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[protege-discussion] Formal Ontology in Information Systems - call for application/industry presentations

Paul Buitelaar paulb at
Mon Aug 25 08:28:39 PDT 2008

**** The 5th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information 
**** October 31st - November 3rd, 2008
**** Saarbrücken, Germany
**** DFKI, Competence Center Semantic Web

Conference Description
Since its inception ten years ago, the International Conference on 
FormalOntology 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 innew and exciting domains such as the 
World Wide Web, bioinformatics, andgeographical 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  betweenthe theoretical 
insights of formal ontology and their application to information systems 
and emerging semantic technologies.

Applications/Industry Session
In the context of the applications/industry session at FOIS 2008 we 
invite submissions for 20 minute presentations by representatives of 
enterprises that are engaged in the application of ontology-based 
information systems in commercial or non-commercial organisations. The 
session will include also a number of invited presentations by 
representatives of several companies and the EU.

Important Dates and Further Information
*  Submission Deadline: September 21, 2008
*  Notification: September 30, 2008
*  FOIS08 Applications/Industry Session: October 31, 2008

Abstracts for applications/industry session presentations should not 
exceed 2 pages and should be submitted electronically (PDF only) to 
fois08 at Further information will be provided on the 
conference web page:

Conference Chair
*  Nicola Guarino (ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy)
Program Chairs
*  Carola Eschenbach (University of Hamburg, Germany)
*  Michael Gruninger (University of Toronto, Canada)
Local Organization: DFKI - Competence Center Semantic Web
*  Paul Buitelaar (DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany)
*  Massimo Romanelli (DFKI GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany)
*  Michael Sintek (DFKI GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany)

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