FOIS 2020 @ Bolzano Summer of Knowledge

The 11th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, FOIS 2020, will be held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in September 2020, following the 5th Interdisciplinary School on Applied Ontology, ISAO 2020

Both will be part of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge, which will also host EKAW 2020 and ICBO 2020.


 

Organization

International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA)
http://iaoa.org/

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

2019 IAOA Summer Institute

July 22-25, 2019
Utrecht, Netherlands

http://geographicknowledge.de/iaoa-summer-institute/

Programme:
The need to support spatial reasoning arises in domains as diverse as geographic information systems
and manufacturing, yet there has been little interaction between the industrial and academic communities
in these domains. The IAOA Summer Institute will bring together researchers from these domains
and explore topics in spatial representation and reasoning
such as notions of dimensionality, boundaries, shape, and location.

* What are the commonalities and differences among the research problems
that motivate the various communities that use spatial reasoning?
* Why is there not more ontology reuse and sharing among these communities?
* What applications drive the design of ontologies for spatial reasoning?
For example, location services are increasingly important for many companies.
Knowledge-based design of electromechanical devices with moving parts remains
a challenge in manufacturing.

Facilitators
Werner Kuhn (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Simon Scheider (University of Utrecht)
Michael Gruninger (University of Toronto)

JOWO 2019 Episode V: The Styrian Autumn of Ontology

The Joint Ontology Workshops will take place at the Medical University of Graz, September 23-25, 2019. This fifth edition will include 12 workshops and 4 tutorials.

In addition to workshops, JOWO will be hosting keynotes and joint panel sessions, as well as meetings of IAOA Special Interest Groups and Technical Committees.

Website:

https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/2019/

Important Dates:

– January 15, 2019 (passed): Workshop proposal submission deadline – you can find the expired call for workshops here
– January 31, 2019 (passed): Workshop acceptance notification
– February 25, 2019 (passed): 1st call for papers to be distributed by workshop organizers
– May 15, 2019: Suggested latest paper submission deadline
– September 23-25, 2019: JOWO 2019 in Graz

For workshop-specific detailed timelines, see the workshop pages.

Organization team:

JOWO 2019 Chairs:
Adrien Barton, CNRS-IRIT, Toulouse, France & University of Sherbrooke, Canada
Selja Seppälä, University College Cork, Ireland

JOWO 2019 Local Organization:
Catalina Martínez Costa, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Jose Antonio Miñarro Giménez, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Stefan Schulz, Medical University of Graz, Austria

JOWO Steering Committee:
Stefano Borgo, Laboratory of Applied Ontology (LOA), Trento, Italy
Oliver Kutz, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Frank Loebe, University of Leipzig, Germany
Fabian Neuhaus, Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany

For further inquiries please contact jowo2019@gmail.com.

MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

herewith you receive the March 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].

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* Special event in honour of Nicola Guarino
April 5, Trento, Italy

* 2nd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2019)
May 20-22, Leipzig, Germany

Website: http://2019.ldk-conf.org/

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* 2nd Workshop on Interaction-Based Knowledge Sharing (WINKS-2@JOWO 2019)
September 23-25, Graz, Austria

Deadline for submissions:
*** Tuesday, April 30 (papers submission)

Website: http://www.iiia.csic.es/winks-2/index.html

* 1st International Workshop on Ontologies for Digital Humanities and their Social Analysis (WODHSA@JOWO 2019)
September 23-25, Graz, Austria

Deadline for submissions:
*** Tuesday, April 30 (papers submission)

Website: http://www.loa.istc.cnr.it/WODHSA/

* 2nd International Workshop on Bad Or Good Ontology (BOG@JOWO 2019)
September 23-25, Graz, Austria

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday, May 15 (papers submission)

Website: http://bog.inf.unibz.it/

* 10th International Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry (FOMI@JOWO 2019)
September 23-25, Graz, Austria

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday, May 15 (papers submission)

Website: http://stl.mie.utoronto.ca/fomi2019/home.html

* Ontologies and Data in Life Sciences (ODLS@JOWO 2019)
September 23-25, Graz, Austria

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday, May 15 (papers submission)

