SoLEE 2019

Ontology of Social, Legal and Economic Entities

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019

10:00    Introduction
10:10    Mirna Ghosh and Habib Abdulrab: Towards a Well-Founded Legal Domain Reference by Combining Conceptual Ontology Patterns (Short paper)
10:30    Muhammad Ali Khalidi: Law as a Social Kind

11:00    Coffee break

11:30    Fumiaki Toyoshima: Representing Value
12:00    Satoshi Nishimura and Ken Fukuda: Prototyping a taxonomy of value types (Short paper)

12:20    Lunch

14:00    Jonathan Vajda, Eric Merrell and Barry Smith: Toward an Ontology of Commercial Exchange
14:30    Fumiaki Toyoshima: A Foundational View on Roles in Conceptual Modeling
15:00    Ludger Jansen: Toward an Upper-Level Ontology for the Social Domain
15:30    General discussion – planning of future activities

16:00    Coffee break

Workshop organizers

Workshop topic

Understanding the ontological nature of social, legal and economic concepts and institutions is crucial for providing principled modelling in many important domains such as enterprise modelling, business processes, and social ontology. A significant number of fundamental concepts that are ubiquitous in economics, social, and legal sciences - such as value, risk, capability, good, service, exchange, transaction, competition, social norm, group, institution - have only recently been approached from a specifically ontological perspective. It is therefore important to offer a venue to gather the recent contributions to this topic. The workshop encourages submissions on both theoretical and methodological issues in the use of ontologies for modelling social, legal and economic concepts and institutions, as well as submissions on concrete use of ontologies in application for these domains. The workshop relates mainly to two previous events (SoLE-BD and Ontology of Economics 2018). We intend to broaden the focus in order to explore the emerging question how to deal with social entities in general, and to connect well established domains like biomedicine and business ontologies in this respect.

Goals of the Workshop

The workshop is intended to serve as a meeting point for stakeholders from applied ontology and the respective domain disciplines.

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

Programme Committee


The Joint Ontology WOrkshops (JOWO) is a venue of workshops that, together, address a wide spectrum of topics related to ontology research, ranging from Cognitive Science to Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics.

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Submission Guidelines

Papers should be between 5 and 10 pages long and be formatted according to the IOS Press formatting guidelines, downloadable here:

Papers should be uploaded in PDF format via Easy Chair. Make sure to submit your paper to the track "Social, Legal and Economic Entities":

Intended duration of the workshop

Timeline for the workshop