Industrial Ontologies Foundry (IOF) Workshop

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The Industrial Ontologies Foundry (IOF) Workshop, USA

Date: July 18th and 19th, 2018

Time: 8:00am-5pm, both days

Venue DoubleTree Hotel in Amherst in Buffalo, NY, USA

Note: To book your stay at the group rate, please contact the front desk of the hotel directly and say that are coming for the 'Industrial Ontologies Foundry (IOF) Workshop taking place July 18th and 19th'.

Registration Registration Page

Note: The workshop requires an $80 registration fee, which covers catering, workspace, and technology for two days. However, there is also an optional multi-course dinner for $40 that may be paid in advance at registration.

  • For further information please contact Neil Otte

Draft Agenda, Wednesday, July 18

1. Review of Use Cases

2. Reports from Domain (Bottom Up) working groups

3. Report from Top-Down working group

4. Where are we now?

5. Roadmap (first round)

12:00 Lunch, including discussion on Ontologies for industrial data: is there a convincing business case? introduced by Melinda Hodkiewicz (University of Western Australia)

6. Discussion of Technical Principles

Example A: Will diversity of ontologies in a particular area be allowed Introduced by Barry Smith (Buffalo)

Draft Agenda, Thursday, July 19


7. Breakout Groups will focus on technical challenges facing IOF.

- Ontology Merging: How do we resolve conflicts among ontologies within the IOF? Introduced by Dimitris Kiritsis (Lausanne)

- Follow on discussion of Example A

- Ontology Versioning (postponed)

- Best Practices and and Software Environments for Collaborative Distributed Ontology Development

8. Plenary discussion of reports from Breakout Groups

9. Roadmap (second round)