Education Committee

The Education Committee works to advance education in applied ontology. Activities include development of shared education resources, in particular within the framework of the new Educational Series on Applied Ontology (ESAO), and steering of the recurring Interdisciplinary School on Applied Ontology (ISAO).

Mission Statement

The topic of ontology is not confined to one particular discipline and brings together individuals from multiple areas. Education allows the transfer of knowledge relating to ontology to be communicated both within and between these disciplines. It also allows new members to be brought into the field.
The Education Committee aims to bring together IAOA members who are passionate about Education, and facilitate the development and co-ordination of educational resources relating to ontology and ontologies.


  • The Education Committee wiki is a working repository of information about courses, educational materials, books, and other relevant matters.
  • The committee also has a mailing list, with public archives.

Chair: vacant

Previous Chairs
Education Committee Chair 2020

Chair: Zena Wood