IAOA has worked on a new educational effort under the name Educational Series on Applied Ontology (ESAO) that shall be suited for learning about topics of Applied Ontology, primarily established basics and foundations. The series is inspired by the Interdisciplinary Schools on Applied Ontology (ISAO) (next edition in 2023), but — in times of the Corona pandemic — it is complementary in format and its overall approach. The basic idea is a combination of an archive of educational material (for the beginning, short video lectures) and a series of webinars for presenting and discussing that material.
The second Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BoSK 2021) includes a Launch Event for this new series, which offers a number of webinar sessions according to the new format on a single day.
The ESAO Launch Day will be held in hybrid format on Sep 10, 2021 (Friday), preceding the FOIS conference (Sep 13-17, 2021) in Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. Hybrid means that the experts and the audience can join locally or remotely. The physical event will take place at the Kolpinghaus Bozen, Largo Adolph Kolping 3, Bolzano, Italy. The Launch Day as well as the overall ESAO Series is open for and welcomes students, researchers and practitioners alike.
Sep 10, 2021 (all times are specified in CEST, the time zone of Bolzano, Italy)
|10:00-10:20 Introduction (including bar camp introduction) [slides]|
|10:20-11:15 Session 1|
|Giancarlo Guizzardi, University of Twente, The Netherlands, and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. “Applied Ontology and Conceptual Modeling” (keynote talk) [slides]|
|11:45-12:45 Session 2 (rescheduled, was 11:30-12:30)|
|Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. “Conceptual schemas and ontologies for data access: myths and challenges” [slides]|
Nicola Guarino, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR), Trento, Italy. “Computational ontologies and their logical models” [slides]
|14:15-15:15 Session 3|
|Antony Galton, University of Exeter, UK, “Time and Ontology” [slides]|
Elisabetta Jezek, University of Pavia, Italy, “Events and their participants in verb semantics” [slides]
|15:15-15:30 Bar camp introduction & time for topic polls|
|16:00-17:00 Session 4|
|Barry Smith, University at Buffalo, USA, “On Realizables: Roles, Dispositions, Capabilities, Functions” [slides]|
Michael Gruninger, University of Toronto, Canada, “Ontology Engineering” [slides]
|17:00-18:00 Bar camp session|
|19:00 Local social event (rescheduled, was 20:00)|
For possible updates of the agenda, please check again this page
Please register by August 31 for physical participation and by September 08 for remote participation.
Registration to the Launch Event is unlimited for remote participation and restricted to 25 participants for physical participation.
There is no registration fee both for remote and physical participation. However, for physical participation there will be a no-show fee of 40€ if you are registered but do not attend without having cancelled by August 31st.
Join the Zoom Meeting to join remotely:
(Meeting ID: 994 4331 8113, Passcode: 410885)
Chat room (mainly to be used as a back-up channel for technical issues)
Bar camp resources