Cognition And OntologieS

18-21th April 2017, University of Bath


CAOS will be held on Thursday the 20th of April. We have decided that we will combine our presentations together with the 4th Computational Creativity Symposium as we believe there might be overlaps in terms of interest of the participants of both groups.

11:00 - Keynote Talk: Galton - Are Objects Ontologically Dependent on Processes?
11:30 - Sanfilippo et al - Representing Types through Image Schemas and Patterns
11:50 - Kantsalo - Experience Evaluations for Human-Computer Co-Creative Process - a Proposal
12:10 - Chocron et al - Towards Building Ontologies from Crowdsourced Data


13:30 - Méndez et al - Exploring Creative Freedom in Real Time Story Generation
13:52 - Harris et al - A Cognitive Ontology of Rhetorical Figures
14:15 - Delatorre et al - Impact of Interactivity on Information Management for Suspense in Storytelling
14:37 - Using the Enaction Paradigm as a Basis for Database Exploration to Favor Users Sensemaking

Coffee break

15:30 - Jordanous - How Can We Write Software that Can Communicate Creatively?
15:52 - Sanz et al - Ontologies as Backbone of Cognitive Systems Engineering
16:15 - Keynote Talk: Colton - Title TBD
16:45 - Open discussion

CAOS accepted papers
Paula Chocron and Dagmar Gromann:
Towards Building Ontologies from Crowdsourced Data

Randy Allen Harris, Chrysanne Di Marco, Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher, Robert Clapperton, Insun Choi, Isabel Li, Sebastian Ruan and Cliff O’Reilly:
A Cognitive Ontology of Rhetorical Figures

Landy Rajaonarivo, Pierre De Loor, Eric Maisel and Matthieu Courgeon:
Using the enaction paradigm as a basis for database exploration to favor users sensemaking

Emilio Sanfilippo and Claudio Masolo:
Representing Types through Image Schemas and Patterns

Ricardo Sanz, Julita Bermejo, Juan Morago and Carlos Hernandez:
Ontologies as Backbone of Cognitive Systems Engineering

CAOS invited speaker
Professor Antony Galton
Galton gained a B.A. in Mathematics from Cambridge University (Clare College) in 1974, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Leeds University in 1981. Between 1978 and 1985 he taught Mathematics, first at Bristol Grammar School, then at Palmer's Sixth Form College, Grays. From 1985 to 1987 he held a Research Fellowship in Philosophy at Leeds University, and was appointed to a Lectureship in Computer Science at Exeter in February 1987, with promotion to Reader in Knowledge Representation in 1998. Galton has been at Exeter continuously since then. His main interests outside university are Music and Natural History. He is a member of the Exeter Festival Chorus and the Botanical Society of the British Isles.

His research interests has focused on Spatial and Temporal Knowledge Representation, with applications to Artificial Intelligence and Geographical Information Science, including areas such as collective phenomena in both the natural and social domain, and processes and causation in general as well as in restricted domains such as discrete spaces and networks.

Title of Talk: "Are Objects Ontologically Dependent on Processes?"

Traditional substance ontology, which traces its roots at least as far back as Aristotle, holds that the primary existents are substances, or objects, and that dynamic entities such as processes and events are ontologically dependent on the objects which enact or participate in them. By contrast, a persistent but minority trend in ontology has advocated processes as the primary existents, understanding objects to be dependent entities arising from certain configurations of processes that manifest sufficient stability over a period of time. In this talk I shall present a number of considerations which seem to favour the process ontology over the substance ontology, and consider the use of image schemas as a way of understanding how the notion of an object can arise in a world that is fundamentally constituted by processes.