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13 - 17 September 2021, 12th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2021), Bolzano (Italy) and Virtual

Date: 13 - 17 September 2021
Location: Bolzano (Italy) and Virtual
Deadline: Thursday 22 April 2021

The FOIS conference is a meeting point for all researchers with an interest in formal ontology. Formal ontology is the systematic study of the types of entities and relations making up the domains of interest represented in modern information systems. FOIS is the flagship conference of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) and aims to be a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication, inclusive of researchers from many domains engaging with 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. FOIS 2021 includes a number of activities: FOIS conference (single track program), workshops, tutorials, an early-career symposium, a demo and industry track, and an ontology show and tell.

FOIS 2021 seeks three types of full-length (14 page) high-quality papers on a wide range of topics: Foundational papers (addressing content-related ontological issues, their formal representation, and their relevance to some aspect of information systems), Application papers (addressing novel methods and systems related to building, evaluating, or using ontologies, emphasizing the impact of ontology contents on the application) and Domain ontology papers (describing a novel ontology for a specific realm of interest, clarifying ontological choices against requirements and foundational theory, and showing ontology use).

Related activities, such as workshops and tutorials, may specify different submission formats, for example, short papers or posters.

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