JOWO 2020

Announcement COVID-19

Announcement COVID-19 - BOSK 2020, The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge
We would like to provide an update to potential BOSK authors and participants about our plans and response to the coronavirus crisis. Since the situation is changing rapidly, detailed plans for September cannot be announced at this point. We would, however, like to reassure everyone that BOSK 2020 will take place in some form, and several conferences including EKAW 2020, ICBO 2020, and FOIS 2020 have already confirmed that papers accepted to these conferences will be published in the respective proceedings sticking to the original timeframe. Therefore, all plans for JOWO workshops remain in place at this point as well.

We will be keeping open the possibility of an in-person meeting as long as possible, in the hopes that the situation will improve fast enough over the summer. But of course, the first priority will be the health of BOSK participants. Therefore we will be developing backup plans for (partial) virtual (online) conferences. We will be collecting advice from other conferences that are going virtual, and will be working out the best ways to offer talks, workshops, summer school sessions, and tutorials without losing too much of the social aspects that are so important to scientific conferences.

We will continue to keep you updated about our plans. Please take care of yourself and each other.

Best regards,
BOSK 2020 Conference Committee

Episode VI: The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge

The Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO) is a venue of workshops that, together, 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.

In addition to workshops, JOWO will be hosting keynotes and meetings of IAOA Special Interest Groups and Technical Committees.

You can find a general presentation of JOWO and former editions here.

Accepted Workshops for JOWO 2020

At the JOWO 2020 "The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge" Edition, workshops and tutorials will be spread out over en entire week, September 13-20, and will be affiliated with the conferences EKAW, FOIS, and ICBO.

JOWO 2020 will bring together a total of 16 workshops and 4 tutorials. On Sept 16, a JOWO joint workshop day will bring together the communities of EKAW, FOIS, and ICBO.
Details for the workshops and tutorials can be found at the following links:

EKAW Workshops and Tutorials
FOIS Workshops and Tutorials
ICBO Workshops and Tutorials

Important Dates:

  • Saturday, February 15, 2020: workshop and tutorial proposals submission
  • Sunday, March 1, 2020: notification
  • Monday, March 16, 2020: 1st call for papers to be distributed by workshop organizers
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020: JOWO 2020 in Bolzano in conjunction with EKAW, FOIS and ICBO


Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy


Handled through BOSK 2020.

Organization team:

JOWO 2019 Chairs:

For EKAW 2020:
Anastasia Dimou, Ghent University, Belgium
Karl Hammar, Jönköping University, Sweden

For FOIS 2020:
Torsten Hahmann, University of Maine, USA
Claudio Masolo, Laboratory of Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Italy

For ICBO 2020:
Randi Vita, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, USA / OBO Foundry
Robert Hoehndorf, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

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