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FOIS 2008 : 5th international conference on formal ontology in information systems

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Conference Series : Formal Ontology in Information Systems
 
Link: http://fois08.dfki.de/joomla/
 
When Oct 31, 2008 - Nov 3, 2008
Where Saarbrücken, Germany
Abstract Registration Due Apr 22, 2008
Submission Deadline Apr 24, 2008
Notification Due Jun 18, 2008
Categories    ontologies
 

Call For Papers

Conference Description
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Since its inception ten years ago, the International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems has explored the multiple perspectives on the notion of ontology that have arisen from such diverse research communities as philosophy, logic, computer science, cognitive science, linguistics, and various scientific domains.

As ontologies have been applied in new and exciting domains such as the World Wide Web, bioinformatics, and geographical information systems, it has become evident that there is a need for ontologies that have been developed with solid theoretical foundations based on philosophical, linguistic, and logical analysis. Similarly, there is also a need for theoretical research that is driven by the issues that have been raised by recent work in the more applied domains.

FOIS is intended to be a forum in which to explore this interplay between the theoretical insights of formal ontology and their application to information systems and emerging semantic technologies.

Invited Speakers
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* Johanna Seibt (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark)
* Mike Uschold (Boeing Corporation, USA)
* York Sure (SAP Research, Germany)

Important dates and Further Information
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* Electronic abstracts: April 22, 2008
* Final submissions: April 24, 2008
* Acceptance Notification: June 18, 2008
* Submission of camera-ready papers: July 18, 2008

Submitted papers must not exceed 5000 words (including bibliography). Abstracts should be less than 300 words. Papers should be submitted electronically; information will be provided on the conference web page: http://fois08.dfki.de

Proceedings will be published and available at the conference.

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