FOIS 2021 – CALL FOR PAPER

Definition and scope

The FOIS conference is a meeting point for all researchers with an interest in formal ontology. Formal ontology is the systematic study of the types of entities and relations making up the domains of interest represented in modern information systems. The conference encourages new high quality submissions on both theoretical issues and practical advancements: FOIS 2021 will have distinct tracks for foundational issues, ontology applications and domain ontologies.

FOIS aims to be a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication, inclusive of researchers from many domains engaging with formal ontology. Common application areas include conceptual modeling, database design, knowledge engineering and management, software engineering, organizational modeling, artificial intelligence, robotics, computational
linguistics, the life sciences, bioinformatics and scientific research in general, geographic information science, information retrieval, library and information science, as well as the Semantic Web.

FOIS is the flagship conference of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA: http://iaoa.org/), which is a non-profit organization promoting interdisciplinary research and international collaboration in formal ontology.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 22 April 2021
  • Notifications: 25 June 2021
  • Camera-ready papers: 19 July 2021
  • Conference dates: 13-16 September 2021

Location

FOIS 2021 is planned as a hybrid event: there will be a physical meeting in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, with a remote participation option.

Submissions

FOIS seeks full-length high-quality papers on a wide range of topics. Each submission needs to submitted as part of one of the tracks, i.e., Foundational, Application, and Domain Ontology.

(1) Foundational papers address content-related ontological issues, their formal representation, and their relevance to some aspect of information systems.
(2) Application papers address novel methods and systems related to building, evaluating, or using ontologies, emphasizing the impact of ontology contents on the application.
(3) Domain ontology papers describe a novel ontology for a specific realm of interest, clarifying ontological choices against requirements and foundational theory, and showing ontology use.

While different review criteria are applied to these tracks, the same formatting requirements apply to all papers:

  • Submitted papers must not exceed 14 pages (including bibliography).
  • They must include an abstract of no more than 300 words.
  • Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format following IOS Press formatting guidelines, which may be found at the following link: https://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/.
  • Papers must be submitted via Easychair. Submission link will be up later.

Authors are limited to a maximum of two first-authored submissions, with no limit to the number of co-authored submissions, and a maximum of two presentations of accepted papers by any individual.

Reviews will be anonymous. The submission process will include a rebuttal phase. More detailed information will be published on the FOIS 2021 Web page in due time.

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.

FEBRUARY 2021 – 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 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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UPCOMING EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA

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* 12th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2021)
September 13-16, 2021

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

* Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application (CARLA)
co-located with FOIS 2021
September 16-17, 2021

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

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APPROACHING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 43rd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR’21)
March 28 – April 1, 2021, Lucca, Italy

Website: https://www.ecir2021.eu/

* 4th International Workshop on Narrative Extraction from Texts (Text2Story’21)
Co-located with the 43rd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR’21)
April 1, 2021, Lucca, Italy

Website: http://text2story21.inesctec.pt

* 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Graphs for Online Discourse Analysis (KnOD)
Co-located with TheWebConf (WWW) 2021
April 19, 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Website: https://knod2021.wordpress.com/

* 30th The Web Conference 2021 (formerly known as WWW)
April 19-23, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Website: https://www2021.thewebconf.org/

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA

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* 12th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2021)
September 13-16, 2021

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

Deadline for submission:
*** April, 22, 2021

* Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application (CARLA)
co-located with FOIS 2021
September 16-17, 2021

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

Deadline for submission:
*** May, 16, 2021

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 1st International Workshop on Knowledge Graphs for Online Discourse Analysis (KnOD)
Co-located with TheWebConf (WWW) 2021
April 19, 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Website: https://knod2021.wordpress.com/

Deadline for submissions:
*** February 21, 2021

* 7th International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery on the Web
Co-located with 21st International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2021)
May 20, 2021, Biarritz, France

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

Deadline for submissions:
*** February 27, 2021

* Web2Touch 2021: Deep Knowledge Methods for Information Sharing and Web Collaboration
Co-located with 30th IEEE WETICE 2021
Bayonne, France, June 23-25, 2021

Website: http://web2touch2021.gear.host/

Deadline for submissions:
*** February 28, 2021

* Deep Learning meets Ontologies and Natural Language Processing
Co-located with the 17th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2021)
June 7, 2021, Hersonissos, Greece

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/deepontonlp-eswc2021/

Deadline for submission:
*** March 1, 2021

* 32es Journées francophones d’Ingénierie des Connaissances
dans le cadre de PFIA 2021 (Plate-Forme de l’Intelligence Artificielle)
June 28-July 2, 2021, Bordeaux, France

Website: https://pfia2021.fr/conferences/ic/

Deadline for submission:
*** March 1, 2021

* 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Digital Twins (SeDiT 2021)
Co-located with the 17th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2021)
June 6-10 2021, Hersonissos, Greece

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

Deadline for submission:
** March 1, 2021

* Workshop on Knowledge Engineering for Planning and Scheduling (KEPS)
Co-located with the 31st International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS)
June 7-12 2021, Guangzhou, Sun Yat-Sen University, Hong Kong

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

Deadline for subsmission:
*** March 2, 2021

* 20th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2021)
October 24-28, 2021 — Virtual —

Website: https://iswc2021.semanticweb.org

Deadline for submission:
*** March 4, 2021 (Workshops/Tutorials)
*** April 12, 2021 (Abstract)
*** April 19, 2021 (Full paper)

* Third Biennial Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK2021)
September 1, 2021 (Workshop/Tutorials day)
September, 2-3, 2021 (Main Conference)
Zaragoza, Spain

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

Deadline for submission:
*** March 14, 2021

* 26th International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Development
Co-located with CAISE 2021,
June, 28-29, 2021, Melbourne, Australia

Website: http://www.emmsad.org/

Submission deadline:
*** March 15, 2021 (Abstract)
*** March 19, 2021 (Full paper)

* 4th International Workshop on Exploiting Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Data Management (AIDM 2021)
Co-located with SIGMOD/PODS 2021,
June 25, 2021, Xi’an, China (Virtual event)

Website: http://www.aidm-conf.org/

Deadline for submission:
*** March 22, 2021

* 17th International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS)
September, 6-9, 2021, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

Deadline for submission:
*** March 22, 2021 (Abstract)
*** March 29, 2021 (Full paper)

* 18th Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2021)
November 6-12, 2021, Hanoi, Vietnam

Website: https://kr2021.kbsg.rwth-aachen.de

Deadline for submission:
*** March 24, 2021 (Abstract)
*** March 31, 2021 (Full paper)

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

Website: https://iccs-conference.org

Deadline for submission:
** April 9, 2021 (Abstract)
** April 16, 2021 (Full paper)

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF SPECIAL ISSUES INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* International Journal of Data Science and Analytics (Springer)
SPECIAL ISSUE: “Collective Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration”

Website: https://www.springer.com/journal/41060/updates/17822970

Deadline for submission:
*** April 30, 2021

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES

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* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.258, Feb 23, 2021, 10:00 EDT / 15:00 UTC / 16:00 CET

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 for February – April 2021 (see website for more information)

2021 02 03 Introduction Launch
2021 02 10 A and D The Ontological Landscape
2021 02 17 B Definitions
2021 02 24 C Neuro-Symbolic Learning Ontologies
2021 03 03 A The Ontological Landscape
2021 03 10 A The Ontological Landscape
2021 03 17 B Advantages of Formal Definitions
2021 03 24 General John Sowa
2021 03 31 Synthesis Synthesis
2021 04 07 C Neuro-Symbolic Learning Ontologies
2021 04 14 D Sustainability of Ontologies
2021 04 21 A The Ontological Landscape
2021 04 28 B Definitions

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DECEMBER 2020 – 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].

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence – Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-PRICAI 2020)
January 7-15, Yokohama, Japan (virtual meeting)

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

* 6th Workshop on Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep-6)
January 7-8, Yokohama, Japan (virtual meeting)

Website: http://www.dfki.de/~declerck/semdeep-6/

* International Semantic Intelligence Conference (ISIC 2021)
February 25-27, virtual meeting

Website: https://www.ifis.uni-luebeck.de/~groppe/isic/2021/

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)@ ISCRAM 2021
May 23-26, Virginia, USA

Deadline for submissions:
*** Sunday, December 21 (Completed Research papers submission)
*** Sunday, February 14 (Work In Progress and Practitioners papers submission)

Website: https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/files/CFP/ISCRAM2021-Track10-Geospatial_Technologies

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

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, January 4 (abstracts submission)
*** Monday, January 11 (papers, workshop and tutorial proposals submission)

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

* 12th International Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT 2021)
June 21-23, Dubai, United Emirates (virtual meeting)

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, January 11 (abstracts submission)

Website: https://www.context21.cloud/

* 33rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2021)
June 28- July 2, Melbourne, Australia

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, January 15 (tutorial proposals submission)
*** Tuesday, February 19 (PhD award proposals submission)
*** Friday, March 12 (forum papers submission)
*** Monday, April 12 (Doctoral Consortium submission)

Website: https://caise21.org/

* 3rd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2021)
June 14-16, Zaragoza, Spain

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, February 5 (papers submission)
*** Friday, March 26 (workshop papers submission)

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

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

next meeting: n.255, January 12, 14:00 UTC
!! new default dates: bi-weekly, on Tuesdays, 14:00 UTC

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

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.84, January 4 or 11, 15:00 EDT
default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 15:00 EDT

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_20201102

Next SWAO Meeting Webpage:
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Conference_Call_20210112

* Ontology Summit 2020 and 2021

The Ontology Summit 2020 Communiqué: Knowledge Graphs is now available at https://bit.ly/34fFVOi

The Ontology Summit 2021 on Ontology Generation and Harmonization will commence on 03 February
2021

Websites:
*** https://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2021
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/WikiHomePage

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NOVEMBER 2020 – 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

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* 2nd Iberoamerican Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Web Conference (KGSWC 2020)
November 26-27, Merida, Mexico (virtual meeting)

Website: http://www.kgswc.org/

* 1st Indo-American Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Web Conference (KGSWC-India 2020)
November 26-27, virtual meeting

Website: http://www.kgswc.org/indo-american/

* 19th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications
(IEEE ICMLA-2020), special session on Deep Learning and Ontology
December 14-17, Miami, Florida, USA (virtual meeting)

Website: https://www.icmla-conference.org/icmla20/ss/SS-9.pdf

* 3rd Workshop on Natural Language Generation from the Semantic Web (WebNLG+)
December 18 , virtual meeting

Website: https://webnlg-challenge.loria.fr/workshop_2020/

* International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence – Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-PRICAI 2020)
January 7-15, Yokohama, Japan (virtual meeting)

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

* 6th Workshop on Semantic Deep Learning (SemDeep-6)
January 7-8, Yokohama, Japan (virtual meeting)

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* International Semantic Intelligence Conference (ISIC 2021)
February 25-27, New Delhi, India

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday November 20 (workshop papers submission)

Website: https://www.ifis.uni-luebeck.de/~groppe/isic/

* 33rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2021)
June 28- July 2, Melbourne, Australia

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, November 28 (abstracts submission)
*** Friday, December 4 (papers submission)
*** Friday, January 15 (tutorial proposals submission)
*** Tuesday, February 19 (PhD award proposals submission)
*** Friday, March 12 (forum papers submission)
*** Monday, April 12 (Doctoral Consortium submission)