Website: https://wiki.imise.uni-leipzig.de/Gruppen/OBML/Workshops/2019-ODLS

* SHAPES 5.0 – THE SHAPE OF THINGS (SHAPES 5.0@JOWO 2019)
September 23-25, Graz, Austria

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday, May 15 (papers submission)

Website: http://www.loa.istc.cnr.it/workshops/SHAPES5/

* Ontology of Social, Legal and Economic Entities (SoLEE@JOWO 2019)
September 23-25, Graz, Austria

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday, May 15 (papers submission)

Website: https://solee-2019.github.io/

* 4th International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (WOMoCoE@JOWO 2019)
September 23-25, Graz, Austria

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday, May 15 (papers submission)

Website: https://womocoe19.fbk.eu/

* Workshop on Data meets Applied Ontologies in Open Science and Innovation (DAO-SI @JOWO-2019)
September 23-25, Graz, Austria

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, June 1 (papers submission)

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

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* Social Ontology 2019 (ENSO VI)
August 22-24, Tampere, Finland

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, March 16 (abstract submission)

Website: https://isosonline.org/SO2019/

* 10th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2019)
June 17-21, Charlotte, NC, USA

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, March 18 (doctoral consortium submission)
*** Friday, May 17 (Art/demo submission)

* ESWC 2019
June 2-6, Portoroz, Slovenia

Deadline for submissions:
*** Wednesday, March 20 (challenge deadline)
*** Monday, April 22 (project networking session deadline)

* Open Data and Ontologies for Cultural Heritage (ODOCH’19)
June 3, Rome, Italy

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, March 23 (paper registration)
*** Saturday, March 30 (paper submission)

Website: http://odoch19.uniroma1.it/odoch19/

* Journées francophones d’Ingénierie des Connaissances 2019 (IC@PFIA)
July 1-5, Toulouse (France)

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, April 1 (paper submission)

Website: https://www.irit.fr/pfia2019/ic/

* 10th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2019)
July 29- August 2, Buffalo, NY, USA

Deadline for submission:
*** Monday, April 1 (full paper and early career paper submission)
*** Wednesday, May 15 (poster abstract submission)

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/icbo2019/home

* SEMANTiCS 2019
September 9-12, Karlsruhe, Germany

Deadline for submissions:
*** Tuesday, April 23 (research and innovation track abstract submission)
*** Tuesday, April 30 (research and innovation track paper submission)
*** Monday, May 20 (Vocabulary and innovation award submission)
*** Monday, May 27 (Industry and case track submission)

Website: https://2019.semantics.cc/

* Ontological and Foundational Perspectives in Business Process Modelling Workshop (onBPM 2019)
September 2, Wien, Austria

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, May 24 (paper submission)

Website: https://onbpm2019.fbk.eu/home

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* Ontology Summit 2019
March 20, 12:00 EST, virtual meeting
(the Ontology Summit is organized and run by the Ontolog Community)
“Financial Explanations Session 2”
default dates: every Wednesday, 12.00 EST

Websites:
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2019
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/WikiHomePage
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2019_03_20

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.213, March 18, 14:30 UTC
default dates: bi-weekly, on Mondays, 14:30 UTC

EC Webpage:

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* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education

next meeting: n. 37, April 3, 14:30 UTC
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EduTC Webpage:

Education Standing Committee

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* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.65, April 1, 14:00 EST
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Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
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FEBRUARY 2019 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 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].

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* 10th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2019)
June 17-21, Charlotte, NC, USA

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, February 18 (paper and workshop proposal submission)
*** Monday, March 18 (doctoral consortium submission)

* SEMANTiCS 2019
September 9-12, Karlsruhe, Germany

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, March 4 (workshops and tutorials proposal submission)
*** Tuesday, April 23 (research and innovation track abstract submission)
*** Tuesday, April 30 (research and innovation track paper submission)

Website: https://2019.semantics.cc/

* ESWC 2019
June 2-6, Portoroz, Slovenia

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, February 15 (PhD Symposium deadline)
*** Wednesday, March 13 (industry track and poster and demo deadline)
*** Wednesday, March 20 (challenge deadline)
*** Monday, April 22 (project networking session deadline)

* Social Ontology 2019 (ENSO VI)
August 22-24, Tampere, Finland

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, March 16 (abstract submission)

