News and Events: Conferences

15-19 July 2024 & 8-9 July 2024, 14th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2024), Enschede (Netherlands) & online

Date: 15-19 July 2024 & 08-09 July 2024
Location: Enschede (Netherlands) & online
Deadline: Monday 8 July 2024

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), a non-profit organization promoting interdisciplinary research and international collaboration in formal ontology. FOIS aims to be a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication for researchers from many domains engaging with formal ontology.

FOIS 2024 will be held both online (8-9 July 2024) and in Enschede, the Netherlands (15-19 July 2024), by the Semantics, Cybersecurity & Services group of the University of Twente. The conference includes the following: Contributed Lectures - Workshops - Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO) - Tutorials - Ontology showcase - Demonstrations - Project exhibitions.

The conference encourages the submission of high-quality, not previously published results on both theoretical issues and practical advancements. FOIS 2024 seeks three types of full-length (14 pages) high-quality papers on a wide range of topics:-  Foundational papers address content-related ontological issues, their formal representation, and their relevance to some aspects of information systems. - Application and Methods papers address novel systems, methods, and tools related to building, evaluating, or using ontologies, emphasizing the impact of ontology contents. - Domain ontology papers describe a novel ontology for a specific realm of interest, clarifying ontological choices against requirements and foundational theory, and showing ontology use.

FIOS 2024 also currently calls for Workshop Proposals (submission deadline: 14 december) and

Journal-first Paper submission (submission deadline: 17 April 2024).