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FOIS 2012: 1st Call for Posters of Young Scientists (Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Jul 24-27, 2012, Graz, Austria)

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 Call for Posters                    >>  FOIS 2012  <<
 of Young Scientists (! only !)      Jul 24-27, Graz, Austria
                      
-> DEADLINES:
   * Submission of Posters of Young Scientists:   May 01, 2012
   * Early Registration Deadline for FOIS 2012:   Apr 15, 2012
   * Travel Grant Application Deadline:           Apr 08, 2012

             [1]  http://purl.org/icbofois2012


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TITLE AND CO-LOCATION
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Seventh International Conference on
   Formal Ontologies in Information Systems (FOIS 2012)
                               July, 24-27, 2012 in Graz, Austria

               held together with the

Third International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2012)


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DEFINITION AND SCOPE
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Researchers in diverse areas increasingly recognize the need
for serious engagement with ontology, understood as a general
theory of the types of entities and relations making up their
respective domains of enquiry, in providing a solid foundation
for their work. Among these areas there are

  * conceptual modeling,
   * database design,
    * software engineering,
     * organizational modeling,
      * artificial intelligence,
       * computational linguistics,
        * the life sciences,
         * bioinformatics,
          * geographic information science,
           * knowledge engineering,
            * information retrieval, and
             * the semantic web.

The FOIS conference is designed to provide a meeting
point for interdisciplinary research and communication for
researchers from all interested disciplines. The conference
series [2] began with the first meeting in Trento, Italy in
June 1998 followed by meetings in 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, and
2010. The seventh FOIS conference will be held in Graz, Austria
July 24-27, 2012, in conjunction with the third International
Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2012).

For further general information on FOIS, the flagship conference
of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications
(IAOA) [3], please consult the websites of FOIS 2012 [1] or
the conference series website [2].


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POSTER SESSION         (! submissions by YOUNG SCIENTISTS only !)
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The poster session at FOIS 2012 will give young scientists the
opportunity to present their current work related to formal
ontology in information systems and discuss their approach,
results, problems and methods with the other participants of the
conference.

As this poster session is particularly intended to provide an
opportunity for young ontologists to disseminate, and obtain
feedback on, their work, __submission is restricted__ to students
who are working towards a postgraduate qualification
(Master's or Ph.D.).

The selection of poster contributions will pay specific
attention to their relevance to the topics of FOIS 2012.


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TOPICS OF INTEREST
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Topic areas of interest include in particular:

Foundational Issues

* Kinds of entity:
  particulars/universals, continuants/occurrents,
  abstracta/concreta, dependent/independent entities,
  natural objects/artifacts
* Formal relations: parthood, identity, connection, dependence,
  constitution, subsumption, instantiation
* Vagueness and granularity
* Identity and change
* Formal comparison among ontologies
* Ontology of physical reality (matter, space, time, motion, ...)
* Ontology of biological reality (genes, proteins, cells,
  organisms, ...)
* Ontology of artifacts, functions and roles
* Ontology of mental reality and agency (beliefs, intentions,
  emotions, ...)
* Ontology of social reality (institutions, organizations, norms,
  social relationships, artistic expressions, ...)
* Ontology of the information society (information, communication,
  meaning negotiation, ...)
* Ontology and Natural Language Semantics, Ontology and Cognition

Methodologies and Applications

* Top-level vs application ontologies
* Ontology integration and alignment; role of reference ontologies
* Ontology-driven information systems design
* Ontological foundations for conceptual modeling
* Ontology-based application systems
* Requirements engineering
* Knowledge engineering
* Knowledge management and organization
* Knowledge representation; Qualitative modeling
* Computational lexicons; Terminology
* Information retrieval; Question-answering
* Semantic Web; Web services; Grid computing
* Domain-specific ontologies, especially for:
  Biomedical science, E-business, Enterprise integration,
  Engineering, Geography, Law, Library science, Linguistics, ...


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IMPORTANT DATES
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We encourage graduate students to submit posters to FOIS 2012.

Poster submission:       May 01, 2012  <--
Poster notification:     Jun 01, 2012
Final poster submission: Jun 25, 2012
Electronic publication:  Jul 10, 2012

Poster presenters must register for the conference,
please see [4,5] for applicable rates.

Travel grant application: Apr 08, 2012  <--   (! before May 01 !)
Early registration:       Apr 15, 2012  <--   (! before May 01 !)
Regular registration:     Jun 30, 2012
Late registration:        Jul 27, 2012

Conference dates:     Jul 24-27, 2012


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AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTERS
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Poster submission should consist of

   1. an electronic copy of the poster itself
      (for printing at A2 size), preferably in PDF format, and
   2. a cover letter giving the author's contact details and
      a statement of current status, including the year of
      expected graduation at the PhD or Master's level. 

All poster submissions should have the subject line "FOIS poster"
and should be mailed to

[6] fois2012@easychair.org

Accepted posters will be published electronically and made
available via the conference web page [1].


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TRAVEL FUNDING
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A limited number of travel grants may become available.
Interested applicants should contact Ludger Jansen [7] for
further information until   ->> Apr 08, 2012 <<- .

Prospective applications are possible (e.g., prior to poster
submission).


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CONFERENCE ORGANISATION
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Conference chair:
   Michael Gruninger   (University of Toronto, Canada)
   
Program chairs:
   Maureen Donnelly    (University at Buffalo, USA)
   Giancarlo Guizzardi (Fed. Univ. of Espírito Santo, Brazil)
   
Local organization:
   Stefan Schulz       (Graz University, Austria)

For the FOIS programme committee, please see the
FOIS 2012 website [1].


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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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Steven R. Ray   (Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, California, USA)
Laure Vieu      (CNRS-IRIT, Toulouse, France)
Edward N. Zalta (Stanford University, California, USA)


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RELATED OPPORTUNITIES
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Young scientists may also take into account the following.

1.)
Early Carreer Symposium (ECS; joint part of ICBO and FOIS) [8]

Extended abstracts can be submitted by Apr 15, 2012 (also in
parallel to a FOIS poster). Accepted abstracts are presented as
short talks.

2.)
First Interdisciplinary Summer School on Ontological Analysis [9],

Organized by IAOA [3] during Jul 16-20, 2012, in Trento, Italy,
just the week before the FOIS conference in Graz, Austria.


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LINKS
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[1] http://purl.org/icbofois2012
 ==  http://www.kr-med.org/icbofois2012
    FOIS and ICBO 2012 website

[2] http://www.formalontology.org/
    FOIS conference series
    
[3] http://www.iaoa.org
    International Association for Ontology and Its Applications

[4] http://www.kr-med.org/icbofois2012/registration.htm
    FOIS registration page

[5] http://www.kr-med.org/icbofois2012/graph/rates.png
    ICBO/FOIS registration rates overview
  
[6] mailto:fois2012@easychair.org
    Submission address for FOIS posters of young scientists

[7] http://www.iph.uni-rostock.de/Vita-Jansen.22.0.html
    Homepage of Ludger Jansen (with email address)

[8] http://www.kr-med.org/icbofois2012/doccons.htm
    Joint ICBO/FOIS Early Carreer Symposium

[9] http://iaoa.org/isc2012/index.php
    website of the
    First Interdisciplinary Summer School on Ontological Analysis
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