Develop strategies for ontology recommendation and standardization.
Promote the ontology technology to industry.
The OOA is an international not-for-profit association (VzW) that consists of industry, government, and research leaders and innovators with respect to ontology development, use, or education.
Purpose (article 3)
1. To promote science and research on ontology engineering, with a particular focus on ontology content;
2. To develop and promote quality (and methodological) guidelines for ontology content and tools, including evaluation and recommendation strategies;
3. To evaluate, recommend, and/or standardize ontology content and tools;
4. To provide publication infrastructure for ontology content.
2. To become a representative forum for experts within this field;
3. To organize chapter committees and working groups on subjects related to its purpose;
5. To distribute, and make available, knowledge about ontologies through publications, the organization of seminars, courses and conferences, and any other means that serve this purpose.
6. To collaborate with scientific and other institutions, organizations and societies, as well as with industrial companies, national and international bodies with similar or related purpose.
The OOA may perform any and all actions that directly or indirectly pertain to its purpose. It can among other things provide collaboration and have interest in any purpose related to its own. The OOA is authorized to keep under guardian all realty and moving goods, that can be necessary or useful in the accomplishment of the goal.
This FAQ addresses the most common questions about the OOA. For issues
concerning joining OOA and participating in its technical work, see the
OOA Join FAQ. For issues concerning the
operation and organization of the OOA please refer to OOA
1. What is OOA?
2. What does OOA do?
3. Who are its members?
4.Where is OOA located?
5. How long has OOA been serving the community?
6. Does OOA encourage open participation?
7. What are the IPR Policies of OOA?
8. How does OOA differ from other groups?
9. How does OOA coordinate its work with related standards efforts?
10. What are OOA information channels?