FOUST

The Foundational Stance

FOUST IV @ BOSK 2020 - The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge

FOUST IV will take place at the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge in September 2020.
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Call for Papers: FOUST IV

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4th Workshop on Foundational Ontology (FOUST IV)
http://foust.inf.unibz.it/foust4
 
Organised as part of the Joint Ontology Workshops and hosted by the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge
https://www.iaoa.org/jowo/2020/
https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it

  
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Workshop Topics
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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, etc.

 
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Submissions
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We encourage different types of contribution:
 
Full research paper:
 
Submitted papers must not exceed 10 pages (including the bibliography) and must include an abstract of no more than 300 words.
 
Short paper:   
 
Submitted papers must not exceed 6 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, which can be found at
 
http://www.iospress.nl/service/authors/latex-and-word-tools-for-book-authors/
 
The Easychair submission page can be found at
 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jowo2020
 
(select the track “3rd Workshop on Foundational Ontology")
 

All contributions to JOWO workshops will be published in a joint CEUR proceedings volume, compare
 
http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2205/ for JOWO 2018
http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2518/ for JOWO 2019

 
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Contact
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Workshop website: http://foust.inf.unibz.it/foust4/

E-mail:  foustworkshop@gmail.com

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Workshop organizers
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PC Chairs
Tiago Prince Sales - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


Steering Committee

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