Call for Papers

FOMI 2008 - 3rd Workshop on Formal Ontologies Meet Industry

5-6 June, 2008, Torino, Italy
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Proceedings published by IOS Press,

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Conference Aims

FOMI is an international forum where academic researchers and industrial practitioners meet to analyze and discuss issues related to methods, theories, tools and applications based on formal ontologies.

There is today wide agreement that knowledge modeling and the semantic dimension of information plays an increasingly central role in networked economy: semantic-based applications are relevant in distributed systems such as networked organizations, organizational networks, and in distributed knowledge management. These knowledge models in industry aim to provide a framework for information and knowledge sharing, reliable information exchange, meaning negotiation and coordination between distinct organizations or among members of the same organization.

New tools and applications have been and are being developed in diverse application fields, ranging from business to medicine, from engineering to finance, from law to electronics. All these systems have exploited the theoretical results and the practical experience of previous work. In many cases, it has been shown that formal ontologies play a central role in describing in a common and understandable way the logical and practical features of the application domain.

The success of the methodologies associated with knowledge modeling and ontologies led to increased need of a comparison between different approaches and results, with the aim of evaluating the interdependencies between theories and methods of formal ontology and the activities, processes, and needs of enterprise organizations.

The FOMI 08 Workshop aims to advance in this direction by bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in ontology application, paying particular attention to the topics listed below.

Conference Topics


The Scientific Programme will include invited talks, oral presentations, poster and demo presentations, and panels. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of technical quality, relevance of the described experiences (depending on the type of submission), and clarity of the presentation for the workshop. In particular, we insist that papers should be written for a wide audience. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop, and published as proceedings.


Accepted papers will appear in the Workshop Proceedings, published by IOS Press and distributed to participants. Following the past edition, a selection of the best papers accepted at the workshop will be considered for publication in the international journal "Applied Ontology".

Submissions and Dates



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