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FOIS 2024 : 14th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2024)

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Conference Series : Formal Ontology in Information Systems
 
Link: https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/fois2024/
 
When Jul 15, 2024 - Sep 19, 2024
Where Enschede, Netherlands and online
Submission Deadline Apr 29, 2024
Notification Due May 15, 2024
Categories    formal ontology   applied ontologies   computer science   information systems
 

Call For Papers

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14th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2024)
15-19 July 2024 (Enschede, Netherlands) - 08-09 July 2024 (online)
Website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/fois2024/

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FOIS aims to be a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication for researchers from many domains engaging with formal ontology. Common application areas include conceptual modeling, database design, knowledge engineering and management, software engineering, organizational modeling, artificial intelligence, robotics, computational linguistics, the life sciences, bioinformatics, and scientific research in general, geographic information science, information retrieval, library and information science, as well as the Semantic Web.

FOIS is the flagship conference of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA), a non-profit organization promoting interdisciplinary research and international collaboration in formal ontology.

FOIS 2024 will be held both online and in Enschede, the Netherlands, by the Semantics, Cybersecurity & Services group of the University of Twente.

The conference includes the following calls:
- Main Track: deadline has passed
- Workshops - Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO): deadline has passed
- Tutorials: deadline has passed
- Early Career Symposium
- Journal-first
- Ontology showcase
- Demonstrations
- Project exhibitions

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Call for Early Career Symposium
Submission deadline: 29 March 2024
Webpage: https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/fois2024/calls/early-career-symposium/
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The Early Career Symposium offers a platform for students and early career researchers to present their work and gain insights from experienced researchers. This symposium enables participants to discuss their research directions, ideas, methods, and (possibly) results. It also provides an opportunity for guidance on various aspects of the participants’ professional and academic life, and facilitates networking within the formal ontology and information systems’ research community.
The symposium covers the same topics of interest as the main conference and is primarily directed at Ph.D. students. However, it is also open to M.Sc. and Eng.D. students, as well as recent Ph.D. graduates.

**Format

The ECS will be held on-site during the FOIS conference and will include:
Mentoring Lunch: ECS participants will be paired with senior researchers who will offer feedback on their work and provide academic or professional advice.
Fast-Talk Session: Participants will have the opportunity to advertise their work in a 5-minute speech to the conference’s main track general audience.
Poster Session: A traditional format where participants can display and discuss their research in more detail.
The ECS offers a unique opportunity for the next generation of FOIS researchers to network and advance their careers. Additionally, we plan to organize an optional, informal dinner for ECS participants and students during the conference. Details regarding participation will be provided during the registration process.

**Important dates

Submission deadline: 29 March 2024
Notification of acceptance: 15 April 2024

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Call for Journal-first
Paper submission: 17 April 2024
Webpage: https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/fois2024/calls/journal-first/
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The FOIS 2024 journal-first track provides a forum to discuss recent published research on topics related to formal ontology for broader dissemination within the FOIS community. The track invites submissions of extended abstracts of papers that have appeared or have been accepted for publication in journals, but have not been previously presented at FOIS or any other applied ontology-focused conference, including ICBO, ISWC, ESWC, K-CAP, and all JOWO workshops.

Copyright permitting, accepted abstracts to the track (or shortened versions) will be published in the conference proceedings for FOIS satellite events within the IAOA series at CEUR-WS. In addition, they will be presented during the conference (either on-site or online).
Accepted papers to the track will be linked to the conference website.

At least one author of each accepted abstract is required to register for the conference to present the work (on-site or online).

**Expected contributions

For the journal-first track, we solicit submissions that meet the following criteria:
- They relate to the topics of the FOIS conference (see FOIS 2024's call for papers).
- They are not extensions of an earlier conference or workshop paper.
- They must have been published in a journal in 2021 or later.
- They are research articles, but not review articles or commentaries.
Submissions that are in press can be submitted as long as the final camera-ready version is available.

