Call for Demonstrations

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Definition and scope

The demonstration track complements FOIS 2023 full-length paper main tracks by offering an interactive platform for authors to present and discuss their work. We invite demonstrations of tools and methods developed using ontologies, as well as those to create, maintain, integrate, publish, evaluate, and implement ontologies. We also invite demonstrations of novel ontology (anti)patterns and of challenges arising in the ontology engineering life cycle. The goal is to raise the visibility and foster understanding of the dynamic, integrative, and use-oriented aspects of applied ontology, its tools, and its uses.

Areas of interest include (non-exhaustively):

  • Ontology-based tools, systems, architectures, methods, languages
  • Ontology engineering methods and tools
  • Ontology representation languages
  • Ontology patterns and anti-patterns
  • Positive, negative, or mixed results from the use of an ontology engineering method or tool in practice
  • Challenges encountered in the development or application of tools and methods that are not yet well addressed.

We encourage the demonstrations of software tools, patterns, methods, and languages reported in papers accepted for the main tracks. For example, a novel ontology engineering method proposed in a full-length paper at the Application and Methods track can be complemented by a demonstration of the method.

Important dates

  • Submissions due (extended): April 28, 2023
  • Notifications of acceptance: June 2, 2023
  • Camera-ready versions due: June 18, 2023
  • Onsite Conference: July 17-20, 2023
  • Online conference: September 18-20, 2023

Submission guidelines

Submissions should describe the demonstration subject, the process or action that will be demonstrated, the characteristics or results that will be in focus, and the significance of these for applied ontology.

Demonstration submissions may take either of two forms:

  • Short papers (5-9 pages, including bibliography)
  • Full papers (10-14 pages, including bibliography)

If the demonstration paper is complementary to another paper at FOIS, it must refer to that paper and describe the difference in content and value. Complementary submissions are encouraged; duplicative submissions are not.

Submissions must:

Click here to submit your paper via EasyChair. Please select the track “Demonstrations (Demos and Ontologies Track)”.

As FOIS 2023 will consist of a physical meeting and a virtual meeting, when submitting your paper, indicate which mode of presentation you want. Acceptance will be either for in-person presentation or for online presentation, at which time authors can no longer change the modality. Since the numbers of in-person and online presentations are limited, we encourage authors to be as flexible as possible to maximize your chance of paper acceptance. Read more about presentation modes here.


Accepted papers will be published in a joint CEUR proceedings volume in the IAOA series, together with those of the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO) and other events collocated with FOIS 2023.


At least one author of each accepted paper must register at FOIS 2023. Presentations may be held both during the onsite conference in Sherbrooke as well as during the online session. If a paper has been allocated to the in-person part of the conference, it cannot be presented remotely.



(Tentative) Program Committee

  • Dean Allemang, Working Ontologist LLC, USA
  • Jennifer Cooper, Apple, USA
  • Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Anna Maria Masci, Duke University, USA
  • Núria Rosinach, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
  • Meika Ungricht, Semantic Arts Inc, USA
  • Amanda Vizedom, Credit Suisse, Switzerland
  • Robert Hoehndorf, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Claudenir Morais Fonseca, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Jim Logan, Dassault Systèmes, France
  • María Poveda-Villalón, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Valentina Presutti, Università di Bologna, Italy
  • Maria Keet, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Eva Blomqvist, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Josiane Xavier Parreira, Siemens AG, Austria
  • Alessandro Oltramari, Bosch Research and Technology Center, USA
  • Walter Terkaj, Italian National Research Council, Italy