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Interdisciplinary Ontology Conference (InterOntology10 Tokyo)



February 27-28, 2010
G-Sec Lab, 6th Floor, East Building, Mita Campus of Keio University (5 minutes walk from JR-Tamachi Station or Subway-Mita Station or Subway-Akabanebashi Station)

This conference is open to everyone. There is no fees but pre-registration required. IO10 Resigtration Page is now open.

2月27日 13:00-17:00,2月28日 9:00-17:20
慶應義塾大学 三田キャンバス 東館6階 G-SEC Lab

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Tentative Program

Saturday, February 27, 2010

  • 13:00-13:15 Opening Remarks
  • Session 1: Fundamentals
    • 13:15-14:00
      On the Boundary between Material and Formal Ontology
      Achille C. Varzi
      Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York
  • 14:00-14:45
    How is a Collection Related to its Members?
    Antony Galton
    School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, University of Exeter, UK
  • 14:45-15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:15:16:00
    Ontological Modularity: Unity in Diversity
    John A. Bateman
    Collaborative Research Center on Spatial Cognition
    Bremen University, Bremen, Germany
  • 16:00-16:30
    Existence and Vagueness
    Elisa Paganini
    Department of Philosophy, University of Milan, Italy
  • 16:30-17:00
    Three-Dimensionalism and Formal Theories of Location
    Claudio Calosi
    Department of Philosophy, University of Florence, Firenze, Italy

Sunday, February 28, 2010

  • Session 2: Biomedical Ontologies
  • 9:00-9:45
    What is a Disease: the BFO Perspective
    Werner Ceusters and Barry Smith
    Ontology Research Group, New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, University at Buffalo, NY, USA
  • 9:45-10:15
    DNA Sequences from Below: A Nominalist Approach
    Yu Lin
    Genome Resource and Analysis Unit, Genomics Laboratory, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Japan
  • 10:15-11:00
    Lipid Ontologies
    Christopher J. O. Baker
    Department of Computer Science and Applied Statistics, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada
  • 11:00-11:20 Coffee break
  • 11:20-11:50
    A Temporal Theory for Basic Formal Ontology
    Kerry Trentelman
    Ontology Research Group, University at Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Session 3: Varia
  • 11:50-12:35
    Hybrid Ontologies in a Tri-Sortal Internet of Humans, Systems and Enterprises
    Robert Meersman
    STARLab, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
  • 12:35-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-14:45
    Similarity, Accessibility and the Modal Structure of Moral Action: A Contribution to the Ontology of Ethics
    Isabelle Pariente-Butterlin, Aix-en-Provence, France
    Frederic Nef, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, France
  • Session 4: Logic and Ontology
  • 14:45-15:15
    The Semantics of Modules in Common Logic
    Fabian Neuhaus
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • 15:15-16:00
    A State-Based Approach to the Frame Problem
    Kit Fine
    Department of Philosophy, New York University, USA
  • 16:00-16:20 Coffee break
  • Session 5: Reports by JCOR Research Groups
  • 16:20-16:40
    Building up a Large Ontology from Wikipedia Japan with Infobox and Category Tree
    Takahira Yamaguchi and Takeshi Morita
    Keio University, Japan
  • 16:40-17:00
    Semantic Web Framework and Application of Noun and Verb Associative Ontologies
    Yudai Iwasaki, Fumihiro Kato, Tatsuya Hagino, Jun Okamoto, Takehiro Teraoka, and Shun Ishizaki
    Keio University, Japan
  • 17:00-17:20
    Ontology Study for Analysis and Anatomy of English-language News Relating to Human Securiy
    Makoto Sakai and Hiromichi Fukui
    Keio University, Japan


February 27 to 28, 2010

The increasingly important role played by ontology in addressing the data integration needs of government, science and industry has brought a growing interest in the foundations, methods, tools and resources of ontology research and applications. The goal of the Interdisciplinary Ontology Conference of the Japanese Center for Ontological Research (JCOR) is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and state-of-the-art technologies for those working in the ontology domain from around the world. The conference is co-sponsored by the Japanese Government’s Ministry of Education and Science (MEXT) under the framework of the Open Research Center on Logic and Formal Ontology of Keio University, and by the US National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR) and the International Association for Ontology and Its Applications (IAOA). It features a special session on Biomedical Ontology, jointly organized with the (US) National Center for Biomedical Ontology.

