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Event: Workshop on Ontology of Social, Legal and Economic Entities

Event date September 23, 2019 - September 25, 2019
Submission deadline May 15, 2019
Location Austria
Host(s) Medical University of Graz
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Call for Papers

*SoLEE 2019*

Workshop on Ontology of Social, Legal and Economic Entities

Part of The Joint Ontology Workshops JOWO 2019,

Medical University of Graz, September 23-25, 2019


Workshop Webpage:

JOWO 2019 Webpage:


Understanding the ontological nature of social, legal and economic concepts and institutions is crucial for providing principled modelling in many important domains such as enterprise modelling, business processes, and social ontology. A significant number of fundamental concepts that are ubiquitous in economics, social, and legal sciences – such as value, risk, capability, good, service, exchange, transaction, competition, social norm, group, institution – have only recently been approached from a specifically ontological perspective.

It is therefore important to offer a venue to gather the recent contributions to this topic. The workshop encourages submissions on both theoretical and methodological issues in the use of ontologies for modelling social, legal and economic concepts and institutions, as well as submissions on concrete use of ontologies in application for these domains. The workshop relates mainly to two previous events (SoLE-BD and Ontology of Economics 2018).

We intend to broaden the focus in order to explore the emerging question how to deal with social entities in general, and to connect well established domains like biomedicine and business ontologies in this respect. The goals of the workshop are:

– to collect approaches to deal with social, legal and economic entities in foundational and applied ontologies and

– discuss applications of these approaches to social, legal and economic entities in ontologies for biomedicine and business informatics,

– The workshop is intended to serve as a meeting point for stakeholders from applied ontology and the respective domain disciplines.

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

– Ontology of social, legal, and economic concepts – e.g., groups, norms, cooperation, competition, economic and legal agent, utility, money, risk, rationality, market, etc.

– Extensions of foundational ontologies to include social, legal, and economic institutions.

– Knowledge representation involving social, legal and economic entities.

– Methodological issues in representing social legal, and economic concepts.

– Formal languages for economics, logics for modelling economic, social and legal concepts.

– Social and legal norms – in social, legal and economic environments.

– Social, legal and economic roles and responsibilities of/within collective entities like organisations, companies, enterprises, social groups, customers, corporate agents, institutions.

– Decision procedures in groups, organisations and institutions.

– Value, value ascription, value production, value (co-)creation.

– Enterprise modelling: capabilities, strategy, marketing, accounting.

– Finance and markets.

– Services, service science, product-service systems.

– Business ontology and business process modelling.


*Important Dates*

– Submission deadline: May 15, 2019

– Notification:  June 15, 2019

– Camera-ready: July 15, 2019

– Workshop during JOWO 2019: September 23-25, 2019

The exact date of the workshop will be announced after co-ordination with other JOWO events.


*Submission guidelines*

Papers should be between 5 and 10 pages long and be formatted according to the IOS Press formatting guidelines, downloadable here:

Papers should be uploaded in PDF format via Easy Chair:


*Workshop organisers*

Ludger Jansen, Ruhr University Bochum & University of Rostock

Mathias Brochhausen, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock

Nicola Guarino, ISTC-CNR Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Trento

Giancarlo Guizzardi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

Daniele Porello, ISTC-CNR Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Trento


*Programme Committee*

Mauricio Almeida, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brasil

Mike Bennett, Hypercube, England

Frederik Elwert, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Roberta Ferrario, ISTC-CNR Laboratory for Applied Ontology, Trento, Italy

Pawel Garbacz, KUL Lublin, Poland

Amanda Hicks, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States

Paul Johannesson, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Riichiro Mizoguchi, JAIST, Japan

Neil Otte, Johns Hopkins University, United States

Chris Partridge, BORO Solutions, London, England

Tiago Prince Sales, University of Trento, Italy

Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock, Germany

Barry Smith, University at Buffalo, United States

Gloria Zuniga, Ashford, United States

(Confirmation pending for some PC members.)

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