Events

IAOA second 2021 Assembly Announcement

The Twelfth International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems [1], FOIS 2021, in the framework of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge 2021 [2], is happening in Bolzano, Italy and online during this week.

–> The second 2021 IAOA Assembly will be held there and virtually
on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 17:15-18:15 CEST [3]You are cordially invited to join!

Details [4] for joining virtually can be found below.
To join physically, beware that the meeting takes place in the main building of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Piazza Università, 39100 Bolzano BZ), just a block away from the Kolpinghaus where FOIS is held [5].This Assembly will be informal and mainly serves to inform you and let all of us discuss about the development of our Association and its activities.

Please find the agenda for the Assembly at the bottom of this message. If you would like to see further topics addressed during the Assembly, please send them to the Secretary [6].

We look forward to everyone’s participation on September 15, in person at FOIS or virtually.

Laure Vieu
President, IAOA

[6] secretary@iaoa.org

= IAOA Assembly of September 15, 2021 =

== Agenda ==
[as of Sep 14, 2021]

1. Introductory remarks
a. IAOA in general
2. General updates
a. New zero-fee membership scheme
b. Code of conduct
c. End of the relocation of IAOA to Switzerland
3. Activities, Technical Committees and SIGs
a. Semantic Web Applied Ontology (SWAO) SIG
b. Industry and Standards Technical Committee (ISTC)
c. Education Technical Committee (EduTC)
(incl. new Educational Series on Applied Ontology (ESAO))
4. FOIS
a. review of FOIS 2020 & FOIS 2021
b. FOIS format & procedures
c. call for hosting FOIS 2023
5. Outlook
a. JOWO 2022 announcement
b. Next assemblies and elections
6. Any other business

BOSK 2021 – CALL FOR REGISTRATION

Registration for events in the scope of BOSK 2021, including FOIS 2021, ICBO2021, JOWO 2021, and  ESAO 2021, is now open!

Please visit:

Note that:

  • Registration is mandatory to take part in the events;
  • Online participation is free (except for the paper registration fee at FOIS 2021);
  • Early registration ends on August 27th.

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 physical event will take place at the Kolpinghaus Bozen, Largo Adolph Kolping 3, Bolzano, Italy.

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
“Time and Ontology”
* 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 cf. the ESAO website

Registration

Please register on the BoSK registration page by August 31 for physical participation and by September 08 for remote participation.

Registration to the ESAO 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 of 40€ if you are registered but do not attend without having cancelled by August 31st.

You are encouraged to indicate your willingness to register for free to the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) at the time of registration.

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].

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

 

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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).

JUNE 2021 – NEWSLETTER

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].

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA

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* Several events in the context of The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BOSK 2021)
(see below APPROACHING DEADLINES OF EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA)
September 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (hybrid events)

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 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/

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UPCOMING DEADLINES OF EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA

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* 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/

Deadline:
*** 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)

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UPCOMING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 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

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

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SPECIAL ISSUES INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 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

Deadline:
*** 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

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

* 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.267, June 29, 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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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.

MAY 2021 – NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

Herewith you receive the May 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].

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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[2] calendar: “IAOA Check Deadlines”

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[7] calendars@iaoa.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA

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* Several events in the context of The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BOSK 2021)
(see below APPROACHING DEADLINES OF EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA)
September 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (hybrid events)

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

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APPROACHING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 21st International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2021)
May 18-21, 2021, Biarritz, France (virtual event)

Website: https://icwe2021.webengineering.org/

* 7th International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery on the Web @ ICWE 2021
May 20, 2021, Biarritz, France (virtual event)

Website: https://sites.mss.univr.it/kdweb2021/

* Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)
Conference Track at the 18th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM
2021) (virtual event)
May 23-27, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA (virtual event)

Website: https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/index.php

* 18th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2021)
June 6-10, 2021, Heraklion, Greece (virtual event)

Website: https://2021.eswc-conferences.org/

* 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Digital Twins (SeDiT 2021)
Co-located with ESWC 2021
June 6, 2021

Website: https://sedit.linkeddata.es/

* Workshop on Domain Ontologies for Research Data Management in Industry Commons of Materials and Manufacturing
(DORIC-MM) (virtual event), Co-located with ESWC 2021
June 7, 2021

Website: https://ontocommons.eu/doric-mm-2021

* 29th European Conference on Information System: Human Values Crisis in a Digitizing World (ECIS 2021)
June 14-16, 2021, Marrakech, Marocco (virtual event)

Website: https://www.ecis2021.com/

* 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/

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA

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* 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

* 3rd International Workshop “Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application” (CARLA 2021)
@BOSK 2021, September 16-17, 2021

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

Deadline for submission:
*** May 16, 2021

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

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

Deadlines for submission:
*** April 30, 2021 (direct to journal submissions)
*** May 12, 2021 (main research submissions)
*** May 26, 2021 (early career submissions)
*** June 16, 2021 (posters and flash presentations abstract submissions)