Disciplines represented include computer science, logic and philosophy, as well as a variety of application domains. The conference consists of invited lectures and sessions consisting of peer reviewed papers. All papers will be included in the on-site volume of Proceedings, which will also be distributed as a post-conference publication.

Papers may address a wide variety of issues relating to ontology and its applications. Papers should be at most 12 pages long (including figures and references) employing the Springer LNCS style ( Shorter submissions are welcome. Submission instructions along with registration and logistics information will appear at the conference website

The Invited Speakers include:

  • Christopher Baker (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
  • John Bateman (University of Bremen, Germany)
  • Antony Galton (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
  • Kit Fine (New York University, USA)
  • Achille C. Varzi (Columbia University, USA)
  • Robert Meersman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Papers should be submitted before the deadline to the Easy Chair's InterOntology submission site:

Important Dates:

December 5
Deadline for submission of complete paper
By January 7, 2010
Notification of acceptance
January 16
Camera-ready copy due for on-site proceedings version
February 27-28
Conference in Tokyo. The conference will begin at 9.30am on Saturday, and close at 6pm on Sunday.

International Scientific Committee

  • Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan), Co-chair
  • Barry Smith (University at Buffalo / NCOR, USA), Co-chair
  • Christopher J. O. Baker (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
  • John Bateman (Bremen University, German / ECOR)
  • Mathias Brochhausen (Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science, Saarland University, Germany / ECOR)
  • Werner Ceusters (University at Buffalo / NCOR, U.S.)
  • Ken Fukuda (AIST, Japan) (Tentative)
  • Pierre Grenon (Open University, England)
  • Mark Musen (Stanford University / NCBO, U.S.)
  • Jun Nakaya (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan)
  • Hideaki Takeda (NII, Japan)
  • Takahira Yamaguchi (Keio University, Japan)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Hiromichi Fukui (Integrated Policy Department, Keio University), ORC Co-Chair
  • Tatsuya Hagino (Environmental-Information Science Department, Keio University)
  • Sumio Nakagawa (Philosophy Department, Keio University), ORC Co-Chair
  • Yutaro Sugimoto (Philosophy Department, Keio Univerisity)
  • Takahira Yamaguchi (Computer Science Department, Keio University)

For inquires please write to miz AT

Additional Information:

Hotel Recommendation

We suggest the Shinagawa Prince Hotel or an annex of Shinagawa Prince Tower (the Prince Hotel chains) located near JR-Shinagawa Station. There is a variety of room charge levels at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel and the Shinagawa Prince Tower. There is a direct Airport Limousine Bus from Narita-Tokyo Airport to the hotel. (The exit of the airport customs faces the Airport Limousine bus ticket counters, which are just next door to the bus stop from Narita - Tokyo Airport to the hotel As an alternative you could take JR-Narita Express train from the airport to JR-Shinagawa station; the Shinagawa Prince hotel is located a few minutes walking distance from the exit of JR Shinagawa Station. In either case it takes around 90 minutes to reach the centre of Tokyo. If the hotel is fully booked and you cannot get your reservation successfully, you could also try the Shinagawa Pacific Hotel, Takanawa Prince Hotel or Shinagawa Keikyu Hotel, which are located near the Shinagawa Prince and JR Shinagawa Station. For room reservation and access to the hotel, click and check:

The Shinagawa Prince Hotel is a middle class hotel in Tokyo, and a single charge will be 14,000 yen - 24,000 yen per night. For two person use the rate could be double, since Japanese hotel rates depend on the number of persons per room; please check the price list carefully.

Conference Site from Shinagawa Prince Hotel or JR Shinagawa station

The conference will be held at the EAST BUILDING of the Mita Campus in Keio University. (Note that there are several campuses of Keio University.) You could either take a cab for 10 minutes (around 1,000 yen or 7 Euros) or, take a local train from JR Shinagawa to JR Tamachi (Tamachi is the next stop of Shinagawa) which takes 5 minutes train and 5 minutes walk. Please see the access map for the campus location.