Website: https://caise21.org/

* 3rd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2021)
June 14-16, Zaragoza, Spain

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, November 30 (workshop proposals submission)
*** Friday, February 5 (papers submission)
*** Friday, March 26 (workshop papers submission)

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

* Geospatial Technologies and Geographic Information Science for Crisis Management (GIS)@ ISCRAM 2021
May 23-26, Virginia, USA

Deadline for submissions:
*** Sunday, December 6 (papers submission)

Website: https://www.drrm.fralinlifesci.vt.edu/iscram2021/files/CFP/ISCRAM2021-Track10-Geospatial_Technologies

* European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2021)
June 6-10, Hersonissos, Greece (possibly virtual meeting)

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, December 11 (abstracts submission)
*** Friday, December 18 (papers submission)

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

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

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, January 4 (abstracts submission)
*** Monday, January 11 (papers, workshop and tutorial proposals submission)
*** Saturday, February 20 (demos, posters and doctoral consortium submission)
*** Saturday, February 27 (workshop papers submission)

* 12th International Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT 2021)
June 21-23, Dubai, United Emirates (virtual meeting)

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, January 11 (abstracts submission)

Website: https://www.context21.cloud/

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

next meeting: n.253, November 30, 13:30 UTC
default dates: bi-weekly, on Mondays, 13:30 UTC

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

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.84, December 7, 14:00 EDT
default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 15:00 EDT

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_20201102

Next SWAO Meeting Webpage:
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Conference_Call_20201207

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Conclusion of the IAOA Second 2020 Virtual Assembly and Executive Council Elections

Dear IAOA Members and Followers,

The nomination phase for the 2020 Executive Council election has closed on November 10, 2020. In addition to Ken Baclawski, Oliver Kutz, Frank Loebe, Fabian Neuhaus, Laure Vieu, and Amanda Vizedom who are candidates for re-election, we have three new candidates: Torsten Hahmann, Megan Katsumi and Emilio Sanfilippo.

We thus have nine candidates for nine positions. The current Executive Council, during its meeting on November 16, has acknowledged all candidates and confirmed that in this situation the election follows the procedure according to Article VII, Section 4, of our earlier Bylaws (IAOA with its new Swiss statutes is still in the process of elaborating new bylaws):
“If the number of candidates is not larger than the number of
vacancies, no ballot is required and the nominated candidates
are deemed to have been elected.”

In conclusion of the election, the new Executive Council for the period of 2021-2022 consists of:

  • Ken Baclawski, Northeastern University, USA
  • Torsten Hahmann, University of Maine, USA
  • Megan Katsumi, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Oliver Kutz, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
  • Frank Loebe, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Fabian Neuhaus, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • Emilio Sanfilippo, LOA, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy
  • Laure Vieu, IRIT-CNRS, University of Toulouse, France
  • Amanda Vizedom, Credit Suisse, USA

The new officers will take up their roles on January 1st, 2021, when the current period of office comes to an end. At its first meeting, the new EC will also newly elect the holders of the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Finally, we would like to thank the three outgoing Executive Council members, Roberta Ferrario, Michael Gruninger and Maria Keet, for their outstanding service to the community.

Laure Vieu
President, IAOA

IAOA Second 2020 Virtual Assembly and Executive Council Elections

Dear IAOA members,

The second 2020 IAOA Virtual Assembly will soon be open, and we will be selecting members for the Executive Council. These elections follow the regulations in the IAOA Statute as of Jun 23, 2016 [1,2].

All members of the Executive Council come to the end of their terms at the end of 2020. The current Executive Council has decided to keep the present number of people, so nine (9) persons need to be elected.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS UP-TO-DATE.
If you have not renewed your membership in the last 12 months, then your membership has most probably elapsed; please apply for renewal [3] before making a nomination or otherwise participating in the election. (Memberships are valid individually for one year, starting from the date of approval of the membership/renewal request. In few cases, more than 1 year membership may apply.)

