1st workshop in December 2016.  This workshop resulted in the creation of two IOF working groups- Governance and Case Studies, and the development of the IOF Charter and Mission.

The second workshop ‘Connecting the dots in Smart Manufacturing’ was held in April 2017. 

The third workshop ‘Creating semantic content for industry’ was held at NIST in the US in April 2018. Following this the IOF set up a number of committees. A Top-down group, a Bottom-up group and three domain working groups on Process Planning, Production Service Systems and Maintenance. Work also started on a Technical Principles document.

The 4th workshop was hosted by the Centre for Ontological Research in Buffalo, NY in September 2018.