OSS 2022 : International Workshop on Ontologies for Social Services at JOWO 2022
OSS 2022 : International Workshop on Ontologies for Social Services at JOWO 2022

OSS 2022 : International Workshop on Ontologies for Social Services at JOWO 2022

Jönköping University, Jönköpin, Sweden
Event Date: August 15, 2022 - August 19, 2022
Submission Deadline: May 23, 2022
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2022
Camera Ready Version Due: July 15, 2022

Call for Papers

International Workshop on Ontologies for Social Services (OSS2022)
Joint Ontology Workshops (JOWO) 2022. The workshop will be held on
15-19 August 2022 in Jönköping University, Jönköpin, Sweden.

Semantic Technologies provide a formal way to represent knowledge in ways that are interpretable by computers and a related technology stack to store, integrate and query information semantically.

The purpose of the OSS workshop is to foster communication and strengthen interdisciplinary work at the intersection of semantic technologies and social services. We invite researchers from the Knowledge Representation, Semantic Web, Machine Learning, and Social Science communities to submit theoretical contributions, novel algorithms, artefacts, and tools related to social services. We welcome reports from Social Work practitioners on their experiences using semantic-enabled technologies, best practices, and insights.

For additional information, please contact [email protected].

- Submissions Due: May 23rd, 2022
- Notifications Due: June 15, 2022.
- Camera Ready: July 22, 2022.
- Workshop: August 15-19, 2022

We welcome submissions from researchers and practitioners working at the intersection of semantic technologies and social services, and social service practitioners developing ontological artifacts.

- New ontologies and Semantic Data Models for Social Services
- Ontology extension for Social Services (e.g. BFO, DOLCE, SUMO, FOAF, GoodRelations)
- Knowledge Acquisition, including ontology learning, natural language processing, and service plan extraction and optimization.
- Knowledge Management
- Semantic Data Integration
- Knowledge-based Decision Support Systems, such as recommender systems and information retrieval.
- Ontologies for Machine Learning
- Social service governance, including trust, cooperation, and competition.
- System Assessment and Analysis, including policy evaluation, economic analysis, impact models, Social Return on Investment (SROI)
- Social service client outcome assessment, including risk assessment and conflict resolution.
- Industry Applications and Case-studies, including Linked Data Applications, Semantic Web, and Knowledge Graphs, lessons learned and best practices.
- Social Work Theory, including ontology of Social Work paradigms, educational material, and practice, behavior theory, cognitive theory.
- Social Prescribing, and related ontologies.
- Models of stakeholder goals, needs, roles (e.g. belief-desires-intentions models, UNSDG Goals, service providers and funders, socioeconomic determinants)
- Models of Social Services, including service provisioning, process modelling, economic and funding models, sustainability, and client agency.
- Cross-disciplinary research in Social Service and related areas, including public services, public health, government services, urban planning, and the judicial system.

- Authors are invited to submit electronically original contributions in English. Submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages for regular papers, 6 pages for early career and position papers, and 3 pages for posters and demos.
- All papers must be submitted non-anonymously in PDF format following the CEUR-WS single column formatting guidelines.
- The direct template download for Latex and MS Word is available here:
- There is also an Overleaf Template available here:
- Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair system.
- Papers accepted at ICBO workshops will be published in a volume of CEUR workshop proceedings IAOA series.

Please make your submission using EasyChair

Diversity and inclusion statement. We kindly ask authors to adopt
inclusive language in their papers and presentations ( and, and all participants to adopt a proper code of conduct (

- Bart Gajderowicz, Centre for Social Services Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
- Daniela Rosu, Centre for Social Services Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
- Janna Hastings, Center for Behaviour Change, University College London, UK


OSS 2022 : International Workshop on Ontologies for Social Services at JOWO 2022 will take place in Jönköping University, Jönköpin, Sweden. It’s a 5 days event starting on Aug 15, 2022 (Monday) and will be winded up on Aug 19, 2022 (Friday).

OSS 2022 falls under the following areas: KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, SOCIAL SERVICE, ONTOLOGY ENGINEERING, etc. Submissions for this Workshop can be made by May 23, 2022. Authors can expect the result of submission by Jun 15, 2022. Upon acceptance, authors should submit the final version of the manuscript on or before Jul 15, 2022 to the official website of the Workshop.

Please check the official event website for possible changes before you make any travelling arrangements. Generally, events are strict with their deadlines. It is advisable to check the official website for all the deadlines.

Other Details of the OSS 2022

  • Short Name: OSS 2022
  • Full Name: International Workshop on Ontologies for Social Services at JOWO 2022
  • Timing: 09:00 AM-06:00 PM (expected)
  • Fees: Check the official website of OSS 2022
  • Event Type: Workshop
  • Website Link:
  • Location/Address: Jönköping University, Jönköpin, Sweden

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