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

[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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* 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

< end of newsletter >

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
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* 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
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* 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
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* 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/.

 

 

AUGUST 2020 – NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

herewith you receive the 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 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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BOLZANO SUMMER OF KNOWLEDGE
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FOIS 2020 is part of a great wider event, the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge; JOWO and ISAO are also part of it. However, given the coronavirus crisis, the situation is continuously evolving, the latest updates are the following:

*** FOIS 2020: the in-person meeting is postponed to Sept 13-16, 2021, while the proceedings will be made freely available online towards the end of 2020.
FOIS 2021 will include all the events that were originally planned for FOIS 2020 including the Early Career Symposium, the Ontology Show and Tell as well as the Demo and Industrial Track. There will be another call for research papers, with deadline April 15, 2021. Furthermore, authors of papers accepted for FOIS 2020 will have the opportunity to present their work at FOIS 2021, if they choose to do so.
*** JOWO 2020: among the workshops originally included in JOWO 2020, some will take place as virtual events, others are postponed to JOWO 2021. Please check the specific websites for more information.
*** ISAO 2020: the in-person summer school is postponed to September 2021
*** EKAW 2020: will be a virtual event in September 2020 with publication of proceedings sticking to the original timeframe.
*** ICBO 2020: will be a virtual event in September 2020 with publication of proceedings sticking to the original timeframe.

Please check the webpages for updates:

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

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

* ER Online Summer Seminars (EROSS 2020)
Every Wednesday, next August 26

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

* 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020)
August 29 – September 8, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (virtual meeting)

Website: http://ecai2020.eu/

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

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

* 11th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2020)
September 7-11, Coimbra, Portugal

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

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

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

* Explainable Logic-Based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (XLoKR20)
September 13-14, Rhodes, Greece (in-presence and virtual meeting)

Website: https://lat.inf.tu-dresden.de/XLoKR20/

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

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

* 5th International Workshop on Ontology Modularity (WOMoCoE 2020)
September 16, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy (virtual meeting)

Website: https://womocoe20.fbk.eu/

* Workshop on Scalable Knowledge Graph Engineering (SKALE 2020)
September 16, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy (virtual meeting)

Website: https://skale-workshop.gitlab.io/

* 11th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2020)
September 17, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy (virtual meeting)

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

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

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

* 6th Workshop on Formal and Cognitive Reasoning (FCR 2020)
September 21-25, Bamberg, Germany (virtual meeting)

Website: https://www.fernuni-hagen.de/wbs/fcr2020

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

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

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* 19th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (IEEE ICMLA-2020)
December 14-17, Miami, FL, USA

Deadline for submissions:
*** Tuesday, August 25 (papers submission)

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

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

Deadline for submissions:
*** Tuesday, September 15 (papers submission)

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

* Knowledge and Language Processing @ ACM SAC 2021
March, 22-26, Gwangju, South Korea

Deadline for submissions:
*** Tuesday, September 15 (papers submission)

Website: https://klp.fbk.eu/

* 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
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* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.247, September 1, 13:30 UTC
default dates: bi-weekly, on Tuesdays, 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.82, September 8, 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_20200908

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ICBO 2020 – VIRTUAL EVENT

*** UPDATE: Registration for the virtual ICBO 2020 is now open: https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it/registration/ ***

*** Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some parts of ICBO 2020 will take place virtually, but the major part of the conference will be *postponed* to September 2021. Proceedings will still be published in 2020 as usual.***

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

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

The virtual event of ICBO 2020 will be held as a part of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge 2020, together with EKAW 2020.


Theme

The theme for ICBO|ODLS 2020 is Ontology across Boundaries. This includes the topics of:

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

Organisation

ICBO|ODLS 2020 is co-chaired by Frank Loebe and Janna Hastings. The full organising committee is detailed here.

The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge 2020 is being arranged locally by Oliver Kutz and the Research Centre on Knowledge and Data (KRDB), Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.


Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speakers for ICBO 2020 will be:

Professor Susan Michie, head of the Centre for Behaviour Change, University College London.

Dr Chris Mungall, Department Head, Molecular Ecosystems Biology, Berkeley Lab.

EKAW 2020 – VIRTUAL EVENT

EKAW 2020 will happen 16-20 September 2020 as a virtual event.

Further update for deadline and organisation of EKAW:

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, the revised submission deadline for abstracts is May 25, full papers are due June 1.

Please note further:

  • The organisation team of EKAW 2020 is committed to publishing the EKAW proceedings with Springer in 2020.
  • EKAW will happen as a virtual conference, physical attendance of authors of accepted papers at EKAW will therefore not be required.
  • Keynote Speakers are confirmed as virtual events.
  • The call for (virtual) Posters & Demos is forthcoming.
  • Participation/Publishing at EKAW will be at a heavily discounted fee (announced soon).

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More on the 30+ year history of the EKAW Conference Series can be found here.

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

EKAW 2020 welcomes papers dealing with theoretical, methodological, experimental, and application-oriented aspects of knowledge engineering and knowledge management. In particular, but not exclusively, we are expecting papers about methods, tools and methodologies relevant to the following topics: knowledge and AI, knowledge discovery, knowledge management, knowledge engineering and acquisition, social and cognitive aspects of knowledge representation, and applications in specific domains.

EKAW 2020 will be part of Bolzano Summer of Knowledge 2020, together with ICBO 2020 and FOIS 2020, and more.


Organization

Research Centre on Knowledge and Data (KRDB)
Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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