A map of the different ontology courses around the world can be found here .

In the meantime, we are collecting information on the courses regarding scope, target audience, level (undergrad, honours, MSc, PhD, researchers) and whether there's some online material (where there could be a link to the Educational Material page where it is described).


Business Domain

Course Title: Designing and Building Business Ontologies

  • Location: Fort Collins, CO
  • Course Language: English
  • Is this a recurring course? yes
  • Course dates March 27th - 30th, 2017
  • Organized by Semantic Arts
  • Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? Yes
  • Is it part of a degree program? No
  • What level is this course? Professional Development

website:http://semanticarts.com/dbbo/


Computer Science

Course Title: Knowledge Engineering

  • Location: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre - Brazil
  • Course Language: Portuguese
  • Is this a recurring course? yes
  • Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? The content of Applied Ontology is about 50% of the course.
  • Is it part of a degree program? Yes, Masters/PhD in Computer Science
  • What level is this course? Masters/PhD, also a 40 hour course for professionals
  • Students should have a background in computer science.

Contact information:

    Prof. Mara Abel
Informatics Institute
Graduate Program in Computing (PPGC)
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre - Brazil

website:Grupo BDI

Course Title: Ontology-Driven Conceptual Modeling

  • Location: Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), Brazil
  • Is this a recurring course? yes
  • Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? yes
  • Is it part of a degree program? Yes, MSc/PhD in Computer Science
  • What level is this course? MSc/PhD
  • Students should have a background in computer science.
  • Short course description: We teach a three semesters course on Ontology-Driven Conceptual Modeling that includes material in the topics of Foundational Ontologies, Foundations of Conceptual Modeling, Logics, Ontology Engineering (including Representation and Reasoning), Ontology Design Patterns and Anti-Patterns. We also offer a more practive and compressed version of this course in a 40-hours format for professionals.

Contact information:

    Prof. Giancarlo Guizzardi
website:Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO)

Course Title: Ontology Engineering

  • Location: University of Cape Town - South Africa
  • Course Language: English
  • Is this a recurring course? yes
  • Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? yes
  • Is it part of a degree program? Yes, BSc Honours in Computer Science
  • What level is this course? Honours (4th year)/Masters
  • Students should have a background in computer science.
  • Short course description: Block I: Logics and reasoning for ontologies, with a focus on DLs and OWL; Block II: methodologies, foundational ontologies, bottom-up ontology development

Contact information:

    Maria Keet
Department of Computer Science
University of Cape Town - South Africa

website:lecture notes (pdf)


Information Systems

Course Title: Geospatial Ontologies and Semantics

  • Location: online, Advanced Academics Program, Johns Hopkins University
  • Is this a recurring course? yes, it's offered about once a year.
  • Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? This course is devoted entirely to semantics and ontology with a focus on geospatial ontology.
  • Is it part of a degree program? Yes, Masters program in Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • What level is this course? Masters
  • Students should have a background in the basics of GIS.
  • ’’’Brief Course Description’’’: The course includes RDF/XML, Linked Open Data, upper ontology, RDF, SPARQL and GeoSPARQL, and other topics.

Contact information:

    Dalia Varanka, Ph.D.
    dvarank1@jhu.edu

website:Course Descriptions, Geographic Information Systems, Advanced Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins University

Course Title: Just Enough Ontology (JEO)

  • Location: Online, and c/o Universities worldwide in various Locations
  • Course Languag:English
  • Is this a recurring course? yes
  • Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? yes
  • Is it part of a degree program?yes, taught as an elective and as

professional education

  • What level is this course? Masters/PhD, course for professionals
  • Students should have a background in information management.
  • ’’’Brief Course Description’’’: An agile methodology to ontology development called Just Enough Ontology (JEO). The course was published as academic publications on ACM, and has been taught in UK, Norway, Sweden and USA.

