Cognition And OntologieS

CAOS IV: Medical University of Graz, September 23-25, 2019

CAOS 2019 Program

In order of presentation, each talk has a 30 min slot (including discussion).

Monday 23.9

2 pm - 4 pm

- Mattia Fumagalli and Roberta Ferrario. Representation of Concepts in AI: Towards a Teleological Explanation
- Luca Biccheri and Roberta Ferrario. An analysis of the notion of need for the representation of public services
- Fumiaki Toyoshima and Adrien Barton. Linking Image Schemas with Affordances: An Ontological Approach
- Dagmar Gromann and Jamie C. Macbeth. Towards Modeling Conceptual Dependency Primitives with Image Schema Logic

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

- Miroslav Vacura. Towards New Ways of Modeling Deontic Concepts in Ontologies
- Dagmar Gromann and Aldo Gangemi. Analyzing the Imagistic Foundation of Framality via Prepositions

CFP — CAOS 2019: Cognition And OntologieS IV

4th International Workshop on Cognition and Ontologies
Medical University of Graz, September 23-25, 2019
Part of The Joint Ontology Workshops JOWO 2019
Workshop Webpage:
JOWO 2019 Webpage:

The purpose of the workshop is to bridge the gap between the cognitive sciences and research on ontologies and, thus, to create a venue for researchers interested in interdisciplinary aspects of knowledge representation.
More specifically CAOS addresses the difficult question of how key cognitive phenomena and concepts (and the involved terminology) can be found across language, psychology and reasoning and how this can be formally and ontologically understood, analyzed and represented.
We welcome submissions on topics related to the ontology of hypothesized building blocks of cognition (such as image schemas, affordances, and related notions) and of cognitive capacities (such as concept invention, language acquisition), as well as system-demonstrations modelling these capacities in application settings.
We also welcome submissions addressing the cognitive and epistemological adequacy of ontological modelling.

AUDIENCE: We aim to address to an interdisciplinary audience, by inviting scholars in philosophy, computer science, logic, conceptual modelling, knowledge representation, and cognitive science to contribute to the discussion.

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

Modelling cognitive phenomena:
- Language acquisition
- Formalisation / modelling of language
- Embodied cognition
- Concept invention
- AI for language understanding
- Image schemas / affordances for AI
- Knowledge acquisition in AI and Robotics
- Natural language applications / system-demonstrations

Epistemological and cognitive foundation of ontologies:

- 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.
- Representation of different perspectives on the same domain: contexts, granularity, resolution, ontological levels.
- Quantitative approaches/analyses, probabilities, uncertainty, and ontologies.
- Neural networks and ontological modelling.
- Integration of ontologies with different formats and levels of representation (e.g. neural-symbolic integration).
- Inductive reasoning in ontologies.
- Ontological Extensions of Cognitive Architectures.

Important Dates

- Submission deadline: May 31, 2019
- Abstract submission deadline: May 31, 2019
- Paper submission deadline: June 15, 2019

- September  September 23-25, 2019 - Workshop (the exact date will be communicated later).


We welcome two types of submissions:

- Regular articles (8-12 pages including the bibliography) for presenting original unpublished work, neither submitted to, nor accepted for, any other venue.

- Short articles (6 pages including the bibliography) for presenting brief descriptions of ongoing research and projects, preliminary approaches, position papers, or descriptions of related previously published research.

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format following IOS Press formatting guidelines (downloadable here:

Papers should be uploaded via Easy Chair:

(Select “Cognition and Ontologies” track)

Publication: Articles and abstracts will be published by CEUR workshop proceedings.
(For the previous editions of the JOWO proceedings, see


Maria M. Hedblom, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
Oliver Kutz, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.
Claudio Masolo, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy
Danielle Porello, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy
Guendalina Righetti, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy