Accepted Papers @ FOUST III

FOUST will take place between 3pm on Tuesday (24.9) and 3pm on Wednesday (25.9). The schematic JOWO schedule is here:

JOWO Schedule

  • Daniela Schmidt, Adam Pease, Cassia Trojahn and Renata Vieira. Aligning Conference ontologies with SUMO: a report on manual alignment via WordNet
  • Michael Gruninger and Megan Katsumi. Foundationless Ontologies
  • Fumiaki Toyoshima. How Do Processes Work?
  • Claudio Masolo and Adrien Barton. The Identity of Property Particulars
  • Adrien Barton, Laure Vieu and Jean-Francois Ethier. Directing actions
  • Timothy Musgrove. Dialectical ontology as a more practical and more natural ontology paradigm
  • Riccardo Baratella. No Chance for the Change Argument – A Reply to Stout’s “The Category of Occurrent Continuants”
  • Boyan Brodaric. Kinds of Physical Features

Call for Papers: FOUST III

3rd Workshop on Foundational Ontology (FOUST III)

Co-located with the Joint Ontology Workshops, JOWO-2019, Graz, Austria

Important dates:

Submission deadline: 31 May 2019
Abstract submission deadline: 31 May 2019
Paper submission deadline: 15 June 2019

Workshop date: 23-25 September 2019 @JOWO 2019 (exact date TBD)

Workshop Topics

Foundational ontologies are attempts to systematise those categories of thought or reality which are common to all or almost all subject-matters. Commonly considered examples of such categories include ‘object’, ‘quality’, ‘function’, ‘role’, ‘process’, ‘event’, ‘time’, and ‘place’. Amongst existing foundational ontologies, there is both a substantial measure of agreement and some dramatic disagreements. There is currently no uniform consensus concerning how a foundational ontology should be organised, how far its ‘reach’ should be (e.g., is the distinction between physical and non-physical entities sufficiently fundamental to be included here?), and even what role it should play in relation to more specialised domain ontologies. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to present work on specific foundational ontologies as well as foundational ontologies in general and their relations to each other and to the wider ontological enterprise.

Relevant topics include:

●   Changes to existing foundational ontologies / extension by new modules

●   Any specific category or topic usually covered by foundational ontology (e.g., functions, roles, time, mereology)

●   Theoretical results about specific foundational ontologies (e.g., consistency proof of significant parts of an existing foundational ontology)

●   Comparison and alignments of foundational ontologies

●   Relationship between foundational ontologies and domain ontologies

●   Applications of foundational ontologies in AI, Semantic Web, Linguistics, etc.


We encourage different types of contribution:

Full research paper:

Submitted papers must not exceed 10 pages (including the bibliography) and must include an abstract of no more than 300 words.

Short paper:   

Submitted papers must not exceed 6 pages (including the bibliography) and must include an abstract of no more than 300 words.

Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format following IOS Press formatting guidelines, which can be found at

The Easychair submission page can be found at

(select the track “3rd Workshop on Foundational Ontology”)

All contributions to JOWO workshops will be published in a joint CEUR proceedings volume, compare  for JOWO 2015,  for JOWO 2016. for JOWO 2017 


Workshop website:



The FOUST III workshop will be co-located with the Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2019) to be held in Graz, Austria, 23-25 September 2019.

Workshop organizers

Antony Galton  – University of Exeter
Stefano Borgo – Laboratory of Applied Ontology, Trento, Italy
Oliver Kutz – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Frank Loebe – University of Leipzig, Germany
Fabian Neuhaus – Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

PC members

Roberta Ferrario – Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies – CNR
Aldo Gangemi – Università di Bologna & CNR-ISTC
Nicola Guarino, ISTC-CNR
Laure Vieu, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Barry Smith , SUNY Buffalo
Maureen Donnelly, University at Buffalo
Pierre Grenon, University College London