submission)

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/crest2020

* 11th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2020)
June 29 – July 3, Coimbra, Portugal

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, February 10 (workshop proposals submission)

Website: http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc20/

* 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020)
June 8-12, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, February 20 (tutorial proposals submission)
*** Friday, February 21 (STAIRS papers submission)
*** Wednesday, April 15 (Doctoral consortium applications submission)

Website: http://ecai2020.eu/

* 12th Biennial Collective Intentionality Conference (Social Ontology 2020)
July 13-16, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, February 20 (abstracts submission)

Website: https://isosonline.org/Social-Ontology-2020

=============================================
UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES
=============================================

* Ontology Summit 2019
December 18, 12:00 EST, virtual meeting
(the Ontology Summit is organized and run by the Ontolog Community)
default dates: every Wednesday, 12.00 EST

Websites:
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2020
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/WikiHomePage
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2019_12_11

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.231, December 17, 14:00 UTC
default dates: bi-weekly, on Tuesdays, 14:00 UTC

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

* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education

next meeting: n. 46, January 8, 14:30 UTC
default dates: 1st Wednesday of each month, 14:30 UTC

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

EduTC Webpage:

Scientific Committees

EduTC Wiki: https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/Edu:Home

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.74, January 6, 14:00 EST
default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 14:00 EST

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

SWAO wiki: https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Home

Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Conference_Call_20191202

Next SWAO Meeting Webpage:
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Conference_Call_20200106

< end of newsletter >

NOVEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

herewith you receive the November 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. 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].

Should you be aware of events that you wish to be added to the calendar, you may write to [7].

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] https://iaoa.org/

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

[5] info@iaoa.org

[6] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[7] calendars@iaoa.org

=========================================================
BOLZANO SUMMER OF KNOWLEDGE AND FOIS, JOWO AND ISAO 2020
=========================================================

The dates of FOIS 2020 have been announced: it will take place in Bolzano from September 14 to 17 2020. It will be part of a great wider event, the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge, a month of knowledge in September 2020. JOWO and ISAO will also be part of it.

Please check the webpages for updates:

*** BoSK 2020: https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it
*** FOIS 2020: https://fois2020.inf.unibz.it
*** JOWO 2020: https://iaoa.org/jowo/
*** ISAO 2020: https://isao2020.inf.unibz.it

==================================
UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
==================================

* 18th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AIIA 2019)
November 19-22, Rende (CS), Italy

Website: https://aiia2019.mat.unical.it

* Knowledge Capture (K-Cap 2019)
November 19-21, Marina del Rey, California, USA

Website: http://www.k-cap.org/2019/index.html

* Core Concepts for an Ontology for Autonomous Robotics (ROBOT 2019)
November 20-22, Porto, Portugal

Website: https://web.fe.up.pt/~robot2019/

* 11th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT 2019)
November 20-22, Trento, Italy

Website: http://context19.disi.unitn.it/

* 11th International Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition, Reuse and Evaluation (KARE 2019)
November 23-26, Sorrento (NA), Italy

Website: http://www.sitis-conf.org/en/kare-19.php

* Creativity, Cognition, Computation (TriCoLore 2019)
November 25-26, Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://tricolore.inf.unibz.it/tricolore2019/

* SA Forum for Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR 2019)
December 3-6, Cape Town, South Africa

Website: https://www.fair2019.org.za/

* Industrial Ontology Foundry Fall Meeting 2019 (IOF 2019)
December 4-5, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

Website: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2019/12/industrial-ontology-foundry-meeting

* Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (CSCI-ISAI 2019)
December, 5-7, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Website: https://americancse.org/events/csci2019/Symposiums/csci_isai

* 14th International Workshop on Value Modelling and Business Ontologies (VMBO 2020)
January 16-17, Brussels, Belgium

Website: https://www.easychair.org/cfp/vmbo2020

==========================================================
APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
==========================================================

* 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020)
June 8-12, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Deadline for submissions:
*** Tuesday, November 19 (papers submission)
*** Thursday, November 21 (PAIS abstracts submission)
*** Tuesday, November 26 (PAIS papers submission)
*** Friday, December 6 (workshop proposals submission)
*** Thursday, February 20 (tutorial proposals submission)
*** Friday, February 21 (STAIRS papers submission)
*** Wednesday, April 15 (Doctoral consortium applications submission)

Website: http://ecai2020.eu/

* 17th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2020)
May 31 – June 4, Heraklion, Greece

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, November 21 (workshop and tutorial proposals submission)
*** Wednesday, December 4 (abstracts submission)
*** Wednesday, December 11 (papers submission)
*** Wednesday, February 12 (PhD symposium submission)
*** Thursday, March 12 (posters, demos and industry track submission)

Website: https://2020.eswc-conferences.org/

* 14th International Workshop on Value Modelling and Business Ontologies (VMBO 2020)
January 16-17, Bruxelles, Belgium

