[DL] JOWO 2017: 1st Call for Papers (Joint Ontology Workshops, Sep 21-23, Bolzano, Italy)

Frank Loebe frank.loebe at informatik.uni-leipzig.de
Tue May 30 14:46:39 CEST 2017

      First Call for Papers       
Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2017)
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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, September 21-23, 2017
10 Workshops on Ontology and its Applications
Submission deadlines are around July 15. See the individual workshop pages for precise dates.
The Joint Ontology Workshops' (JOWO) mission is to join forces of the diverse communities interested in building, reasoning with, and applying formalised ontologies in the wide spectrum of information sciences, artificial intelligence theory and applications, philosophy and cognitive science, and beyond.
This third edition of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2017) combines ten ontology-centered workshops covering a multitude of disciplines into an exciting joint event. 
- CREOL: Contextual Representation of Objects and Events in Language
- DAO: Data meets Applied Ontology
- DEW: Ontology Debugging & Evaluation Workshop
- EPINON: Epistemology in Ontologies
- FOMI: Formal Ontologies Meet Industry
- FOUST II: 2nd Workshop on Foundational Ontology
- ISD3: The 3rd Image Schema Day
- ODLS: Ontologies and Data in Life Sciences
- SHAPES 4.0: The Shape of Things
- WINKS: Workshop on Interaction-Based Knowledge Sharing
See below for a description of the workshops and 
for links to detailed calls for papers.
* Todd Oakley (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA)  
  "What We Think About When We Talk About Money: Social Ontology and the Amalgamated Mind"
(further invitations pending)
JOWO 2017 is supported by the International Association for Ontology and its Applications - IAOA (http://iaoa.org). It features a series of (shared) invited talks, paper presentations, tutorials, demo sessions, and discussions spread across ten workshops.
Please refer to the individual workshops for detailed lists of topics appropriate for each workshop and submission modalities.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the program committees of the individual workshops. Accepted papers will be made available in the form of a single joint workshop proceedings volume published open-access at CEUR. 
For additional publication plans, check the individual workshops.
For previous proceedings, compare:
http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1517/  for JOWO 2015,
http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1660/  for JOWO 2016.
Website: http://creol2017.di.unito.it/
Contextual Representation of Objects and Events in Language 
Organisers: Valerio Basile, Tommaso Caselli, Daniele P. Radicioni
The CREOL workshop is focused on investigating the relationship between representations of objects and events in ontological and linguistic resources, and their interpretation in the context of occurrence. Different properties of objects and events are activated depending on context, thus determining access to partial, salient, information rather than to all. Hence, dealing with context is a key factor in the conceptualization of human experience, and a major challenge for understanding natural language.
Website:  https://smart.inf.unibz.it/index.php/2017/05/15/dao2017/
Data meets Applied Ontology
Organisers: Roberto Confalonieri, Andrea Janes, Diego Calvanese
The goal of the DAO workshop is to provide opportunities for participants from academia and industry to present their latest developments in ontology-mediated data integration and analysis techniques, and data-driven industrial applications. The workshop will be a great opportunity to synthesize new insights, and disseminate knowledge across field boundaries to promote the interaction between these two different communities.
Website: http://iaoa.org/jowo/dew2017/
Ontology Debugging & Evaluation Workshop
Organisers: Rafael Penaloza, Amanda Vizedom 
DEW (the Debugging and Evaluation Workshop @ JOWO) aims to advance ontology evaluation and the detection, understanding, and correction of errors in ontologies and ontological knowledge bases. We encourage submissions from all areas dealing with ontological knowledge, and hope to gain a broad perspective on evaluation methods, and debugging techniques over different formalisms. 
Website: http://www.loa.istc.cnr.it/workshops/epinon2017/home.html
Epistemology in Ontologies
Organisers: Daniele Porello, Antonio Lieto, Claudio Masolo
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 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 in reality.
The aim of this workshop is to explore an epistemological stance and focus on the assessment of the modelling provided by the ontology designer. 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 discussion.
Website: http://www.loa.istc.cnr.it/workshops/FOMI2017/home.html
8th International Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry
Organisers: Emilio M. Sanfilippo, Laura Daniele, Giorgio Colombo
FOMI is an international forum where academic researchers and practitioners meet to analyse and discuss theoretical and application issues related to the use of formal ontologies in industry. The Workshop aims to collect lessons learned by the presentation of (1) experience with problems in ontology application, (2) new insights on problematic issues, (3) new results, successes and observations in ontology implementation, (4) lessons learned on the best way to apply ontological methodologies to real-world situations.
Website: http://foust.inf.unibz.it/foust2/
2nd Workshop on Foundational Ontology
Organisers: Antony Galton, Fabian Neuhaus 
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.
Website: http://isd.inf.unibz.it
The 3rd Image Schema Day 
Organisers: Maria M. Hedblom, Mihailo Antovic, Oliver Kutz
The Image Schema Day III (ISD3) is intended as an interdisciplinary meeting place for researchers interested in image schemas and similar conceptual primitives. Originating in cognitive linguistics, image schemas are thought to be the conceptual building blocks learned from the body's sensorimotor processes in early infancy that come to shape adult language and thought. Today, image schemas are becoming increasingly influential in artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, and qualitative reasoning. At ISD3 we welcome researchers from all disciplines interested in pushing the boundaries of understanding, formalising, and reasoning with image schemas.
Website: https://wiki.imise.uni-leipzig.de/Gruppen/OBML/Workshops/2017-ODLS
Ontologies and Data in Life Sciences
Organisers: Martin Boeker, Heinrich Herre, Ludger Jansen, Frank Loebe, Daniel Schober
Medicine, biology and life sciences produce hardly manageable and comprehensible amounts of data, information, and knowledge, thereby challenging existing methods of knowledge representation, data bases, and data analysis. This interdisciplinary workshop covers the overall spectrum of biomedical information processing, from experimental data acquisition and data management, across analysis, structuring and interpretation of data, up to the development of ontologies with their various applications. The workshop aims at gathering scientists that work in these fields in order to exchange ideas, to discuss new results and to inspire collaborations. 
Website: http://www.loa.istc.cnr.it/workshops/SHAPES4/
The Shape of Things
Organisers: Rossella Stufano Melone, Inge Hinterwaldner, Stefano Borgo, Oliver Kutz, Kris Krois
The SHAPES 4.0 workshop is an interdisciplinary event for the discussion of all topics connected to shape and pattern (broadly understood). We seek to facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion between researchers, practitioners and artists from all disciplines interested in representing shape, form, structure and pattern, and reasoning about them.
Website: http://www.iiia.csic.es/winks/
Workshop on Interaction-Based Knowledge Sharing
Organisers: Jerome Euzenat, Dagmar Gromann, Kemo Adrian
WINKS is a workshop that is fully dedicated to challenges and solutions to knowledge sharing in interaction-based environments, ranging from the Internet of Things to multi-agent systems. Gradually expanding, distributed systems heighten the need of a dynamic interactive knowledge sharing process, while at the same time an increasing heterogeneity of resources renders this process more complex. As a highly interdisciplinary workshop, discussions will center on requirements and suggestions to endow computational models with knowledge sharing capabilities in interactive scenarios.
JOWO General Chairs | Contact
Stefano Borgo (LOA 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)
Contact: jowo.steering at gmail.com

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