Cognition And OntologieS

CAOS 2022 - Call for Papers

CAOS 2022 - Cognition And OntologieS
Call for Papers

Part of the 8th Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO 2022)
Held August 15-19 in Jönköping, Sweden

Submission deadline (papers): June 13, 2022 (extended)
Submission deadline (abstracts): June 20, 2022
Submission link:
(select the track “CAOS VI: 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. The exploration of the connection between cognitive sciences/experimental psychology and ontologies, as well as, more generally, symbolic AI, aims also to provide formal and logical modelling and reasoning approaches 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, 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):

- Ontologies of cognitive phenomena
- Cognitive foundations of ontologies and ontologies of cognitive theories (e.g. connection with conceptual spaces, diagrammatic representations, mental models, prototypes, image schemas, scripts etc.)
- Empirical foundations of ontologies: ontologies driven from observations, measurements, tests, and in general from data acquired using empirical procedures
- Logic and Cognition (challenges, possible solutions and validation scenarios)
- Formal representation of cognitive structures / functions / processes
- Knowledge Representation and Common-Sense
- Formalisation/modelling of language, image schemas and/or affordance
- Concept invention and concept combination
- Cognitive and language development from an ontological perspective
- Metaphors and analogies (formal representation, ontological analysis)
- Natural language applications
- Knowledge acquisition and categorisation in AI and Robotics
- Concept-based computational creativity
- Embodied cognition, image schemas, affordances for AI
- Neural networks and ontological modelling.

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.


Submission deadline: June 13 , 2022 (short/long papers); June 20, 2022 (abstracts)
Submission link:
(select the track for CAOS VI: “Cognition And OntologieS”)

Paper formats:

We encourage three types of contributions:

• Full research paper: submitted papers must have between 10 and 12 pages + an additional page for references (if necessary).
• Short paper: submitted papers must have between 5 and 6 pages + an additional page for references (if necessary).
• Abstract for presentation: 1-2 page abstracts (including references) for presentation.
(Note that abstracts will not be included in the proceedings as a research paper, but included in the introduction to the workshop proceedings.)

Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format in compliance with the new 1-column CEUR-ART Style. Word and Latex templates can be found at:

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

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