Applied Ontology vol. 16 (2) 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

APRIL 2021 – NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

Herewith you receive the April 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].

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UPCOMING EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA

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

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

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APPROACHING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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

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

* 30th The Web Conference (WWW)
April 19-23, Ljubljana, Slovenia (virtual event)

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

* 20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2021)
May 3-7, 2021, London, England (virtual event)

Website: https://aamas2021.soton.ac.uk/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT 2021)
June 21-23, 2021, Dubai

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

* Semantic technologies for smart information sharing and web collaboration (Web2Touch 2021)
Conference Track at the 30th IEEE WETICE Conference
June 23-25, 2021, Bayonne, France

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

* 10th International Conference on Model and Data Engineering (MEDI 2021)
June 21-23, 2021, Tallinn, Estonia

Website: https://cs.ttu.ee/events/medi2021/

* 2nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAIML 2021)
June 26-27, 2021, Sydney, Australia

Website: https://itcse2021.org/caiml/index.html

* 33rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAISE 21)
June 28-July 2, 2021, Melbourne, Australia

Website: https://caise21.org

* 26th Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Development (EMMSAD 2021)
June 28-29, 2021, Melbourne, Australia

Website: https://www.emmsad.org/

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA

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

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

Deadline for submission:
*** April 29, 2021

* 26th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2021)
Co-located within BOSK 2021, September 20-23, 2021

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

Deadline for submission:
*** April 23, 2021 (abstract submission)
*** April 30, 2021 (full paper submission)

* International Joint Workshop on “Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage” (SWODCH 2021)
Co-located with BOSK 2021, September 20-21, 2021

Website: https://swodch2021.inf.unibz.it/

Deadline for submission:
*** May 15, 2021

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

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

Deadline for submission:
*** May 16, 2021

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

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

Deadlines for submission:
*** April 21, 2021 (direct to journal submissions)
*** May 5, 2021 (main research submissions)
*** May 26, 2021 (early career submissions)
*** June 16, 2021 (posters and flash presentations abstract submissions)

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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

Website: https://iswc2021.semanticweb.org

Deadlines for submission:
*** April 19, 2021 (Full paper)

* 30th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2021)
November 1-5, 2021 (virtual event), Queensland, Australia

Website: http://www.cikm2021.org

Deadlines for submissions:
*** Apr 21, 2021 (Workshops proposal)
*** May 19, 2021 (Full & applied papers abstract)
*** May 26, 2021 (Full & applied papers final)
*** Jun 2, 2021 (Short papers abstract)
*** Jun 9, 2021 (Short papers final)
*** Jun 16, 2021 (Resource & demo papers)
*** Jun 30, 2021 (Tutorial proposals deadline)

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

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

Deadline for submission:
*** April 23, 2021 (Abstract submission)
*** April 30, 2021 (Paper submission)

* 31st International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (EJC 2021)
September 6-10, 2021, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany (hybrid event)

Website: https://ejc2021.entavis.com/

Deadline for submission:
*** April 30, 2021 (Paper submission)

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

Website:

Deadline for submission:
*** April 30, 2021 (Abstract submission)
*** May 7, 2021 (Paper submission)

* 13th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery,
Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (IC3K 2021) (virtual event)
October 25- 27, 2021, Valletta, Malta

Website: http://www.ic3k.org

Deadline for submission:
*** May 18, 2021 12:00AM

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

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

Deadline for submission:
*** May 24, 2021

* Workshop on Knowledge Engineering for Planning and Scheduling (KEPS 2021)
Co-located with ICAPS 2021

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

Deadline for submission:
*** May 28, 2021

* 40th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2021)
October 20-21, 2021, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Website: https://www.er2021.org/

Deadlines:
*** April 21, 2021 (Abstract submission)
*** April 28, 2021 (Full papers)
*** June 16, 2021 (Workshop papers)
*** June 16, 2021 (Tutorial/Panel proposals)

* 3rd Data meets Applied Ontologies Workshop (DAO-XAI 2021)
Co-located with the Bratislava Knowledge September (BASK 2021)
September 18-19, 2021, Bratislava, Slovacchia

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

Deadlines:
*** June 04, 2021 (Abstract registration)
*** June 11, 2021 (Paper submission)

* 34th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2021)
Co-located with the Bratislava Knowledge September (BASK 2021)
September 19–22, 2021, Bratislava, Slovacchia

Website: https://dai.fmph.uniba.sk/events/dl2021/

Deadlines:
*** June 16, 2021 (paper registration)
*** June 23, 2021 (paper submission)

* Workshop on Conceptual Modeling for NoSQL Data Stores (CoMoNoS)
Co-located with ER 2021,
October 18-21, 2021, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/comonos21

Deadline for submission:
*** June 16, 2021

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

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

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

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF SPECIAL ISSUES INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* African Journal of Research in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (ARIMA)
SPECIAL ISSUE: “Data Intelligibility, Business Intelligence, and Semantic Web”

Website: https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2021Feb/0055.html

Deadline for submission:
*** August 31, 2021

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES

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* IAOA 2021 assembly

Some relevant information:

*** Time frame of the Assembly: March 26 – April 30, 2021
*** Discussion period on the financial report is over (ended on April 12, 2021)
*** Voting period on the approval of the financial report is coming up (April 20-30, 2021)
*** Ongoing discussion about the proposal of eliminating membership fees, put forward by the EC

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.262, April 20, 2021, 10:00 ET / 14:00 UTC / 16:00 CEST

default dates: bi-weekly, on Tuesdays, time as above

EC Webpage:

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

* IAOA Education Technical Committee meeting

next meeting: n.46, April 21, 2021, 09:30 EDT / 13:30 UCT / 15:30 CEST / 15:30 SAST

Skype: https://join.skype.com/eKAVpRwdkfFY
Chat : http://webconf.soaphub.org/conf/room/iaoa_educ

 

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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 April- May 2021 (see website for more information)

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
2021 05 05 C Neuro-Symbolic Learning Ontologies
2021 05 12 D Sustainability of Ontologies
2021 05 19 General General
2021 05 26 Synthesis Synthesis
2021 06 02 Communiqué Workshop
2021 06 09 Communiqué Workshop

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MARCH 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].

