February 2018 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.

 

Should you have any further suggestions, comments or questions on this

service, please let us know by writing to the Association [3] or

publicly to the membership [4].

 

Sincerely,

IAOA Executive Council

 

 

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[4] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* AAAI 2018 – 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

February 2-7, New Orleans (Louisiana, USA)

Website: http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/aaai18.php

 

*CoCoSym 2018 – Cognitive Computation Symposium: Thinking Beyond Deep Learning

February, 27, London (UK)

Website: http://www.neural-symbolic.org/CoCoSym2018/index.html

 

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA

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* FOIS 2018 10th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems

September 17-21, Cape Town (South Africa)

 

Deadline for submissions:

***Friday, March 2 (workshop/tutorial proposals submission)

***Friday, April 13 (paper submission)

Website: http://fois2018.cs.uct.ac.za

 

 

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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*UKON 2018 – UK Ontology Network

April 30, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK

 

Deadline for submissions:

***Friday, March 2 (abstract submission)

Website: http://ukontology.org/

 

 

*ICBO 2018 – International Conference on Biomedical Ontology

August 7-10, Corvallis, Oregon, US

 

Deadline for submissions:

***Friday, March 9 (workshops and tutorials proposals submission)

***Wednesday, April 25 (paper, software demo, early career and workshop paper submission)

***Tuesday, May 15 (poster abstract submission)

Website: http://icbo2018.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/

 

 

*ISWC 2018 – International Conference on the Semantic Web

October 8-12, Monterey, California, US

 

Deadline for submissions:

***Friday, March 30 (abstract submission)

***Friday, April 6 (paper submission)

Website: http://iswc2018.semanticweb.org/

 

* ISWS 2018 – The International Semantic Web Research Summer School

July, 1-7, Bertinoro, Italy

 

Deadline for applications:

***Saturday, March 31

Website: http://isws2018.semanticwebschool.org/

 

 

 

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES

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* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education

next: n.26, February 6, 2018, time newly TBD

default dates: newly TBD

EduTC Webpage: https://www.iaoa.org/iaoaTC/TCeducation/TCeducation.php

 

* Executive Council Meeting

next: n.187, February 5, 2018, 14:30 UTC

default dates: bi-weekly, Mondays, time newly TBD

EC Webpage: https://www.iaoa.org/iaoaorga/council/council.html

 

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next: n.51, February 5, 2018, 18:30 UTC

default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 18:30 UTC

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

 

Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:

http://ontologforum.org/index.php/IAOA_SWAO_SIG-confcall_n_50

 

* Ontology Summit 2018: Sessions continue in January

next: February 7, 2018, 17:00 18:30 UTC

default dates: Wednesdays, 17:00 18:30 UTC

website: http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2018

 

 

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STATUS OF FUTURE EVENTS INVOLVING IAOA

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* FOIS 2018 – Formal Ontology in Information Systems and

ISAO 2018 – Interdisciplinary School on Ontological Analysis

 

Provisional FOIS 2018 website: http://fois2018.cs.uct.ac.za

 

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

 

Event dates:

** ISAO: September 10-14 interdisciplinary school

** FOIS: September 17-18 workshops

September 19-21 main conference

 

Important dates for FOIS:

** Friday, March 2 (workshop/tutorial proposal)

** Thursday, March 15 (workshop/tutorial notification)

** Friday, April 13 (paper submission)

** Wednesday, May 30 (paper notification)

** Sunday, June 24 (camera-ready)

 

Status:

** FOIS Roles filled:

PC Co-chair: Stefano Borgo ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy

PC Co-chair: Pascal Hitzler Wright State Univ., Dayton, Ohio, USA

Publicity chair: Karl Hammar Jnkping Univ., Sweden

Early Career Symposium Chairs:

Emilio Sanfilippo CNRS, Nantes, France

Maria Hedblom Otto-von-Guericke Univ., Magdeburg, Germany

Zubeida Khan Univ. of Cape Town, South Africa

Local Chair: Maria Keet Univ. of Cape Town, South Africa

General Chair: Oliver Kutz Free Univ. of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

FOIS 2018 and ISAO 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa

The 10th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2018) will take place on September 17-21, 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

The 4th Interdisciplinary School on Applied Ontology will take place the preceding week.

