FOIS 2023 Call for paper

13th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2023), July 17-20, 2023 (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada) and Sept 18-20, 2023 (Online)


http://fois2023.griis.ca 

For any questions, please email: fois2023@gmail.com

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 submission of high quality, not previously published results on both theoretical issues and practical advancements. FOIS 2023 will have distinct tracks for foundational issues, ontology applications and methods, and domain ontologies.

FOIS aims to be a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication for 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: 31 January 2023
• Author rebuttal period: March 24-31, 2023 (tentative)
• Notifications: April 10, 2023 (tentative)
• Camera-ready papers: May 1, 2023
• Onsite conference: July 17-20, 2023
• Virtual conference: week of September 18, 2023

The submission deadline for workshops will be after the notifications to allow authors to submit a revised version of rejected papers to any of the conference workshops if the paper topics are appropriate for this workshop.

Location
FOIS 2023 will consist of a physical meeting and a virtual meeting: 

• An in-person only meeting in Sherbrooke, Quebec from July 17 to 21, 2023 that will be very much like a traditional conference with keynotes, regular talks, workshops and tutorials and plenty of social and networking opportunities. This part will not have a remote participation option, but we plan on recording selected talks (e.g. keynotes).
• This will be followed by an online part to be held from September 18 to 20, 2023 that offers an opportunity for presentation and discussion of additional papers that were not presented at the physical meeting in Sherbrooke. 

Submissions
FOIS 2023 seeks three types of full-length (14 pages) high-quality papers on a wide range of topics:

• Foundational papers address content-related ontological issues, their formal representation, and their relevance to some aspect of information systems.
• Application and Methods papers address novel systems, methods, and tools related to building, evaluating, or using ontologies, emphasizing the impact of ontology contents.
• 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.

Please refer to the Submissions Instructions (coming soon)  for more details. As usual, the FOIS proceedings will be published by IOS Press.

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, events/processes
• 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, alignment, matching and entity reconciliation
• Ontology modularity, patterns, and contextuality
• Ontology evaluation, quality, reuse, adaptation, and evolution
• Ontology compliance with FAIR principles
• Formal comparison among ontologies
• Relationship between conceptual modeling and ontologies
• Relationship with cognition, language, semantics, and context
• Connections between knowledge graphs and ontologies
• Methodological issues in the applications of ontologies
• Social issues, such as trust or bias, with respect to ontologies 

Applications

• Technical applications of ontologies, such as
• Semantic Web
• Other areas of AI (Machine Learning, Explainable AI, Rules)
• Qualitative modeling
• Systems applications of ontologies, such as
• Ontology-driven information systems design
• Ontology-based data access
• Knowledge management
• Information retrieval
• Computational linguistics
• Metadata management
• Domain applications of ontologies, such as
• Ontologies for business modeling
• 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.
• Ontologies for Open Science and dataset sharing

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.)

Conference Organization

General Chair:

Antony Galton, University of Exeter, UK

PC Chairs:

Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, IRIT-CNRS Toulouse, France
Torsten Hahmann, University of Maine, USA

Local Organization Chair:

Jean-François Ethier, University of Sherbrooke, Canada 

Online Chair:

Cassia Trojahn, IRIT Université Toulouse 2, France

Workshop and Tutorial Chairs:

Megan Katsumi, University of Toronto, Canada
Emilio Sanfilippo, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy

Early Career Chairs:
Antoine Zimmermann, École des Mines de Saint-Étienne (EMSE), France
Guendalina Righetti, Free University Bozen/Bolzano, Italy

Demo & Showcase Chairs:
Sergio de Cesare, University of Westminster, UK
TBA

Publicity Chairs:
Lucia Gomez Alvarez, TU Dresden, Germany
Selja Seppälä, University College Cork, Ireland




IAOA November 2022 Newsletter

Dear IAOA members,

Herewith you receive the November 2022 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].

