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CfP - Showcase track - FOIS 2021, September 13-16, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

From: Maria Hedblom <maria.m.hedblom@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 16:15:55 +0200
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To: Michael Gruninger <gruninger@mie.utoronto.ca>
*Call for Ontology Showcase*
The 12th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems
(FOIS 2021),
13-16 September 2021


*The Ontology Showcase Chairs invite submissions to be delivered as part of
FOIS 2021.*

The FOIS conference is a leading event in ontology engineering. FOIS aims
to be a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication, inclusive of
many domains engaging with applied formal ontology. Common application
areas include conceptual modeling, database design, knowledge engineering
and management, software engineering, organizational modeling, artificial
intelligence, robotics, computational linguistics, the life sciences,
bioinformatics and scientific research in general, geographic information
science, information retrieval, library and information science, as well as
the Semantic Web.

FOIS is the flagship conference of the International Association
for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA: http://iaoa.org/ ), a
non-profit organization promoting interdisciplinary research and
international collaboration in 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. Accordingly,
demonstrations may be delivered either virtually or in a hybrid fashion.

Ontology Showcase Scope

As the Applied Ontology community, we have reached the point where
an impressive variety of ontologies have been developed across a wide range
of domains. For the most part, however, there has been a lack of
coordination among these efforts and even a lack of awareness about the
work that is being done by groups within the community. How can we best
support ontology repositories so that curated ontologies are findable and
accessible? What are the barriers to sharability and reusability that still

The Ontology Showcase at FOIS 2021 will be the venue that facilitates the
sharing and reuse of ontologies, with the goal of achieving the vision of
seamless semantic interoperability of curated ontologies within their

Submissions should follow the scope and evaluation criteria for the main
track for FOIS,
giving an overview of the ontology and its application. In particular,
submissions should address the following questions:

   -   What is the domain of the ontology?
   -   How is the ontology being used?  e.g. search, question answering,
   semantic integration
   -   What datasets are used in these applications?
   -   What other ontologies are reused?
   -   Are there other ontologies within the same domain?
   -   What are the competency questions used for the design and evaluation
   of the ontology?

The axiomatization of the ontology should be available on the Web.
Submission length: 6 pages (maximum).

Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format in compliance with
the new 1-column CEUR-ART Style, which can be found at

The Easychair submission page can be found at
(select the track: FOIS Ontology Showcase)

Important Dates:

3 July 2021 - Submission deadline.
9 August 2021 - Notification of acceptance.
23 August 2021 - Camera-ready version.
13 - 16 September 2021 - FOIS Conference
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