Lots of interesting things happening in Durham in May, as this is one of two metaphysics-related workshops (the other being this one on Metaphysical Issues in Natural Kinds). E.J. Lowe is featured in both, but this one also includes a bunch of top people in applied ontology, such as Barry Smith from Buffalo. Deadline for abstracts is 19th April.
WORKSHOP: Information Systems and the Four-Category Ontology
20th-21st May 2013
Department of Philosophy, Durham University
Call for Abstracts – Deadline: Friday 19th April 2013
This two-day workshop will bring together metaphysicians, applied ontologists and information systems theorists to discuss the practical application of a four-category ontology to the design of information systems.
This workshop aims to put advocates of four-category ontologies into direct dialogue with applied ontologists and information systems designers, enabling each to update the other on developments within their disciplines and to share concerns and problems for collective discussion.
Specific foci of the workshop will be (i) the presentation of practical problems in the design of information systems and (ii) the discussion of contemporary developments in the four-category ontology whose practical applications are not yet appreciated.
Nicola Guarino, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Trento
Ludger Jansen, University of Rostock
E. J. Lowe, Durham University
Luc Schnieder, Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science
Barry Smith, University at Buffalo
We invite abstracts of 300-500 words for presentations of half an hour, followed by fifteen minutes for discussion, on topics related to the aims of the workshop. Please prepare these for blind review and submit to a.d.carruth [at] durham.ac.uk
We aim to help cover the costs of attending the event for all those whose papers are accepted.
Please direct any enquiries to:
Alex Carruth – a.d.carruth [at] durham.ac.uk
David Westland – d.w.westland [at] durham.ac.uk