1st cfp - demo track - FOIS 2021, September 13-16, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

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Maria Hedblom

Apr 19, 2021, 5:39:18 AMApr 19
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(Apologies for cross-posting)

Call for Demonstrations 

The 12th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2021), 13-16 September 2021  


The Demonstration Chairs invite submissions for demonstrations to be delivered as part of FOIS 2021. 

The FOIS conference is a leading event in ontology engineering. FOIS aims to be a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication, inclusive of many domains engaging with applied 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: http://iaoa.org/ ), a non-profit organization promoting interdisciplinary research and international collaboration in formal ontology. 

FOIS 2021 is planned as a hybrid event: there will be a physical meeting in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, with a remote participation option. Accordingly, demonstrations may be delivered either virtually or in a hybrid fashion. 

FOIS Demonstrations Scope 

The FOIS Demonstrations share the general subject matter of FOIS while presenting a series of action, interaction, and process-focused events. The event seeks to raise visibility and foster understanding of the dynamic, integrative, and use-oriented aspects of applied ontology, including application, integration, methodologies, and tools. The emphasis is on what happens. 

Areas of interest include (non-exhaustively):

  • Tools, in a broad sense including software, architectures, representations and languages, methodologies, design patterns, and repeatable processes

  • Applications and uses of tools, including their integration into larger technical and socio-technical systems

  • Challenges encountered and not yet well addressed

  • Positive, negative, or mixed results of adoption

  • Problem or opportunity patterns that emerge when applying or using tools in particular contexts

Demonstration presenters should be prepared to answer technical questions and to participate in a joint technical Q&A session with other demo teams. 


FOIS 2021 seeks submissions in either of two forms: extended abstracts and short papers. 

Extended abstracts (maximum 3 pages) should provide an overview of what will be demonstrated, including not only tools (in the broad sense above) but also such aspects as usage, application, integration, or other interaction, challenges, results, or other salient features. 

Short papers (5-7 pages, including references), presenting description and analysis of, e.g., tools (in the broad sense above), emphasizing what happens when these are used or applied; characteristics of real-world environments or uses that present patterns of opportunity or difficulty for adoption; technical reports; and descriptions of completed or ongoing work.

Accepted submissions will be published in a joint CEUR proceedings volume in the IAOA series, together with those of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO) and the FOIS collocated events.

Both papers and demonstration abstracts should be in PDF format using the CEUR-Art one-column style, which can be found at: https://ceurws.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/ceurws-publishes-ceurart-paper-style/
and downloaded at: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-XXX/CEURART.zip

Submissions should be made using the EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jowo2021. Selecting track: FOIS 2021 Demonstrations). 

Presenters must be registered participants in the conference. 

Important Dates

Submissions due: 1 June 2021

Notifications of acceptance: 15 July 2021

Camera-ready versions due: 23 August 2021 

Conference: 13-16 September 2021

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