FOIS 2024

FOIS 2024

14th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2024)

08-09 July 2024 (online) and 15-19 July 2024 (Enschede, Netherlands)

The Semantics, Cybersecurity & Services group of the University of Twente is proud to host the 14th edition of the International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS), the flagship conference of the International Association of Ontology and its Applications (IAOA).

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Program Overview
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10th Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2024)

Along with FOIS 2024, the SCS group hosts the 10th edition of IAOA's Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO).

Nicknamed Episode X: The Tukker Zomer of Ontology, JOWO's mission is to join forces of the diverse communities interested in building, reasoning with, and applying formalised ontologies in the wide spectrum of information sciences, artificial intelligence theory and applications, philosophy, and cognitive science, and beyond.

You can learn more about JOWO on our about page and check the list of accepted workshops here.

15th International Conference on Biological and Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2024)

This year, FOIS is also co-located with the International Conference on Biological and Biomedical Ontology (ICBO), is a premier annual conference series that brings together researchers, students and professionals involved in the development and application of ontologies in all areas of biology, medicine, diseases, human health, genome biology, environment, biomes, nutrition, food, plants, agriculture and others. Together, they address issues pertaining to coordinated development of ontological resources, data standards, as well as the optimal use of ontologies in applications. 


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