For the next few weeks, we foresee three main phases:
Candidature, Campaigning, and Elections, as follows.

 

A – Candidature phase (from October 28 to November 9)

At least two members (a proposer and at least one seconder, none of whom should be the nominee) are required in order to make a nomination. The members making the nomination shall ensure that they, as well as the nominee, are current members of the association, and that the nominee shall accept the nomination.

PLEASE START NOW IN MAKING YOUR NOMINATIONS, by means of a message posted to [4] iaoa-member@ovgu.de and specifying the proposer, the seconder(s), the nominee, and optionally some motivations and/or a candidate’s position statement (which can be circulated afterwards). We have also set up a wiki page to discuss these elections at

[5] https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/IAOA_Assembly_2020_11 .

Please feel free to send any editing comments to [6] iaoa-election@ovgu.de .

Nominations can be freely discussed on the members’ mailing list [4,7] from the nomination time to the end of the campaigning phase.

 

B – Campaigning phase (from November 10 to November 16)

Campaigning can start with the first candidate nomination, i.e., during the candidature phase. Once that phase is closed, there is still a week available for active campaigning and discussion on the members’ mailing list [4,7].

 

C – 2020 IAOA virtual assembly eBallot (from November 17 to November 22)

In this period you will be asked to vote for nine Executive Council candidates. Please be so kind as to participate in the vote even if you decide to abstain, so we can count you among the participants. The more participants, the stronger the result of the election will be!

The list of candidates and their position statements will be made available through the IAOA Election wiki page [5].

Results will be announced to the mailing list [4] and the wiki page [5].

We will be grateful for any efforts and contributions to the 2020 EC election.
Active involvement in IAOA through Executive Council membership is a highly valuable service to the whole community. Please do consider nominating candidates!

Laure Vieu
President, IAOA

1] https://iaoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/iaoa-ch-statute-2016-06-23-en_v12.pdf

[2] https://iaoa.org/index.php/about/statute-and-bylaws/

[3] https://iaoa.org/index.php/join/

[4] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[5] https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/IAOA_Assembly_2020_11

[6] iaoa-election@ovgu.de

[7] https://listserv.ovgu.de/mailman/listinfo/iaoa-member

 

 

OCTOBER 2020 – 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

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* 19th International Semantic Web Conference
November 1-6, Athens, Greece (virtual meeting)

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

* 11th Workshop on Ontology Design and Pattern (WOP 2020)
November 1, Athens, Greece (virtual meeting)

Website: http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/WOP:2020

* 15th International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM 2020)
November 2, Athens, Greece (virtual meeting)

Website: http://om2020.ontologymatching.org/

* 39th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2020)
November 3-6, Vienna, Austria (virtual meeting)

Website: https://er2020.big.tuwien.ac.at/

* 1st Workshop of the International Cartography Association Commission on Geospatial Semantics (CGS 2020)
November 19, Redlands, CA, USA (virtual meeting)

Website: https://easychair.org/cfp/CGS2020

* 2nd Iberoamerican Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Web Conference (KGSWC 2020)
November 26-27, Merida, Mexico (virtual meeting)

Website: http://www.kgswc.org/

* 1st Indo-American Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Web Conference (KGSWC-India 2020)
November 26-27, virtual meeting

Website: http://www.kgswc.org/indo-american/

* 19th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications
(IEEE ICMLA-2020), special session on Deep Learning and Ontology
December 14-17, Miami, Florida, USA (virtual meeting)

Website: https://www.icmla-conference.org/icmla20/ss/SS-9.pdf

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* 29th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2021)
Track on Artificial Intelligence in IS Research and Practice (AIISRP)
June 14-16, Marrakech, Morocco

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday, November 18 (papers submission)

Website: http://www.ecis2021.com/tracks-description

* International Semantic Intelligence Conference (ISIC 2021)
February, 25-27, New Delhi, India