Contact information:

    Name: Dr Paola Di Maio
    Email: paola.dimaio@gmail.com

website:http://www.ISTCS.org


Philosophy

Course Title: PHI 549 Applied Ontology

  • Location: Online at The University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
  • Course Language: English
  • Is this a recurring course? yes
  • Course dates Spring 2017
  • Organized by Barry Smith
  • Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? Yes
  • Is it part of a degree program? Yes, off-campus students are able to enroll as well.
  • What level is this course? This course is open to all persons with an undergraduate degree and some relevant experience (for example in data scientists, information engineers, terminology researchers). No prior knowledge of ontology is required.

Contact information:

    Prof. Barry Smith
    phismith@buffalo.edu

website:http://ncorwiki.buffalo.edu/index.php/Applied_Ontology


Interdisciplinary

Course Title: Ontological Engineering

  • Location: The University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
  • Is this a recurring course? yes, likely once every two years
  • Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? yes, devoted exclusively to applied ontology
  • Is it part of a degree program? Yes
  • What level is this course? Ph.D.
  • Students should have a background in philosophy, computer science, information systems, or engineering.

Contact information:

    Prof. Barry Smith
    phismith@buffalo.edu

website:Ontological Engineering 2013 Syllabus, Ontological Engineering 2014 Syllabus
The following course will also be taught in Spring 2016. Analytic Metaphysics

Course Title: Interdisciplinary School on Applied Ontology

  • Location: Varies - 2016 will be in Boze-Bolzano, Italy
  • Is this a recurring course? yes, bi-annually
  • Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? yes
  • Is it part of a degree program? no
  • What level is this course? post-graduate and professional development
  • Students should have a background in philosophy, computer science, information systems, or engineering.

Contact information:

    isao2016@unibz.it

website:3rd Interdisciplinary School on Applied Ontology, Bozen-Bolzano, June 27 – July 1, 2016
websites for past courses:Second Interdisciplinary Summer School on Ontology AnalysisFirst Interdisciplinary Summer School

Course Title: GMS 6805 Introduction to Applied Ontology

  • Location: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • Is this a recurring course? yes
  • Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? yes
  • Is it part of a degree program? yes. This course is part of the Biomedical Informatics Graduate program at the University of Florida (UF). Other UF students may enroll with instructor's permission.
  • What level is this course? post-graduate and professional development
  • Previous experience with symbolic logic is strongly encouraged.

Contact information:

    aehicks@ufl.edu

Discipline Neutral

Course Title: The Protege Short Course

  • Location: Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
  • Is this a recurring course? yes, yearly in March - Occasionally, the course is also offered in September.
  • Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? yes
  • Is it part of a degree program? no
  • What level is this course? Continuing education/professional training
  • The course can be taken by participants of any background.
  • Short course description:The Protege short course offers a 3-day intensive training in use of the Protégé toolset, ontology development, and OWL.
    We cover best practices in ontology building and the latest Semantic Web technologies, including OWL 2, RDF, SPARQL, and SWRL.

Contact information:

    protege-shortcourse@lists.stanford.edu

website:http://protege.stanford.edu/short-courses.php


Past Courses

Course Title: INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON WEB SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Location: Bilbao, Spain
  • Course Language: English
  • Is this a recurring course? no
  • Course dates July 18-22, 2016
  • Organized by University of Deusto, Rovira i Virgili University
  • Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? No, but it has much relevant material.
  • Is it part of a degree program? No
  • What level is this course? Graduates and postgraduates from around the world. There are no formal pre-requisites in terms of academic degrees. However, since there will be differences in the course levels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of them. WebST 2016 is also appropriate for more senior people who want to keep themselves updated on recent developments and future trends. All will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, scholars, industry leaders and innovators.

website:http://grammars.grlmc.com/webst2016/

Discipline-oriented

Information systems

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By application area, e.g., biomedical informatics

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Other

(terrible category, to be refined)

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Interdisciplinary

in the sense of, at least, taught by different people from different disciplines

Information to include about courses

Is this a recurring course? or a one time workshop? Is this a course devoted to applied ontology? or does it have ontology as one component among several? Is it part of a degree program? What is the program? What level is this course? undergrad? MA/PhD? Continuing education/training? What background should the students have if any? e.g., philosophy, computer science, information systems? Contact person and information

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One or two sentences describing the course A link to the course, department, program or instructor website Links for any online materials that can be added to the 'Educational Materials' wiki