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Formal Ontology in Information Systems 2012
Message 1: Formal Ontology in Information Systems 2012
From: Frank Loebe <frank.loebeinformatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Subject: Formal Ontology in Information Systems 2012
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Full Title: Formal Ontology in Information Systems 2012
Short Title: FOIS 2012
Date: 24-Jul-2012 - 27-Jul-2012
Location: Graz, Austria
Contact Person: Michael Grüninger
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://purl.org/icbofois2012
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Semantics
Call Deadline: 12-Feb-2012
7th International Conference on Formal Ontologies in Information Systems (FOIS 2012)
July 24-27, 2012
Held together with the 3rd International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2012)
Ontology, originally a fundamental part of philosophical enquiry, is concerned with the analysis and categorization of what exists. In recent years, however, a complementary focus of ontological inquiry gained significant momentum fueled by the advent of complex information systems which rely on robust and coherent representations of their subject matter. The systematic study of such representations, their reasoning techniques and their relations to reality, are at the center of the modern discipline of formal ontology.
Formal ontology in this modern sense is now a research focus in such diverse domains as conceptual modeling, database design, software engineering, organizational modeling, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, the life sciences, bioinformatics, geographic information science, knowledge engineering, information retrieval, and the semantic web. Researchers in all these areas increasingly recognize the need for serious engagement with ontology, understood as a general theory of the types of entities and relations making up their respective domains of enquiry, in providing a solid foundation for their work.
The FOIS conference is designed to provide a meeting point for researchers from all disciplines with an interest in formal ontology. The conference encourages submission of high quality articles on both theoretical issues and concrete applications. As in previous years, FOIS 2012 is intended as a nexus of interdisciplinary research and communication .
The FOIS conference series  began with the first meeting in Trento, Italy in June 1998 followed by meetings in 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010. The 7th FOIS conference will be held in Graz, Austria July 24-27, 2012, in conjunction with the third International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2012) .
FOIS is the flagship conference of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) , which is a non-profit organization the purpose of which is 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.
Steven R. Ray (Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, California, USA)
Laure Vieu (CNRS-IRIT, Toulouse, France)
Edward N. Zalta (Stanford University, California, USA)
Call for Papers:
Conference paper submission: Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 (extended deadline)
Conference paper notification: March 8, 2012
Camera-ready conference papers: March 24, 2012
For the submission categories poster and workshop paper see the conference website . (Their corresponding initial deadlines are between March 15 and May 1, 2012.)
Author Instructions for Conference Papers:
Submitted papers must not exceed 14 pages, including the bibliography and an abstract of no more than 300 words. Papers should be submitted electronically as PDF files prepared in accordance with the IOS formatting guidelines .
Submissions should be made via Easychair at the following address:
Proceedings will be published by IOS Press and will be available at the time of the conference. Please note that at least one author must register for the conference in order for an accepted paper to be published in the proceedings.
Michael Gruninger (University of Toronto, Canada)
Maureen Donnelly (University at Buffalo, USA)
Giancarlo Guizzardi (Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil)
Stefan Schulz (Graz University, Austria)
For further information on FOIS, the flagship conference of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) , please consult the website of FOIS 2012  or the conference series website  for past conferences.
FOIS and ICBO 2012 website
IOS Press formatting guidelines
Submission at EasyChair
International Association for Ontology and its Applications
FOIS conference series
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