IAOA Summer Institute 2017

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Date(s) - 08/08/2017-11/08/2017

University College, Room 163


Fee: $500 CAD

Within the Applied Ontology community, upper ontologies are widely recognized as tools to support the tasks of ontology design and semantic integration. At the first Ontology Summit in 2006, the designers of several prominent upper ontologies were joined by key ontology technology participants, with the purpose of finding a means to relate the different ontologies to each other. In the decade since that meeting, the development and application of upper ontologies has continued, yet many challenges remain.

The 2017 IAOA Summer Institute will explore the following topics:

  • What are the foundational choices and the practical motivations of present upper ontologies? 
  • What is the range of concepts that should be covered in an upper ontology?
  • What are the relationships among upper ontologies?
  • How do we evaluate upper ontologies?
  • Using upper ontologies for semantic integration
  • Using upper ontologies for ontology design

Details about the Summer Institute can be found at: http://ontologforum.org/index.php/SummerInstitute2017