2nd Call for participation: Early Career Symposium @ FOIS, Cape Town, Sep 17-21

(apologies for cross-postings)

Early Career Symposium (ECS) at the 10th International Conference on Formal
Ontology in Information Systems

(FOIS 2018),

Cape Town, South Africa, 17-21 September 2018 website


The international conference Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS)
<http://fois2018.cs.uct.ac.za/>is one of the leading conferences in
ontology engineering. FOIS aims 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

The FOIS 2018 conference, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, September
17-21, 2018, will host an Early Career Symposium
<http://fois2018.cs.uct.ac.za/?page_id=236> (ECS). This event is designed
to provide an opportunity for graduate students to present their work at
one of the leading conferences in formal ontology and to get first-hand
feedback and mentorship from senior researchers in their field. It will
also allow participants to network with other (early career) scientists in
the broad field of ontology. Topics of interest include all topics relevant
to the interdisciplinary field of ontology as outlined in the topics of
interest <http://fois2018.cs.uct.ac.za/?page_id=8>for FOIS 2018.

The ECS will be held as a poster session within the main FOIS conference.
The poster session will be opened by a lightning talks session, during
which each participant has the opportunity to advertise his/her work in a 5
minutes speech in front of the general audience of the conference. Each
participant will be assigned a senior researcher as mentor, who will
provide substantial feedback to his/her work.

Moreover, a PhD Lounge will allow early career scientists to meet and
discuss their work with each other, their mentors and other senior
Application Instructions

The ECS is open to students at the Masters and Doctoral Level that have not
defended their thesis before the ECS Submission deadline.

Candidates must submit a short description of their research project
and an up-to-date
CV (as one pdf-file). Submissions will be reviewed by selected members of
the FOIS Program Committee. Final submission is via
<https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fois2014>EasyChair (see submission
instructions <http://fois2018.cs.uct.ac.za/?page_id=236>).

Template for submission. The template (link
is meant to be used as general reference to organize the description of the
submitted research project in different sections with specific contents.
Latex can be also used. Make sure that the submission is in pdf format and
includes both the research description and the CV.

The abstracts (400 words), included in the project description, will be
published as part of the FOIS proceedings (published by CEUR).

A limited number of scholarships will be available to support students
participation. Further information will be soon available on the website
Important dates

June 30, 2018: submission deadline

July 21, 2018: notification of acceptance

August 5, 2018: Submission of camera-ready version

For all queries about the Early Career Symposium, please contact the
organizers at ecsfois2018@gmail.com.

Received on Tuesday, 5 June 2018 11:42:02 UTC