The 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, FOIS 2016

About - FOIS 2016

The International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) is pleased to announce the 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016), which will take place in Annecy, France on July 6th-9th, 2016.

The Proceedings published by IOS Press are available here with open access.

The Proceedings of the Workshops and Satellite Activities are available here as CEUR Proceedings.

FOIS will be directly preceded by the Third Interdisciplinary Summer School on Ontological Analysis (ISAO 2016), to be held in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, June 27th-July 1st. The early registration deadline for the Summer School has been extended to May 31st, 2016.

Definition and Scope

Ontology, originally a fundamental part of philosophical enquiry, is concerned with the analysis and categorization of what exists. In recent years, a complementary focus of ontological inquiry has gained significant momentum, fueled by the advent of complex information systems which rely on robust and coherent formal representations of their subject matter. The systematic study of such representations, their axiomatics, their corresponding reasoning techniques, and their relations to cognition and reality are at the center of the modern discipline of formal ontology.

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 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.

FOIS is the flagship conference of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA), which is a non-profit organization that promotes interdisciplinary research and international collaboration in formal ontology.

All Dates at a Glance

FOIS Paper Submission Deadline:Feb 15, 2016
FOIS Notification:Apr 15, 2016
ECS Paper Submission Deadline:Apr 25, 2016
ECS Notification:May 12, 2016
Workshop Proposal Deadline:Jan 15, 2016
Workshop Notification:Jan 25, 2016
Ontology Competition Deadline:Apr 25, 2016
Ontology Competition NotificationMay 12, 2016
Demo Paper Submission Deadline:Apr 25, 2016
Demo Paper NotificationMay 12, 2016
Conference Date:Jul 6-9, 2016

Related Events

Following the success of the 2014 edition, FOIS 2016 will include, in addition to technical sessions:

FOIS will also be co-located with the 22nd International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2016), July 5th-7th.


International Association for Ontology and its Applications Association francaise pour l'Intelligence Artificielle Polytech Annecy-Chambery Universite Savoie Mont Blanc


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