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EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA
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* FOIS – 13th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2023),
July 17-20, 2023 (Sherbrooke, QC, Canada) and Sept 18-20, 2023 (Online)

Website: http://fois2023.griis.ca

Submission deadline:
*** 31 January 2023

>> Forthcoming: Call for the organization of Workshops and Tutorials @FOIS 2023

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UPCOMING DEADLINES OF EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 20th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2023)
May 28th – June 1st, 2023, in Hersonissos, Crete, Greece.

Website: https://2023.eswc-conferences.org/eswc-2023/

Submission deadline:
*** November 24, 2022 (call for tutorials)
*** December 8, 2022 (abstract submission – research, resource, in-use)
*** December 15, 2022 (full paper submission – research, resource, in-use)

* CAISE’23 – 35th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering
June 12 – 16, Zaragoza, Spain

Website: https://caise23.svit.usj.es/

Submission deadline:
*** November 22, 2022 (abstract submission)
*** November 29, 2022 (paper submission)

* The Conference on Information and Research science Connecting to Digital
and Library science 2023 (Formerly the Italian Research Conference on
Digital Libraries)
February 23-24, 2023, Bari, Italy

Website: http://lacam.di.uniba.it/IRCDL23/

Submission deadline:
*** December 5, 2022

* 11th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST’23)
April 4-6, 2023, Pisa, Italy

Website: http://worldcist.org/

Submission deadline:
*** December 6, 2022

* 16th IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2023
11 – 13 March 2023, Lisbon, Portugal

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

Submission deadline:
*** December 12, 2022

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 15th Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil (ONTOBRAS 2022)
November 22-25, 2022 (online)

Website: https://www.inf.ufrgs.br/ontobras/en/15th-seminar-on-ontology-research-in-brazil-ontobras-2022-2/

* 21st International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AIxIA 2022)
November 28 – December 2, 2022, Udine, Italy (several events in context of AIxIA 2022)

Website: https://aixia2022.uniud.it/

* 24th International Conference on Information Integration and Web Intelligence (iiWAS2022)
November 28 – December 30, 2022 (online)

Website: https://www.iiwas.org/conferences/iiwas2022/

* IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Graph (ICKG-2022)
November 30 – December 1, 2022, Orlando, Florida, USA

Website: https://ickg2022.zhonghuapu.com/

* IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2022)
December 17 – 20, 2022, Osaka, Japan

Website: http://bigdataieee.org/BigData2022/

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES

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* IAOA Educational Technical Committee meeting
Nov 22, 08:00 EST / 14:00 CET

Webpage: https://iaoa.org/index.php/faq/education-committee/

* 2022 IAOA Extra-Ordinary Assembly

Important dates:
** Nov 23 – discussion phase ends
** Nov 30 – assembly called to order, ballot starts
** Dec 06 – ballot closes

Webpage: https://iaoa.org/index.php/2022/11/10/2022-iaoa-extra-ordinary-virtual-assembly-nov-30-dec-06/

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

EC Webpage:

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

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ONTOBRAS 2022

15th Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil – ONTOBRAS 2022

22 – 25 November 2022 – 100% Online

Free Registrations!

The free registrations for ONTOBRAS 2022 are now open! To subscribe, visit the conference’s page on Eventbrite. The conference’s sessions are limited to 300 simultaneous participants.

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For all information about ONTOBRAS 2022, please visit: https://www.inf.ufrgs.br/ontobras/en/15th-seminar-on-ontology-research-in-brazil-ontobras-2022-2/#iaoa

October 2022 newsletter

Dear IAOA members,

Herewith you receive the October 2022 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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EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA
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* Educational Series on Applied Ontology (ESAO)

Website: https://iaoa.org/index.php/2022/10/11/educational-series-on-applied-ontology-esao-fourth-webinar/

When: October 18, 2022 at 10:00-10:30 EDT / 14:00-14:30 UTC / 16:00-16:30 CEST/SAST

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UPCOMING DEADLINES OF EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 6th International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry (EDI40 2022)
March 15-17, 2023, Leuven, Belgium