Deadline for submissions:
*** Sunday, November 24 (papers submission)

Website: https://www.easychair.org/cfp/vmbo2020

* 25th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2020)
September 18-20, Bolzano, Italy

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, January 10 (abstracts submission)
*** Friday, January 17 (papers submission)
*** Friday, January 24 (posters submission)

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

* 29th Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and 17th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-PRICAI 2020)
July, 11-17, Yokohama, Japan

Deadline for submission:
*** Wednesday, January 15 (abstracts submission)
*** Tuesday, January 21 (papers submission)

Website: https://www.ijcai20.org/

* 5th Workshop on Formal Reasoning about Causation, Responsibility, and Explanations in Science and Technology (CREST 2020)
April 25, Dublin, Ireland

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, January 25 (papers submission)

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/crest2020

==========================================================
APPROACHING DEADLINES OF SPECIAL ISSUES INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
==========================================================

* German AI Journal (KI): Special Issue on Ontologies and Data Management

Deadline for submissions:

*** Saturday, November 30 (system descriptions, project reports, PhD abstracts, discussions submission)

Website: https://link.springer.com/journal/13218

=============================================
UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES
=============================================

* Ontology Summit 2019
November 13, 12:00 EST, virtual meeting
(the Ontology Summit is organized and run by the Ontolog Community)
default dates: every Wednesday, 12.00 EST

Websites:
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2020
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/WikiHomePage
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2019_11_06

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.230, November 26, 14:00 UTC
default dates: bi-weekly, on Tuesdays, 14:00 UTC

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

* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education

next meeting: n. 45, December 4, 14:30 UTC
default dates: 1st Wednesday of each month, 14:30 UTC

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

EduTC Webpage:

Scientific Committees

EduTC Wiki: https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/Edu:Home

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.73, December 2, 14:00 EST
default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 14:00 EST

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

SWAO wiki: https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Home

Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Conference_Call_20191111

Next SWAO Meeting Webpage:
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Conference_Call_20191202

< end of newsletter >

OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

herewith you receive the October 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. 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].

Should you be aware of events that you wish to be added to the calendar, you may write to [7].

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] https://iaoa.org/

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

[5] info@iaoa.org

[6] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[7] calendars@iaoa.org

=========================================================
BOLZANO SUMMER OF KNOWLEDGE AND FOIS, JOWO AND ISAO 2020
=========================================================

The dates of FOIS 2020 have been announced: it will take place in Bolzano from September 14 to 17 2020. It will be part of a great wider event, the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge, a month of knowledge in September 2020. JOWO and ISAO will also be part of it.

Please check the webpages for updates:

*** BoSK 2020: https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it
*** FOIS 2020: https://fois2020.inf.unibz.it
*** JOWO 2020: https://iaoa.org/jowo/
*** ISAO 2020: https://isao2020.inf.unibz.it

==================================
UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
==================================

* Ontology As Structured by the Interfaces with Semantics 2 (OASIS 2)
October 16-18, Nantes, France

Website: http://oasis.cnrs.fr/oasis2

* 18th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2019)
October 22-23, Rhodes, Greece

Website: http://www.otmconferences.org/index.php/conferences/odbase-2019

* 18th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2019)
October 26-30, Auckland, New Zealand

Website: https://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/

* 2nd Workshop on Semantic Web for Social Good (SW4SG 2019)
October 26 or 27, Auckland, New Zealand

Website: https://sw4sg2019.github.io/iswc2019/

* 10th Workshop on Ontology Design and Patterns (WOP2019)
October 26 or 27, Auckland, New Zealand

Website: http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/WOP:2019

* 38th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2019)
November 4-7, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Website: https://www.inf.ufrgs.br/er2019/

* 3rd International Workshop on the Applications of Knowledge Representation and Semantic Technologies in Robotics (AnSWeR19)
November 4-8, The Venetian Macao, Macau, China

Website: http://wiki.knoesis.org/index.php/Answer-Robotic-SemanticWeb-IoT-Workshop-IROS2019

* 18th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AIIA 2019)
November 19-22, Rende (CS), Italy

Website: https://aiia2019.mat.unical.it

* Knowledge Capture (K-Cap 2019)
November 19-21, Marina del Rey, California, USA

Website: http://www.k-cap.org/2019/index.html

* Fourth Iberian Robotics Conference (ROBOT 2019)
November 20-22, Porto, Portugal

Website: https://web.fe.up.pt/~robot2019/

* 11th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT 2019)
November 20-22, Trento, Italy

Website: http://context19.disi.unitn.it/

* 11th International Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition, Reuse and Evaluation (KARE 2019)
November 23-26, Sorrento (NA), Italy

Website: http://www.sitis-conf.org/en/kare-19.php

* SA Forum for Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR 2019)
December 3-6, Cape Town, South Africa

Website: https://www.fair2019.org.za/

* Industrial Ontology Foundry Fall Meeting 2019 (IOF 2019)
December 4-5, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

