Interdisciplinary Ontology Conference (InterOntology08 Tokyo)

We are pleased to announce an international conference to be held in Tokyo on February 26-27, 2008. The conference will take place on the 6th floor (G-SEC Lab.) at the East Building of Mita Campus, Keio University. See the link below for the the direction from the airport to the conference site and our recommended hotel.

The conference will be co-organized and co-sponsored by

* JCOR: the Japanese Center for Ontological Research
* NCOR: the (US) National Center for Ontological Research
* ECOR: the European Center for Ontological Research
On the afternoon of Tuesday February 26 a special session will be held on Biomedical Ontology, jointly organized by JCOR and the (US) National Center for Biomedical Ontology.

This conference will serve to launch JCOR (the Japanese Centre for Ontological Research), which has recently been funded by the Japanese Government's Ministry of Education and Science (MEXT) under the framework of the Open Research Centre on Logic and Formal Ontology.

The conference will be held at Keio University, Tokyo.

The invited speakers include;

* Alan Ruttenberg (USA)
* Werner Ceusters (USA)
* Ken Fukuda (Japan)
* Nicola Guarino (Italy)
* Riichiro Mizoguchi (Japan)
* Jun Nakaya (Japan)
* Barry Smith (USA)
* Takahira Yamaguchi (Japan)
Other invited speakers will be announced soon.
A special session on the JCOR activities and a special session co-organaized with NCBO are also scheduled.

The purpose of the conference is to exchange ideas and state-of-the-art technologies among researchers from different regions of the world across various areas of ontology, including philosophy, informatics, AI, biomedical sciences.

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