Website: http://cs-conferences.acadiau.ca/edi40-23/

Submission deadline:
*** October 30, 2022

* 2nd Workshop on Knowledge Graphs and Big Data (KGBigdata 2022)
@IEEE Big Data 2022
Dec. 17, 2022 (online workshop)

Website: https://cci.drexel.edu/kgbigdata/2022/

Submission deadline:
*** November 1, 2022

* 11th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCIST’23)
April 4-6, 2023, Pisa, Italy

Website: http://worldcist.org/

Submission deadline:
*** December 6, 2022

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 41st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2022)
October 17-20, 2022, Hyderabad, India (online)

Website: https://er2022web.github.io/ER2022/

* 21st International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2022)
October 23-27, 2022, Hangzhou, China (online)

Website: https://iswc2022.semanticweb.org/

* 11th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Graphs (IJCKG-2022)
in cooperation with ISWC
October 27-29, 2022, Hangzhou, China(online)

Website: https://www.ijckg.org/

* 29th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning (TIME 2022)
November 7-9, 2022 (online)

Website: https://time2022.time-symposium.org/

* 15th Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil (ONTOBRAS 2022)
November 22-25, 2022 (online)

Website: https://www.inf.ufrgs.br/ontobras/en/15th-seminar-on-ontology-research-in-brazil-ontobras-2022-2/

* 21st International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AIxIA 2022)
November 28 – December 2, 2022, Udine, Italy (several events in context of AIxIA 2022)

Website: https://aixia2022.uniud.it/

* 24th International Conference on Information Integration and Web Intelligence (iiWAS2022)
November 28 – December 30, 2022 (online)

Website: https://www.iiwas.org/conferences/iiwas2022/

* IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Graph (ICKG-2022)
November 30 – December 1, 2022, Orlando, Florida, USA

Website: https://ickg2022.zhonghuapu.com/

* IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2022)
December 17 – 20, 2022, Osaka, Japan

Website: http://bigdataieee.org/BigData2022/

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES

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* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

EC Webpage:

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

 

Educational Series on Applied Ontology (ESAO)- Fourth Webinar!

The fourth ESAO webinar will be held on
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 10:00 EDT / 14:00 UTC / 16:00 CEST/SAST via a Zoom meeting (full connection details at the end of this message).No registration needed; please find full connection details at the end of this message.Program
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* 10:00-10:30 EDT / 14:00-14:30 UTC / 16:00-16:30 CEST/SAST

Clément Jonquet
French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics for Environment and Agronomy research unit, Montpellier, France

“O’FAIRe: Ontology FAIRness Evaluator in the AgroPortal semantic resource repository”

Abstract: O’FAIRe, the Ontology FAIRness Evaluator, is a methodology to automatically assess to which level a semantic resource or ontology respects the FAIR Principles. This talk will present the online tool implementing O’FAIRe within the AgroPortal ontology repository, through 61 questions/tests, among 80% are based on the ontology metadata description. For a specific ontology or a group of semantic resources, O’FAIRe web service outputs both global and detailed scores (normalized) against the 15 FAIR Principles. O’FAIRe results are visualized and explained with new specific user-friendly interfaces (such as the FAIRness wheel) in order to help AgroPortal users improve the FAIRness of their resources. O’FAIRe is currently implemented in three different public ontology repositories as they offer the required metadata descriptions. In the future, we will deploy the service in other OntoPortal repositories.

Series Description
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The IAOA [2] has created ESAO [1], a new educational effort directed towards topics of Applied Ontology, primarily established basics and foundations.

The series is inspired by the Interdisciplinary Schools on Applied Ontology (ISAO) [3] (whose next edition will be held in 2023). ESAO is complementary in format and its overall approach. The goal is to provide a combination of an archive of educational material (e.g., short video lectures) and a series of webinars for presenting and discussing that material.

