BOSK 2021

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You can obtain a Green Pass by doing a rapid antigen test in Italy. You can do it in pharmacies in South-Tyrol. It will be valid 48 hours.

Besides BOSK events, the Green Pass is also necessary in many places like the University, inside restaurants, museums, concert halls, etc. 

From September 1st, the Green Pass (or an equivalent certificate) is a requirement for domestic travel on long-distance trains (Intercity, Frecce, Italo) or flights within Italy, or on inter-regional coaches and ferries.

The Research Centre for Knowledge and Data of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is happy to announce BOSK II, the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge 2021,  which takes place in and around September of 2021 as a follow-up event to the highly successful BOSK 2020 which attracted more than 700 participants.

Scholars, students and industry participants from different disciplines (Philosophy, Knowledge Representation, Logic, Conceptual Modelling and Ontology Engineering, Biology, Medicine, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience) will meet for two weeks of conferences, workshops and public events, to engage with the broad topics, issues and challenges related to knowledge in the 21st century.

BOSK 2021 consists of a mix of fully online as well as hybrid (online and in-person) events. You can find more detailed information and programs on the event webpages.

Below events written in green are hybrid, while orange ones are held in online format.

BOSK 2021 timeline

The following events are part of the Summer of Knowledge 2021:

IEEE CBI 2021: 23rd IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics (online event)

FOIS 2021: 12th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems

ICBO 2021: The 12th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies

ESAO 2021: Launch Event of the Educational Series on Applied Ontology

CARLA 2021: Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application (online event)

SWODCH 2021: Semantic Web and Ontology Design for Cultural Heritage (online event)

ICCS 2021: 26th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (online event)

JOWO 2021: The 8th Joint Ontology Workshops