Workshop on
Geospatial Ontologies 2023
Geospatial Ontologies Workshop 2023
July 2023, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Co-located with FOIS 2023
Important dates
  • 19 May 2023 - Abstract and paper submission deadline.
  • 15 June 2023 - Notification of acceptance.
  • 30 June 2023 - Camera-ready version (for papers) .
  • 19 or 20 July 2023 - workshop day (in-person only) .
We invite submissions to the Workshop on Geospatial Ontologies, to be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Formal Ontologies in Information Systems (FOIS 2023) that will take place in Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada) from July 17 to 20, 2023 (in-person). The workshop is motivated by a tremendous growth in the amount of geospatial and other spatial information that has been published as GIS data, geospatial linked data or other semantically enriched data over the last years. This opens up new opportunities to re-evaluate the current ecosystem of spatial concepts and relations in ontologies, vocabularies and data standards, ranging from specialized geospatial data standards such as OGC’s Simple Features or Geosparql to domain specific ontologies with a heavy spatial component, such as the geosciences, transportation and planning, environmental sciences, architecture, or manufactured products, to general spatial concepts and relations provided by top-level ontologies.

The workshop will be a venue to identify and discuss priorities for the next generation of geospatial ontologies, by exploring the needs of current and potential users, applications and standards. For this purpose, this workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners who have developed, worked with, or an interest in spatial ontologies as it applies to geographic spaces, indoor spaces, or other physical spaces, from perspectives as varied as GIS data, linked geospatial data, applications or use cases that semantically process spatial data, or from a more foundational ontological view of physical space. Submission and participation by those interested in any kind of spatial ontologies, taxonomies, vocabularies, semantic data standards, or knowledge graphs that address geospatial or other physical spatial aspects is encouraged
For registration to the workshop, please visit the page at the following link.