JOWO 2021

Episode VII: 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.

JOWO 2021 will be held in September in conjunction with BOSK II: the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge 2021.

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

The JOWO 2021 Proceedings are now available.

Accepted Workshops for JOWO 2021

The JOWO 2021 Edition will bring together workshops and tutorials affiliated with FOIS 2021, the 12th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems, and ICBO 2021, the12th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies.

Further details for the workshops and tutorials can be found at the following links:
FOIS Workshops and Tutorials
ICBO Workshops and Tutorials

Important Dates:


  • March 26, 2021 – Workshop proposal submission deadline
  • April 9, 2021 – Workshop acceptance notification
  • April 19, 2021 – 1st call for papers to be distributed by workshop organizers
  • August 23, 2021 – Camera-ready versions of all papers received
  • September 11-18, 2021 – Workshops and tutorials take place virtually or as hybrid events in conjunction with FOIS in Bolzano


Online and hybrid (online and in Bolzano, Italy).


JOWO 2021 registration will be handled through BOSK 2021.

Organization team:

FOIS Workshops and Tutorials Chairs:
Torsten Hahmann, University of Maine, USA
Claudio Masolo, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Italy

ICBO Workshops and Tutorials Chairs:
Randi Vita, LJI/OBO Foundry, USA (Chair)
Robert Hoehndorf, KAUST, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Deputy Chair)

Local Chair:
Oliver Kutz, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Proceedings Chair:

Emilio Sanfilippo, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Italy

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