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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[5] info@iaoa.org

[6] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[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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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF EVENTS ORGANIZED BY IAOA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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

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

Deadline for submissions:
*** February 21, 2021

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

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

Deadline for submissions:
*** February 27, 2021

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

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

Deadline for submissions:
*** February 28, 2021

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

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

Deadline for submission:
*** March 1, 2021

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

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

Deadline for submission:
*** March 1, 2021

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

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

Deadline for submission:
** March 1, 2021

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

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

Deadline for subsmission:
*** March 2, 2021

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

Website: https://iswc2021.semanticweb.org

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

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

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

Deadline for submission:
*** March 14, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline for submission:
*** March 22, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website: https://iccs-conference.org

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

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF SPECIAL ISSUES INVOLVING ONTOLOGY

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

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

Deadline for submission:
*** April 30, 2021

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES

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* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

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

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

EC Webpage:

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

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ONTOLOGY SUMMIT 2021: ONTOLOGY GENERATION AND HARMONIZATION

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The Ontology Summit is an annual series of events that involves the ontology community and communities related to each year’s theme chosen for the summit. The Ontology Summit was started by Ontolog and NIST, and the program has been co-organized by Ontolog and NIST along with the co-sponsorship of other organizations that are supportive of the Summit goals and objectives

* Webpage: https://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2021

* Video Conference URL: https://bit.ly/3i1uPRl

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

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

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DECEMBER 2020 – NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

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

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

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

Sincerely,
IAOA Executive Council

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[2] calendar: “IAOA Check Deadlines”
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[3] https://iaoa.org/

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

[5] info@iaoa.org

[6] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[7] calendars@iaoa.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* 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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[2] calendar: “IAOA Check Deadlines”
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[3] https://iaoa.org/

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

[5] info@iaoa.org

[6] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[7] calendars@iaoa.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website: https://caise21.org/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

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

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

SWAO wiki: https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Home

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

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

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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

November SWAO Monthly Report

The Semantic Web Applied Ontology (SWAO) Special Interest Group is embarking on a project to develop ontology articulation guidelines. There are different kinds of ontology for different purpose, such as concrete solutions to specific engineering problems and models for conceptualization. We will articulate the distinctions among various purposes, with different guidelines for different purposes. The intent of this project is to create a guide that will be easy enough to use, but still provide a greater measure of ontological analysis. The guidelines will be expressed as a collection of wiki pages on wiki.iaoa.org and will build on the terminology on this wiki.

IAOA Second 2020 Virtual Assembly and Executive Council Elections

Dear IAOA members,

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Laure Vieu
President, IAOA

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

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

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

[4] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

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

[6] iaoa-election@ovgu.de

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

 

 

OCTOBER 2020 – NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

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

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

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

Sincerely,
IAOA Executive Council

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[2] calendar: “IAOA Check Deadlines”
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[3] https://iaoa.org/

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

[5] info@iaoa.org

[6] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[7] calendars@iaoa.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Website: https://caise21.org/

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

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

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

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

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

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

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

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

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

SWAO wiki: https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/SWAO:Home

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

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

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