 

The first Call for Papers has been issued and can be found at theconference website.

This edition of FOIS is being organized by the following:
General Chair:
Oliver Kutz (KRDB, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Program Chairs:
Stefano Borgo (Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), ISTC CNR Trento IT)
Pascal Hitzler (Data Semantics (DaSe) Laboratory, Wright State University, USA)

Local Organization:
Maria Keet (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

October 2017 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.

Should you have any further suggestions, comments or questions on this service, please let us know by writing to the Association [3] or publicly to the membership [4].

Sincerely,
IAOA Executive Council

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UPCOMING EVENTS SPONSORED/SUPPORTED BY IAOA
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* VORTE 2017 – 9th International Workshop on Vocabularies,
Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise
October 10, 2017, Quebec City, Canada
Website: http://edoc2017.ca/vorte-2017/
Involvement: IAOA funding of 500 EUR (EC meeting n.164, Feb 13)

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* MEDI 2017 – The 7th International Conference on Model and Data Engineering
October, 4-6, Barcelona (Spain)
Website: http://www.essi.upc.edu/dtim/medi2017/

* Protg Short Course
October, 911, Stanford, California (USA)
Website: http://protege.stanford.edu/shortcourse/201710

* IDC 2017- The 11th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing
October, 1113, Belgrade (Serbia)
Website: http://idc2017.pmf.uns.ac.rs

* GCAI 2017 – The 3rd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence
October, 1822, Miami, Florida (USA)
Website: http://easychair.org/smart-program/GCAI2017/

* ISWC 2017 – 16th International Semantic Web Conference
October, 2125, Vienna (Austria)
Website: http://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/

* WOMoCoE 2017 @ ISWC 2017 – 2nd International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution
October, 22, Vienna (Austria)
Website: http://dai.fmph.uniba.sk/events/womocoe2017/

* ODBASE 2017 – The 16th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and Applications of Semantics
October, 2425, Rhodes (Greece)
Website: http://www.otmconferences.org/index.php/conferences/odbase-2017

* ER 2017 – 36th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
November, 69, Valencia (Spain)
Website: http://er2017.pros.webs.upv.es/

* OntoCoM 2017 @ ER 2017 – 5th International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling
November, 6, Valencia (Spain)
Website: http://er2017.pros.webs.upv.es/ontocom-2017/

* AI*IA 2017 – The 16th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence
November, 1417, Bari (Italy)
Website: http://aiia2017.di.uniba.it/

* GenSW 2017 @ AI*IA – 1st International Workshop on “Generalizing knowledge: from Machine Learning and
Knowledge Representation to the Semantic Web”
November, 1417, Bari (Italy)
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/gensw2017/

* ROBOT 2017 [ontology & KR session]
November, 2224, Seville (Spain)
Website: https://grvc.us.es/robot2017/

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES
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* Executive Council Meeting n.180, October 10, 2017
EC Webpage: https://www.iaoa.org/iaoaorga/council/council.html

* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education
date for n.24: week of October 09, day and time TBD
EduTC Webpage: https://www.iaoa.org/iaoaTC/TCeducation/TCeducation.php

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG
Default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 18:30 UTC
yields: n.48 – October 02, 2017, 18:30 UTC
Mailing list archive: https://listserv.ovgu.de/pipermail/iaoa-swao/

Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
http://ontologforum.org/index.php/IAOA_SWAO_SIG-confcall_n_47

* Ontology Summit 2018: Research Session during Planning Phase
Date for conference call: October 4, 18:00 19:30 UTC
website: http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2018
confcall: http://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2017_10_04

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STATUS OF FUTURE EVENTS INVOLVING IAOA
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* FOIS 2018 – Formal Ontology in Information Systems and
ISAO 2018 – Interdisciplinary School on Ontological Analysis
(it is intended that both events are temporally well-matched)

Dates:
** FOIS: Sep 17-18 workshop days
Sep 19-21 main conference
** ISAO: during the week starting September 10, 2018 (exact date TBC)
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Status:
** IAOA PC chairs approved by the EC:
Stefano Borgo ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy
Pascal Hitzler Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Next steps:
** Website setup
** Calls scheduling and announcement

July 2017 Newsletter

Dear IAOA members,

herewith you receive the July 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.

