Call for Ontology Showcase

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Definition and Scope

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.

The Ontology Showcase at FOIS 2023 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.

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 provide an overview of the ontology and its application. In particular, submissions should address the following questions:

  • What is the domain represented by the ontology?
  • What are the requirements that drove the development of the ontology?
  • How is the ontology being used (e.g., search, question answering, semantic integration)?
  • What datasets are used in these applications?
  • What other ontologies are reused?
  • How was the ontology evaluated?
  • Are there other ontologies within the same domain?

Ontology showcase submissions may take either of two forms:

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

Submissions must:

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

As FOIS 2023 will consist of a physical meeting and a virtual meeting, when submitting your paper, clearly 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

  • Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Stefano Borgo, Italian National Research Council, Italy
  • Michael GrĂ¼ninger, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Emilio Sanfilippo, Italian National Research Council, Italy
  • Pawel Garbacz, Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Mara Abel, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Oscar Corcho, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Janna Hastings, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Amanda Hicks, John Hopkins University, USA
  • Damion Dooley, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Bart Gajderowicz, University of Toronto, Canada