Ontolog Forum

Session Space Hazards and Ontologies
Duration 1 hour
Date/Time 25 May 2022 16:00 GMT
9:00am PDT/12:00pm EDT
5:00pm BST/6:00pm CEST
Convener Ravi Sharma
Track Aerospace/Maritime Disasters

Ontology Summit 2022 Space Hazards and Ontologies

Dealing with Disasters

The COVID-19 pandemic as well as other pandemics and disasters have prompted an impressive, worldwide response by governments, industry, and the academic community. Ontologies can play a significant role in search, data description, interoperability and harmonization of the increasingly large data sources that are relevant to disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ontology Summit 2022 examined the overall landscape of disasters and related ontologies. A framework consisting of a set of dimensions was developed to characterize this landscape. The framework was applied to health-related disasters, environmental disasters, as well as aerospace and cyberspace disasters. It was found that there are many cross-domain linkages between different kinds of disasters and that ontologies developed for one kind of disaster can be repurposed for other kinds. A representative sample of projects that have been developing and using ontologies for disaster monitoring and response management is presented to illustrate best practices and lessons learned. The Communiqué ends by presenting the findings and recommendations of the summit.


  • Robert Rovetto Space Hazards and Space Ontology Video Recording YouTube Video
    • This presentation gives an overview of some hazards in or from space, followed by a description of the author's project developing ontologies and other knowledge organization systems for astronomy and astronautics (spaceflight). As a personal project to date, the author welcomes formal work collaborations and phd study opportunities to sustainably develop.
  • Robert has been a member of the Ontolog community for 10 years. Some focus areas are formal ontology, conceptual modeling, and terminology. Specific modeling domains include space, maritime, as well as foundational concepts, ethics and methodology. He serves in IAOA committees, semantic committees elsewhere, as well as discipline specific committees in aerospace and marine organizations. He has a MA in philosophy, with interdisciplinary coursework including space studies, and knowledge representation. Currently he is actively open to PhD and continuing education opportunities.

Conference Call Information

  • Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
  • Start Time: 9:00am PDT / 12:00pm EDT / 6:00pm CEST / 5:00pm BST / 1600 UTC
  • Expected Call Duration: 1 hour
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    • Meeting ID: 881 4427 2329
    • Passcode: 553714
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