Website: https://isosonline.org/SO2019/

* Open Data and Ontologies for Cultural Heritage (ODOCH’19)
June 3, Rome, Italy

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, March 23 (paper registration)
*** Saturday, March 30 (paper submission)

Website: http://odoch19.uniroma1.it/odoch19/

* Journées francophones d’Ingénierie des Connaissances 2019 (IC@PFIA)
July 1-5, Toulouse (France)

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, April 1 (paper submission)

Website: https://www.irit.fr/pfia2019/ic/

* 10th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2019)
July 29- August 2, Buffalo, NY, USA

Deadline for submission:
*** Monday, April 1 (full paper and early career paper submission)
*** Wednesday, May 15 (poster abstract submission)

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/icbo2019/home

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES
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* Ontology Summit 2019
February 20, 12:00 EST, virtual meeting
(the Ontology Summit is organized and run by the Ontolog Community)
“Explainable AI Session 1”
default dates: every Wednesday, 12.00 EST

Websites:
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*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/WikiHomePage
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2019_02_20

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.211, February 18, 14:30 UTC
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* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education

next meeting: n. 36, March 6, 14:30 UTC
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EduTC Webpage:

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* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.64, March 4, 14:00 EST
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Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
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JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

herewith you receive the January 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].

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* AAAI-19 – 33th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
January 27 – February 1, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Website: https://aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI-19/

* IEEE ICSC 2019 – 13th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
January 30 – February 1, Newport Beach, California, USA

Website: http://www.ieee-icsc.org

* 2019 International Industrial Ontologies Workshops
February 4-7, Oslo, Norway

Website: https://www.dnvgl.com/events/international-industrial-ontologies-workshops-134292

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* JOWO 2019 – 5th Joint Ontology WOrkshops
September 23-25, Graz, Austria

Deadline for submissions:
*** Tuesday, January 15 (workshop and tutorial proposals submission)

Website: http://www.assoc-asl.net/5th-Joint-Ontology-Workshops-JOWO-2019-2799

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* ISWC 2019 – 18th International Semantic Web Conference
October 26-30, 2019, Auckland, New Zealand

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, January 18 (workshop, tutorial and challenge proposals submission)

Website: https://iswc2019.semanticweb.org/

* ER 2019 – 38th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling
November 4-7, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Deadline for submissions:
*** Sunday, January 20 (workshop proposals submission)
*** Sunday, June 30 (workshop paper submission)

Website: http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/er2019/

* Social Ontology 2019 (ENSO VI)
August 22-24, Tampere, Finland

Deadline for submissions:
*** Saturday, March 16 (abstract submission)

Website: https://isosonline.org/SO2019/

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES
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* Ontology Summit 2019
January 16, virtual meeting
(the Ontology Summit is organized and run by the Ontolog Community)
“Introduction to the Tracks”

Websites:
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2019
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/WikiHomePage
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/ConferenceCall_2019_01_16

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.209, January 21, 14:30 UTC
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* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education

next meeting: n. 35, February 6, 14:30 UTC
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* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.63, February 11, 18:30 UTC
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DECEMBER 2018 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].

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* IEEE ICSC 2019 – 13th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
January 30 – February 1, Newport Beach, California, USA

Website: http://www.ieee-icsc.org

* 2019 International Industrial Ontologies Workshops
February 4-7, Oslo, Norway

Website: https://www.dnvgl.com/events/international-industrial-ontologies-workshops-134292

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* JOWO 2019 – 5th Joint Ontology WOrkshops
September 23-25, Graz, Austria

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* LDK 2019 – 2nd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge
May 20-22, 2019, Leipzig, Germany

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, January 11 (paper submission)

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* Ontology Summit 2019
January 16, virtual meeting
(the Ontology Summit is organized and run by the Ontolog Community)
“Introduction to the Tracks”

Websites:
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*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/WikiHomePage
*** Call for Presentations and Schedule: http://bit.ly/2zzyX6s

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.208, January 7, 14:30 UTC
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next meeting: n. 34, January 9, 14:30 UTC
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* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

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FOIS 2018 report from Cape Town

The 10th FOIS conference took place in Cape Town (South Africa) on Sept. 19-21 after the ISAO Summer school (Sept. 10-14) and two days of meetings of the JOWO workshops (Sept. 17-18). The conference ran nicely and, as usual in the past, sessions were consistently well attended with lively discussions at the end of the presentations.