Website: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2019/12/industrial-ontology-foundry-meeting

* Symposium on Artificial Intelligence (CSCI-ISAI 2019)
December, 5-7, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Website: https://americancse.org/events/csci2019/Symposiums/csci_isai

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* SA Forum for Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR 2019)
December 3-6, Cape Town, South Africa

Deadline for submissions:
*** Tuesday, October 15

* 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020)
June 8-12, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday, October 30 (workshop proposals submission)
*** Friday, November 15 (abstracts submission)
*** Tuesday, November 19 (papers submission)
*** Thursday, November 21 (PAIS abstracts submission)
*** Tuesday, November 26 (PAIS papers submission)

Website: http://ecai2020.eu/

* 17th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2020)
May 31 – June 4, Heraklion, Greece

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, November 21 (workshop proposals submission)
*** Wednesday, December 4 (abstracts submission)
*** Wednesday, December 11 (papers submission)
*** Wednesday, February 12 (PhD symposium submission)
*** Thursday, March 12 (posters, demos and industry track submission)

Website: https://2020.eswc-conferences.org/

* 14th International Workshop on Value Modelling and Business Ontologies (VMBO 2020)
January 16-17, Bruxelles, Belgium

Deadline for submissions:
*** Sunday, November 24 (papers submission)

Website: https://www.easychair.org/cfp/vmbo2020

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF SPECIAL ISSUES INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* German AI Journal (KI): Special Issue on Ontologies and Data Management

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, October 31 (papers submission)
*** Saturday, November 30 (system descriptions, project reports, PhD abstracts, discussions submission)

Website: https://link.springer.com/journal/13218

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES
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* Ontology Summit 2019
October 16, 12:00 EST, virtual meeting
(the Ontology Summit is organized and run by the Ontolog Community)
default dates: every Wednesday, 12.00 EST

Websites:
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2020
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/WikiHomePage
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2019_10_09

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.227, October 15, 14:30 UTC
default dates: bi-weekly, on Tuesdays, 14:30 UTC

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

* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education

next meeting: n. 44, November 6, 14:30 UTC
default dates: 1st Wednesday of each month, 14:30 UTC

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

EduTC Webpage:

Scientific Committees

EduTC Wiki: http://iaoaedu.cs.uct.ac.za/

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.72, November 4, 14:00 EST
default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 13:30 EST

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

Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
http://ontologforum.org/index.php/IAOA_SWAO_SIG-confcall_n_71

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JOWO 2019 – Report from Graz

The IAOA event JOWO 2019 – Episode V: The Styrian Autumn of Ontology took place at the Medical University of Graz, Austria, on 23-25 September. The event included twelve workshops, five tutorials, three keynote presentations, and three IAOA meetings, which makes it the largest JOWO event so far. It was a success both in terms of submissions and participants: the call for papers attracted a total of 101 article submissions for all workshops, of which 83 were accepted, and the event counted a little over 100 participants.

The 2019 edition of JOWO hosted workshops that cover a broad spectrum of contemporary applied ontology research, including its foundational aspects (FOUST III), its methodology and quality evaluation (BOG, WOMoCoE), the link between ontologies and data science (DAO-SI), the application of ontologies in specific domains, in particular, cognitive science (CAOS IV), contextual representations of information (CREOL), industry (FOMI), life sciences (ODLS), the concepts of shape, form and structure (SHAPES 5.0), social, legal and economic domains (SoLEEE), digital humanities (WODHSA), and knowledge sharing (WINKS-2).

The tutorials also covered a wide variety of topics ranging from foundational ontologies (FOUNT, TLO), ontology engineering (DOnEReCA), and machine learning with ontologies (MLwO), to biomedicine (SNOMED).

We were very happy to include in our program three keynote speeches by Antony Galton, Yongsheng Gao, and Valentina Presutti, who focused on several aspects of fundamental and applied ontology research.

Finally, the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) held three meetings: a General IAOA Meeting, a meeting by the IAOA Education Committee, and the kickoff meeting of the new IAOA Special Interest Group on Applied Ontology in Industry and Standards.

There were many opportunities to interact in a more relaxed atmosphere during the social events, including a reception by the Austrian Federal State of Styria at the beautiful Orangerie. JOWO closed with the traditional Pub Quiz organised by the IAOA Education Committee, which was also a success, with 28 participants, and great fun.

We would like to thank all workshop and tutorial organizers, authors and speakers for their contributions; the programme committee members and additional reviewers for their timely reviewing; the local organization team, led by Pablo Lopez-Garcia and Stefan Schulz, for the smooth organization; and the JOWO Steering Committee for its insightful advice. Moreover, we would like to thank SNOMED International and Das Land Steiermark for providing generous financial support and facilities. More information will follow soon about the edition of the proceedings.

The JOWO 2019 Chairs,
Adrien Barton and Selja Seppälä

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