[CogSci] FOIS - Early Career Symposium, Cape Town, Sep 17-21

Maria Hedblom maria.m.hedblom at gmail.com
Fri Feb 16 04:29:20 PST 2018

Early Career Symposium at FOIS 2018

Important dates
June 4, 2018: Submission deadline
June 21, 2018: Notification of acceptance
June 28, 2018: Submission of camera-ready version

See website
further information.


The international conference Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS)
one of the leading conferences in ontology engineering. FOIS aims to
promote interdisciplinary research and international collaboration at the
intersection of philosophical ontology, linguistics, logic, cognitive
science, and computer science, as well as in the applications of
ontological analysis to conceptual modeling, knowledge engineering,
knowledge management, information-systems development, library and
information science, scientific research, and semantic technologies in

The FOIS 2018 conference, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, September
17-21, 2018, will host an Early Career Symposium
(ECS). This event is designed to provide an opportunity for graduate
students to present their work at one of the leading conferences in formal
ontology and to get first-hand feedback and mentorship from senior
researchers in their field. It will also allow participants to network with
other (early career) scientists in the broad field of ontology, as well as
to participate in a rich social environment together with peers. Topics of
interest include all topics relevant to the interdisciplinary field of
ontology as outlined in the topics of interest
FOIS 2018.
The ECS will be held as a poster session within the main FOIS conference.
The poster session will be opened by a lightning talks session, during
which each participant has the opportunity to advertise his/her work in a 5
minutes speech in front of the general audience of the conference. Each
participant will be assigned a senior researcher as mentor, who will
provide substantial feedback to his/her work.

Moreover, a PhD Lounge will allow early career scientists to meet and
discuss their work with each other, their mentors and other senior
Application Instructions
The ECS is open to students at the Masters and Doctoral Level that have not
defended their thesis before the ECS Submission deadline.

Candidates must submit a short description of their research project
and an up-to-date
CV (as one pdf-file). Submissions will be reviewed by selected members of
the FOIS Program Committee. Final submission is via
(see submission instructions

Template for submission. The template is meant to be used as general
reference to organize the description of the submitted research project in
different sections with specific contents. Latex can be also used. Make
sure that the submission is in pdf format and includes both the description
and the CV.

The abstracts (400 words), included in the project description, will be
published as part of the FOIS proceedings (published by CEUR).

A limited number of scholarships will be available to support students
participation. Further information will be soon available on the website

ContactFor all queries about the Early Career Symposium, please contact the
organizers at ecsfois2018 at gmail.com.Organizers Emilio M. Sanfilippo,
Laboratory of Digital Sciences of Nantes, Ecole Centrale of Nantes-CNRS,
France Maria Hedblom, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy Zubeida Khan,
University of Cape Town, South Africa
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