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From: Obrst, Leo J. <lobrst@mitre.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 17:31:03 -0400
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**** The 5th International Conference

**** on Formal Ontology in Information Systems


**** http://fois08.dfki.de


**** October 31st - November 3rd, 2008

**** Saarbrücken, Germany

**** DFKI, Competence Center Semantic Web

**** http://semanticweb.dfki.de/


**** Co-located with ISWC 2008, Karlsruhe Germany (October 26th -


**** (http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/)



Conference Description


Since its inception ten years ago, the International Conference on  

Formal Ontology in Information Systems has explored the multiple  

perspectives on the notion of ontology that have arisen from such  

diverse research communities as philosophy, logic, computer science,  

cognitive science, linguistics, and various scientific domains.


As ontologies have been applied in new and exciting domains such as

World Wide Web, bioinformatics, and geographical information  systems, 

it has become evident that there is a need for ontologies  that have 

been developed with solid theoretical foundations based on  

philosophical, linguistic, and logical analysis. Similarly, there is  

also a need for theoretical research that is driven by the issues that

have been raised by recent work in the more applied domains.


FOIS is intended to be a forum in which to explore this interplay  

between the theoretical insights of formal ontology and their  

application to information systems and emerging semantic technologies.


Invited Speakers


*  Johanna Seibt (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark)

*  Mike Uschold (Reinvent Technology, Vancouver, B.C., previously  

Boeing Corporation, USA)

*  York Sure (SAP Research, Germany)




  * Tutorial 1: Nicola Guarino - Ontologies and Ontological Analysis:  

An Introduction

  * Tutorial 2: Ludger van Elst & Michael Sintek - Ontologies and the  

Semantic Web: Building Blocks and Challenges


Important Dates and Further Information


*  Early registration ends: September 1st, 2008

*  Student Poster Submissions: August 31, 2008

*  Conference: October 31st - November 3rd, 2008


*  Visit http://fois08.dfki.de for further details and registration


Registration Fees


*  Students: early: EUR 50; late: EUR 60; on-site: EUR 85

*  Academia: early: EUR 200; late: EUR 250; on-site: EUR 300

*  Industry / Corporate: early: EUR 300; late: EUR 350; on-site: EUR




Conference Chair

*  Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy)

Program Chairs

*  Carola Eschenbach (University of Hamburg, Germany)

*  Michael Gruninger (University of Toronto, Canada)

Local Organization: DFKI - Competence Center Semantic Web

*  Paul Buitelaar (DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany)

*  Massimo Romanelli (DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany)

*  Michael Sintek (DFKI GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany)




Dr. Leo Obrst       The MITRE Corporation, Information Semantics 
lobrst@mitre.org    Information Discovery & Understanding, Command and
Control Center

Voice: 703-983-6770 7515 Colshire Drive, M/S H305 
Fax: 703-983-1379   McLean, VA 22102-7508, USA 
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