[PlanetKR] 3rd CFP: ISD3, Image Schema Day III at JOWO 2017, Bolzano (Italy), 21-23 Sep 2017

Kutz Oliver Oliver.Kutz at unibz.it
Sat Jul 15 04:15:37 EST 2017

Image Schema Day III (ISD3), JOWO 2017, September 21-23, Bolzano, Italy


Following the trend amongst the JOWO workshops, the ISD3 follows suit and extends the submission deadline.

Extended submission deadline: July 28

This year the 3rd Image Schema Day will be part of the Joint Ontology Workshops JOWO 2017, hosted at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. 

Todd Oakley (Case Western Reserve University) will speak on "Force dynamics and the windowing of attention".
Keynote and Cello Performance: 
Nicola Baroni (Music Conservatory 'Claudio Monteverdi, Bolzano) will speak on "Hyperinstruments as a Gestural Approach to Composition".

JOWO shared keynote speakers: 
Giancarlo Guizzardi (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano),  will speak on: 
"It's Patterns all the way down: Patterns, Anti-Patterns and Pattern-Languages for Next-Generation Ontology Engineering"
Antonio Chella (University of Palermo) will speak on: 
"Grounding ontologies in the external world".
Todd Oakley (Case Western Reserve University) will speak on 
"What We Think About When We Talk About Money: Social Ontology and the Amalgamated Mind"

The image  schema day:
Image schemas, in one view, can be seen as the conceptual building blocks inferred from early sensorimotor processes. Research on image-schematic constructs (such as VERTICALITY, CONTAINMENT, SOURCE-PATH-GOAL, or FORCE)  has traditionally been conducted in cognitive linguistics, but  schemas have also been given some attention in semiotics, philosophy, developmental psychology, and design, among other fields. Recently, some schools in artificial intelligence have also become interested in the potential impact of image schemas as a bridge between the physical world and the human mind.

A psychologist might study how children develop them; a philosopher might structure them ontologically; a neuroscientist might  wonder how directly they are connected to neural activation in the  sensorimotor cortex; a linguist might wonder what spatial language and embodiment in general have to do with abstract concepts; a musicologist might ask how image schemas are related to musical gesture; an AI specialist might work on how to integrate image schemas into a system for natural language understanding; and in cognitive robotics, researchers might wonder how image schemas can help robots in achieving human-level performance in a variety of tasks.

We hope to see an interdisciplinary meeting focused on the topic of image schemas and related constructs, where participants contribute with insights from their own discipline.

The workshop will take place at the third Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO),  where ten ontology-centered workshops meet for three days in an exciting joint event at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. The inspiring environment, tucked in between the South Tyrollean Alps, promises to provide an excellent setting to discuss innovative and state of the art research. Please join us!

We look forward to seeing you in Bolzano!
Maria, Mihailo and Oliver

Important dates:
- July 28, 2017 - Submission of contributions to workshops
- Sept 1, 2017 - Workshop paper acceptance notification
- Sept 15, 2017 - Deadline for the camera-ready version
- Sept 21-23, 2017, JOWO workshop

Submission details:
Papers should be formatted following the IOS Press template, with short papers not exceeding 6 pages, and full research papers not exceeding 12 pages. Submissions must not be previously published or be under review at another venue.


All accepted papers will be published open-access in the joint JOWO proceedings. Please visit the workshop webpage


for more information. 

Submission is via the Easychair submission system. To submit your paper, go to:


And select the track "ISD 2017 - 3rd
Image Schema 

Previous JOWO Proceedings can be found here:

 for JOWO 2015,

 for JOWO 2016.

Program committee:

Maria Hedblom (Chair) - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy 
Mihailo Antovic (Chair) - University of Nis, Serbia 
Oliver Kutz (Chair) - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy 
John Bateman - University of Bremen, Germany 
Brandon Bennett - University of Leeds, UK 
Roberta Ferrario - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Trento, Italy 
Hans U. Fuchs - Zurich University of Applied Sciences at Winterthur, Switzerland 
Antony Galton - University of Exeter, UK 
Beate Hampe - University of Erfurt, Germany 
Fabian Neuhaus - Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany 
Cristobal Pagan Canovas - University of Navarra, Spain 
Marco Schorlemmer - Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC), Bellaterra, Spain 
Tony Veale - University College Dublin, Ireland 
Larry Zbikowski - University of Chicago, US


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