Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO-15)

Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO-15)
— Episode 1: The Argentine Winter —
Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 25-31, 2015
in conjunction with IJCAI 2015

— First Call for Papers —

Submission deadline: April 27, 2015

This first edition of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO-15) combines
four exciting ontology-centered workshops at IJCAI-15. Together with
ontology work presented at IJCAI itself, we will transform Buenos Aires
for a week into the largest venue for ontology research of the year.

JOWO-15 is supported by the International Association for Ontology and
its Applications – IAOA. It will feature a series of (shared) invited
talks, paper presentations, and discussions spread across four
independent full-day workshops run over a period of three days:

Workshop on Formal Ontologies for Artificial Intelligence (FOfAI)
chairs: Stefano Borgo, Oliver Kutz, and Daniele Porello

FOfAI aims to establish a venue for researchers in AI with a strong
interest in applied ontology. In particular, we aim to foster an
interdisciplinary discussion and cross-fertilization among a number of
communities by proposing a venue to exchange foundational,
methodological, and applicative perspectives. The workshop thus
encourages submission of articles on both theoretical, computational,
and linguistic issues in the use of ontologies in AI as well as the
concrete use of non-trivial ontologies in AI systems and applications.
FOfAI is generously sponsored by the Association for Logic, Language and
Information – FoLLI.

9th Int. Workshop on Modular Ontologies (WoMO 2015)
chairs: Kenneth Baclawski, Torsten Hahmann, Pavel Klinov, Adila Krisnadhi

This workshop brings together researchers from all subareas of AI and
from related disciplines and application domains to discuss latest and
current work on theoretical and practical aspects of modularity in
ontologies. Topics include modularity as enabling technology for
knowledge repositories and collaborative knowledge development
environments and as a tool for reducing the complexity of designing and
understanding ontologies, and to facilitating ontology verification,
reasoning, maintenance and integration.

1st Workshop on Belief Change and Non-Monotonic Reasoning in Ontologies
and Databases
chairs: Eduardo Fermé, Thomas Meyer and Renata Wassermann

This workshop will bring together researchers working in the areas of
logic-based ontologies, belief change, and database systems, along with
researchers working in relevant areas in non-monotonic reasoning,
commonsense reasoning, and paraconsistent reasoning. Hence the workshop
will facilitate discussions on the application of existing work in
belief change, non-monotonic reasoning, commonsense reasoning, and
related areas on the one hand, to logic-based ontologies and databases
on the other.

Ontologies and logic programming for query answering
chairs: Odile Papini, Marie-Laure Mugnier, Laurent Garcia, Salem Benferhat

The aim of this workshop is to bridge knowledge representation and
reasoning in artificial intelligence and web of knowledge communities in
order to encourage the emergence of new solutions for reasoning with
lightweight ontologies. Particular topics include query answering while
taking ontologies into account and
non­monotonic reasoning for inconsistency handling and exception
handling and expressing default negations in ontologies, with a special
interest in logic programming for implementations.


Paper Submission:  April 27, 2015
Notification:  May 20, 2015
Camera ready: May 30, 2015
Workshop: July, 2015


Please refer to the individual workshops for detailed lists of topics
appropriate for each workshop.
Submissions can be long papers (up to 8 pages) or short papers (up to 4
pages), formatted using the AAAI style (available from, submitted in PDF
format no later than the submission deadline.
All submission are handled through Easychair. Use for submissions to any
of the first three workshops, and select the track that corresponds to
the workshop most appropriate for your work. For the last workshop
“Ontologies and logic programming for query answering”, submissions are
handled separately through
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by members of the program
committee of the individual workshops. Accepted papers will be made
available in the form of a joint workshop proceedings. For additional
publication plans check the individual workshops.

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