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Wed Jul 23 2008

Confs: Computational Linguistics, Semantics/Germany

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        1.    Carola Eschenbach, 5th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems


Message 1: 5th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems
Date: 23-Jul-2008
From: Carola Eschenbach <eschenbachinformatik.uni-hamburg.de>
Subject: 5th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems
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5th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems
Short Title: FOIS-08

Date: 31-Oct-2008 - 03-Nov-2008
Location: Saarbruecken, Germany
Contact: Carola Eschenbach
Contact Email: eschenbachinformatik.uni-hamburg.de
Meeting URL: http://fois08.dfki.de

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics

Meeting Description:

Since its inception ten years ago, the International Conference on Formal
Ontology in Information Systems has explored the multiple perspectives on the
notion of ontology that have arisen from such diverse research communities as
philosophy, logic, computer science, cognitive science, linguistics, and various
scientific domains.

As ontologies have been applied in new and exciting domains such as the World
Wide Web, bioinformatics, and geographical information systems, it has become
evident that there is a need for ontologies that have been developed with solid
theoretical foundations based on philosophical, linguistic, and logical
analysis. Similarly, there is also a need for theoretical research that is
driven by the issues that have been raised by recent work in the more applied
domains.

FOIS is intended to be a forum in which to explore this interplay between the
theoretical insights of formal ontology and their application to information
systems and emerging semantic technologies.

Invited Speakers

Johanna Seibt (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark)
Mike Uschold (Reinvent Technology, Vancouver, B.C., previously Boeing
Corporation, USA)
York Sure (SAP Research, Germany)

Tutorials

Tutorial 1: Nicola Guarino - Ontologies and Ontological Analysis: An Introduction
Tutorial 2: Ludger van Elst & Michael Sintek - Ontologies and the Semantic Web:
Building Blocks and Challenges

Registration

Early registration ends: September 1st, 2008

Students: early: EUR 50; late: EUR 60; on-site: EUR 85
Academia: early: EUR 200; late: EUR 250; on-site: EUR 300
Industry / Corporate: early: EUR 300; late: EUR 350; on-site: EUR 400

Visit http://fois08.dfki.de for further details and registration
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