7th Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry

FOMI is an international forum where academic researchers and industrial practitioners meet to analyse and discuss application issues related to methods, theories, tools and applications based on formal ontologies. Today there is wide agreement that knowledge modelling and the semantic dimension of information plays an increasingly central role in the networked economy: semantic-based applications aim to provide a framework for information and knowledge sharing, reliable information exchange, meaning negotiation and coordination between distinct organizations or among members of the same organization. Often, theoretical ideas seem very promising but their actual implementation brings up unexpected problems and issues. The FOMI 2015 Workshop aims to discuss problems, solutions, perspectives and research directions for both researchers and practitioners. We welcome papers or project descriptions that are aimed at applying formal ontologies in industry. In particular:

  • theoretical studies on formal ontologies committed to provide sound bases for industrial applications and to allow formal representation of corporate knowledge;

  • business experiences on case studies that single out concrete problems and possible solutions; the experience analysis should provide useful insights on social or strategic aspects that might be relevant in the creation and deployment of formal ontologies as well as useful criteria or methods to evaluate ontologies and their effectiveness in applications.

Conference Topics

The following is not an exhaustive list.
Problems in ontology application:

  • practical issues in using ontologies in the enterprise
  • real cases of successful/unsuccessful use of ontology in business
  • from legacy systems to the new ontology-driven systems
  • ontology evaluation
  • ontology for learning organizations
  • ontology for business processes and practices
  • enterprise modeling and business models
  • ontology for service science and service values

Ontology and knowledge management:

    • ontology and ontological methodologies in knowledge management
    • adaptation of ontologies for companies and organizations
    • ontology interoperability
    • ontology development and change within organizations
    • ontology effectiveness and evaluation
    • ontology-driven representation of products, services, functionalities, design, processes
    • ontologies for the know-how
    • ontologies for corporate knowledge
    • linguistic representation in organizational knowledge
    • ontology based content creation

      Ontology in practice:

        • ontologies for electronic catalogues, e-commerce, e-government
        • ontologies for marketing
        • ontologies for finance
        • ontologies for medical sciences
        • ontologies for engineering
        • ontologies for public administration
        • copyright and privacy issues in ontology based systems

          Submissions and important dates

          The papers should be submitted to EasyChair
          Deadline for paper submissions: 1 May, 2015
          Notification of acceptance: 10 May, 2015
          Camera ready submission: 25 May 2015
          Conference Registration: TBA
          Workshop: 5 August, 2015

          Submission guidelines

          The proceedings will be published as a volume in Springer’s LNBIP series. Submitted papers must not exceed 12 pages (including the bibliography) and include an abstract of no more than 150 words. Papers should be prepared in accordance with the “Information for LNBIP Authors” guidelines found at http://www.springer.com/series/7911. Papers should be submitted non-anonymously to EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fomi2015.

          Workshop Chairs

          Roberta Cuel, University of Trento, Italy
          Bob Young, Loughborough University, UK

          Program Committee

          Francesco Bellomi, Creactives GmbH, Germany

          Stefano Borgo, ISTC-CNR Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Italy

          Matteo Cristani, University of Verona, Italy

          Soumaya El Kadiri, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

          Roberta Ferrario ISTC-CNR Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Italy

          Nicola Guarino, ISTC-CNR Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Italy

          Michael Gruninger, University of Toronto, Canada

          Riichiro Mizoguchi, Research Center for Service Science, JAIST, Japan

          Alessandro Oltramari, CyLab, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

          Sonja Pajkovska-Goceva, Fraunhofer IPK, Berlin, Germany

          Adam Pease, IPsoft, San Francisco, USA

          Harald Sack, Hasso Plattner Institut, Potsdam, Germany

          Aleksandra Sojic, ITIA-CNR, Milan, Italy

          Walter Terkaj, ITIA-CNR, Milan, Italy

          Tania Tudorache, Stanford University, USA

          Hans Weigand, Tilburg School of Economics and Management, Netherlands

          Marco Zamarian, University of Trento, Italy

          Workshop Venue

          The conference is co-located with the The 9th International Web Rule Symposium (RuleML)

          Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

          Website: http://2015.ruleml.org/


          The FOMI 2015 workshop is co-located with the RuleML 2015 and takes place at the Seminaris Campus Hotel, in room "Princeton".

          The address is

          Takustraße 39
          14195 Berlin

          The workshop room is located on the first floor (one level above the ground floor) of the conference building of the Seminaris Campus Hotel on the campus of Freie Universität Berlin in Berlin-Dahlem.

          The conference building has the shape of a cube and is easy to recognize. It is the building close to the Königin-Luise-Straße.

          Enter the building and take the elevator to the first floor. The registration desk will also be there. On the same floor, the RuleML 2015 takes place. Since FOMI 2015 and RuleML 2015 are co-located events, they share a registration desk.

          The conference room is "Princeton" (see floor plan below).