JOWO 2022

Episode VIII: The Svear Sommar of Ontology

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.

JOWO 2022 will be held 15-19 August 2022 in Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.

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

See the 1st Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Venue and how to get there

Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden

Jönköping is a mid-sized town in the south of Sweden. It is beautifully placed directly at Vättern, Sweden's second largest lake, and tucked in between deep forests and hilly mountains. With old history including vikings and innovative industrialisation, today, the city is a fast growing, modern city with both plenty of culture and fine dining. However, the highlight of the city is the close proximity to nature as Jönköping is one of Sweden's most active and outdoor towns with popular activities ranging from water-sport to mountain biking to skiing. Each year it hosts a range of sports and culture events such as Jönköping Marathons, Triathlons and vintage cars and bike shows.

For those coming from far away, the easiest mode of transport is flying:

Fly to Gothenburg Landvetter - then a direct bus to Jönköping
Fly to Copenhagen / Stockholm / Malmö - train to Jönköping


JOWO is the joint Ontology WOrkshops that offers a platform for workshops to gather at the same time and place under one larger umbrella conference. JOWO is an on-site event taking place in modern lecture halls at the University campus.

As an umbrella event, JOWO will set up a workshop schedule, ensuring that all participating workshops will have access to rooms, joint coffee and lunch breaks with catering, and that all accepted papers will be published in the joint JOWO proceedings.

Additionally, JOWO will provide shared keynote speakers in relevant topics, organise social events and enable discussions across the workshop borders.

Remark on the Covid Pandemic

Due to the stabilisation of the pandemic, JOWO 2022 was decided to be run as an on-site event. We believe that this format offers researchers a venue with greater active participation in which researchers can come and discuss their work in a more personal manner than what was possible during the pandemic. This means that individual workshop organisers are expected to be on location and to encourage the participants of their workshops to also be on site. However, it is up to each individual workshop to decide for themselves if they chose to stream their workshop and allow participants and presenters to attend remotely.

In Sweden over 80 % of the population has been fully vaccinated, providing relatively good protection for visitors coming from abroad. While visiting you don't need to show any proof of vaccination nor negative tests, but please take into account different policies in your mode of transportation and during your transit. We want you to stay safe while visiting and to arrive without any troubles.

The event is generously sponsored by

Jönköping AI Lab, JAIL

Important Dates

  • February 15, 2022 – Workshop proposal submission deadline
  • March 1, 2022 – Latest date for workshop acceptance notification
  • March 16, 2022 – 1st call for papers to be distributed by individual workshop organisers
  • August 15-19, 2022 – JOWO conference dates




JOWO Chairs:
Maria M. Hedblom, Jönköping University, Sweden
Karl Hammar, Jönköping University, Sweden
Tan He, Jönköping University, Sweden

Proceedings Chair:

Tiago Sales Prince, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Shared Keynotes:

Web Chair:
Selja Seppälä, University College Cork, Ireland

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