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14 - 17 September 2020, 11th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2020), Bolzano (Italy)

Date: 14 - 17 September 2020
Location: Bolzano (Italy)
Deadline: Wednesday 13 May 2020

The advent of complex information systems that rely on robust, coherent and formal representations of their subject matter, has led to the exploitation of ontological analysis and ontology-based representation. The systematic study of such analysis and representation is at the center of the modern discipline of formal ontology, which is a general theory of the types of entities and relations making up domains of interest. Researchers in many domains engage with formal ontology to provide a solid foundation for their work.

The FOIS conference is a meeting point for all researchers with an interest in formal ontology. FOIS 2020 includes a number of activities: FOIS conference (single track program), workshops (in conjunction with EKAW 2020 and ICBO 2020) ,tutorials (in conjunction with EKAW 2020 and ICBO 2020), a young researchers symposium, a demo and industry track, and an ontology show and tell. As in previous years, FOIS 2020 aims to be a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication.

Sadly because of the COVID-19 FOIS 2020 was not able to occur as planned. While papers were reviewed and the proceedings will be published by IOS Press, the physical conference has been cancelled. In recognition of FOIS’ important social function within the applied ontology community, it was also decided to run a FOIS edition in September 2021. FOIS 2021 will happen in Bolzano, and it will include all the events originally planned for FOIS 2020 including the Early Career Symposium, the Ontology Show and Tell, as well as the Demo and Industrial Track.

The conference encourages new high quality submissions on both theoretical issues and concrete applications.The FOIS Conference seeks full-length high-quality papers on a wide range of topics. An ideal FOIS paper will address both content-related ontological issues, their formal representation, as well as their impact and relevance for some aspect of information systems. Related activities, such as workshops and tutorials, may specify different submission formats, for example, short papers or posters.

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