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From: MacKenzie Smith <kenzie@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 20:55:35 -0500
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>Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 07:57:01 -0500
>To: DIGLIB <diglib@infoserv.inist.fr>
>From: Terry Kuny <terry.kuny@sympatico.ca>
>Subject: [DIGLIB] CFP: International Conference on Formal Ontology in 
>Information
>  Systems (2004.11.4-6: Torino, Italy)
>
> From :  Laure Vieu Laure.Vieu@irit.fr
>Date : 01/20/04 02:34pm
>Subject : FOIS 2004 Call for Papers
>
>please distribute  please distribute  please distribute  please distribute
>                     Apologies for multiple copies
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>                  **** FOIS 2004 CALL FOR PAPERS ****
>
>    International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems
>                          http://www.fois.org
>                  November 4-6, 2004, Torino (Italy)
>
>Conference Description
>----------------------
>Just as ontology developed over the centuries as part of philosophy,
>so in recent years ontology has become intertwined with the
>development of the information sciences. Researchers in such areas as
>artificial intelligence, formal and computational linguistics,
>biomedical informatics, conceptual modeling, knowledge engineering
>and information retrieval have come to realize that a solid
>foundation for their research calls for serious work in ontology,
>understood as a general theory of the types of entities and relations
>that make up their respective domains of inquiry. In all these areas,
>attention has started to focus on the content of information rather
>than on just the formats and languages in terms of which information
>is represented. The clearest example of this development is provided
>by the many initiatives growing up around the project of the Semantic
>Web. And as the need for integrating research in these different
>fields arises, so does the realization that strong principles for
>building well-founded ontologies might provide significant advantages
>over ad hoc, case-based solutions. The tools of Formal Ontology
>address precisely these needs, but a real effort is required in order
>to apply such philosophical tools to the domain of Information
>Systems. Reciprocally, research in the information science raises
>specific ontological questions which call for further philosophical
>investigations.
>The purpose of FOIS is to provide a forum for genuine
>interdisciplinary exchange in the spirit of a unified ontological
>analysis effort. Although the primary focus of the conference is on
>theoretical issues, methodological proposals as well as papers
>dealing with concrete applications from a well-founded theoretical
>perspective are welcome.
>
>Invited Speakers
>-----------------
>Peter GSrdenfors, Lund University Cognitive Science, Sweden
>Amie Thomasson, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, USA
>
>Deadlines and Further Information
>---------------------------------
>Abstracts: May 3, 2004
>Final submissions: May 7, 2004
>Acceptance Notification: June 25, 2004
>Submission of camera-ready paper: July 30, 2004
>
>Proceedings will be published by IOS Press and available at the conference.
>
>Submission is a two-step procedure: first abstracts, then full
>papers. Submitted papers must not exceed 5000 words (including
>bibliography). Abstracts should be less than 300 words. Electronic
>submission via the website is strongly preferred; if unavailable,
>submission via email or postal mail is possible. For details see:
>http://www.fois.org or contact one of the program chairs.
>
>Chairs
>------
>Conference Chair:
>Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy) nicola.guarino@loa-cnr.it
>
>Program Chairs:
>Achille Varzi (Columbia University, New York, USA) achille.varzi@columbia.edu
>Laure Vieu (IRIT-CNRS, Toulouse, France) laure.vieu@irit.fr
>
>Local Chairs:
>Maurizio Ferraris (University of Torino, Italy) ferraris@cisi.unito.it
>Leonardo Lesmo (University of Torino, Italy) lesmo@di.unito.it
>
>Topics
>------
>We seek high-quality papers on a wide range of topics. While authors
>may focus on fairly narrow and specific issues, all papers should
>emphasize the relevance of the work described to formal ontology and
>to information systems. Papers that completely ignore one or the
>other of these aspects will be considered as lying outside the scope
>of the meeting.
>
>Topic areas of particular interest to the conference are:
>
>Foundational Issues
>- Kinds of entity: particulars vs. universals, continuants vs.
>occurrents, abstracta vs. concreta, dependent vs. independent,
>natural vs. artificial
>- 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 mental reality and agency (beliefs, intentions and
>other mental attitudes; 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
>- Requirements engineering
>- Knowledge engineering
>- Knowledge management and organization
>- Knowledge representation; Qualitative modeling
>- Computational lexica; Terminology
>- Information retrieval; Question-answering
>- Semantic web; Web services; Grid computing
>- Domain-specific ontologies, especially for: Linguistics, Geography,
>Law, Library science, Biomedical science, E-business, Enterprise
>integration, ...
>
>Programme Committee (to be confirmed)
>--------------------
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