See the main page of the Ontology Showcase here.

The Ontology Showcase Chairs invite submissions to be delivered as part of FOIS 2021.

Ontology Showcase Scope

As the Applied Ontology community, we have reached the point where an impressive variety of ontologies have been developed across a wide range of domains. For the most part, however, there has been a lack of coordination among these efforts and even a lack of awareness about the work that is being done by groups within the community. How can we best support ontology repositories so that curated ontologies are findable and accessible? What are the barriers to shareability and reusability that still exist?

The Ontology Showcase at FOIS 2021 will be the venue that facilitates the sharing and reuse of ontologies, with the goal of achieving the vision of seamless semantic interoperability of curated ontologies within their applications.

Submissions should follow the scope and evaluation criteria for the main track for FOIS, giving an overview of the ontology and its application. In particular, submissions should address the following questions:

  • What is the domain of the ontology?
  • How is the ontology being used? e.g. search, question answering, semantic integration
  • What datasets are used in these applications?
  • What other ontologies are reused?
  • Are there other ontologies within the same domain?
  • What are the competency questions used for the design and evaluation of the ontology?

The axiomatization of the ontology should be available on the Web.

Submissions Details

Submission length: 6 pages (maximum).

Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format in compliance with the new 1-column CEUR-ART Style, which can be found at

The Easychair submission page can be found at (select the track: FOIS Ontology Showcase)

Important Dates

3 July 2021 – Submission deadline.
9 August 2021 – Notification of acceptance.
23 August 2021 – Camera-ready version.
13 – 17 September 2021 – FOIS Conference