**Important dates
Paper submission: 17 April 2024
Author notification: 15 May 2024

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Call for Ontology Showcase
Paper submission: 17 April 2024
Webpage: https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/fois2024/calls/showcase/
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The Ontology Showcase at FOIS gives authors the opportunity to increase the impact of their work, get early feedback from the community on ongoing work, and promote the sharing and the reuse of curated high-quality ontologies.

**Differentiation from the Main Track

The ontology showcase is a practical track aimed at stimulating the community to share their ontologies, make them more visible, and get (early) feedback, even if their development is still an ongoing or early work that does not provide a mature scientific contribution suitable to be submitted (yet) to the main track.

**Important dates

Paper submission: 17 April 2024
Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2024
Author registration: 03 June 2024
Online conference: 08-09 July 2024
Onsite conference (Enschede): 15-19

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Call for Demonstrations
Submissions due: 17 April 2024
Website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/fois2024/calls/demos/#definition-and-scope
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The demonstration track complements FOIS 2024 full-length paper main tracks by offering an interactive platform for authors to present and discuss their work. We invite demonstrations of tools and methods developed using ontologies, as well as those to create, maintain, integrate, publish, evaluate, and implement ontologies. We also invite demonstrations of novel ontology (anti)patterns and of challenges arising in the ontology engineering life cycle. The goal is to raise the visibility and foster understanding of the dynamic, integrative, and use-oriented aspects of applied ontology, its tools, and its uses.

**Important dates

Submissions due: 17 April 2024
Notifications of acceptance: 15 May 2024
Onsite Conference: 15-19 July 2024
Online conference: 08-09 July 2024
Camera-ready versions due: 30 July 2024

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Call for Project exhibitions
Paper submission: 29 April 2024
Website: https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/fois2024/calls/project-exhibitions/
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FOIS 2024's Research and Industrial Project Exhibition invites researchers and practitioners to present their perspectives, ongoing, or recently finished projects (e.g., H2020, ERC, national grants) involving in some form the area of Formal Ontology in Information Systems. The primary goal is to provide a platform for disseminating interim project results and receiving feedback on evolving research proposals. This event fosters collaboration by facilitating connections between potential research partners, nurturing existing relationships, and encouraging discourse on innovative research ideas. Participants gain insights into ongoing research developments and opportunities to network with potential collaborators.

We also welcome submissions from other tracks of FOIS 2024 to present their broader project context within the Project Exhibitions track, offering an opportunity to showcase how these submissions fit into the context of larger projects.

**Important dates

Paper submission: 29 April 2024
Author notification: 15 May 2024
Author registration: 03 June 2024
Conference (Enschede, Netherlands): 15-19 July 2024
Camera-ready papers: 30 July 2024

**FOIS 2024 Organization

General Chair
Giancarlo Guizzardi; University of Twente; The Netherlands
Program Committee Chairs
Cassia Trojahn, IRIT Université Toulouse 2, France
Daniele Porello, University of Genova, Italy
Local Organisation Chair
Tiago Prince Sales, University of Twente, The Netherlands
JOWO Chairs
Claudenir M. Fonseca, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Guendalina Righetti, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Online Chairs
Sergio de Cesare, University of Westminster, UK
FAIR Chairs
Luiz Olavo Bonino, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Journal-first Chairs
Emilio Sanfilippo, ISTC-CNR Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Italy
Adrien Barton, IRIT & CNRS, France
Ontology Showcase Chairs
Laura Daniele, TNO, The Netherlands
João Paulo A. Almeida, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Demonstration Chairs
Pawel Garbacz, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
Robert Pergl, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Project Exhibition Chair
Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Industry Chairs
Jan Voskuil, Taxonic, The Netherlands
Mara Abel, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Tutorial Chairs
Chiara Ghidini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Veruska Zamborlini, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Early Career Symposium Chairs
Zubeida Dawood, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
Pedro Paulo F. Barcelos, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Publicity Chairs
Mattia Fumagalli, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Greta Adamo, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain
Proceedings Chairs
Pedro Paulo F. Barcelos, University of Twente, The Netherlands

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