Ontology Showcase
Ontology Showcase
September 2021, Bolzano, Italy
Part of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2021)
Important dates
  • 3 July 2021 - Submission deadline.
  • 9 August 2021 - Notification of acceptance.
  • 23 August 2021 - Camera-ready version.
  • September 2021 - JOWO workshop (exact date TBD) .
As the Applied Ontology community, we have reached the point where an impressive variety of ontologies have been developed across a wide range of domains. For the most part, however, there has been a lack of coordination among these efforts and even a lack of awareness about the work that is being done by groups within the community. How can we best support ontology repositories so that curated ontologies are findable and accessible? What are the barriers to sharability and reusability that still exist?
The Ontology Showcase will be the venue that facilitates the sharing and reuse of ontologies, with the goal of achieving the vision of seamless semantic interoperability of curated ontologies within their applications.
Submissions should follow the scope and evaluation criteria for the main track for FOIS, giving an overview of the ontology and its application. In particular, submissions should address the following questions:
  1. What is the domain of the ontology?
  2. How is the ontology being used? e.g. search, question answering, semantic integration
  3. What datasets are used in these applications?
  4. What other ontologies are reused?
  5. Are there other ontologies within the same domain?
  6. What are the competency questions used for the design and evaluation of the ontology?
The Ontology Showcase will facilitate open discussion and experience sharing. Very similar problems arise in disparate ontology applications and an open discussion helps to highlight commonalities and to spread ideas for possible solutions. For this reason, FOMI welcomes researchers and practitioners that embrace this perspective without restrictions on the domains they deal with: business, medicine, engineering, finance, law, biology, geography, electronics, etc.