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, November 20 (workshop papers submission)

Website: https://www.ifis.uni-luebeck.de/~groppe/isic/

* 33rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2021)
June 28- July 3, Melbourne, Australia

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, November 28 (abstracts submission)
*** Friday, December 4 (papers submission)
*** Friday, January 15 (tutorial proposals submission)
*** Tuesday, January 19 (PhD award proposals submission)
*** Friday, March 12 (forum papers submission)
*** Monday, April 12 (Doctoral Consortium submission)

Website: https://caise21.org/

* European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2021)
June 6-10, Hersonissos, Greece (possibly virtual meeting)

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, December 11 (abstracts submission)
*** Friday, December 18 (papers submission)

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

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

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.251, November 2, 13:30 UTC
default dates: bi-weekly, on Mondays, 13:30 UTC

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

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.83, November 2, 14:00 EDT
default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 15:00 EDT

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_20201005

Next SWAO Meeting Webpage:
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Conference_Call_20201102

< end of newsletter >

SEPTEMBER 2020 – NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

herewith you receive the September 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

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

* ER Online Summer Seminars (EROSS 2020)
Every Wednesday, next September 30

Website: http://krdb.eu/eross-2020/

* 23rd International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2020)
October, 19-21, virtual meeting

Website: http://ds2020.csd.auth.gr/

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

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

* 15th International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM 2020)
November, 2 or 3, Athens, Greece (virtual meeting)

Website: http://om2020.ontologymatching.org/

* 39th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2020)
November, 3-6, Vienna, Austria (virtual meeting)

Website: https://er2020.big.tuwien.ac.at/

* 1st Workshop of the International Cartography Association Commission on Geospatial Semantics (CGS 2020)
November 19, Redlands, CA, USA (virtual meeting)

Website: https://easychair.org/cfp/CGS2020

* 2nd Iberoamerican Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Web Conference (KGSWC 2020)
November, 26-27, Merida, Mexico (virtual meeting)

Website: http://www.kgswc.org/

* 1st Indo-American Knowledge Graphs and Semantic Web Conference (KGSWC-India 2020)
Novmeber, 26-27, virtual meeting

Website: http://www.kgswc.org/indo-american/

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

* International Semantic Intelligence Conference (ISIC 2021)
February, 25-27, New Delhi, India

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, October 10 (papers submission)
*** Friday, November 20 (workshop papers submission)

Website: https://www.ifis.uni-luebeck.de/~groppe/isic/

* 1st Workshop of the International Cartography Association Commission on Geospatial Semantics (CGS 2020)
November 19, Redlands, CA, USA

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, October 15 (abstracts submission)

Website: https://easychair.org/cfp/CGS2020

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

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.249, October 5 (different day), 13:30 UTC
default dates: to be re-defined

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

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.82, October 5, 14:00 EDT
default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 15:00 EDT

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_20200803

Next SWAO Meeting Webpage:
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Conference_Call_20201005

< end of newsletter >

Call for Participation (free): Bolzano Summer of Knowledge, September 2020 — Virtual Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Research Centre for Knowledge and Data of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is happy to announce the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge which takes place online in September of 2020.

Participation is free. Register here.

The following events are part of the Summer of Knowledge in September 2020 (in alphabetical order):

CARLA 2020: Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application
EEWC 2020: 10th Enterprise Engineering Working Conference
EKAW 2020: The 22nd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
EROSS 2020: ER Online Summer Seminar Series
ICBO 2020: The 11th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies
ICCS 2020: 25th International Conference on Conceptual Structures
JOWO 2020: The 6th Joint Ontology Workshops
OVERLAY 2020: 2nd workshop on Artificial Intelligence and fOrmal VERification, Logic, Automata, and sYnthesis
SUM 2020: The 14th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management
TIME 2020: 27th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning

For event details, see https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it/.

To register, go to https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it/registration/.

 

 

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