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17 - 18 September 2018, Epistemology in Ontologies (EPINON II), Cape Town, South Africa

Date: 17 - 18 September 2018
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Deadline: Monday 2 July 2018

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 structure of 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 in formal ontology and knowledge representation and focus on the assessment of the modelling provided by the ontology designer.

In particular, we are interested in fostering the discussion about two intertwined research directions: epistemology of ontology and and ontology of epistemology. We are interested in formal and ontological approaches to the definitions of the concepts that are relevant to the assessment of the perspective of the ontology designer. Problems related to this direction include: ontology of general epistemological concepts (e.g. proof, argument, explanation, epistemic reliability, trust), ontology of cognitive concepts (perception, reasoning, sensations), ontology of data and measurements.

We welcome two types of submissions: Regular articles (8-12 pages including the bibliography) for presenting original unpublished work, neither submitted to, nor accepted for, any other venue, and Short articles (5 pages including the bibliography) for presenting brief descriptions of ongoing research and projects, preliminary approaches, or descriptions of related previously published research.

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