Should you have any further suggestions, comments or questions on this service, please let us know by writing to the Association [3] or publicly to the membership [4].

Sincerely,
IAOA Executive Council

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UPCOMING EVENTS CO-ORGANIZED BY IAOA
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* 2017 IAOA Summer Institute
August, 8-11, University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
Website: http://ontologforum.org/index.php/SummerInstitute2017

! Register by: July 17, 2017 !

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UPCOMING EVENTS SPONSORED/SUPPORTED BY IAOA
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* ONTOBRAS 2017 Seminar of research in Ontologies in Brazil
August, 28-30, Brasilia (Brazil)
Website: http://www.ontobras2017.org/en/
Involvement: IAOA funding of 1,000 EUR (EC meeting n.164, Feb 13)

! Early registration ends: July 16, 2017 !

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* RW 2017 13th Reasoning Web Summer School
“Semantic Interoperability on the Web”
July 7-11, Birbeck, University of London (UK)
Website: http://2017.ruleml-rr.org/call-for-13th-reasoning-web-summer-school-rw-2017/

* RuleML+RR 2017 International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning
July 12-15, Birbeck, University of London (UK)
Website: http://2017.ruleml-rr.org/

* ESSLLI 2017 29th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information
July, 17-28, University of Toulouse (France)
Website: https://www.irit.fr/esslli2017/

* DL 2017 30th International Workshop on Description Logics
July, 18-21, Montpellier (France)
Website: https://project.inria.fr/dl2017/

* Bio-Ontologies 2017
July, 24-25, Prague (Czech Republic)
Website: http://www.bio-ontologies.org.uk/

* IEEE IRI 2017 IEEE 18th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration
August, 4-6, San Diego (California, USA)
Website: http://www.sis.pitt.edu/iri2017/

* IJCAI 2017 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
August, 19-25, Melbourne (Australia)
Website: https://ijcai-17.org/

* TSD 2017 20th International Conference on Text, Speech and Dialogue
August, 27-31, Prague (Czech Republic)
Website: http://www.kiv.zcu.cz/tsd2017/

* ENSO V 5th Conference of the European Network on Social Ontology
August 30 September 1, Lund (Sweden)
Website: http://konferens.ht.lu.se/en/enso-v/start2/

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF EVENTS SPONSORED/SUPPORTED BY IAOA
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* Onto.CoM 2017 – 5th International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling @ ER 2017
November 6, Valencia (Spain)

Deadline for submissions:
** Monday, July 03
Website: http://er2017.pros.webs.upv.es/ontocom-2017/

* ONTOBRAS 2017 Seminar of research in Ontologies in Brazil
August, 28-30, Brasilia (Brazil)

Registration deadline:
** early: Sunday, July 16
** standard: Sunday, August 13
Website: http://www.ontobras2017.org/en/

* 2017 IAOA Summer Institute
August, 8-11, University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada)

Registration deadline:
** standard: Monday, July 17
Website: http://ontologforum.org/index.php/SummerInstitute2017

* JOWO 2017 Joint Ontology Workshops, Episode III: The Tyrolean Autumn
September 21-23, Bolzano (Italy)

Deadline for submissions:
** Monday, July 17
(recommended deadline for papers,
but each workshop may have its own deadline, check website)
Website: https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/2017/

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* GCAI 2017 3rd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence
October 18-22, Miami (Florida, USA)

Deadline for submission:
** Friday, June 30 (abstract registration)
** Friday, July 7 (paper submission)
Website: http://easychair.org/smart-program/GCAI2017/

* ROBOT 2017 Third Iberian Robotics Conference [Ontology & KR session]
November, 22-24, Seville (Spain)

