More than 70 participants attended the conference, which received 81 submissions from 29 countries and all populated continents. The presentations of the 25 accepted papers (ca. 31%) covered a wide range of topics, including foundations, space, time and change, cognition, language and semantics, empiricism and measurement, ontology of engineering, biomedical ontologies and ontology of social reality.
The presentations, together with the talks of the four invited speakers (Gilberto Câmara, Fabien Gandon, Friederike Moltmann, Stephen Mumford) were followed by very lively discussions. The PC Chairs of the ninth edition have been Roberta Ferrario and Werner Kuhn, while the General Chair was Giancarlo Guizzardi.
The proceedings of the conference have been published on open access as volume 283 of the Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA) series by IOS Press. They are available at , itself linked at . The presentations are also available, at .
The conference included three satellite activities: Demonstration Track (3 presentations), Early Career Symposium (5 presentations and posters) and Formal Ontology Competition (3 presentations). The Chairs of these activities were Frank Loebe (Demo Track), Adrien Barton, Stefano Borgo and Jean-Rémi Bourguet (ECS), and Fabian Neuhaus (Competition).
The best paper award was won by Claudio Masolo with the paper “Observations and their Explanations”, while the winners of the Formal Ontology Competition were Niels Grewe, Ludger Jansen and Barry Smith with the work “Permanent Generic Relatedness and Silent Change”.
|Annecy, view on the river Thiou.|
- CAOS (First International Workshop on Cognition and Ontologies)
- OntoCom (Fourth International Workshop on Ontologies and Conceptual Modeling)
- NSWO (New Standards for the Working Ontologist)
- WOMoCOE (International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality and Evolution)
All information and material can be found at the FOIS 2016 Website  and the JOWO 2016 Website , respectively.
 FOIS 2016 Website
 FOIS 2016 Proceedings, open access, at the IOS Press website
 Proceedings page at the FOIS 2016 Website
 Presentations page at the FOIS 2016 Website
 JOWO 2016 Website
 JOWO 2016 Proceedings, including FOIS Satellite Events
< Thanks to Roberta Ferrario for preparing this post, Frank Loebe made minor edits >