Organization
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Members of the Education Technical Committee of IAOA [2] and among those primarily (in alphabetical order):

* Lucía Gómez Álvarez
* Frank Loebe
* Sandra Lovrenčić
* Cassia Trojahn (Chair)
* Laure Vieu

Contact
E-Mail:info@iaoa.org

[1] Educational Series on Applied Ontology
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/Edu:ESAO

[2] IAOA website
http://iaoa.org/

[3] ISAO History page
https://iaoa.org/index.php/isao-history/

Connection Details
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Topic: 4th ESAO Session
Time: Oct 18, 2022 03:45 PM Paris

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JOWO 2022 – Report from Jönköping

On the morning of the 15th of August 2022, Jönköping University opened the doors to for the first time in Sweden host The Joint Ontology Workshops – Episode VIII: The Svear Summer of Ontology. In the five days that followed, scientists and practitioners interested in ontology gathered to share their latest research, discuss fundamental problems and network under the Swedish summer sun. 

 

Taking place as a stand-alone event, JOWO’22 was chosen to be held predominantly on-site to, once again, try to reduce the distance between scientists and research disciplines after the covid-pandemic had made everything feel so far away. However, since “hybrid is the new black”, the event live-streamed the full scientific content to offer remote participants a chance to join the fun from the distance of their choosing. In the end, the combination resulted in just over 50 participants joining on-site and some 70 participants came and went on the virtual platform.

 

During the full event week (15-19th of August), JOWO’22 ran two parallel sessions to provide enough time for the contributing workshops and tutorials to run their individual programs. The scientific program consisted of seven workshops, three tutorials, three shared keynotes and one panel debate, all carefully puzzled into a schedule that, to the best of our ability, ensured that the participants could participate in as many of workshops/tutorials of their choosing.

 

The list of workshops consisted of a few JOWO classics like the sixth editions of CAOS VI: Cognition And OntologieS IV” and ”FOUST VI: Foundational Ontology,” as well as ”IFOW III: The Integrated Food Ontology Workshop” and ”RobOntics III: Ontologies for Autonomous Robotics” which celebrated their third editions at JOWO’22. More impressive still, was to see that the impact of the ontology community is growing in different application areas as demonstrated in how several new ontology workshops were present in this year’s edition. Covering ever-relevant topics such as environmental concern, knowledge diversity and social services the newcomings were: Ensusto: Energy, Materials and Sustainability Ontology Workshop,” “FMKD: First Workshop on Formal Models of Knowledge Diversity” and OSS: Ontologies for Social Services.” 

 

The participants were also offered the chance to further extend their ontology-focused skillset by participating in three tutorials of different scientific characters. First, He Tan held a semantic web tutorial on “Knowledge Graphs.” Then Tiago Prince Sales, Joao Paolo A. Almeida and Giancarlo Guizzardi organised a tutorial on how to “Implement Better Ontologies with gUFO.” Finally, the intersection between ontological modelling and linguistic research was investigated in the tutorial “Generating Text from Ontologies in Multiple Languages” organised by Maria Keet and Zola Mahlaza.

 

The scientific highlights of the event were, however, the presentations of the three shared keynotes. First up was Janna Hastings (University of Zurich/University of St. Gallen) who promoted ontology research in the setting of recent computer technologies in her talk “Ontologies in the age of deep learning.” This was followed by a talk by Peter Gärdenfors (University of Lund) who presented selected parts of his paradigm-shifting research on “Conceptual spaces, event structure and cognitive ontology.” The final keynote speaker, invited as part of the FMKD workshop, was Sebastian Rudolph (Technical University Dresden) who took the opportunity to build on Gärdenfors’ research and presented a more formal theory of knowledge representation in his talk “The Matrix Has You – Toward Compositional Conceptual Spaces.”

 

Another scientific highlight was the panel experiment “A Foustian Struggle” organised as part of the FOUST VI workshop. Here some of the founders of the seven (perhaps) most famous foundational ontologies were positioned against one another in a battle of how best to model particular scenarios. It was a fast-pasted intellectual battle that left both the audience and the participants wanting more. 