Deadline for submission:
** Monday, July 10 (paper submission)
Website: https://grvc.us.es/robot2017/

* GenSW 1st International Workshop on “Generalizing Knowledge: from Machine Learning and Knowledge Representation to the Semantic Web”
November, 14-17, Bari (Italy)

Deadline for submission:
** Friday, July 14 (paper submission)
Website: https://conference.researchbib.com/view/event/70327

* WOMoCoE 2017 2nd International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution
October, 21-25, Vienna (Austria)

Deadline for submission:
** Monday, July 17 (abstract submission)
** Friday, July 21 (paper submission)
Website: http://dai.fmph.uniba.sk/events/womocoe2017/

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES
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* Executive Council Meeting n.173, July 5, 2017
EC Webpage: https://www.iaoa.org/iaoaorga/council/council.html

* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education
date for n.22: July 6
EduTC Webpage: https://www.iaoa.org/iaoaTC/TCeducation/TCeducation.php

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG
Default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 18:30 UTC
yields: n.45 – July 03, 2017, 18:30 UTC
! as Jul 03 is between a Sunday and July 04 (US Independence Day),
please check the mailing list for short-hand notices !
Mailing list archive: https://listserv.ovgu.de/pipermail/iaoa-swao/

Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
http://ontologforum.org/index.php/IAOA_SWAO_SIG-confcall_n_44

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STATUS OF FUTURE EVENTS INVOLVING IAOA
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* 2017 IAOA Summer Institute Topic: “Upper Ontologies”
August 8-11, 2017, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: http://ontologforum.org/index.php/SummerInstitute2017

Status:
** travel grant assignments under consideration
** registration open
http://www.mie.utoronto.ca/events/iaoa-summer-institute-2017/

* ONTOBRAS 2017 – 9th Brazilian Ontology Research Seminar
August 28-30, 2017, Brasilia, Brazil

Website: http://www.ontobras2017.org/en/
Involvement: IAOA funding of 1,000 EUR (EC meeting n.164, Feb 13)

Status:
** acceptance notifications
** registration open
http://www.ontobras2017.org/en/registration/

* JOWO 2017 – 3rd Joint Ontology Workshops
September 21-23, 2017, Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/JOWO-2017/

Status:
** 2nd calls for contributions are distributed
** first keynotes confirmed (G.Guizzardi, T.Oakley)
** social program item announced (Hyperinstruments Ensemble)
** fees announced and registration open
https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/2017/registration/

* VORTE 2017 – 9th International Workshop on Vocabularies,
Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise

October 10, 2017, Quebec City, Canada

Website: http://edoc2017.ca/vorte-2017/
Involvement: IAOA funding of 500 EUR (EC meeting n.164, Feb 13)

Status:
** Submissions under review

* FOIS 2018 – Formal Ontology in Information Systems and
ISAO 2018 – Interdisciplinary School on Ontological Analysis
(it is intended that both events are temporally well-matched)

Dates:
** FOIS: during the week starting September 17, 2018 (TBC)
** ISAO: during the week starting September 10, 2018 (TBC)
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Status:
** IAOA Executive Council reviews proposals to determine PC chairs

May 2017 Newsletter

Dear IAOA members,

herewith you receive the third 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 deadlines prior to such events. They may also include short reports of interesting past events, for example, by IAOA members who attended them. The 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.

Should you have any further suggestions, comments or questions on this service, please let us know by writing to the Association [3] or to the overall membership [4].

DISCLAIMER: Please note that, notwithstanding our efforts to provide information that is correct and up-to-date, by offering these services IAOA assumes no liability and no warranty for the correctness, accuracy, completeness nor reliability of the shared information. In order to rely on the information, please reconfirm it via specific sources, e.g., of events.