The papers, which were subdivided in three areas: (i) foundations, (ii) properties and agents, (iii) methods and tools, gave a snapshot of the interests and the challenges faced in the community. As usual in the recent FOIS editions, papers addressing modeling concerns did not attempt to introduce new foundational ontologies.
Instead, they focused on comparison studies (e.g. time across ontologies) or frameworks for modeling specific notions that have not yet received much ontological attention (e.g. special types, metaphors, competition, spiritual beliefs, measure) or are still considered problematic (e.g. structural universals and states of affairs, dispositions, localities, nominal and actual qualities).

This year particular attention has raised the contribution of papers with a focus on applications and integration: the discussion of localities was based on actual problems faced by historians; the modeling of agency was based on the merging of cognitive and ontological formal systems; the use of ontology-mediated data management was applied to the integration of Research & Innovation ecosystems; the use of data mining routines was exploited for understanding the structure of data in a Semantic Web perspective; and so on.
Scientifically, the conference achieved its goals by fostering the interaction and by engaging live discussions across disciplines like computer science, philosophy, language and knowledge representation. The emphasis on application concerns that is a new turn in FOIS is shown by the participation of Pascal Hitzler as co-chair, the invited talk by Alessandro Oltramari and the assignment of the FOIS Best Paper Award to the paper “SAREF4health: IoT standard-based ontology-driven healthcare systems” (by J. Moreira, L. Ferreira Pires, M. van Sinderen and L. M. Daniele). It is the very first time that an application paper wins this award.

Two other keynotes were given by Peter Simons, which addressed the notion of representation and the aboutness relation, and by Riichiro Mizoguchi, which presented a new ontological theory of causation.
Finally, the Early Career Symposium allowed the students to discuss their PhD’s plans and goals with the FOIS participants with the advantage of collecting and comparing a variety of views as arising in the different disciplines present at FOIS.

The keynote presentations are accessible (for a limited time) from the FOIS 2018 website.

and the FOIS 2018 proceedings in the IOS Press online access page in the member’s area.

Please also see the reports on FOIS 2018 and on ISAO 2018 (with pictures!) from the Local Chair Maria Keet:
FOIS’18 conference report
ISAO 2018, Cape Town, ‘trip’ report

The Program Chairs, Stefano Borgo and Pascal Hitzler.

NOVEMBER 2018 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].

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* EKAW 2018 – 21st International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
November 12-16, Nancy, France

Website: https://project.inria.fr/ekaw2018/

* AI*IA 2018 – 17th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence
November 20-23, Trento, Italy

Website: http://aixia2018.fbk.eu

* TriCoLore 2018 – C3GI – ISD – SCORE – Creativity | Cognition | Computation
December 13-14, Bolzano, Italy

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

* IEEE ICSC 2019 – 13th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
January 30 – February 1, Newport Beach, California, USA

Website: http://www.ieee-icsc.org

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* CAiSE 2019 – 31st International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering
June 3-7, 2019, Roma, Italy

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, November 23 (abstract submission)
*** Friday, November 30 (paper submission)

Website: https://www.caise19.it/

* ESWC 2019 – 16th Extended Semantic Web Conference
June 2-6, 2019, Portoroz, Slovenia

Deadline for submissions:
*** Monday, December 3 (abstract submission)
*** Monday, December 10 (paper submission)

Website: https://2019.eswc-conferences.org

* LDK 2019 – 2nd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge
May 20-22, 2019, Leipzig, Germany

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, January 11 (paper submission)

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES
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* Ontology Summit 2019
November 14, virtual meeting
(the Ontology Summit is organized and run by the Ontolog Community)
John Sowa “Explanations and help facilities designed for people”

Websites:
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2019
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/WikiHomePage
*** Call for Presentations and Schedule: http://bit.ly/2zzyX6s

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting: n.206, November 26, 14:30 UTC
default dates: bi-weekly, on Mondays, 14:30 UTC

EC Webpage:

Executive Council

* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education

next meeting: n. 33, December 5, 14:30 UTC
default dates: 1st Wednesday of each month, 15:00 UTC

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

EduTC Webpage:
https://iaoa.org/index.php/about/organization/standing- committees/education-standing-committee/

EduTC Wiki: http://iaoaedu.cs.uct.ac.za/

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting: n.61, December 3, 18:30 UTC
default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 18:30 UTC

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

Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
http://ontologforum.org/index.php/IAOA_SWAO_SIG-confcall_n_60

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OCTOBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Dear IAOA members,

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

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

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

Sincerely,
IAOA Executive Council

[1] calendar: “IAOA Check Events”
https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=iaoa.member%40googlemail.com

[2] calendar: “IAOA Check Deadlines”
https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=os3b7er3ad4ela965ggjoa7u80%40group.calendar.google.com

[3] https://iaoa.org/

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

[5] info@iaoa.org

[6] iaoa-member@ovgu.de

[7] calendars@iaoa.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* ISWC 2018 – 17th International Semantic Web Conference
October 8-12, Monterey, California, USA

Website: http://iswc2018.semanticweb.org

* SIS-IoT 2018 – 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Interoperability and Standardization in the IoT
October 15, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Website: https://iot2018wt.github.io/sis-iot/

* RO – Relation Ontology
October, 24-25, Aurora, Colorado, USA

Website: http://ncorwiki.buffalo.edu/index.php/Relation_Ontology_2018

* DL – 31st International Workshop on Description Logics
October 27-29, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Website: http://dl.kr.org/dl2018/

* WOMoCoE 2018 – 3rd International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (Workshop 6 at KR 2018)
October 29, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Website: http://dai.fmph.uniba.sk/events/womocoe2018/

* KR 2018 – 16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
** workshops and tutorials:   October 27-29, Tempe, Arizona, USA
** main conference: October 30 – November 2, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Website: http://reasoning.eas.asu.edu/kr2018/

* EKAW 2018 – 21st International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
November 12-16, Nancy, France

Website: https://project.inria.fr/ekaw2018/

* AI*IA 2018 – 17th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence
November 20-23, Trento, Italy

Website: http://aixia2018.fbk.eu

* TriCoLore 2018 – C3GI – ISD – SCORE – Creativity | Cognition | Computation
December 13-14, Bolzano, Italy

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

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APPROACHING DEADLINES OF FURTHER EVENTS INVOLVING ONTOLOGY
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* IEEE ICSC 2019 – 13th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
January 30 – February 1, 2019, Newport Beach, California, USA

Deadline for submissions:
*** Friday, October 26 (extended paper submission)

Website: http://www.ieee-icsc.org

* TriCoLore 2018 – C3GI – ISD – SCORE – Creativity | Cognition | Computation
December 13-14, Bolzano, Italy

Deadline for submissions:
*** Thursday, November 1 (paper and extended abstract submission)

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

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UPCOMING MEETINGS OF IAOA SIGS AND COMMITTEES
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* Ontology Summit 2019: 3rd Planning Session
October 10, virtual meeting
(the Ontology Summit is organized and run by the Ontolog Community)

Websites:
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/OntologySummit2019
*** http://ontologforum.org/index.php/WikiHomePage

* Executive Council (EC) Meeting

next meeting:  n.203, October 15, 14:30 UTC
default dates: bi-weekly, on Mondays, 14:30 UTC

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

* EduTC Meetings – Technical Committee on Education

next meeting:  TBD (October 10 or 17, 15:00 UTC; see mailing list)
default dates: 1st Wednesday of each month, 15:00 UTC
< tentative new date & time, confirmation pending;
see mailing list >

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

EduTC Webpage:
https://iaoa.org/index.php/about/organization/standing– committees/education-standing-committee/

EduTC Wiki: http://iaoaedu.cs.uct.ac.za/

* SWAO SIG Meetings – Semantic Web Applied Ontology SIG

next meeting:  n.60, November 5, 18:30 UTC
default dates: 1st Monday of each month, 18:30 UTC

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

Last SWAO Meeting Webpage:
http://ontologforum.org/index.php/IAOA_SWAO_SIG-confcall_n_59

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