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FOIS-2004 (Call for Participation)

From: Jos Lehmann <joslehmann@www.ip.rm.cnr.it>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 14:06:06 +0200
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To: "Jos Lehmann" <joslehmann@www.ip.rm.cnr.it>
International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems
November 4-6, 2004, Torino (Italy)

Check out conference program & (early) registration details on http://fois2004.di.unito.it/ or below!
Looking forward to meeting you in Torino!

FOIS-2004 Conference Program 
Wendesday, November 3
Workshop on the Potential of Cognitive Semantics for Ontologies

Thursday, November 4 
 8:45-9:15     Registration and Reception 
 9:15-9:30     Welcome Addresses 
 9:30-10:30    Invited Talk: Amie L. Thomasson: Methods of Categorization 
10:30-11:00   Coffee Break 
11:00-12:30   Session 1: Categories 
  Thomas Bittner, Maureen Donnelly, Barry Smith: Individuals, Universals, Collections: On the Foundational Relations of Ontology 
  Fabian Neuhaus, Pierre Grenon, Barry Smith: A Formal Theory of Substances, Qualities, and Universals 
  Jonathan Simon: How to Be a Bicategorialist 
12:30-14:30    Lunch 
14:30-16:00    Session 2: Perspectives 
  Barry Smith: Beyond Concepts: Ontology as Reality Representation 
  Simon K Milton: Top-Level Ontology: The Problem with Naturalism 
  Joseph A. Goguen: Ontology, Society, and Ontotheology 
16:00-16:30    Coffee Break 
16:30-18:30    Session 3: Methodology 
  Brandon Bennett: Relative Definability in Formal Ontologies 
  William Andersen, Christopher Menzel: Modal Rigidity in the OntoClean Methodology 
  Massimiliano Carrara, Pierdaniele Giaretta, Vittorio Morato, Marzia Soavi, Giuseppe Spolaore: Identity and Modality in OntoClean 
  Klaus Lüttich, Till Mossakowski: Specification of Ontologies in CASL 

Friday, November 5 
 9:00-10:00    Invited Talk Peter Gärdenfors: How to Make the Semantic Web More Semantic 
10:00-10:30    Coffee Break 
10:30-12:30    Session 4: Semantics and Cognition 
  Martin Raubal: Formalizing Conceptual Spaces 
  Nicholas Asher, Pascal Denis: Dynamic Typing for Lexical Semantics - A Case Study: The Genitive Construction 
  Massimo Poesio, Abdulrahman Almuhareb: Feature-Based vs. Property-Based KR: An Empirical Perspective 
  Olivier Bodenreider, Barry Smith, Anita Burgun: The Ontology-Epistemology Divide: A Case Study in Medical Terminology 
12:30-14:30    Lunch 
14:30-16:00    Session 5: Social Reality 
  Guido Boella, Leendert van der Torre: An Agent-Oriented Ontology of Social Reality 
  Joost Breuker, Rinke Hoekstra: Core Concepts of Law: Taking Common Sense Seriously 
  John Bateman: The Place of Language within a Foundational Ontology 
16:00-16:30    Coffee Break 
16:30-18:30    Session 6: Space, Time and Causality
  John Bateman, Scott Farrar: Towards a Generic Foundation for Spatial Ontology 
  Maureen Donnelly: Relative Places 
  John Stell, Matthew West: A Four-Dimensionalist Mereotopology 
  Jos Lehmann, Stefano Borgo, Claudio Masolo, Aldo Gangemi: Causality and Causation in DOLCE 

Saturday, November 6 
 9:00-10:30    Session 7: Mind and Action 
  Roberta Ferrario, Alessandro Oltramari: Towards a Computational Ontology of Mind 
  Walter ten Brinke, David McG. Squire, John Bigelow: Supervenience in Content-Based Image Retrieval 
  Dnyanesh Rajpathak, Enrico Motta: An Ontological Formalization of the Planning Task 
10:30-11:00   Coffee Break 
11:00-13:00   Session 8: Ontological Analysis 
  Stefan Schulz, Udo Hahn: Ontological Foundations of Biological Continuants 
  Mariano Fernández-López, Asunción Gómez-Pérez: Searching for a Time Ontology for Semantic Web Applications 
  Mariana Casella dos Santos, James Matthew Fielding, Christoffel Dhaen, Werner Ceusters: Philosophical Scrutiny 
    for Run-Time Support of Application Ontology Development 
  Palash Bera, Yair Wand: Analyzing OWL Using a Philosophy-Based Ontology 
13:00-13:15   Conclusion


FOIS-2004 Registration Details (including the workshop on November 3rd) 


Regular fee:

Early registration (before 30/9/2004):.....................190 Euro

Late registration (after 30/9/2004 until 3/11/2004):...240 Euro

Onsite registration:..............................................260 Euro


Student fee:

Early registration (before 30/9/2004):......................40 Euro  

Late registration (after 30/9/2004 until 3/11/2004):....50 Euro

Onsite registration:...............................................60 Euro      

How to register:
The registration is done in electronic form.
Payment can be done by bank transfer or by credit card (all major cards accepted except Diners).
A hardcopy of the registration form must be sent immediately by fax to EDENTOURS with credit card details or receipt of the bank transfer
(if you pay by bank transfer, make sure that the transfer is made with ALL the costs at your charge).
Students must include proof of their status.

Via Accademia Albertina 3 bis
10123 Torino - ITALY
TEL +39 011 8174746 
FAX  +39 011 8174749
E MAIL: edentours@libero.it

>From outside ITALY  
Acc. number: 49686 
International coordinates: IT96 L030 4801 0000 0000 0049 686 
Bank: Banca del Piemonte
Address: Via Cernaia 7, Torino ITALY
>From ITALY 
Acc. number: 49686 
ABI 03048
CAB 01000 
Bank: Banca del Piemonte
Address: Via Cernaia 7, Torino ITALY

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