Ontology is the groundwork for the semantic web technique framework and plays critical role in the process of knowledge engineering. In 2000, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO) initiated the program of Agricultural Ontology Service(AOS), aiming to establish standards and develop tools to enhance the effective agricultural knowledge service and collaboration around the world.
Ten-year’s implementation and effort have achieved significant achievement and the application potential of agriculture ontology has been recognized. In order to advocate this process further, to satisfy the requirement on the effective sharing, organizing, managing and merging the agricultural information resource in an open, inter-connected semantic environments, the 2010 International Symposium on Agricultural Ontology Service (AOS) will be held on October 30th-31st, Beijing, China.
Symposium topic: Research and Application of Agricultural Ontology