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5th Joint Ontology Workshops, JOWO 2019

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JOWO 2019 @ Graz, Austria
Episode V : The Styrian Autumn
Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

* Submission deadline : January 15th, 2019 *

The International Association for Ontology and its Applications, IAOA,
invites proposals for workshops and tutorials for the 5th Joint Ontology
Workshops, JOWO 2019, to be held in Graz, Austria, on September 23-25,

Workshops and tutorials at JOWO 2019 are events whose scientific program
is independently established by the workshop organizers. They 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 related to formal ontology and its application in
information science or other areas. We welcome proposals from related
areas as much as contributions by IAOA Special Interest Groups and
Technical Committees.

Previous JOWO editions were held in conjunction with FOIS 2018 in Cape
Town (South Africa), as an independent event in 2017 in Bolzano (Italy),
in conjunction with FOIS 2016 in Annecy (France), and at IJCAI 2015 in
Buenos Aires (Argentina).

As in earlier years, all contributions to JOWO workshops will be
published in a joint CEUR proceedings volume, as part of the new IAOA
series ( :

JOWO 2018 :
JOWO 2017 :
JOWO 2016 :
JOWO 2015 :

Together, the JOWO workshops address a wide spectrum of topics related
to ontology research, ranging from Cognitive Science to Knowledge
Representation, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence,
Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics. JOWO is especially suitable for
interdisciplinary and innovative formats.

Researchers and practitioners interested in the theory, practice,
development and/or application of ontologies are invited to submit
workshop proposals for review.

We encourage several forms and length of workshops (the list is
non-exhaustive) :

- workshops that focus on an established research area, including
continuations of workshops that were already held in the past ;

- workshops that focus on emerging topics and applications, or on open
research questions and challenges ;

- workshops that aim to create cross-disciplinary research fostering
exchange of ideas between groups otherwise mostly disconnected.


Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be no more than 2 pages
in length, and must contain the following information :

- title of the workshop/tutorial ;
- names of the workshop/tutorial organizers ;
- brief description of experience in workshop/tutorial organization ;
- description of the workshop/tutorial topic ;
- intended duration of the workshop (between half a day and two full
days) ;
- timeline for the workshop (submission dates, notification dates),
taking into account the proposed "important dates" below.

Workshop proposals should be sent to by January 15,


Submissions for workshop proposals will be evaluated by the general JOWO
chairs and the JOWO steering committee, using the following criteria :

- Scientific relevance and utility to attendees ;
- Quality of the proposal ;
- Likelihood of success of the workshop ;
- Overlap with other workshops.


- January 15, 2019 – Workshop proposal submission deadline
- January 31, 2019 – Workshop acceptance notification
- February 20, 2019 – 1st call for papers to be distributed by workshop
- May 15, 2019 – Suggested latest paper submission deadline
- September 23-25, 2019 – JOWO 2019 in Graz


In case of further questions please contact


JOWO 2019 Chair :
Adrien Barton, University of Sherbrooke, Canada & CNRS-IRIT, Toulouse,

JOWO 2019 Local Organization :
Catalina Martínez Costa, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Jose Antonio Miñarro Giménez, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Stefan Schulz, Medical University of Graz, Austria

JOWO Steering Committee :
Stefano Borgo, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Trento, Italy
Oliver Kutz, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Frank Loebe, University of Leipzig, Germany
Fabian Neuhaus, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

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