 

Yet, scientific excellence is nothing without an opportunity to promote the conducted research and to ground it into meaningful connections. Thus, to take advantage of the on-site conference setting, JOWO’22 consisted of a rich social program that encouraged communication between both newcomers and returning members. During the conference’s cookie-overflowing coffee breaks (in Sweden it is considered rude to offer less than 7 types of cookies) the participants could get to know one another by, for instance, playing “Networking BINGO.” The conference extracurricular activities on the social program consisted of a conference reception with Swedish “skumpa och smörgåstårta,” a BBQ on the beach, a half day along Vättern that included not only a nature hike but a trip to the twelfth-century industry village Röttle and the Swedish candy-capital Gränna. However, the social highlight was without a doubt the conference dinner that set in between the medieval armours at the old country inn Gyllene Uttern provided the participants with the extraordinary panorama of the rainbow-coloured sunset as day turned into night over the second largest lake in Sweden. 

 

The success of the event was the direct result of the hard work of everyone involved. As general chairs, we would like to say a warm thank you to the JOWO’22 organisation, all the workshop and tutorial chairs, the members of the program committees, the contributing authors and presenters, as well as to the audience. We hope that you all learned something new and that you had as much fun as we did!

 

The JOWO’22 chairs,

 Maria M. Hedblom and He Tan

Educational Series on Applied Ontology (ESAO)- Approaching soon!

Educational Series on Applied Ontology (ESAO) [1]

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at
10:00 EDT / 14:00 UTC / 16:00 CEST/SAST via a Zoom meeting:

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Program
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* 10:00-10:30 EDT / 14:00-14:30 UTC / 16:00-16:30 CEST/SAST

Torsten Hahmann
School of Computing and Information Science, University of Maine

“Where am I? Spatial knowledge in ontologies”

Abstract: Many of the things we describe in ontologies are objects or processes located in physical space. Examples of questions with a location or other spatial component include: Where is the start of the trail? What is the address I need to go to? Where again did I put my keys? How large is the property? Where is the conference happening? Where did you see the whale? To capture such spatial information, ontologies provide a variety of mechanisms that range from vague, qualitative descriptions (e.g. “after the bridge”, “on my desk”, “in the Gulf of Maine”), to more precise locations (“947 Broadway”, “Sherbrooke (QC)”) or even quantitative description (“1km East from here”, “400 sq m”). This talk will take the listener through different ways that are available to describe space and locations that range from concepts provided by top-level ontologies to more specialized spatial and geospatial ontologies for the Semantic Web.

* 10:30-11:00 EDT / 14:30-15:00 UTC / 16:30-17:00 CEST/SAST

Janna Hastings
School of Medicine, University of St. Gallen, and the Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care, University of Zurich

“The role of ontologies in data science in support of discovery research”

Abstract: Data science encompasses a wide range of methods which aim to interpret and extract meaning, and new knowledge, from data. For data-driven discovery research, the quality and suitability of the statistical approaches are usually the focus of efforts to derive new knowledge, while ontologies are assumed to be relevant mainly for purposes of standardisation and exchange of existing knowledge, i.e. subsequent to the discovery process. In this presentation, I will discuss the role of ontologies and other pre-existing formal representations of knowledge in the science of making new discoveries from data, why this role is often overlooked, and how this might change as the science of the future becomes better integrated between humans and machines. I will illustrate with some examples taken from different domains: metabolism and behaviour.

Series Description
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The IAOA [2] has created ESAO [1], a new educational effort directed towards topics of Applied Ontology, primarily established basics and foundations.

The series is inspired by the Interdisciplinary Schools on Applied Ontology (ISAO) [3] (whose next edition will be held in 2023). ESAO is complementary in format and its overall approach. The goal is to provide a combination of an archive of educational material (e.g., short video lectures) and a series of webinars for presenting and discussing that material.