Sincerely,

IAOA Executive Council

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* ESWC 2017 – Extended Semantic Web Conference

May 28 – June 1, Portoroz, Slovenia

Website: http://2017.eswc-conferences.org/

* SBSI 2017 – The Brazilian Symposium on Information Systems

June 58, Lavras, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Website: http://www.sbc.org.br/sbsi2017

* TOTh 2017 – The annual conference on Terminology & Ontology:
Theory and Applications

June 8-9, University of Savoie, Chambry, France

Website: http://www.porphyre.org/toth

* ICFCA 2017 – 14th International Conference on
Formal Concept Analysis

June 12-16, Rennes, France

Website: https://icfca2017.irisa.fr/

* MIREL 2017 – Workshop on MIning and REasoning with Legal texts

June 16, London, UK

Website: http://www.mirelproject.eu/MIRELws/

* LDK 2017 – 1st International Conference on
Language, Data and Knowledge

June 1920, Galway, Ireland

Website: http://www.ldk2017.org/

* FQAS 2017 – 12th International Conference on
Flexible Query Answering Systems

June 2123, London, UK

Website: http://fqas-2017.org/

* WASPIQ 2017 – Workshop on ASP technologIes for
Querying large scale multisource heterogeneous web information

June 2730, Arras, France

Website: http://waspiq2017.lsis.org

* RW 2017 – 13th Reasoning Web Summer School
“Semantic Interoperability on the Web”

July 7-11, Birbeck, University of London, UK

Website: https://2017.ruleml-rr.org/call-for-13th-reasoning-web-summer-school-rw-2017/

* RuleML+RR 2017 – International Joint Conference on
Rules and Reasoning

July 12-15, Birbeck, University of London, UK

Website: https://2017.ruleml-rr.org/

* ESSLLI 2017 – 29th European Summer School in
Logic, Language, and Information

July 17-28, Toulouse, France

Website: https://www.irit.fr/esslli2017/

* DL 2017 – 30th International Workshop on Description Logics

July 18-21, Montpellier, France

Website: https://project.inria.fr/dl2017/

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* OntoBras 2017 – 9th Brazilian Ontology Research Seminar
August 28-30, 2017, Brasilia, Brazil

** Friday, May 19 (papers, extended)

Website: http://www.ontobras2017.org/en/

* VORTE 2017 – 9th International Workshop on
Vocabularies, Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise
October 10, 2017, Quebec-City, Canada

** Sunday, May 21 (papers, extended)

Website: http://edoc2017.ca/vorte-2017/

* ICBO 2017 – 8th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology
September 1315, Newcastle, UK

** Friday, June 2 (papers and posters)

Website: http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/icbo17/

* 2017 IAOA Summer Institute on Upper Ontologies
August 8-11, Toronto, Canada

** Thursday, June 15 (student grant applications)

* OntoCoM 2017 – 5th International Workshop on
Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling

** Monday, July 3 (papers)

Website: http://er2017.pros.webs.upv.es/ontocom-2017/

* JOWO 2017 – Joint Ontology Workshops
“The Tyrolean Autumn”

** Monday, July 17 (workshop submissions)
!! recommended by JOWO, workshops may set other dates !!

https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/JOWO-2017/

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA, ITS SIGS AND COMMITTEES
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* Executive Council Meetings

Default dates: bi-weekly on Wednesday, 14:00 UTC

Meeting n.170 (confirmed) : May 24, 2017, 14:00 UTC

EC Webpage: https://www.iaoa.org/iaoaorga/council/council.html

* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education

Default dates: 1st Thursday of each month, 12:30 UTC

Meeting n.21 (confirmed) : June 08, 2017, 12:30 UTC

EduTC Webpage:
https://www.iaoa.org/iaoaTC/TCeducation/TCeducation.php

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

Default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 20:30 UTC

next meetings:
** n.44 – June 05, 2017, 20:30 UTC (to be confirmed)
** n.45 July 03, 2017, 20:30 UTC (to be confirmed)

Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
http://ontologforum.org/index.php/IAOA_SWAO_SIG-confcall_n_43

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STATUS OF FUTURE EVENTS INVOLVING IAOA
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* 2017 IAOA Summer Institute Topic: “Upper Ontologies”

August 8-11, 2017, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website: http://ontologforum.org/index.php/SummerInstitute2017

Status: Registration open
http://www.mie.utoronto.ca/events/iaoa-summer-institute-2017/

