[PlanetKR] Call for papers - FOUST IV

Tiago Prince Sales tiago.princesales at unibz.it
Sat Jun 20 03:31:22 EST 2020

(Apologies for cross-posting)

Call for Papers: FOUST IV

4th Workshop on Foundational Ontology (FOUST IV)
September 14-16, 2020 (Precise date(s) TBD).

Organised as part of the Joint Ontology Workshops and hosted by the Bolzano
Summer of Knowledge


Workshop Topics

Foundational ontologies are attempts to systematise those categories of
thought or reality which are common to all or almost all subject-matters.
Commonly considered examples of such categories include 'object',
'quality', 'function', 'role', 'process', 'event', 'time', and 'place'.
Amongst existing foundational ontologies, there is both a substantial
measure of agreement and some dramatic disagreements. There is currently no
uniform consensus concerning how a foundational ontology should be
organised, how far its 'reach' should be (e.g., is the distinction between
physical and non-physical entities sufficiently fundamental to be included
here?), and even what role it should play in relation to more specialised
domain ontologies. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for
researchers to present work on specific foundational ontologies as well as
foundational ontologies in general and their relations to each other and to
the wider ontological enterprise.

Relevant topics include:

- Changes to existing foundational ontologies / extension by new modules

- Any specific category or topic usually covered by foundational ontology
(e.g., functions, roles, time, mereology)

- Theoretical results about specific foundational ontologies (e.g.,
consistency proof of significant parts of an existing foundational ontology)

- Comparison and alignments of foundational ontologies

- Relationship between foundational ontologies and domain ontologies

- Applications of foundational ontologies in AI, Semantic Web, Linguistics,


We encourage different types of contribution:

Full research paper:

Submitted papers must not exceed 10 pages (excluding the bibliography) and
must include an abstract of no more than 300 words.

Short paper:

Submitted papers must not exceed 6 pages (excluding 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, which can be found at


The Easychair submission page can be found at


(select the track "FOUST IV - Foundational Ontology")

All contributions to JOWO workshops will be published in a joint CEUR
proceedings volume, compare

https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/9AKHCxnglNCBNGA5CWYm_U?domain=ceur-ws.org for JOWO 2018
https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/ppUiCyojmOIJVjMPUPIyVJ?domain=ceur-ws.org for JOWO 2019

Workshop policy

*No travel and physical participation required, no registration fee. The
workshop is going to happen virtually. *


*Submission: July 27, 2020Notification: August 25, 2020Camera ready:
September 1, 2016Workshop: September, 14-16 (precise date(s) TBD)*


Workshop website: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Td-rCzvknNUnVP2YCMZHLh?domain=foust.inf.unibz.it

E-mail:  foustworkshop at gmail.com

Workshop organizers

PC Chairs
Tiago Prince Sales - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Daniele Porello - Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy

Steering Committee
Stefano Borgo - Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy
Oliver Kutz - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Frank Loebe - University of Leipzig, Germany
Fabian Neuhaus - Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
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