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JOWO 2019 : The Joint Ontology WOrkshops - Episode V: The Styrian Autumn of Ontology


When Sep 23, 2019 - Sep 25, 2019
Where Graz, Austria
Submission Deadline May 15, 2019
Final Version Due Aug 1, 2019
Categories    ontology   knowledge representation   linguistics   cognitive science

Call For Papers

The Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO 2019) will take place on September 23-25 in Graz, Austria. Previous JOWO editions were held in conjunction with FOIS 2018 in Cape Town (South Africa), in 2017 in Bolzano (Italy), in conjunction with FOIS 2016 in Annecy (France), and at IJCAI 2015 in Buenos Aires (Argentina).

The JOWO workshops address a wide spectrum of topics related to ontology research, ranging from Cognitive Science to Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics. JOWO is especially suitable for interdisciplinary and innovative formats.

JOWO 2019 website:

• May 15, 2019: latest submission deadline for workshop contributions (some workshops may have an earlier deadline, as indicated on their webpage);
• August 1, 2019: camera-ready versions due for proceedings;
• September 23-25, 2019: JOWO 2019 in Graz.

The following workshops are being organized:

* 2nd International Workshop on Bad or Good Ontology (BOG). Chairs: Torsten Hahmann, Rafael Peñaloza, Stefan Schulz, Giancarlo Guizzardi, Oliver Kutz and Nicolas Troquard (

* Cognition And OntologieS (CAOS IV). Chairs: Oliver Kutz, Maria M. Hedblom, Guendalina Righetti, Danielle Porello and Claudio Masolo (

* Contextual Representations of Events and Objects in Language (CREOL). Chairs: Valerio Basile, Tommaso Caselli, Daniele P. Radicioni and Andrea Amelio Ravelli (

* Workshop on Data meets Applied Ontologies in Open Science and Innovation (DAO-SI). Chairs: Alessandro Mosca, Roberto Confalonieri and Diego Calvanese (

* 10th International Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry (FOMI). Chairs: Michael Gruninger and Walter Terkaj (

* Workshop on Foundational Ontology (FOUST). Chairs: Oliver Kutz, Stefano Borgo, Antony Galton, Fabian Neuhaus and Frank Loebe (

* Ontologies and Data in Life Sciences 2019 (ODLS 2019). Chairs: Martin Boeker, Ludger Jansen, Frank Loebe, Stefan Schulz (

* The Shape of Things (SHAPES 5.0). Chairs: Stefano Borgo, Inge Hinterwaldner, Oliver Kutz and Rossella Stufano Melone (

* Social, Legal and Economic Entities (SoLEE). Chairs: Ludger Jansen, Mathias Brochhausen, Nicola Guarino, Giancarlo Guizzardi and Daniele Porello (

* Second Workshop on INteraction-based Knowledge Sharing (WINKS-2). Chairs: Adrian Kemo, Jerome Euzenat, Dagmar Gromann, Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, Marco Schorlemmer and Valentina Tamma (

* 1st International Workshop on Ontologies for Digital Humanities and their Social Analysis (WODHSA). Chairs: Marianna Nicolosi Asmundo, Roberta Ferrario and Emilio M. Sanfilippo (

* 4th International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (WOMoCoE 2019). Chairs: Stefano Borgo, Loris Bozzato, Till Mossakowski and Antoine Zimmermann (

Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format following IOS Press formatting guidelines (downloadable here:

Submissions can be uploaded via EasyChair: After logging in, select the workshop to which you wish to submit.

As in earlier years, selected contributions to JOWO workshops with a minimum of 5 pages will be published in a joint CEUR proceedings volume.

* JOWO 2018:
* JOWO 2017:
* JOWO 2016:
* JOWO 2015:

In addition, JOWO 2019 will host five tutorials:

* Data-driven ontology engineering with Relational Concept Analysis (DOnEReCA). Organizers: Petko Valtchev, Mickael Wajnberg
* Introduction to Foundational Ontologies (FOUNT). Organizers: Nicola Guarino, Giancarlo Guizzardi, Daniele Porello
* Semantic similarity and machine learning with ontologies. Organizer: Robert Hoehndorf
* SNOMED CT Tutorial. Organizer: Stefan Schulz
* Top Level Ontologies (ISO/IEC 21838). Organizers: Barry Smith, Michael Gruninger

For more detailed timelines, see the workshop pages.

For further inquiries please contact the chairs of the specific workshops.

JOWO chairs
Adrien Barton, CNRS-IRIT, Toulouse, France (
Selja Seppälä, University College Cork, Ireland (

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