* ONTOBRAS 2017 – 9th Brazilian Ontology Research Seminar

August 28-30, 2017, Brasilia, Brazil

Website: http://www.ontobras2017.org/en/

Involvement: IAOA funding of 1,000 EUR (EC meeting n.164, Feb 13)

* JOWO 2017 – 3rd Joint Ontology Workshops

September 21-23, 2017, Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/JOWO-2017/

Status:
** accepted workshops announced
** 1st calls for contributions are distributed

* VORTE 2017 – 9th International Workshop on Vocabularies,
Ontologies and Rules for the Enterprise

October 10, 2017, Quebec City, Canada

Website: http://edoc2017.ca/vorte-2017/

Involvement: IAOA funding of 500 EUR (EC meeting n.164, Feb 13)

* FOIS 2018 – Formal Ontology in Information Systems and
ISAO 2018 – Interdisciplinary School on Ontological Analysis

(it is intended that both events are temporally well-matched)

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Dates: TBD

February 2017 Newsletter

Dear IAOA members,

herewith we start a newsletter series 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.

We hope you will find such updates useful and welcome proposals to add events the scope of which covers (elements of) research in ontology. Should you have any further suggestions, comments or questions on this service, please let us know by writing to the Association [3] or publicly to the membership [4].

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] info@iaoa.org

[4] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

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UPCOMING EVENTS CO-ORGANIZED BY IAOA
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* 2017 Ontology Summit (weekly sessions: February 22 – May 10, 2017)
The Launch session will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017,
starting at 17:30 UTC (**). We will have presentations from each of
the track champions, outlining their plans for upcoming sessions.

Websites:
** Ontology Summit webpage
http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2017
** Launch Session webpage (Feb 22, 2017)
http://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2017_02_22
** local times of Launch Session start time (17:30 UTC)
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20170222T1730

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UPCOMING EVENTS SPONSORED/SUPPORTED BY IAOA
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* FOUST 2017 – The Foundational Stance (workshop)
February 27-28, University of Bolzano, Italy

Website: http://foust.inf.unibz.it/
Involvement: IAOA funding of 500 EUR (EC meeting n.164, Feb 13)

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF EVENTS SPONSORED/SUPPORTED BY IAOA
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* AISB CAOS 2017 – Cognition And OntologieS (2nd workshop)
April 18-21, University of Bath, UK

Deadline for submission: Tuesday, February 28 (all submissions)
Website: http://caos.inf.unibz.it/
Involvement: IAOA funding of 500 EUR (EC meeting n.164, Feb 13)

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* LDK 2017 – Language, Data and Knowledge (1st Conference)
June 19-20, Galway, Ireland

Extended deadline for submission: Thursday, February 23
Website: http://ldk2017.org/

* IDC 2017 – 11th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed
Computing
October 11-13, Belgrade, Serbia

Deadline for submission: Tuesday, April 4 (papers)
Website: http://idc2017.pmf.uns.ac.rs/

* ER 2017 – 36th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
November 6-9, Valencia, Spain

Deadlines for submission:
** Monday, April 10 (abstract submission)
** Monday, April 17 (paper submission)
Website: http://er2017.pros.webs.upv.es/

* DL 2017 – 30th International Workshop on Description Logics
July 18-21, Montpellier, France

Deadlines for submission:
** Friday, April 28 (paper registration)
** Monday, May 8 (paper submission)
Website: https://project.inria.fr/dl2017/

* ISWC 2017 – 16th International Semantic Web Conference
October 21-25, Vienna, Austria

Deadlines for submission:
** Monday, May 8 (abstract submission)
** Monday, May 15 (paper submission)
Website: http://iswc2017.semanticweb.org/

* SEMANTiCS 2017 – The Linked Data Conference
13th International Conference on Semantic Systems
September 11-14, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Deadlines for submission:
** Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (abstracts)
** Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (papers)
Website: http://2017.semantics.cc

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES
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* Executive Council Meeting n.165, March 06, 2017
EC Webpage: https://www.iaoa.org/iaoaorga/council/council.html

* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education
Default dates: under redetermination as of March 2017
(was: 1st Wednesday of each month, 14:30 UTC)
date for n.18 (in March 2017): TBD more precisely
EduTC Webpage: https://www.iaoa.org/iaoaTC/TCeducation/TCeducation.php

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG
Default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 18:30 UTC
yields: n.41 – March 06, 2017, 18:30 UTC
n.42 – April 03, 2017, 18:30 UTC
Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
http://ontologforum.org/index.php/IAOA_SWAO_SIG-confcall_n_40

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STATUS OF FUTURE EVENTS INVOLVING IAOA
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* 2017 IAOA Summer Institute
University of Toronto, Canada

Dates: exact dates TBD in the next EC meeting n.165, Mar 06, 2017, likely in the 1st half of August 2017
Duration: 4 or 5 days
Website: TBA
Status: initial announcement planned for around March 01, 2017

* ONTOBRAS 2017 – 9th Brazilian Ontology Research Seminar
August 28-30, 2017, Brasilia, Brazil

Website: TBA
Involvement: IAOA funding of 1,000 EUR (EC meeting n.164, Feb 13)

* JOWO 2017 – 3rd Joint Ontology Workshops
Dates: targeting at November or December 2017
Status: early planning and coordination phase

* FOIS 2018 – Formal Ontology in Information Systems and
ISAO 2018 – Interdisciplinary School on Ontological Analysis
(it is intended that both events are temporally well-matched)

Dates and location: TBD
Status: IAOA Executive Council reviews proposals to determine
local host(s)/location

Looking back at FOIS and JOWO 2016 – key information and links

The Ninth International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016) [1] was held in Annecy, France, from July 6 to 9, 2016, in co-location with the 22nd International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2016).

More than 70 participants attended the conference, which received 81 submissions from 29 countries and all populated continents. The presentations of the 25 accepted papers (ca. 31%) covered a wide range of topics, including foundations, space, time and change, cognition, language and semantics, empiricism and measurement, ontology of engineering, biomedical ontologies and ontology of social reality.

The presentations, together with the talks of the four invited speakers (Gilberto Camara, Fabien Gandon, Friederike Moltmann, Stephen Mumford) were followed by very lively discussions. The PC Chairs of the ninth edition have been Roberta Ferrario and Werner Kuhn, while the General Chair was Giancarlo Guizzardi.

The proceedings of the conference have been published on open access as volume 283 of the Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA) series by IOS Press. They are available at [2], itself linked at [3]. The presentations are also available, at [4].

The conference included three satellite activities: Demonstration Track (3 presentations), Early Career Symposium (5 presentations and posters) and Formal Ontology Competition (3 presentations). The Chairs of these activities were Frank Loebe (Demo Track), Adrien Barton, Stefano Borgo and Jean-Rmi Bourguet (ECS), and Fabian Neuhaus (Competition).

The best paper award was won by Claudio Masolo with the paper “Observations and their Explanations”, while the winners of the Formal Ontology Competition were Niels Grewe, Ludger Jansen and Barry Smith with the work “Permanent
Generic Relatedness and Silent Change”.

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Annecy, view on the river Thiou.
Moreover, the main conference was preceded by the second edition of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2016) [5], which combined four ontology-centered workshops, running in parallel:

CAOS (First International Workshop on Cognition and Ontologies)
OntoCom (Fourth International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling)
NSWO (New Standards for the Working Ontologist)
WOMoCOE (International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality and Evolution)

Oliver Kutz and Sergio de Cesare were the Workshop Chairs of JOWO 2016, which included very exciting presentations, both of accepted papers and keynotes by Brandon Bennett, Jrme Euzenat, and Gem Stapleton. The proceedings of the workshops and of the works presented during the satellite activities have been published as CEUR volume 1660 [6].

All information and material can be found at the FOIS 2016 Website [1] and the JOWO 2016 Website [5], respectively.

