19.616 conference: Formal Ontologies for Communicating Agents

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 08:32:05 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 616.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 08:25:04 +0000
         From: FOCA at ESSLLI <esslli06_at_loa-cnr.it>
         Subject: FOCA_at_ESSLLI CFP: deadline approaching!

Formal Ontologies for Communicating Agents (FOCA)
July 31 - August 4, 2006

organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and
ESSLLI 2006 http://esslli2006.lcc.uma.es/
July 31 - August 11, 2006 in Malaga



Roberta Ferrario (ferrario at loa-cnr.it)
Nicola Guarino (guarino at loa-cnr.it)
Laurent Prevot (prevotlaurent at gmail.com)



In recent years lots of efforts have been devoted to formal studies of
human and artificial agent communication. Research advancements have
been achieved along three main lines: (i) agent's internal states and
dynamics, (ii) social interaction and conventional communicative
patterns, (iii) semantics-pragmatics interface - especially in the
dialogue context (i.e. the interplay between the semantic content of
messages and the communicative acts themselves). There is a recent
trend of studies trying to integrate these approaches in many ways. On
the other hand, formal ontology has been consecrated as a good solution
for comparing and integrating information and thus its application to
this specific domain is very promising . More precisely, an ontological
analysis of the fundamental ingredients of interaction and
communication will make explicit the hidden ontological assumptions
underlying all these proposals.
Ontology has also proven to be a very powerful means to address issues
related to the exchange of meaningful communication across autonomous
entities, which can organize and use information heterogeneously.
The purpose of the workshop is therefore to gather contributions that
(i) take seriously into account the ontological aspects of
communication and interaction and (ii) use formal ontologies for
achieving a better semantic coordination between interacting and
communicating agents.



We encourage contributions concerning the two main areas listed below
with a particular attention to explore the interplay between
ontological analysis and its applications in practical cases.

* Ontological aspects of interaction and communication
          - Ontological analysis of interaction and communication
          - Studies on the structure and coherence of interaction
          - Logical models for communicative acts
          - Primitives of interaction and communication
          - Formal semantics of dialogue

*Semantic coordination through formal ontologies
          - Dialogue semantics and formal ontology
          - Dynamic ontology sharing
          - Ontological primitives for meaning negotiation, ontological
alignment and semantic interoperability
          - Ontology evolution through communication
          - Concrete problems and experiences in terminological
disambiguation and integration

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