6th Workshop on Foundational Ontology

Call for papers

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: May 27, 2022 June 10, 2022 June 12, 2022
  • Review notification: July 08 July 22, 2022
  • Camera ready: July 29, 2022
  • Workshop: between August 15-19, 2022

About

The 6th Workshop on Foundational Ontology (FOUST VI) is part of the 8th Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO 2022), which will be held between 15-19 August 2022 in Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.

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 and stakeholders to present work on specific foundational ontologies as well as their relations to each other and to the wider ontological enterprise, but also topics related to foundational questions in ontology engineering.

Workshop topics (among others)

  • Changes to existing foundational ontologies/extensions by new modules
  • Novel research on any specific category or topic that is usually covered by foundational ontology (e.g., functions, roles, time, mereology, ontological dependence, constitution)
  • Theoretical results about specific foundational ontologies (e.g., consistency proofs, modularizations, etc.)
  • Application results of foundational ontologies in AI, the Semantic Web, Linguistics, etc.
  • Conceptual and formal comparisons and alignments of foundational ontologies
  • Relationship and alignment of foundational ontologies and domain ontologies

Submissions

We encourage two types of contributions:

  • Full research paper: submitted papers must have between 10 and 12 pages + an additional page for references (if necessary).
  • Short paper: submitted papers must have between 5 and 6 pages + an additional page for references (if necessary).

Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format in compliance with the new 1-column CEUR-ART Style, which can be found at https://ceurws.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/ceurws-publishes-ceurart-paper-style/

The Easychair submission page can be found at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jowo2022 (select the track “Workshop on Foundational Ontology”).

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

Contact

E-mail:  foustworkshop@gmail.com

Organization

Workshop chairs

  • Claudenir M. Fonseca – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Jona Thai – University of Toronto, Canada
  • Oliver Kutz – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Stefano Borgo – Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy

Program committee

  • Adrien Barton – Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, CNRS, France
  • Bahar Aameri – University of Toronto, Canada
  • Barry Smith – University of Buffalo, USA
  • Boyan Brodaric – Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
  • Claudio Masolo – Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Italy
  • Daniele Porello – University of Genova, Italy
  • Emilio M. Sanfilippo – Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy
  • Frank Loebe – University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Fumiaki Toyoshima – Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Giancarlo Guizzardi – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy / University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Gilles Kassel – University of Picardy Jules Verne, France
  • Jim Logan – No Magic, Inc, USA
  • João Paulo A. Almeida – Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
  • John Bateman – University of Bremen, Germany
  • Ludger Jansen – Universität Rostock, Germany
  • Markus Stumptner – University of South Australia, Australia
  • Mattia Fumagalli – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Michael Grüninger – University of Toronto, Canada
  • Pierre Grenon – National Center for Ontological Research, Buffalo, USA
  • Riichiro Mizoguchi – Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Roberta Ferrario – Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Italy
  • Tiago Prince Sales – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 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