On September 11th, I participated in a PhD thesis committee at the Faculty of Computer Science (Centro de Informática) of the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). During my visit to the Faculty, prof. Carla Silva and Jaelson Castro were very kind to organize seminars presented by their students in order to foster collaborative work between… Continue Reading
As stated earlier, from July 6th until the 9th I participated in the 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016) in Annecy, France. The main conference spanned from July 7th through 9th. Here are quick summaries of the presentations that I attended during the event. The full proceedings are available with… Continue Reading
On July 6th through 9th I participated in the 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2016) in Annecy, France. As usual, in order to force myself to pay attention and to share the knowledge with others, I wrote quick summaries of the presentations that were given during the event. The first… Continue Reading
The last invited talk / short course of the summer school was Michael Grüninger‘s “Process Ontologies in Action: From Applications to Foundations”. He occupied the two slots of Friday afternoon.
On Thursday, Nicholas Asher started his two-part invited talk (which could also be considered a short course) on “Types, Semantics and Ontology”.
Michael Uschold started his course on “Designing and Building Enterprise Ontologies” as the last presenter on Tuesday, with parts 2 and 3 to take place in the next couple of days.
Nicola Guarino started his course on “Ontological Analysis and Conceptual Modeling” in the last slot on Monday. The course was divided in four parts, going on until Thursday.
Kit Fine started his course on “Formal Ontology” on Monday afternoon. He said his focus would be on essence: essence as modality, essence as indexed modality and essence as constitutive modality.
Renata Wassermann started her course “Knowledge Representation and Description Logics” on Monday morning. The course started with basics on AI, Knowledge Representation and basic logics.
On Monday, right after the official opening of the event, Giancarlo Guizzardi followed with the talk “An Introduction to Applied Ontology” and opened the technical program of the Summer School.