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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: Formal Ontology in Information Systems, 22-25 Sep 2014, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

FOIS 2014

8th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2014)
September 22-25, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Relevant dates
1 December 2013: Workshop proposal submission deadline
15 January 2014: Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals
22 May 2014: Recommended workshop paper submission deadline (after FOIS notification deadline)
22 September 2014: FOIS Workshops
23-25 September 2014: FOIS main conference


Workshops at FOIS are scientific events that are independently
organized by the workshop organizers. The workshop organizers will be
responsible for advertising the workshop and reviewing and selecting
the contributions. Workshops can be events that provide a forum for
the discussion of topics that may complement the main conference or
focus on specialized sub-topics related to formal ontology and its
application in information systems.

We specifically invite proposals for workshops organized by IAOA
Special Interest Groups and Technical Committees.


Areas of interest to the conference include the following:

- Specific Foundational Issues in Formal Ontology
- Ontology Evaluation
- Specific Issues in Ontology Methodologies
- Scientific applications
- Relations between Formal Ontology and the Semantic Web
- Visualization and accessibility
- Ontology Repositories

A full list of topics can be found on the conference website:


Workshop proposals should be no more than 2 pages in length, and must
contain the following information:
- title of the workshop
- names of the workshop organizers
- brief description of experience in workshop organization
- description of the workshop topic
- brief statement on the relation and relevance of the workshop to FOIS
- intended duration of the workshop (half-day, full-day)
- timeline for the workshop (submission dates, notification dates)
Please consider the notification date of FOIS and the proposed
Workshop Submission Deadline.
- plans for publishing workshop proceedings

Workshop proposals should be submitted to the FOIS Workshop Track
through Easychair:


Submissions for workshop proposals will be evaluated by members of the
FOIS organizing and program committee, using the following criteria:
- Relevance and utility to attendees
- Quality of the proposal
- Likelihood of success of the workshop
- Complementarity with FOIS and overlap with other workshop


The proceedings of the FOIS workshops are usually published on-line by
the respective organizers and are not included in the main conference
proceeding volume published by IOS Press.


General Chair:
Laure Vieu (CNRS, France)

Program Chairs:
Pawel Garbacz (Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)
Oliver Kutz (University of Bremen, Germany)

Local Organization:
Giancarlo Guizzardi (Federal University of Espirito Santo Brazil)
Renato Rocha Souza (FGV, Brazil)

Robert Hoehndorf (University of Cambridge, UK)

Ontology Competition:
Till Mossakowski (DFKI Bremen and University of Bremen, Germany)

Early Career Symposium:
Marion Haemmerli (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Torsten Hahmann (University of Toronto, Canada)
Claudio Masolo (ISTC-CNR, Italy)

Janna Hastings (European Bioinformatics Institute, UK)
Fernanda Baiao (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)