[PlanetKR] Deadline Extension: 15Feb16 - FOIS 2016: 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016), University of Savoie, Annecy (France), 6-9 Jul 2016

Brodaric, Boyan (NRCan/RNCan) boyan.brodaric at canada.ca
Thu Jan 28 09:01:37 EST 2016

(with apologies for cross-posting)


9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016)

July 6-9, 2016, University of Savoie, Annecy (France)

website: http://iaoa.org/fois2016
contact: fois2016 at easychair.org


FOIS Paper Submission Deadline:		Feb 15, 2016    NOTICE: DEADLINE EXTENDED!
FOIS Notification:				Apr 15, 2016
Conference Date:				Jul 6-9, 2016


Formal ontology for information systems is now a research focus in such diverse domains as conceptual modeling, database design, software engineering, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, the life sciences, bioinformatics, geographic information science, knowledge engineering, information retrieval, and the semantic web. Researchers in all these areas increasingly recognize the need for serious engagement with ontology to provide a foundation for their work, where ontology is understood as a general theory of the types of entities and relations making up domains of enquiry.

The FOIS conference provides a meeting point for researchers from all disciplines with an interest in formal ontology. The conference encourages submission of high quality articles on both theoretical issues and concrete applications. As in previous years, FOIS 2016 is intended as a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication. It is the flagship conference of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA, http://iaoa.org/), which is a non-profit organization promoting interdisciplinary research and international collaboration at the intersection of philosophical ontology, linguistics, logic, cognitive science, and computer science, as well as in the applications of ontological analysis to conceptual modeling, knowledge engineering, knowledge management, information-systems development, library and information science, scientific research, and semantic technologies in general.

(details in http://www.iaoa.org/fois2016/index.php?n=Main.Program)

Friederike Moltmann (IHPST, Paris, France & New York University, USA)
Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham, UK)
Gilberto Câmara (National Institute for Space Research, Brazil)


We seek high-quality papers on a wide range of topics. Concerning scope, an ideal FOIS paper will address both content-related ontological issues and their formal modeling, as well as their impact and relevance for some aspects of information systems. Areas of particular interest to the conference include the following:

Foundational Issues
* Kinds of entities: particulars/universals, continuants/occurrents, abstracta/concreta, dependent entities/independent entities, natural objects/artifacts
* Formal relations: parthood, identity, connection, dependence, constitution, causality, subsumption, instantiation
* Vagueness and granularity
* Space, time, and change

Methodological issues
* Role of reference ontologies
* Top-level vs. domain-specific ontologies
* Relationship with cognition, language and semantics
* Formal comparison among ontologies
* Ontology integration and alignment

Domain-specific ontologies
* Ontology of physical reality (matter, space, time, motion, etc.)
* Ontology of biological reality (genes, proteins, cells, organisms, etc.)
* Ontology of mental reality and agency (beliefs, intentions, emotions, percepts, etc.)
* Ontology of artifacts, functions and roles
* Ontology of social reality (institutions, organizations, norms, social relationships, artistic expressions, languages, etc.)
* Ontology of perception (human and artificial)

* Ontology-driven information systems design
* Ontological foundations for conceptual modeling
* Knowledge management
* Qualitative modeling
* Computational linguistics
* Information retrieval
* Semantic Web, web services
* Ontology and the Internet of Things: Smart Networked Systems and Societies
* Ontology for Big Data
* Business modeling
* Ontologies for particular scientific disciplines (biology, chemistry, geography, physics, cognitive sciences, linguistics etc.)
* Ontologies for engineering: shape, form and function, artifacts, manufacturing, design, architecture, etc.
* Ontologies for the humanities: arts, cultural studies, history, law, literature, philosophy, etc.


Submitted papers must not exceed 14 pages (including the bibliography) and include an abstract of no more than 300 words. Papers should be submitted non-anonymously and be prepared in PDF format in accordance with the IOS formatting guidelines found at http://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/.

The EasyChair submission page is at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fois2016

As with previous FOIS conferences, the proceedings will be published by IOS Press, this year in electronic format with permanent open access (!).


Following the success of the 2014 edition, FOIS 2016 will include, in addition to paper presentations,
+ workshops
   (see http://www.iaoa.org/fois2016/index.php?n=Main.Workshops)
+ a demo session
   (see http://www.iaoa.org/fois2016/index.php?n=Main.RelatedEvents#demo)
+ a formal ontology competition
   (see http://www.iaoa.org/fois2016/index.php?n=Main.RelatedEvents#competition)
+ an early career symposium (ECS)
   (see http://www.iaoa.org/fois2016/index.php?n=Main.RelatedEvents#ecs)

FOIS 2016 will be directly preceded by the 3rd Interdisciplinary Summer School on Ontological Analysis. It will moreover be co-located with ICCS 2016 (International Conference on Conceptual Structures), to be held July 4-6.