Organization
————

Members of the Education Technical Committee of IAOA [2] and among those primarily (in alphabetical order):

* Lucía Gómez Álvarez
* Frank Loebe
* Sandra Lovrenčić
* Cassia Trojahn (Chair)
* Laure Vieu

Contact
E-Mail: info@iaoa.org

[1] Educational Series on Applied Ontology
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/Edu:ESAO

[2] IAOA website
https://iaoa.org/

[3] ISAO History page
https://iaoa.org/index.php/isao-history/

Connection Details
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Topic: 3rd ESAO session
Time: Sep 20, 2022 04:00 PM Paris

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July 2022 newsletter

Dear IAOA members,

Herewith you receive the July 2022 newsletter on events that cover research in ontology (conferences, workshops, etc.) or are associated with IAOA (e.g., meetings of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Committees). These newsletters inform you about upcoming events and their corresponding deadlines. They may also include short reports of interesting past events, for example, by IAOA members who attended them. The planned frequency of the newsletters ranges from monthly to bi-monthly. This service complements the calendars of events [1] and deadlines [2], which we run for gathering event information. Please notice that such calendars are now easily accessible from the right sidebar of the landing page of the IAOA website [3] and from the Events page [4].

Should you have any further suggestions, comments or questions on this service, please let us know by writing to the Association [5] or publicly to the membership [6].

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

Sincerely,

IAOA Executive Council

[1] calendar: “IAOA Check Events”

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

[2] calendar: “IAOA Check Deadlines”

https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=os3b7er3ad4ela965ggjoa7u80%40group.calendar.google.com

[3] https://iaoa.org/

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

[5] info@iaoa.org

[6] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[7] calendars@iaoa.org

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EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA — REGISTRATION
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* Educational Series on Applied Ontology (ESAO)

Website: https://iaoa.org/index.php/2022/07/12/educational-series-on-applied-ontology-next-session-approaching-soon/

When: July 19, 2022 at 10:00 EDT / 14:00 UTC / 16:00 CEST/SAST

Join via Zoom:
*** Meeting ID: 973 5823 2667
*** Passcode: 554951
*** Link: https://univ-tlse2.zoom.us/j/97358232667?pwd=V0k0NWZ1dEd1eEJJVUE4eGJMVGhHdz09

* JOWO 2022 – Episode VIII: The Svear Sommar of Ontology
August 15-19, 2022, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.

Website https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/2022/

Registration deadlines:
*** Early bird registration: until July 23
*** Regular registration: until August 13

* FOMI 2022 – 12th International Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry
September 12-15, 2022, Tarbes, France

Website: https://ontocommons.eu/news-events/events/12th-international-workshop-formal-ontologies-meet-industry-fomi22

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UPCOMING DEADLINES OF EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 24th International Conference on Information Integration and Web Intelligence (iiWAS2022)
November 28 – 30, 2022 in Italy and virtual

Website: https://www.iiwas.org/conferences/iiwas2022/

Submission deadline:
*** July 15, 2022

* 15th Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil (ONTOBRAS 2022)
November 22-25, 2022, Online

Website: https://www.inf.ufrgs.br/ontobras/en/15th-seminar-on-ontology-research-in-brazil-ontobras-2022-2/

Submission deadline:
*** July 17, 2022 (main track)
*** July 24, 2022 (Doctoral and Masters Consortium on Ontologies)
*** July 24, 2022 (tutorials)

* International Joint Conference on Knowledge Graph (IJCKG 2022)
in cooperation with ISWC
October 27-29, October, 2022, Hangzhou, China

Website: http://www.ijckg.org/

Submission deadline:
*** July 27, 2022 (abstract submission)
*** August 2, 2022 (paper submission)

* IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Graph (ICKG 2022)
November 30-December 1, 2022, Orlando, FL, USA

Website: https://ickg2022.zhonghuapu.com/calls

Submission deadline:
*** July 31, 2022

* 17th International Workshop on Ontology Matching (OM 2022)
collocated with ISWC 2022

