2nd Workshop on Ontologies for FAIR and FAIR Ontologies (Onto4FAIR)

Co-Located with the 13th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Informations Systems (FOIS 2023), 17-20 July 2023, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

Workshop date: July 20

Making the resources produced by researchers fully reusable and understood requires specific efforts. The Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) principles were elaborated to address these issues, describing a set of requirements for resource reusability and interoperability. These principles have been gaining increasing attention in a range of different areas and applications.

One the one hand, a key aspect is the ability of properly and semantically describing resources, in particular with the help of ontologies. On the other hand, ontologies themselves have to be compliant with the FAIR principles.

The workshop has the following goals:

Topics of Interest

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


15:30-15:40 Welcome from the organisers

15:40-16:20 Invited talk

A FAIR Catalog of Ontology-Driven Conceptual Models, Tiago Sales (Senior Researcher at the Semantics, Cybersecurity & Services Group of the University of Twente in The Netherlands)

Abstract: Multi-domain model catalogs serve as empirical sources of knowledge and insights about specific domains, about the use of a modeling language’s constructs, as well as about the patterns and anti-patterns recurrent in the models of that language crosscutting different domains. They may support domain and language learning, model reuse, knowledge discovery for humans, and reliable automated processing and analysis if built following generally accepted quality requirements for scientific data management. More specifically, not unlike scientific (meta)data, models should be shared according to the FAIR principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability). In this talk, we report on the construction of a FAIR model catalog for Ontology-Driven Conceptual Modeling research, a trending paradigm lying at the intersection of conceptual modeling and ontology engineering in which the Unified Foundational Ontology (UFO) and OntoUML emerged among the most adopted technologies. The catalog, publicly available at https://w3id.org/ontouml-models/, currently includes over one hundred and forty models, developed in a variety of contexts and domains.

16:20-17:10 Papers session

*Common Minimum Metadata for FAIR Semantic Artefacts*. Clement Jonquet, Biswanath Dutta, Luiz O. Bonino Da Silva Santos, Robert Pergl and Yann Le Franc.


*Converging on a Semantic Interoperability Framework for the European Data Space for Science, Research and Innovation (EOSC)*. Romain David, Kurt Baumann, Yann Le Franc, Barbara Magagna, Lars Vogt, Heinrich Widmann, Thomas Jouneau, Hanna Koivula, Bénédicte Madon, Wolmar Nyberg Åkerström, Milan Ojsteršek, Andrea Scharnhorst, Chris Schubert, Zhengdong Shi, Letizia Tanca and Sadia Vancauwenbergh.


17:10-17:30 Panel and discussion

Important dates

Submission guidelines

Submissions must be in PDF, formatted in CEUR-ART, 1-column style conference proceedings. A Overleaf template is available. We strongly encourage authors to use Latex.

Please submit your contribution on EasyChair at the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fois2023. Papers have to be submitted to the track Workshop on FAIR Ontologies and Ontologies for FAIR.

The proceedings will be made available through CEUR within the IAOA's series.

Workshop Organizers

Program Committee