ECS Paper Submission Deadline:		Feb 26, 2016
ECS Notification:			Apr 15, 2016
Demo Submission Deadline:		Mar 15, 2016
Demo Notification:			Apr 11, 2016
Ontologies Submission Deadline:	Mar 15, 2016
Competition Notification: 		Apr 11, 2016			
Workshop Proposal Deadline: 		Jan 15, 2016

General Chair:
Giancarlo Guizzardi (Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil)

Program Chairs:
Roberta Ferrario (ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy)
Werner Kuhn (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)

Local Organization:
Patrick Barlatier (University of Savoie-Mt. Blanc, France)
Richard Dapoigny (University of Savoie-Mt. Blanc, France)

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

Ontology Competition: 
Fabian Neuhaus (University of Magdeburg, Germany)

Early Career Symposium: 
Adrien Barton (Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)
Jean-Rémi Bourguet (Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil)
Stefano Borgo (ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy)

Joao Paulo Almeida (Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil)
Boyan Brodaric (Geological Survey of Canada, Canada)				

Frank Loebe (University of Leipzig, Germany)						

Joao Paulo Almeida (Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil)
Mauricio Almeida (UFMG, Brazil)
Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT Toulouse, France)
Patrick Barlatier (University of Savoie, France)
Adrien Barton (Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)
Colin Batchelor (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK)
John Bateman (University of Bremen, Germany)
Mehul Bhatt (The University of Bremen, Germany)
Thomas Bittner (SUNY Buffalo, USA)
Olivier Bodenreider (US National Library of Medicine, USA)
Alex Borgida (Rutgers University, USA)
Stefano Borgo (ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy)
Jean-Rémi Bourguet (Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil)
Mathias Brochhausen (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA)
Boyan Brodaric (Geological Survey of Canada, Canada)
Paul Buitelaar (Insight Centre for Data Analytics - National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)
Pier Luigi Buttigieg (University of Bremen, Germany)
Maria Luiza Campos (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Roberto Casati (Institut Jean Nicod EHESS DEC/ENS, France)
Werner Ceusters (SUNY at Buffalo, USA)
Jean Charlet (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, Paris, France)
Vinay Chaudhri (SRI International, USA)
Michelle Cheatham (Wright State University, USA)
Philipp Cimiano (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Madalina Croitoru (INRIA, Montpellier, France)
Mathieu D'Aquin (Knowledge Media Institute, the Open University, UK)
Richard Dapoigny (LISTIC/Polytech'Savoie, France)
Sergio de Cesare (Brunel University London, UK)
Maureen Donnelly (University at Buffalo, USA)
Jérôme Euzenat (INRIA & LIG, France)
Ricardo Falbo (Universidade Federal do Esprito Santo, Brazil)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University, USA)
Roberta Ferrario (Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies - CNR, Italy)
Peter Fox (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Antony Galton (University of Exeter, UK)
Fabien Gandon (INRIA, Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France)
Aldo Gangemi (ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy)
Pawel Garbacz (Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)
Chiara Ghidini (FBK-irst, Italy)
Pierre Grenon (EMBL-EBI, UK)
Michael Gruninger (University of Toronto, Canada)
Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy)
Giancarlo Guizzardi (Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil)
Terry Halpin (LogicBlox Inc, USA)
Heinrich Herre (IMESE, University of Leipzig, Germany)
Pascal Hitzler (Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA)
Robert Hoehndorf (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
Matthew Horridge (Stanford University, USA)
Krzysztof Janowicz (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Ludger Jansen (University of Münster, Germany)
Paul Johannesson (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Gilles Kassel (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France)
Marijke Keet (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Yoshinobu Kitamura (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Kai-Uwe Kuehnberger (University of Osnabrueck, Institute of Cognitive Science, Germany)
Werner Kuhn (UC Santa Barbara, USA)
Oliver Kutz (Free University of Bolzano, Italy)
Christoph Lange (University of Bonn, Germany)
Joshua Lieberman (Harvard University, USA)
Frank Loebe (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Claudio Masolo (ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy)
Christopher Menzel (Texas A&M University, USA)
Riichiro Mizoguchi (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Till Mossakowski (University of Magdeburg, Germany)
Mark Musen (Stanford University, USA)
John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto, Canada)
Fabian Neuhaus (University of Magdeburg, Germany)
Leo Obrst (MITRE, USA)
Jeffrey Parsons (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Oscar Pastor Lopez (Valencia, Spain)
Florian Probst (SAP Research, Germany)
Chantal Reynaud (Université Paris Sud, France)
Renato Rocha Souza (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil)
Ulrike Sattler (University of Manchester, UK)
Simon Scheider (University of Muenster, Germany)
Stefan Schlobach (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Marco Schorlemmer (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, CSIC, Spain)
Stefan Schulz (University of Graz, Austria)
Johanna Seibt (Dept. of Philosophy, University of Aarhus, Denmark)
Luciano Serafini (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
Gaurav Sinha (Ohio University, USA)
Barry Smith (SUNY Buffalo, USA)
Gem Stapleton (University of Brighton, UK)
Isidora Stojanovic (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS-ENS-EHESS, France)
Veda Storey (GSU, USA)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Danai Symeonidou (INRA Montpellier, France)
Michael Uschold (Reinvent Technology, USA)
Achille Varzi (Columbia University, USA)
Guido Vetere (IBM, Italy)
Renata Vieira (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Laure Vieu (CNRS, France)
Gerd Wagner (Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany)
Renata Wassermann (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Antoine Zimmermann (École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France)

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