* Call for demonstrations @FOIS 2021

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

Deadline for submission:
*** June 1, 2021

* Ontology Showcase Scope @FOIS 2021

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

Deadline:
*** July 3, 2021

* Cognition And OntologieS (CAOS V) @FOIS 2021

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

Deadline for submission:
*** July 3, 2021

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

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

Deadlines for submission:
*** June 21, 2021
*** 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

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 28th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME 2021)
September 27-29, 2021, Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt, Austria

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

Deadline for submission:
*** May 16, 2021 (Abstract and paper submission)

* 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:
*** May 19, 2021 (Full & applied papers abstract)
*** May 26, 2021 (Full & applied papers final)
*** Jun 2, 2021 (Short papers abstract)
*** Jun 9, 2021 (Short papers final)
*** Jun 16, 2021 (Resource & demo papers)
*** Jun 30, 2021 (Tutorial proposals deadline)

* 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:
*** May 18, 2021

* 23rd IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics (IEEE CBI 2021)
September 1–3, 2021, Bolzano, Italy (virtual event)

Website: https://cbi2021.events.unibz.it/

Deadline for submission:
*** May 21, 2021 (Abstract submission)
*** May 28, 2021 (Paper submission)

* Artificial Intelligence for Business Process Management (AI4BPM 2021)
@Business Process Management Conference (BPM 2021)
September 6-10, 2021, Rome, Italy

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/ai4bpm2021

Deadline for submission:
*** May 24, 2021

* Workshop on Knowledge Engineering for Planning and Scheduling (KEPS 2021)
@ICAPS 2021

Website: https://icaps21.icaps-conference.org/workshops/KEPS/

Deadline for submission:
*** May 28, 2021

* Computational Linguistics, Information, Reasoning, and AI 2021 (CompLingInfoReasAI’21)
October 6-8, 2021, Salamanca, Spain (hybrid)

Website: https://www.dcai-conference.net/special-sessions/clirai

Deadline for submission:
*** May 28, 2021

* 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 1, 2021 (journal track)
*** June 30, 2021 (conference 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:
*** June 04, 2021 (Abstract registration)
*** June 11, 2021 (Paper submission)

* 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:
*** June 6, 2021

* 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 13, 2021 (Title and abstract submission)
*** June 18, 2021 (Paper submission)

* 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)

* 11th Italian Information Retrieval Workshop (IIR 2021)
September 13-15, 2021, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

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

Deadline for submission:
*** June 18, 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

* 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:
*** Recent Published Research Track:
June 27, 2021 (Full paper)

* 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

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SPECIAL ISSUES INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 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

Deadline:
*** 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

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 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.264, May 18, 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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ONTOLOGY SUMMIT 2021: ONTOLOGY GENERATION AND HARMONIZATION

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The Ontology Summit is an annual series of events that involves the ontology community and communities related to each year’s theme chosen for the summit. The Ontology Summit was started by Ontolog and NIST, and the program has been co-organized by Ontolog and NIST along with the co-sponsorship of other organizations that are supportive of the Summit goals and objectives

* Webpage: https://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2021

* Video Conference URL: https://bit.ly/3i1uPRl

* Agenda (see website for more information)

2021 06 02 Communiqué Workshop
2021 06 09 Communiqué Workshop

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Applied Ontology vol. 16 (2) 2021

Applied Ontology vol. 16 (2) 2021 (link)

* Sanfilippo, Emilio M., Ontologies for information entities: State of the art and open challenges, Applied Ontology, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 111-135, 2021
DOI: 10.3233/AO-210246
Keywords: Foundational ontology, information entity, YAMATO, DLP, IAO, CIDOC-CRM, FRBR

* Cantale Claudia et al., The ideal Benedictine Monastery: From the Saint Gall map to ontologies, Applied Ontology, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 137-160, 2021
DOI: 10.3233/AO-210248
Keywords: Ontology, OWL 2, Digital Humanities, Benedictine Monasteries

* Toyoshima, Fumiaki, Roles and their three facets: A foundational perspective, Applied Ontology, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 161-192, 2021
DOI: 10.3233/AO-210244
Keywords: Role, context, grounding, upper ontology, family resemblance

* Esnaola-Gonzalez, Iker et al., EEPSA as a core ontology for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings , Applied Ontology, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 193-228, 2021
DOI: 10.3233/AO-210245
Keywords: Ontology, Ontology Design Patterns, buildings, energy efficiency, thermal comfort

* Baclawski, Ken et al., Ontology summit 2020 communiqué: Knowledge graphs, Applied Ontology, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 229-247, 2021
DOI: 10.3233/AO-210249
Keywords: Knowledge graph, knowledge graph architecture, ontology, semantics, semantic networks

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