[PlanetKR] 3rd CFP — EPISTEMOLOGY IN ONTOLOGIES 2017 — Deadline Extension

Daniele Porello danieleporello at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 18:28:41 EST 2017

Epistemological Foundations of Ontologies and Ontologies of Epistemology.

Bolzano, 21st — 23th  September 2017.
Webpage: http://www.loa.istc.cnr.it/workshops/epinon2017/home.html
Part of The Joint Ontology Workshops, Episode III, JOWO 2017 (

DESCRIPTION: Formal ontologies and knowledge representation mainly focus on
characterising how a given domain is structured, i.e., they identify a set
of concepts, entities, and relations together with the constraints that
hold   for this domain.
The structure of the characterisation is usually intended to reflect the
point of view of significant experts or a realist view of how things about
a particular domain are.
The aim of this workshop is to explore an epistemological stance in formal
ontology and knowledge representation and focus on the assessment of the
modelling  provided by the ontology designer.
In particular, we are interested in fostering the discussion about two
intertwined research directions:

(1) EPISTEMOLOGY OF ONTOLOGY. We are interested in promoting discussions
about the epistemological foundations of formal ontologies and of knowledge
A number of timely important problems are related to this point, for
instance: the investigations of cognitively adequate ontological
representations, the investigations on the provenance of data, the problem
of the reliability of the source of information (both human and
artificial,   e.g. sensors),  the  problem of the epistemic reliability of
the classification provided by ontology users, the problem of finding
epistemically and cognitively well-founded rationales for the integration
of ontological representations with other representational formats (e.g.
deep neural networks, vector space models etc.).

(2) ONTOLOGY OF EPISTEMOLOGY. We are interested in formal and ontological
approaches to the definitions of the concepts that are relevant to the
assessment of the perspective of the ontology designer. Problems related to
this direction include: ontology of general epistemological concepts
(e.g.   proof, argument, explanation, epistemic reliability, trust),
ontology of cognitive concepts (perception, reasoning, sensations),
ontology of data and measurements.

AUDIENCE: We aim to address to an interdisciplinary audience, by inviting
scholars in philosophy, computer science, logic, conceptual modelling,
knowledge representation, and cognitive science to contribute to the

TOPICS of interest include but are not restricted to:

Epistemological Foundation of Ontologies:

- Cognitive foundations of ontologies (e.g. connection with conceptual
spaces, diagrammatic
representations, mental models, prototypes, image schemas, scripts etc.).
- Logical foundations of ontologies (non-classical logics in ontologies).
- Empirical foundations of ontologies: ontologies driven from observations,
tests, and in general from data acquired using empirical procedures
-  Representation of different perspectives on the same domain: contexts,
granularity, resolution, ontological levels.
- Quantitative approaches/analyses, probabilities, uncertainty, and
- Neural networks and ontological modelling.
- Integration of ontologies with different formats and levels of
representation (e.g. neuralsymbolic integration)
- Inductive reasoning in ontologies.
- Ontological Extensions of Cognitive Architectures

Ontological Foundation of Epistemology:

- Ontology of propositional attitudes (Knowledge, Belief, etc.)
- Ontology of cognitive theories (e.g. conceptual spaces, image schemas,
patterns, prototypes)
- Ontology of data, observations, and sensors (provenance, trust, quality,
- Ontological approaches to sensor data analysis and data elaboration
- Ontology of truth-makers


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. We welcome two types of submissions:

- RESEARCH ARTICLES (8-14 pages) for presenting original unpublished work,
not submitted to nor accepted for any other venue.

- EXTENDED ABSTRACTS (2-4 pages) for presenting brief descriptions of
ongoing research and projects, preliminary approaches, or descriptions of
related previously published research.

Submission should be uploaded via Easy Chair link :


Please select the track EPINON.

SUBMISSION TEMPLATE. Submitted papers must not exceed 14 pages (including
the bibliography) and must include an abstract of no more than 300 words.
Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format following IOS
Press formatting guidelines.


Papers should be uploaded via Easy Chair following this link (select the
track "Epistemology in Ontologies").

PUBLICATION. Articles and abstracts will be published by CEUR workshop
(For the previous editions of the JOWO proceedings, see


July 17, 2017 - Submission of contributions to workshops
September 1, 2017 - Workshop paper acceptance notification
September 15, 2017 - Deadline for final camera ready copy.
September 21, 22, and 23 - JOWO.

CONFERENCE VENUE:  Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

CONTACT:  epinon2017 at gmail.com


John Bateman  –  University of Bremen, Germany.
Francesco Berto  –  University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Tarek Richard Besold  –  University of Bremen, Germany.
Massimiliano Carrara  –  University of Padua, Italy.
Fabrice Correia  –  University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Roberta Ferrario  –  Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies
(ISTC-CNR), Trento, Italy.
Marcello Frixione  –  University of Genoa, Italy.
Alessandro Giordani  –  Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan,
Davide Grossi  –  University of Liverpool, UK.
Giancarlo Guizzardi  –  Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy.
Maria Hedblom  –  Magdeburg University, Germany.
Heinrich Herre  –  University of Leipzig, Germany.
Gilles Kassel  –  Université de Picardie - Jules Vernes, France.
Adila Alfa Krisnadhi  –  Universitas Indonesia.
Emiliano Lorini  –  Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
(IRIT-CNRS), France.
Kevin Mulligan  –  University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Alessandro Oltramari  –  Bosch Research and Technology Center, Pittsburgh,
Rafael Peñaloza  –  Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy.
Simon Scheider  –  Utrecht University, Netherlands.
Nicolas Troquard  –  Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy.
Tuomas Tahko  –  University of Helsinki, Finland.
Laure Vieu  –  Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
(IRIT-CNRS), France.


Daniele Porello, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen,
Antonio Lieto, University of Turin.
Claudio Masolo, ISTC-CNR.


Daniele Porello  http://www.danieleporello.net
Free University of Bolzano-Bozen,
Piazza Domenicani 3, 39100, Bolzano
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