Website: http://om2022.ontologymatching.org/

Submission deadline:
*** August 9, 2022

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 3rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAIML 2022)
July 23-24, Toronto, Canada

Website: https://www.itcse2022.org/caiml/index

* 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and
the 25th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI 2022),
July 23-29, 2022, Wien, Austria

Website: https://ijcai-22.org/

* 2nd WORKSHOP ON MACHINE ETHICS AND EXPLAINABILITY – THE ROLE OF LOGIC PROGRAMMING
co-located with ICLP2022, July 31, 2022

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/meande-lp2022/

* 9th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR)
July 31 – August 5, 2022, Haifa, Israel
(main conference on August 2-5, 2022; tutorials and workshops on July 31 – August 1, 2022)

Website: https://kr2022.cs.tu-dortmund.de/

* 38th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP 2022)
July 31–August 6, 2022, Haifa, Israel

Website: https://software.imdea.org/Conferences/ICLP2022/

* 35th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2022)
August 1-10, 2022, Haifa, Israel

Website: https://dai.fmph.uniba.sk/events/dl2022/

* 33rd International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2022)
August 22-24, 2022, Vienna, Austria

Website: https://www.dexa.org/dexa2022

* 23rd European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2022)
September 1-2, 2022, Naples, Italy

Website: www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/eckm/eckm-call-for-papers/

* 26th European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems (ADBIS 2022)
September 5-9, 2022, Turin, Italy

Website: https://adbis2022.polito.it

* Intelligent Data – from data to knowledge (DOING) @ADBIS 2022
September 5, Turin, Italy

Website: https://www.univ-orleans.fr/lifo/evenements/doing/?page_id=820

* 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage (SWODCH)@ ADBIS 2022
September 5, Turin, Italy

Website: https://swodch2022.inf.unibz.it/

* 15th CONFERENCE ON SPATIAL INFORMATION THEORY (COSIT 2022)
September 5-9, 2022, Kobe, Japan

Website: http://cosit2022.iniad.org/

* 20th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2022)
September 11-15, 2022, Muenster, Germany

Website: https://bpm2022.uni-muenster.de/about-conference

* 27th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2022)
September 12-15, 2022, Muenster, Germany

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

* 18th International Conference on Semantic Systems (SEMANTiCS 2022)
September 13-15, 2022, Vienna, Austria

Website: https://2022-eu.semantics.cc/

* Onto4FAIR Workshop at @SEMANTICS 2022
September 13, 2022, Vienna, Austria

Website: https://onto4fair.github.io/

* 26th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2022)
September 20-23, 2022, Padova, Italy

Website: http://tpdl2022.dei.unipd.it/

* 21st International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2022)
September 23-27, 2022, Hangzhou, China

Website: https://iswc2022.semanticweb.org/

* International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2022)
September 25-28, 2022, Michigan League, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Website: https://icbo-conference.github.io/icbo2022/

* 23rd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2022)
September 26-29, 2022, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://ekaw2022.inf.unibz.it

* Declarative AI 2022 – Rules, Reasoning, Decisions, and Explanations
September 26-30, 2022, Berlin, Germany

Website: https://2022.declarativeai.net/

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SPECIAL ISSUES INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* Semantic Web Journal, Special Issue on Tools & Systems

CFP: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/blog/call-papers-special-issue-tools-systems#

Submission deadline:
*** July 31, 2022

* Semantic Web Journal, Special Issue on Neuro-Symbolic Artificial Intelligence and the Semantic Web

CFP: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/blog/call-papers-special-issue-neuro-symbolic-artificial-intelligence-and-semantic-web

Submission deadline:
*** August 1, 2022

* Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence Special issue: Semantics and Natural Language Processing in Agriculture

CFP: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/35711/semantics-and-natural-language-processing-in-agriculture

Submission deadline:
*** September 30, 2022

* Semantic Web Journal, Special Issue on Wikidata: Construction, Evaluation and Applications

CFP: https://www.semantic-web-journal.net/blog/call-papers-special-issue-wikidata-construction-evaluation-and-applications

Submission deadline:
*** January 31, 2022

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES

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* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

EC Webpage:

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

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Educational Series on Applied Ontology – Next session approaching soon!

