21 - 23 September 2017, 1st International Workshop on Epistemology in Ontologies (EPINON 2017)
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. 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, the Epistemological Foundations of Ontologies and the Ontologies of Epistemology.
This workshop is part of The Joint Ontology Workshops, Episode III, JOWO 2017.
We aim to address to an interdisciplinary audience, by inviting scholars in philosophy, computer science, logic, conceptual modelling, knowledge representation, and cognitive science to contribute to the discussion on the Epistemological Foundation of Ontologies and/or the Ontological Foundation of Epistemology. We welcome two types of submissions: Research articles for presenting original unpublished work, and Extended abstracts for presenting brief descriptions of ongoing research and projects, preliminary approaches, or descriptions of related previously published research.