FOAM 2024: FAIR principles for Ontologies and Metadata in Knowledge Management

Co-located with FOIS 2024 (JOWO Workshops)
15th July 2024 (Enschede, Netherlands)

FOAM is a new workshop merging the Workshop on Ontologies for FAIR and FAIR Ontologies (Onto4FAIR), the Conceptual Modeling, Ontologies and Metadata Management for Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) Data (CMOMM4FAIR) and the FAIR Ontology Harmonization and TRUST Data Interoperability Workshop (FOHTI).

The main objectives of this workshop are:

  1. to bring together new methods for enabling FAIR research outputs (data, software, workflows, ontologies, mappings, etc.) through ontologies and vocabularies
  2. discuss techniques, metrics and guidelines to improve the FAIRness of ontologies and vocabularies
  3. to share experiences, identify new challenges and opportunities applying FAIR for different communities

FOAM will be an in-person event.

Topics of interest

Making the resources produced by researchers fully reusable and understandable requires complex efforts. To address these issues, the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) principles have been developed to provide guidance on making resources more reusable and interoperable. These principles have gained increasing attention in a number of different domains and applications. On the one hand, a key aspect is the ability to describe resources correctly and semantically, in particular using ontologies. On the other hand, ontologies themselves have to comply with the FAIR principles.

The workshop aims to bring together leaders from academia, industry and user institutions to discuss the adoption of the FAIR principles and share real-world requirements, challenges and experiences in their respective domains. In addition, we aim to explore how the FAIR principles are supported by the use of ontologies that are ideally FAIR themselves, and to discuss the challenges and perspectives in adopting the FAIR principles.

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

Accepted papers

Ontology Engineering and the FAIR principles: A Gap Analysis. María Poveda-Villalón, Daniel Garijo, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Clement Jonquet and Yann le Franc.

Moving towards FAIR mappings and crosswalks. Jana Martínková, Nick Juty, Alejandra Gonzalez Beltran, Carole Goble and Yann Le Franc.

Ontological analysis of FAIR Supporting Resources. Barbara Magagna, Erik Schultes, Anne Fouilloux, Gerhard Burger, Dirk Devriendt, Robin Bramley, Tobias Kuhn, Joao Moreira, Luiz Olavo Bonino Da Silva Santos and Luís Ferreira Pires.

Grounding a HyperOntology on mCODE Ontological Conceptual Model and Foundational Ontologies for Semantic Interoperability in the Oncology Domain. Mirna El Ghosh, Christel Daniel, Catherine Duclos, Varvara Kalokyri, Jean Charlet, Melanie Sambres, Gianna Tsakou, Manolis Tsiknakis and Ferdinand Dhombres.

Agile Interaction Model based ontology development Methodology (AIME) for FAIR European data spaces. Fatma-Zohra Hannou, Lina Nachabe, Marie Jubault, Maxime Lefrançois.

[Presentation only] An evaluation of semantic artefacts diversity in environmental sciences. Cristina Di Muri, Martina Pulieri, Davide Raho, Alexandra N. Muresan, Andrea Tarallo, Jessica Titocci, Enrica Nestola, Alberto Basset, Sabrina Mazzoni and Ilaria Rosati.

Program

Session Paper
11:00 - 11:30 Ontological analysis of FAIR Supporting Resources. Barbara Magagna, Erik Schultes, Anne Fouilloux, Gerhard Burger, Dirk Devriendt, Robin Bramley, Tobias Kuhn, Joao Moreira, Luiz Olavo Bonino Da Silva Santos and Luís Ferreira Pires.
11:30 - 12:00 Agile Interaction Model based ontology development Methodology (AIME) for FAIR European data spaces. Fatma-Zohra Hannou, Lina Nachabe, Marie Jubault, Maxime Lefrançois
12:00 - 12:30 Moving towards FAIR mappings and crosswalks. Jana Martínková, Nick Juty, Alejandra Gonzalez Beltran, Carole Goble and Yann Le Franc.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 Ontology Engineering and the FAIR principles: A Gap Analysis. María Poveda-Villalón, Daniel Garijo, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Clement Jonquet and Yann le Franc.
14:30 - 15:00 Grounding a HyperOntology on mCODE Ontological Conceptual Model and Foundational Ontologies for Semantic Interoperability in the Oncology Domain. Mirna El Ghosh, Christel Daniel, Catherine Duclos, Varvara Kalokyri, Jean Charlet, Melanie Sambres, Gianna Tsakou, Manolis Tsiknakis and Ferdinand Dhombres.
15:00 - 15:20 An evaluation of semantic artefacts diversity in environmental sciences. Cristina Di Muri, Martina Pulieri, Davide Raho, Alexandra N. Muresan, Andrea Tarallo, Jessica Titocci, Enrica Nestola, Alberto Basset, Sabrina Mazzoni and Ilaria Rosati.
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 Round table
17:00 - 17:30 Closing

Submissions

Submissions can be made in the following categories:

Submissions should be original work and follow the CEUR one-column template (Overleaf template, CEUR author kit). However, FOAM 2024 explicitly welcomes alternative and enhanced submission formats, such as HTML submissions. Authors who are preparing such a submission should contact the workshop organizers in advance to make sure we can accommodate for them in the submission and review process.

Submissions should be managed through Easychair. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop (in person).

FOAM embraces the adoption of FAIR best practices. If your paper proposes a dataset, has associated source code or proposes a new ontology or demo, please make sure these resources conform with the FAIR Best practices from FOIS.

Important dates

Workshop Organizers

Program Committee