Thanks to all those who have been actively involved, the search for a new logo for IAOA's flagship conference series Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS) has come to an end with a ballot held between July 25 and August 06, 2013 - and this is our new FOIS logo (in the 2014 version).
A few details on the ballot. The options were comprised of a set of 10 proposals  for which IAOA members could vote in terms of assigning their preferences via a scale from 0 (liked least) to 9 (liked most) for each logo. These ratings were then transformed into pure orderings and the latter were evaluated according to the Schulze method . 36
IAOA members participated in this ballot, where no quorum had to be met. Interestingly, no two voters expressed exactly the same preference ordering. For exactly a quarter of the voters the winning logo H (identifying letters are taken from ) has been among their first-ranked items - in a tie with logo C if just the first rankings are considered, whereas C is ranked on the fourth place if all preferences are evaluated.
Special thanks goes to everyone who invested time and
effort in providing and discussing logo proposals - including
the contributors of the new logo, Gaoussou Camara and Omar Faye. Likewise, many thanks to
all voters for expressing their opinions. All of this appreciably supports IAOA as a community.
PS: Apologies for the delayed news.