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2nd IAOA Interdisciplinary Summer School on Ontological Analysis

From: João Paulo Almeida <jpalmeida@ieee.org>
Date: Fri, 09 May 2014 08:43:19 -0300
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The International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA)
and The Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO/UFES)
are proud to announce the

Second IAOA Interdisciplinary Summer School on Ontological Analysis
September 15-19, 2014 -- Vitória, Brazil


Four world-class experts in different disciplines (Philosophy, Knowledge
Representation, Logics, Conceptual Modeling and Ontology Engineering) will
meet for a week with students, researchers and practitioners and present
courses in complementary aspects of Applied Ontology. The summer school
will be a full immersion experience in ontology, and these experts will
engage in open discussions with each other as well as interact with the

The school will take place in Vitória, a beautiful city in the southeast
of Brazil just a 50-min flight from Rio de Janeiro.

LIMITED Registration and Grants

Registrations will be open soon, on a first-come first-served basis. We
would like to highlight that the event will have a LIMITED NUMBER OF
PARTICIPANTS to ensure the quality of the interactions and the immersion

Check the registration page for further information, and to register in
order to be notified as soon as registrations are open:

A limited number of grants will be provided by IAOA to cover the
registration fee on behalf of students. Applications for student grants
should be sent exclusively by e-mail to vitorsouza@inf.ufes.br by 3rd June
2014 (hard deadline) with subject "ISC 2014 - Application for Student
Grant". Applications consist of (1) a 200-word statement of interest in
the topic, describing how it relates to your areas of interest and study
(in English); (2) a resumé or curriculum vitae; (3) proof of student
status (undergraduate or graduate). The organization will select and
notify applicants by 10th June 2014. [In exceptional cases these grants
will contribute to cover travel expenses and accommodation.]


The following courses are confirmed:

Applied Ontology, Italy)
Inc., USA) 
* FORMAL ONTOLOGY: Kit Fine (New York University, USA)

In addition to the courses, a number of shorter invited talks are
expected, including:

*  AN INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED ONTOLOGY: Giancarlo Guizzardi (Federal
University of Espírito Santo, Brazil)

Short Bios of the Speakers

NICOLA GUARINO is Research Director at the Institute for Cognitive
Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council
(ISTC-CNR), where he leads the Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), a
section of the Institute located in Trento.  Since 1991 he has been
playing a leading role in the ontology field, developing a strongly
interdisciplinary approach that combines together Computer Science,
Philosophy, and Linguistics, and relies on logic as a unifying paradigm.
Results of his lab include the OntoClean methodology and the DOLCE
foundational ontology. Current research interests include ontology-driven
conceptual modelling, socio-technical systems, and service science. He is
founder and editor-in-chief (with Mark Musen from Stanford University) of
the international journal Applied Ontology, and is the founder and was
first president of the International Association for Ontology and its
Applications, IAOA. He is editorial board member of the International
Journal of Semantic Web and Information Systems, the Journal of Data
Semantics, and editor of the IOS Press book series Frontiers in AI and
Applications. He has been recently nominated ECCAI fellow.

MICHAEL USCHOLD, is an internationally-recognized expert with 25 years
experience in developing and transitioning semantic technology from
academia to industry. Michael pioneered the field of ontology engineering,
co-authoring the first paper and giving the first tutorial on the topic in
1995. This leveraged the work he did in creating the influential
³Enterprise Ontology.² He spent 11 years at Boeing defining, leading and
participating in numerous projects applying semantic technology to
enterprise challenges. Michael is a regular invited speaker and panelist
at national and international events, and has given numerous tutorials and
training classes. He received his PhD in Artificial Intelligence from The
University of Edinburgh in 1991.

KIT FINE is University Professor and Silver Professor of Philosophy and
Mathematics at New York University and Distinguished Research Professor at
University of Birmingham. He specialises in metaphysics, logic, and
philosophy of language. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences and a corresponding fellow of the British Academy. Professor Fine
has served as an editor or as a member of the editorial board for Journal
of Symbolic Logic, Synthese, Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, Journal
of Applied Non-Classical Logics, Reports on Logic, and Philosophers'

RENATA WASSERMAN is Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department
of the University of São Paulo, (PhD, Institute of Logic, Language and
Computation of the University of Amsterdam, 2000). Working on Knowledge
Representation and Belief Revision, specially on non-classical logics, got
involved with ontologies from the description logics side. Current
interests include merging of ontologies and ontology evolution.

GIANCARLO GUIZZARDI is Associate Professor and research lead in the
Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO), Federal University
of Espirito Santo, in Brazil, a visiting professor at the University of
Trento, Italy, and and associate researcher at the Laboratory for Applied
Ontology (LOA), at the ISTC-CNR, Italy. He has been working since 1997 in
the development of Domain and Foundational Ontologies and their
application in computer science and, primarily, in the area of Conceptual
Modeling. He is a former member of the Executive Council and currently a
member of the Advisory Board of the International Association for
Ontologies and its Applications (IAOA). He is also an editorial board
member of the following journals: Applied Ontology, Semantic Web,
Requirements Engineering and International Journal of Information Systems
Modeling and Design. His experience in the aforementioned areas has also
been acquired in a number of industrial projects in domains such as
Off-Shore Software Development, Petroleum and Gas, Digital Journalism,
E-Government, Telecommunications and Complex Media Management.


Ontology & Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO)
Computer Science Department, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil

Organization Committee

João Paulo A. Almeida (chair), Federal University of Espírito Santo,
Giancarlo Guizzardi (chair), Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Maria das Graças da Silva Teixeira, Federal University of Espírito Santo,
Monalessa Perini Barcellos, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Renata Silva Souza Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Ricardo de Almeida Falbo, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Vítor E. Silva Souza, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil

Steering Committee

Stefano Borgo, Laboratory of Applied Ontology (LOA), Institute for
Cognitive Science and Technology, Italy
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Laure Vieu, CNRS/Université Paul Sabatier, France
John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany
Michael Gruninger, University of Toronto, Canada
Frank Loebe, University of Leipzig, Germany
Leo Obrst, MITRE Corporation, USA
Fabian Neuhaus, NIST Institute, USA
Oliver Kutz, University of Bremen, Germany

Visit the web site of the school for more information:


The school is open to students, researchers and practitioners.

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