COVID-19 Update

Unfortunately, due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, FOIS has been postponed to September 13-16, 2021 in Bozen. Submissions to the Early Career Symposium are closed for now and will reopen in Spring 2021.

Scope

FOIS 2020 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 for FOIS 2020.

Format

The ECS will be held as a poster session within the main FOIS conference. The poster session will be preceded 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 researchers.

Submissions

The ECS is open to students at the Masters and Doctoral Levels that have not defended their thesis before the ECS Submission deadline.

Candidates must submit a short description of their research project, which should not be longer than 3 pages. Submissions will be reviewed by selected members of the FOIS Program Committee. Final submission is via EasyChair (see submission instructions).

The submissions should follow the submission template available here. The template is meant to be used as a general reference to organize the description of the submitted research project in different sections with specific contents. Make sure that the final version of your submission is in the pdf format.

The abstracts (up to 500 words), included in the projects’ descriptions, will be published as part of the JOWO proceedings by CEUR (ISSN 1613-0073, DBLP-indexed).

Important dates

  • Spring 2021: Submission deadline
  • TBD: Notification of acceptance
  • TBD: Submission of camera-ready version
  • September 13-16, 2021: ECS at FOIS XI

Registration

The successful authors must register for the main conference.

A limited number of scholarships will be available to support student participation. Further information will be soon available.

Organizers

Selja Seppälä, PhD | Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career-FIT Fellow | GR3C | University College Cork, Ireland

Pawel Garbacz, PhD | Associate Professor | The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland

Contact

ecsfois2020@gmail.com