[1] FOIS 2016 Website
https://www.iaoa.org/fois2016/

[2] FOIS 2016 Proceedings, open access, at the IOS Press website
http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/formal-ontology-in-information-systems-proceedings-of-the-9th-international-conference-fois-2016

[3] Proceedings page at the FOIS 2016 Website
https://www.iaoa.org/fois2016/index.php?n=Main.OnlineProceedings

[4] Presentations page at the FOIS 2016 Website
https://www.iaoa.org/fois2016/index.php?n=Main.Presentations

[5] JOWO 2016 Website
https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/2016/

[6] JOWO 2016 Proceedings, including FOIS Satellite Events
http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1660/

Jun-Jul 2016: ISAO and FOIS, including Assembly

IAOA’s3rd Interdisciplinary School on Applied Ontology,ISAO 2016, is held in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy onJune 27-July 1. Its exquisite program covers the course topics ofMereology (A. Varzi),Time and Processes (A. Galton), Geospatial Ontology (G. Camara), Language and Ontology (L. Vieu), and Reasoning over Ontologies and Conceptual Models (A. Artale).

In the week right after ISAO, IAOA’s flagship conference Formal Ontology in Information Systems, FOIS 2016takesplace in Annecy, France during July 6-9, co-located with the International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2016, July 5-7. FOIS 2016

  • comes with a novel Demonstrations Track,
  • hosts an Early Career Symposium andfois-2016-logo-1
  • a Formal Ontology Competition as well as
  • the Joint Ontology WOrkshops, JOWO 2016.

The 2nd Assembly of IAOA is held on July 8, 2016 as a physical and virtual meeting in the context of FOIS 2016. Among its main topics, the current status of therelocation to Switzerland will be discussed.

TheOntology Summit 2016was concerned with the theme “Framing the Conversation: Ontologies within Semantic Interoperability Ecosystems“. It ended theSummit Symposiumin Arlington, Virgina, USAon May 9-10. Analogously to previous years, results are captured in the Ontology Summit Communique 2016.

1st Virtual Assembly during April 14-21 for 2013 Financial Statement and 2014 Budget Approval

[copy of today’s address to the membership by the IAOA President Michael Gruninger]
Dear IAOA members,our Statute requires the Association’s financial statement and annual budget to be formally approved every year by a (virtual) assembly, announced at least 15 days in advance. So this is a formal invitation to participate in the first 2014 virtual assembly, whose main purpose is to discuss and approve

our Statute requires the Association’s financial statement and annual budget to be formally approved every year by a (virtual) assembly, announced at least 15 days in advance. So this is a formal invitation to participate in the first 2014 virtual assembly, whose main purpose is to discuss and approve the 2013 Financial Statement and the 2014 Budget. Our financial status is safe, not only anticipating this year’s FOIS conference and Summer School. Overall, we are actively supporting participation in a wide variety of novel as well as traditional IAOA initiatives.

The relevant documents (Financial Statement plus Budget) will be published on April 02, 2014.

The discussion on the Budget (and possibly on any other issue concerning the Association) will take place between April 02 and April 09, 2014.

Finalized details will be published by April 11, 2014.

The voting period will be April 14-21, 2014. Detailed voting instructions will be distributed in advance and will be available at [1].

The quorum is satisfied if the number of votes exceeds 50%+1 of the IAOA membership count, determined on April 13. If we are not able to meet the quorum requirement, a second call will be necessary. The outcome of the voting will be announced to the members’ mailing list until April 30, 2014.

Please be aware that your vote takes just a few minutes, but is of huge importance to let our Association move forward. Guaranteeing that the IAOA is truly open and democratic is our first priority, and you will certainly understand that it requires a huge investment of voluntary time. We really count on your support!

Let me take this opportunity to express the gratitude of the whole IAOA Executive Council to our acting Treasurer, Laure Vieu. She did an excellent job in keeping our finances under rigorous control as in previous years, making at the same time everything transparent and understandable in any detail. Serving as Treasurer since IAOA’s inception, Laure is currently passing on the respective duties to our new designated Treasurer Fabian Neuhaus, under whose direction the 2014 budget has already been prepared, and to the new Membership Officer Claudio Masolo. We are grateful for their readiness and contributions.

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