Submissions to organise a workshop/tutorial at JOWO

Submission is open until: February 15, 2022
Notification: Latest March 1, 2022

The organisation team invites proposals for workshops and tutorials to be submitted to the eighth edition of the Joint Ontology Workshop (JOWO 2022). The event will take place at Jönköping University in Sweden on August 15-19, 2022.

Workshops and tutorials at JOWO 2022 are events whose scientific program is independently established by the workshop organisers, but whose venue matters are managed by the organisation of the umbrella event. Organisers for each workshop are responsible to advertise the workshop, finding a program committee, and reviewing and selecting the contributions. Each workshop will be treated as an independent track at JOWO and will be provided with a submission track on JOWO's Easychair, a room at a shared venue with joint breaks, shared keynote speakers, and social programs. Attendees are free to partake in all workshops at JOWO and all accepted papers are to be published in the joint proceedings (open access CEUR proceedings in the IAOA series:

Proposals for workshops of interest are those that provide a forum for the discussion of theory, practice, development and/or application of topics broadly related to ontologies, formal ontology, and knowledge management and their application in information science or closely related areas. The strength of JOWO is the variety of different topics within the same domain. Therefore, JOWO workshops typically address a wide spectrum of topics related to ontology research and information science: ranging from Philosophy and Cognitive Science. Knowledge Representation and Logic, Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Hybrid AI, Conceptual Modelling and Semantic Web. In general, any particular domain in which ontologies may be put to use is welcome. As a workshop collective, JOWO is especially suitable for interdisciplinary and innovative formats.

Previous JOWO editions were held as independent events in 2019 in Graz (Austria), in 2017 in Bolzano (Italy), and in conjunction with FOIS 2018 in Cape Town (South Africa), with FOIS 2016 in Annecy (France), and at IJCAI 2015 in Buenos Aires (Argentina). During the pandemic times 2022-21, JOWO were held as components in BOSK 2021 and 2022 in Bolzano (Italy).

This year's venue is Jönköping University. The university offers modern facilities in a mid-sized town in the south of Sweden. Beautifully located between shimmering lakes and lush forests, Jönköping is a popular tourist destination for nature lovers, sports enthusiasts and those interested in nordic culture. JOWO will be organised as an on-site event, but individual workshops may choose to invite part of their workshop presenters in an online form, given that they manage the complexities of the hybrid format independently from the JOWO organisation.

Submission instructions

Workshop proposals should be sent to: as soon as possible and no later than February 15, 2022.

We encourage several forms and lengths of workshops (the list is non-exhaustive):

  • workshops that focus on an established research area, including continuations of workshops that were held in the past;
  • workshops that focus on emerging topics and applications, or on open research questions and challenges;
  • workshops that aim to create cross-disciplinary research fostering the exchange of ideas between groups otherwise mostly disconnected.

Proposals for workshops and tutorials should be no more than 2 pages in length, and must contain the following information:

  • title of the workshop/tutorial;
  • names of the workshop/tutorial organisers;
  • brief description of experience in workshop/tutorial organisation;
  • description of the workshop/tutorial topic;
  • brief description of the expected audience (please give an estimate of the expected number of participants and their background and interests);
  • intended duration of the workshop (between half a day and a full day);
  • timeline for the workshop (submission dates, notification dates). We recommend taking the proposed "important dates" below into account.


Submissions of workshop proposals will be evaluated by the workshop chairs of JOWO 2022 using the following criteria:

  • Scientific relevance and utility to attendees;
  • Quality of the proposal;
  • Likelihood of success of the workshop;
  • Overlap and complementarity with other workshops.

Important dates

  • February 15, 2022 – Workshop proposal submission deadline
  • March 1, 2022 – Latest date for notification of workshop acceptance
  • March 16, 2022 – 1st call for papers to be distributed by individual workshop organisers
  • August 15-19, 2022 – JOWO conference dates

Further inquiries

In case of further questions please contact: