Supported Events

IAOA supported events are for mutual sharing of information of relevance to IAOA members. IAOA support indicates that the event has been evaluated as relevant and appropriate with respect to the aims of the Association thus providing a certain assurance of quality and relevance for members. Supported events are listed here on the Association website and have announcements and other information concerning them circulated to the member list. The IAOA also provides a PR material folder for distribution at each supported event.

To become recognised as an IAOA supported event, see here.

The Joint "Ontology-based Standards" Initiative

The Joint "Ontology-based Standards" Initiative is a collaboration between OASIS, OMG, various ISO working groups, IAOA, OOR and ONTOLOG to drive the Ontology-based Standards agenda among the Standards Development community, the Ontology community and the Systems community.
The launch is scheduled for Thursday, 25 October 2012, with the OntologyBasedStandards mini-series virtual kick-off session: "Moving Forward with Ontology-based Standards: Sharing Experiences-I" - see details on

Moving "Toward Ontology-based Standards" was adopted as the theme for the OntologySummit in 2009. Some of the projects started back then, plus others that have emerged since, have produced encouraging results. We believe that sharing the experiences gained from some of those projects with the aforementioned communities will go a long way towards helping move the Ontology-based Standards agenda forward and grounding the arguments for the adoption of the "Ontology-based Standards" approach.

With the above in mind, we are commencing the mini-series with two virtual panel sessions, showcasing efforts from the OASIS ICOM TC (on 25-Oct-2012) and those from OMG (on 8-Nov-2012.) In these two sessions, we will be looking at exemplary work where standards have been represented both in a natural language (English, in our cases) as well as in ontology language(s). Through the sharing of their experiences, their approaches and processes, we shall discuss potential benefits, issues, challenges and other learnings from those projects.

... see also, the OntologySummit2009_Communique and developing details at: OntologyBasedStandards (homepage for this initiative)

IAOA Champion: Michael Gruninger (IAOA; U of Toronto)
EC Liaison: Peter Yim (Ontolog; CIM3)
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