Cognition And OntologieS

CAOS 2023 - Call for Papers

CAOS 2023 - Cognition And OntologieS
Call for Papers

Part of the 9th Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2023)
held at the 13th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2023) in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada (July 17-20, 2023).

Submission Deadline: April 17 EXTENDED TO APRIL 24
EasyChair Submissions Link, Select Track 'CAOS VII: Cognition And OntologieS':


The purpose of the workshop is to bridge the gap between the cognitive sciences and research on formal ontologies and, thus, to create a venue for researchers interested in interdisciplinary aspects of knowledge representation.

More specifically, CAOS investigates key cognitive phenomena and concepts (and the involved terminology) that can be found across language, psychology, and reasoning, and how they can be formally and ontologically understood and analysed. By exploring the connection between cognitive sciences/experimental psychology and ontologies (as well as, more generally, logic and symbolic AI), the aim is to provide formal modelling and analysis for capturing such connections.
CAOS, thus, seeks answers to ways such formalisations and ontological analysis can be exploited in Artificial Intelligence and information systems, including in practical application.

We welcome submissions on topics related to the ontology of hypothesised building blocks of cognition (such as image schemas, affordances, categories, concepts and related notions) and of cognitive capacities (such as concept invention and combination, language acquisition and categorisation), as well as system-demonstrations modelling these capacities in application settings. We also welcome submissions addressing the cognitive and epistemological adequacy of ontological modelling.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

We welcome researchers from all career stages to participate. Besides full research papers, work in progress (short papers) and extended abstracts (presentation only) are also welcome since a central goal of the workshop is the discussion of ongoing interdisciplinary work.

All research papers must be original and not submitted to or accepted by any other workshop, conference or journal. Note that, for inclusion in the JOWO proceedings, short papers are required to be at least 5 pages long.

All contributions will be peer-reviewed, and the review process will be managed in a collaborative and transparent manner using the EasyChair System as part of the JOWO conference. The workshop is organised as an onsite event.


Submission deadline:
April 17 APRIL 24 (extended), 2023
Submission link:
(select the track for “CAOS VII: Cognition And OntologieS”)

Paper formats:

We encourage three types of contributions:

• Full research paper: submitted papers must have between 10 - 14 pages (including references).
• Short paper: submitted papers must have between 5 and 9 pages.
• Abstract for presentation: 1-2 page abstracts for presentation.
(Note that abstracts will not be included in the proceedings)

Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format in compliance with the new 1-column CEUR-ART Style. See:

All contributions to JOWO workshops will be published in a joint CEUR proceedings volume, compare:

JOWO 2022:
JOWO 2021:
JOWO 2020:
JOWO 2019:
JOWO 2018: