FOIS 2018: call for registration

The list of FOIS keynotes and talks is now available.
Early registration deadline: July 15.

10th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS)
2018, September 17-21, 2018, Cape Town, South Africa


The advent of complex information systems which rely on robust,
coherent and formal representations of their subject matter, led in
the last 25 years to the exploitation of ontological analysis and
ontology-based representation. The systematic study of such
representations, their axiomatics, their corresponding reasoning
techniques and their relations to cognition and reality, are at the
center of the modern discipline of formal ontology.

FOIS is the flagship conference of the International Association for
Ontology and its Applications (IAOA, website:, which
is a non-profit organization aiming to promote interdisciplinary
research and international collaboration at the intersection of
philosophical ontology, linguistics, logic, cognitive science, and
computer science, as well as in the applications of ontological
analysis to conceptual modeling, knowledge engineering, knowledge
management, information-systems development, library and information
science, scientific research, and semantic technologies in general.


Peter Simons, Trinity College Dublin and University of Salzburg
Arianna Betti, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alessandro Oltramari, Bosch Research and Technology Center, Pittsburgh


Adrien Barton, Olivier Grenier, Ludger Jansen and Jean-Francois
Ethier. The identity of dispositions

Boyan Brodaric and Michael Gruninger. Particular Types and Particular Dependence

Roberta Ferrario, Claudio Masolo and Daniele Porello. Organisations as
complex variable embodiments

Antony Galton. The Treatment of Time in Upper Ontologies

Aldo Gangemi, Mehwish Alam and Valentina Presutti. Amnestic Forgery:
an Ontology of Conceptual Metaphors

Michael Gruninger, Bahar Aameri, Carmen Chui, Torsten Hahmann and Yi
Ru. Foundational Ontologies for Units of Measure

Torsten Hahmann. On Decomposition Operations in Multidimensional
Qualitative Space

Henriette Harmse, Katarina Britz and Aurona Gerber. Informative
Armstrong RDF Datasets for n-ary Relations

C. Maria Keet and Langa Khumalo. On the ontology of part-whole
relations in Zulu language and culture

João Rafael Moraes Nicola and Giancarlo Guizzardi. A formal
characterization of individual determinancy and universal sortality in
the Unified Foundational Ontology

Claudio Masolo and Daniele Porello. A compact representation of complex concepts

Claudio Masolo and Laure Vieu. Graph-Based Approaches to Structural
Universals and Complex States of Affairs

Joao Moreira, Luis Ferreira Pires, Marten van Sinderen and Laura M.
Daniele. SAREF4health: IoT standard-based ontology-driven healthcare

Tiago Prince Sales, Daniele Porello, Giancarlo Guizzardi, John
Mylopoulos and Nicola Guarino. Ontological Foundations of Competition

Pawel Garbacz, Bogumił Szady and Agnieszka Ławrynowicz. Identity
criteria for localities

Oliver Kutz, Nicolas Troquard, Maria Hedblom and Daniele Porello. The
Mouse and the Ball: Towards a cognitively-based and
ontologically-grounded logic of agency

Alessandro Mosca, Fernando Roda and Guillem Rull. UNiCS: The ontology
for Research and Innovation policy making

Emilio Sanfilippo, Loic Jeanson, Farouk Belkadi, Florent Laroche and
Alain Bernard. Nominal and actual qualities in ontologies for

Stefan Schulz and Ludger Jansen. Towards an ontology of religious and
spiritual belief


FOIS 2018 includes a number of additional activities:

- JOWO Workshops and tutorials:
- 4th International School on Applied Ontology:
- Early Career Symposium
- Ontology Competition


General Chair:
Oliver Kutz (KRDB, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)

Program Chairs:
Stefano Borgo (Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), ISTC CNR Trento IT)
Pascal Hitzler (Data Semantics (DaSe) Laboratory, Wright State University, USA)

Local Organization:
Maria Keet (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Received on Wednesday, 4 July 2018 09:11:50 UTC