Benefits

Members get reductions for IAOA events, and student members have access to grants for some IAOA events.

Moreover, thanks to an agreement with IOS Press, members enjoy free access to IOS Press publications relevant to the field of ontology (see Resources page). Access is granted exclusively through the Members Area:

  • Applied Ontology – An Interdisciplinary Journal on Ontological Analysis and Conceptual Modeling
  • Proceedings of the international conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS)
  • Proceedings of the international conference on Formal Ontology Meets Industry (FOMI)

Members keep in touch with the association activities through the present web site (see in particular the Blog page and the Events page); through the IAOA members’ email list (announcements and discussion of IAOA matters); and the IAOA general mailing list (for members & non-members) to which anyone can register.

Mandatory institutional IAOA news (e.g., call for participation to IAOA assemblies) is also sent to members through the private official email list, to which members are automatically subscribed upon registration of membership.

Individual members also participate in IAOA assemblies, vote on IAOA elections, and participate in other ways to the community activities.