The Educational Series on Applied Ontology (ESAO) [1] is open for everyone and welcomes students, researchers and practitioners alike.

The second of its regular webinar sessions will be held on
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 10:00 EDT / 14:00 UTC / 16:00 CEST/SAST
via a Zoom meeting.

How to join via Zoom:
– Meeting ID: 973 5823 2667
– Passcode: 554951
https://univ-tlse2.zoom.us/j/97358232667?pwd=V0k0NWZ1dEd1eEJJVUE4eGJMVGhHdz09

No registration needed; please find full connection details at the end of this message. Contact: info@iaoa.org

**Program**

* 10:00-10:30 EDT / 14:00-14:30 UTC / 16:00-16:30 CEST/SAST

Roberta Ferrario
Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the CNR,
Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Trento, Italy

Title: “The theory of variable embodiment and the modeling of organisational change”

Abstract: How can organisations survive not only the substitution of members, but also other dramatic changes, like that of the norms regulating their activities, the goals they plan to achieve, or the system of roles that compose them? These are some of the classical questions an ontology of organisations should be able to answer. I will briefly present Kit Fine’s notions of rigid and variable embodiment and propose an integration aimed at addressing the issue of re-identification of organisations through change.

* 10:30-11:00 EDT / 14:30-15:00 UTC / 16:30-17:00 CEST/SAST

Paweł Garbacz
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland

Title: “Applied ontologies as evolving artifacts. Why and how should you take care of managing ontology development?”

Abstract: If you think of an applied ontology as a dynamic informational artefact that is being developed over time, then you might want to consider a framework which would allow you to track the history of its lifecycle, test the changes it undergoes, and control its quality. These challenges are similar to challenges faced in bog-standard software development. In my presentation, I will show how the well-known software tools, including Continuous Integration platforms, version control systems, testing platforms, and review workflows, may address these challenges.

**Series Description**

The IAOA [2] has created ESAO [1], a new educational effort directed towards topics of Applied Ontology, primarily established basics and foundations.

The series is inspired by the Interdisciplinary Schools on Applied Ontology (ISAO) [3] (whose next edition will be held in 2023). ESAO is complementary in format and its overall approach. The goal is to provide a combination of an archive of educational material (e.g., short video lectures) and a series of webinars for presenting and discussing that material.

**Organization**
Members of the Education Technical Committee of IAOA [2] and among those primarily (in alphabetical order):

* Lucía Gómez Álvarez
* Frank Loebe
* Sandra Lovrenčić
* Cassia Trojahn (Chair)
* Laure Vieu

**Contact**
E-Mail: info@iaoa.org

[1] Educational Series on Applied Ontology
https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/Edu:ESAO

[2] IAOA website
http://iaoa.org/

[3] ISAO History page
https://iaoa.org/index.php/isao-history/

**Connection Details**
Topic: 2nd ESAO session
Time:  Jul 19, 2022 04:00 PM Paris

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JOWO 2022 – Registration open!

Episode VIII: The Svear Sommar of Ontology
https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/2022/

The Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO) is a venue of workshops that, together, address a wide spectrum of topics related to ontology research, ranging from Cognitive Science to Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics.

JOWO 2022 will be held 15-19 August 2022 in Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.

JOWO is a conference of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA), which is a non-profit organization aiming to promote interdisciplinary research and international collaboration in formal ontology.

You can find a general presentation of JOWO and former editions here.

**Registration is now open**
https://www.trippus.net/JOWO2022_registration

We encourage everyone who intends to participate in JOWO to register as soon as possible so we the local organisation can plan accordingly.  Note that early bird registration ends on the 23rd of July.

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