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Ontology Summit 2019

The Ontology Summit is an annual series of events that involves the ontology community and communities related to each year's theme chosen for the summit. The Ontology Summit was started by Ontolog and NIST, and the program has been co-organized by Ontolog, NIST, NCOR, NCBO, IAOA, NCO_NITRD along with the co-sponsorship of other organizations that are supportive of the Summit goals and objectives.


Here are some of the suggestions for the Summit theme this year:

  • The Industry Ontologies Foundry
  • Semantic Technologies for Systems Engineering
  • Social Constructs
  • Open Knowledge Network
  • Processes
  • Bad Ontologies


As part of Ontolog’s general advocacy to bring ontology science and engineering into the mainstream, we endeavor to abstract a conversational toolkit from the sessions that may facilitate discussion and knowledge sharing amongst stakeholders relevant to the topic. Our findings will be supported with examples from the various domains of interest. The results will be captured in the form of a 2019 Summit Communiqué, with expanded supporting material provided on the web.

Process and Deliverables

Similar to our last thirteen summits, this Ontology Summit will consist of virtual discourse (over our archived mailing lists), virtual panel sessions (over video conference calls), and possibly a 2-day face-to-face Symposium, during which we, among other things, present our distilled thoughts in a collaboratively developed Communiqué.

Resource Pages

The Communiqué will be based on OntologySummit2019/Synthesis


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