Schedule for the Workshop on Geospatial Ontologies 2023


  • Papers and abstracts will be presented in the morning.A directed discussion will take place in the afternoon.
  • Morning presentations will be 15 min long + 1min for questions.Your question time will be extended if your presentation does not use the allotted time.Be prepared to plug your laptop into a projector – let us know if you will not have a laptop.
  • The location will be D3-2038 – Faculty of Science.Check the online schedule for any last-minute changes.

Workshop Schedule

  • 11:00 – 12:30 Introduction and Presentations (D3-2038 – Faculty of Science)(15min + 1min)
    1. IntroductionBoyan Brodaric, Michael Gruninger, Torsten Hahmann
    2. Unlocking Arctic Genomics: A Geographical Named-Entity Ontology for Enhanced Knowledge RepresentationTara Azin, Peter Pulsifer
    3. Ontologies and Patterns at the Heart of the Digital ForestWiafe-Kwakye Kingsley, Torsten Hahmann, Kate Beard
    4. Transforming Geospatial Ontologies by HomomorphismsXiuzhan Guo, Wei Huang, Min Luo,and Priya Rangarajan
    5. A Unifying Approach to Boundaries and Multidimensional MereotopologyYixin Sun, Michael Gruninger
    6. What do we mean by geospatial?Werner Kuhn
  • 13:30 – 13:30 Lunch (Agora B1-2002 – George-Cabana building)
  • 13:30 – 15:00 Panel Discussion (D3-2038 – Faculty of Science)
      1. Ontology of what? …geospace vs geospatially located things (including processes) vsgeospatial relations?
      2. What is Geospace? … absolute vs relative, physical vs abstract, mathematical, personal, cultural, ….?
      3. What are the core ideas? … geospatial, foundational (upper ontology), other?
      4. Product gaps? In current paradigms, e.g. GeoSparql, OGC, AI-related,…?