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Luc Schneider (*1968, Luxembourg) is a researcher at the Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science, Saarland University (Saarbrücken, Germany). He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Geneva (2007), a M.Sc. in Computing Science from Imperial College, London (2001) and a M.A. in Philosophy and in Linguistics from the University of Tübingen (1993).

Previously, Luc Schneider worked as a research associate at the Italian National Research Council in Padova (2001-2002) and as a research fellow at the Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science in Leipzig, Germany (2002-2003). He held positions as a teaching assistant at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva (2004-2005) and at the Humanities College of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (2005-2006). From 2007 to 2008, Luc Schneider was a lecturer at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva and, from 2008 to 2009, a post-doc fellow at the Institut Jean Nicod. 

His doctoral dissertation, written under the supervision of Kevin Mulligan (Geneva) and Barry Smith (SUNY/Buffalo), is on Aristotelian Four-Category Ontology and its logic. His main research interests are in formal and applied ontology as well as philosophical logic. Luc Schneider is one of the co-developers of the foundational ontology DOLCE ("Descriptive Ontology for Linguistic and Cognitive Engineering") as well as of the clinical domain ontology MLOCC ("Middle Layer Ontology for Clinical Care"). In addition, he has done research on the following topics: multi-agent systems, logic programming and natural language processing.

*Articles in peer-reviewed journals:
– “The Logic of the Ontological Square”, Studia Logica 91(1), pp. 25-51 (2009).
– "Higher-order Exemplification", Axiomathes, Special Issue on Exemplification (to appear). 

*Book chapters:
– "The Armature of the World: On States of Affairs, their Types and Locations", in: Monnoyes, J.-M., Clémentz, F. (eds), Relations, Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag (to appear).
– “On Ties and Copulae within the Ontological Square”. In Monnoyer, J.-M., Langlet, B. (eds), Gustav Bergmann : Phenomenological Realism and Dialectical Ontology. Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag (2010).
- "Scientific Authorship and E-Commons", in: Vallverdù J.: Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science: Concepts and Principles, IGI Publishing, Hershey, PA (2010).

*Papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings:
– (with Kiefer Stefan, Rauch Jürgen, Albertoni Riccardo, et al.), "An Ontology-Driven Search Module for Accessing Chronic Pathology Literature", in: Meersman R., Dillon T., Herrero P. (eds.): OTM 2011 Workshops, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, LNCS 7046 (2011) , 382–391
- (with Mathias Brochhausen ) "The CHRONIOUS Ontology Suite: Methodology and Design Principles", in: Smith Barry et al. (eds.): Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2011), SUNY University Buffalo, Buffalo/NY, 2011, 167-173
- (with Mathias Brochhausen and David Koepsell) "On Some Best Practices in Large-Scale Ontology Development: the Chronious Ontology Suite as a Case Study", in: Vermaas Pieter E., Dignum Virginia (eds.): Formal Ontologies Meet Industry: Proceedings of the Fith International Workshop (FOMI 2011), IOS Press, Amsterdam, Berlin, Tokyo, Washington/DC, 2011, 28-38
– "Revisiting the Ontological Square", in: Galton Anthony, Mizoguchi Riichiro: Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference FOIS 2010, IOS Press, Amsterdam, Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington/DC, 2010, 73-86
– “The Ontological Square and its Logic”. In Eschenbach, C., et Grüninger, M. (eds.), Formal Ontology in Information Systems: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference (FOIS 2008), pp. 36–48. Amsterdam, Berlin, Oxford, Tokyo, Washington/DC: IOS Press (2008).
– „How to Build a Foundational Ontology. The Object-Centered High-level Reference Ontology OCHRE". In Guenther, A., Kruse, R., Neumann, B. (eds), KI 2003: Advances in Artificial Intelligence. Proceedings of the 26th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2003). LNCS 2821, pp. 120-134. Heidelberg: Springer (2003).
– “Designing Foundational Ontologies. The Object- Centered High-level Reference Ontology OCHRE as a Case Study ". In Song, I.-Y.; Liddle, S.W.; Ling, T.W.; Scheuermann, P. (eds.): Conceptual Modeling - ER 2003, 22nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. LNCS 2813, pp. 91-104. Heidelberg: Springer (2003).
– “Reference Ontologies and the Realist Bias". In: Grenon, P.: Proceedings of the Workshop on Reference Ontologies and Application Ontologies. 26th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2003). IFOMIS Report 2003/4. Leipzig: IFOMIS (2003). http//
- (with Cunningham, J.) "Ontological Foundations of Natural Language Communication in Multiagent Systems". In Palade, V., Howlett, R. J. and Jain, I. C. (eds.), KES 2003: Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems. LNAI 2773, pp. 1403-1410. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer (2003).
– (with Gangemi A., Guarino N., Masolo C., Oltramari, A) “Sweetening Ontologies with DOLCE". In Gomez-Perez, A., Benjamins, V.R., (eds.): Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. Ontologies and the Semantic Web. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference (EKAW 2002). LNCS 2473, pp. 166-181. Heidelberg: Springer (2002).

* Working papers and technical reports
– “Formalised Elementary Formal Ontology". ISIB/CNR Technical Report 03/2002. Padova, ISIB/CNR (2003).
– (with Masolo, C., Borgo, S., Gangemi, A., Guarino, N., Oltramari, A) “The WonderWeb Library of Foundational Ontologies. Preliminary Report". WonderWeb Deliverable D17. Padova, ISIB/CNR (2002).
– “Naive Metaphysics. Merging Strawson’s Theory of Individuals with Parson's Theory of Thematic Roles as a Basis for Multiagent Semantics”. Departmental Technical Report 2002/5. London: Department of Computing, Imperial College London (2002).
– (with Kraus, F., Emani, M.) “Meta-data about major socioeconomic official surveys in Western Europe: technical description of the EuReporting modules and databases on the Internet. Official Surveys in Western Europe." EuReporting working paper series 37. Mannheim: Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (2001).