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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, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy — hybrid event —

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

 

* The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge 2021
September 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy — hybrid events —

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

 

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APPROACHING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* Workshop on Domain Ontologies for Research Data Management in
Industry Commons of Materials and Manufacturing (DORIC-MM 2021)
Co-locate with 18th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2021)

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

Dates:
** March 15, 2021: online kick-off meeting
** June 7, 2021: workshop [virtual event]

 

* 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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* 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

 

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* 3rd 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/

Submission Deadline (extended):
*** March 21, 2021

 

* 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 (KR 2021)
November 6-12, 2021, Hanoi, Vietnam

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

Deadlines:

*** Regular and Special Sessions:
March 24, 2021 (Abstract)
March 31, 2021 (Full paper)

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

 

* 40th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2021)
October 20-21, 2021, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Website: https://www.er2021.org/

Deadlines:
*** March 31, 2021 (Paper abstract)
*** April 7, 2021 (Full paper)
*** June 16, 2021 (Workshop papers)
*** June 16, 2021 (Tutorial/Panel proposals)

 

* ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2021)
September, 27-30, 2021 – online

Website: https://2021.jcdl.org/

Deadlines for submission:
*** April 1, 2021 (EXTENDED; Full paper and short paper submissions)
*** April 15, 2021 (Poster and demo submissions)
*** April 15, 2021 (Tutorial, workshop and panel submissions)
*** June 28, 2021 (Doctoral consortium submissions)

 

* ICDT 2022 – 25th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATABASE THEORY
March 29 – April 1, 2022, Edinburgh, UK

Website: https://www.databasetheory.org/node/120

Deadlines for submission:

*** FIRST SUBMISSION CYCLE:
April 3, 2021 (Abstract submission deadline)
April 10, 2021 (Paper submission deadline)
June 1, 2021 (Notification)

*** SECOND SUBMISSION CYCLE:
September 6, 2021 (Abstract submission deadline)
September 13, 2021 (Paper submission deadline)
November 28, 2021 (Notification)

 

* 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)

 

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

Website: https://iswc2021.semanticweb.org

Deadlines for submission:
*** April 12, 2021 (Abstract)
*** April 19, 2021 (Full paper)

 

* 12th International Conference on Biomedical and Biological Ontologies (ICBO)
September 15-18, 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy — Hybrid event —

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

Deadlines for submission:
*** April, 21, 2021 (Direct to Journal Submissions)
*** May, 5, 2021 (Main Research Submissions)
*** May, 26, 2021 (Early Career Submissions)
*** June, 6, 2021 (Posters and Flash Presentations Abstract Submissions)

 

* 31st International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases EJC 2021
September 6-10, 2021, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany [hybrid event]

Website: https://ejc2021.entavis.com/

Deadline for submission:
*** April 30, 2021 (Paper submission)

 

* 23rd IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics (IEEE CBI 2021)
September 01–03, 2021, Bolzano (Virtual), Italy

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

Deadline for submission:

*** April 30, 2021 (Abstract submission)
*** May 7, 2021 (Paper submission)

 

* 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

 

* International Workshop on Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage (SWODCH 2021)
Co-located with Bolzano Summer of Knowledge 2021 (BOSK II),
September 20-21, Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://swodch2021.inf.unibz.it/

Deadline for submission:
*** May 15, 202

 

* 13th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery,
Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
October 25- 27, 2021, Valletta, Malta

Website: http://www.ic3k.org

Deadline for submission:
*** May 18, 2021 12:00AM

 

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF SPECIAL ISSUES INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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* African Journal of Research in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (ARIMA)
SPECIAL ISSUE: “Data Intelligibility, Business Intelligence, and Semantic Web”

Website: https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2021Feb/0055.html

Deadline for submission:
*** August 31, 2021

 

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES

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* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.260, March 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 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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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.

The Ontology Summit 2021: Ontology Generation and Harmonization

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.

Ontologies are a rich and versatile construct. They can be extracted, learned, modularized, interrelated, transformed, analyzed, and harmonized as well as developed in a formal process. The 2021 Ontology Summit on Ontology Generation and Harmonization will explore the many kinds of ontologies and how they can be manipulated. The goal is to acquaint both current and potential users of ontologies with the possibilities for how ontologies could be used for solving problems.

The 2021 Ontology Summit started on February 3rd and will end on June 9th 2021.

For more information see Ontology Summit 2021 Website

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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[7] calendars@iaoa.org

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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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* 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].

Sincerely,
IAOA Executive Council

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[2] calendar: “IAOA Check Deadlines”
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[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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* 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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January SWAO Monthly Report

The Semantic Web Applied Ontology (SWAO) Special Interest Group is actively involved in the Ontology Summit 2021: Ontology Generation and Harmonization. Harmonization is especially relevant to SWAO because the purpose of SWAO is to help bridge between communities. Ontologies are now routinely being extracted and generated from a large variety of sources, but without articulating the intended purpose or type of the ontologies. Track A of the summit will survey the landscape of ontology types and purposes. Track B will survey the notion of a definition for bridging between different ontologies and between ontologies and people via natural language. Track C is concerned with bridging between the machine learning and ontology communities. Track D considers the organizational aspects of ontologies, especially sustainability of ontologies and their ecosystems.

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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[3] https://iaoa.org/

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[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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* 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

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