6th Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry

FOMI is an international forum where academic researchers and industrial practitioners meet to analyse and discuss application issues related to methods, theories, tools and applications based on formal ontologies. There is today wide agreement that knowledge modelling and the semantic dimension of information plays an increasingly central role in networked economy: semantic-based applications aim to provide a framework for information and knowledge sharing, reliable information exchange, meaning negotiation and coordination between distinct organizations or among members of the same organization. Often, theoretical ideas seem very promising but their actual implementation brings up unexpected problems and issues. The FOMI 2014 Workshop aims to collect useful experiences and lessons learned by the presentation of (1) experience with problems in ontology application, (2) new insights on known problematic issues, (3) new results, successes and observations in ontology implementation, (4) lessons learned on the best way to apply ontological methodologies to real situations.

FOMI 2014 will facilitate open discussion and experience sharing. Very similar problems arise in disparate ontology applications and an open discussion helps to highlight commonalities and to spread ideas for possible solutions. For this reason, FOMI welcomes researchers and practitioners that embrace this perspective without restrictions on the domain they deal with: business, medicine, engineering, finance, law, biology, geography, electronics, etc.

The workshop is associated with FOIS 2014.

Conference Topics

Not exhaustive.

Problems in ontology application:

  • practical issues in using ontologies in the enterprise
  • real cases of successful/unsuccessful use of ontology in business
  • from legacy systems to the new ontology-driven systems

Ontology and knowledge management:

  • ontology and ontological methodologies in knowledge management
  • adaptation of ontologies for companies and organizations
  • ontology development and change within organizations
  • ontology effectiveness and evaluation
  • ontology-driven representation of products, services, functionalities, design, processes
  • ontologies for the know-how
  • ontologies for corporate knowledge

Ontology in practice:

  • ontologies for electronic catalogues, e-commerce, e-government
  • ontologies for marketing
  • ontologies for finance
  • ontologies for medical sciences
  • ontologies for engineering


The papers should be submitted to EasyChair.

Workshop Chairs