FOIS 2024CallsJOWO workshops

Call for JOWO workshop proposals

Episode X: The Tukker Zomer of Ontology

The chairs for JOWO 2024 invite proposals for workshops to be held on-site in conjunction with FOIS 2024 before or after the main conference which will take place July 15-19, 2023 in Enschede, Netherlands.

The mission of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO) 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.

Workshops accepted at JOWO 2024 have their scientific programs autonomously curated by the organizers of each workshop. The organizers are responsible for advertising the workshops, reviewing and evaluating submitted contributions, and selecting those that will be included in the program. Workshops should offer a platform for exchanging ideas on a broad array of subjects encompassing ontologies, formal ontology, knowledge management, and their applications across information science and other areas. Together, the workshops should cover a wide spectrum of topics in ontology research, spanning disciplines such as Cognitive Science, Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics. They are particularly well-suited for fostering interdisciplinary and innovative formats.

As in earlier years, all contributions to accepted workshops will be published open access in a joint CEUR proceedings volume, as part of the new IAOA series (

Researchers and practitioners interested in the theory, practice, development, and/or application of ontologies and related areas are invited to submit workshop proposals for review.

We encourage several forms and lengths of workshops (the list is non-exhaustive):

Submission instructions

Proposals for workshops should be no more than 2 pages in length, and must contain the following information:

Workshop proposals must be sent to by 14 December 2023.

Evaluation criteria

Submissions of workshop proposals will be evaluated by the workshop chairs using the following criteria:

Important dates

JOWO workshops should adhere to the proposed dates below. Significant deviations from these dates need to be discussed with the JOWO chairs.

* reference submission deadline; actual deadlines may differ between workshops

** the JOWO workshops will not be part of the FOIS virtual conference days.

JOWO Chairs