[PlanetKR] CfP: Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO-16)

Stefano Borgo stefano.borgo at cnr.it
Fri Apr 8 04:00:41 EST 2016

--- Second Call for Papers ---

Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO-16)
-- Episode 2: The French Summer --

5 workshops on Ontology in Information Systems

Co-located with FOIS 2016, July 6-9, 2016, Annecy, France

This second edition of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO-16) combines
five exciting ontology-centered workshops at FOIS-16.


- Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (WOMoCoE 2016)
- Computer vision + ONTology: Applied Cross-disciplinary Technologies
(CONTACT 2016)
- Cognition and Ontologies (CAOS 2016)
- New Standards for the Working Ontologist: Common Logic and DOL (NSWO 2016)
- Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling (Onto.Com 2016)

JOWO-16 is supported by the International Association for Ontology and
its Applications - IAOA. It features a series of (shared) invited talks,
paper presentations, and discussions spread across five full-day
workshops and tutorials.


Submission (abstracts): April 19, 2016
Submission (full papers): April 25, 2016
Notification: May 12, 2016
Camera ready: May 31, 2016
Workshops: July 6


WOMoCoE 2016
International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution

Organisers: Stefano Borgo, Loris Bozzato, Chiara Del Vescovo, Martin Homola

This workshop brings together two long standing event series: WoMO, the
workshops on modular ontology, and ARCOE, the workshops on automated
reasoning on context and ontology evolution. The goal is to discuss
these topics in a single venue and try to compare/integrate the new
ideas on ontology modularity, context and evolution. The workshop is
open to theoretical and application research, experiences and innovative
visions featuring a Program Committee with a mix of experienced and
young groundbreaking people. WOMOCoE will feature an invited talk by
Jerome Euzenat.

Second International Workshop on Computer vision + ONTology:
Applied Cross-disciplinary Technologies

Organisers: Marco Cristani, Céline Hudelot, Daniele Porello

The aim of the CONTACT series is to bring together a wide range of
researchers in formal ontology on the one side and computer vision and
machine learning on the other, to share innovative ideas and solutions
for exploiting the potential synergies emerging from the integration of
the two domains. The problem of image and video understanding is a
complex task that benefits from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
CONTACT provides a venue to discuss a principled methodology to ascribe
meaning to images and videos, as well as the applications of this
methodology to querying image databases, reasoning about images and
scenes, inferring information from videos.

CAOS 2016
First International Workshop on Cognition and Ontologies

Organisers: Maria M. Hedblom, Tarek R. Besold, Oliver Kutz, Tony Veale

CAOS is for researchers interested in discussing cognitive mechanisms
and phenomena from an ontological perspective. Work on artificial
intelligence, cognitive systems, applied ontology, natural language
processing, reasoning, formal concept invention, and philosophical
aspects of the former are the main focus of the workshop. (Still, all
other topics relating cognition and ontology are of course equally
welcome.) We especially encourage submissions on different theories of
cognition, work addressing the symbol grounding problem(s), and attempts
to make concrete the abstract nature of concepts and metaphors.
CAOS will feature an invited talk by Jean M. Mandler. Join us!

NSWO 2016
New Standards for the Working Ontologist: Common Logic and DOL

Organisers: Michael Gruninger, Oliver Kutz, Till Mossakowski, Fabian Neuhaus

NSWO 2016 will be entirely devoted to two new standards in the realm of
applied ontology: the second revision of Common Logic and the new
Distributed Ontology, Model, and Specification Language, DOL. NSWO will
provide tutorials introducing syntax and semantics of both Common Logic
and DOL. We will be discussing a number of modelling and
interoperability problems that can be addressed with these standards,
analyse the mostly complementary relationship between Common Logic and
DOL, and demonstrate available tools. NSWO also invites contributed
scientific papers involving Common Logic and/or DOL.

Onto.Com 2016
Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling

Organisers: Giancarlo Guizzardi, Sergio de Cesare, Frederik Gailly, Mark
Lycett, Chris Partridge, Oscar Pastor

This year the theme of Onto.Com will be Foundational Ontologies and
their Meta-ontological Choices. Leading ontologists and conceptual
modelers will be invited to discuss and comparatively analyze different
foundational ontologies, their meta-ontological choices and their
associated modeling processes. The workshop will be practically oriented
and discussions will be centered on models produced for a common case
study. This will facilitate discussions related to the consequences of
making different meta-ontological choices.


Please refer to the individual workshops for detailed lists of topics
appropriate for each workshop and submission modalities.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the program
committees of the individual workshops. Accepted papers will be made
available in the form of a single joint workshop proceedings volume
published at CEUR.

For additional publication plans check the individual workshops.

JOWO General Chairs

Oliver Kutz (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Sergio de Cesare (Brunel University, UK)

Contact: jowo.steering at gmail.com

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