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This is the official website for ISKO – the premier international scholarly society devoted to the theory and practice of knowledge organization, bringing together professionals from different disciplines such as information science, philosophy, linguistics, and computer science, as well as special domains such as health informatics. ISKO's world-wide reach is supported through its regional Chapters.

ISKO hosts an international conference in even-numbered years. It last met in Porto, Portugal in July of 2018 and will meet again in July 2020 in Aalborg, Denmark. Proceedings of international conferences are listed here. In odd-numbered years most of ISKO's regional chapters host conferences; many of these are multilingual.

ISKO publishes the journal Knowledge Organization eight times a year. ISKO also is publishing an online encyclopedia of knowledge organization. We provide a database of KO literature and link to a repository of KO documents, to BARTOC KO registry and to other organizations of interest to KO scholars.

Recently published       (older)

    Knowledge organization. 46. Issue 1 mailed to ISKO members (issues >3 YO OA at Nomos eLibrary)
    Flickr and Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Knowledge organization literature. 2019. Issue 1
    Authority management of people names
    CIDOC. 2018: Provenance of knowledge
    Information Coding Classification as SKOS
    Taxonomy is dead...
    Taxonomy building steps
    Keeping the beat: how controlled vocabularies affect indexing (Indexer)
    Topic maps and the essence of indexing (Indexer)
    Neolithic information seeking: designing information systems for our inner hunter-gatherer [+video]
    Knowledge graphs and semantics in text analysis and retrieval: special issue (IRJ)
    The logic of information: a theory of philosophy as conceptual design

Coming KO events       (ISKO onlyby country2019 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 '12 '11 '10 '09 '08 '07)

 2019-03-25    Rome Taxonomy and metadata design
 2019-03-26    London   KO Meetup. Machine learning and visualization for the information professional
 2019-04-05    London   Metadata, taxonomies and retrieval
 2019-04-11    Florence   Italian ISKO Meeting. 9
 2019-04-23    Saida JERI: National Study Day on Computer Research. 3
 2019-04-30    London   KO Meetup. To what extent do LIS professionals actively manage change?
 2019-05-06/07    online Ontology Summit. 2019: Explanation. Symposium
 2019-05-08/11    Bloomington Dictionary Society of North America Biennial Meeting. 22
 2019-05-09/10    Stockholm European DDC Users Group Meeting. 2019
 2019-05-13/14    Warsaw   Information science in the age of change. 5
 2019-05-16/17    London Documenting performance. 3
 2019-05-20/22    Sarasota Semantic, logics, information extraction and AI
 2019-05-20/22    Leipzig Language, data and knowledge. 2
 2019-05-30/31    Florence AssITerm. 29: Terminologie e vocabolari
 2019-06-02/06    Portorož Extended Semantic Web Conference. 16
 2019-06-04/07    Chambéry Terminology and ontology: theories and applications. 2019: Terminology and text mining
 2019-06-12/14    Toulon Annual Meeting of Documents and Data. 2019
 2019-06-13/14    Philadelphia   North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization. 7
 2019-06-14/18    Cleveland SLA Annual Conference. 2019. Education sessions. Taxonomy
 2019-06-16/19    Ljubljana COLIS: Conceptions of library and information science. 10
 2019-06-19/21    Istanbul International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography. 13
 2019-06-20/21    Brussels   Low Countries ISKO Conference. 1: Morsels of knowledge
 2019-06-22/23    Cambridge Language Creation Conference. 8
 2019-06-26/28    Windhoek African Association for Lexicography International Conference. 23
 2019-07-01/04    Marburg International Conference on Conceptual Structures. 24
 2019-07-02/05    Utrecht Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation. 26
 2019-07-09/12    Utrecht Digital humanities. 2019: Complexities
 2019-07-11/12    Barcelona   Spanish-Portuguese ISKO Conference. 4
 2019-07-15/16    London   UK ISKO Conference. 6: The human position in an artificial world
 2019-07-21/25    Paris ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval. 42
 2019-07-23/27    Wrocław Global WordNet Conference. 10
 2019-08-15/16    Lagos   Transition from observation to knowledge to intelligence. 3
 2019-08-24/30    Athens IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 85
 2019-08-24/30    Athens IFLA WLIC. 85. Art libraries & subject analysis and access sections
 2019-09-00    Zakopane   Polish Forum for Scientific and Technical Information. 14
 2019-09-01/07    Kyoto ICOM General Conference. 2019: Museums as cultural hubs: the future of tradition
 2019-09-02/03    Belém   Brazilian ISKO Conference. 5
 2019-09-04/06    Dublin Content-based multimedia indexing. 17
 2019-09-04/07    New Orleans Schemas, graphs, ontologies: baking semantics into data-driven media technologies (4S. 2019)
 2019-09-09/12    Oslo Theory and practice of digital libraries. 23
 2019-09-09/12    Karlsruhe International Conference on Semantic Systems. 15
 2019-09-23/25    Graz Joint Ontology Workshops. 5
 2019-09-23/26    Seoul Dublin Core Metadata Initiative conference. 2019
 2019-09-30/10-02    Zaragoza IBERSID: International Conference on Information and Documentation Systems. 24
 2019-10-01/03    Sintra Electronic lexicography in the 21st century. 2019
 2019-10-09/11    Montpellier   French ISKO Conference. 12
 2019-10-15/16    London Taxonomy Boot Camp London. 2019
 2019-10-17/18    Vilnius International Conference on Terminology. 3
 2019-11-04/07    Salvador ER: International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. 38
 2019-11-21/23    Tunis   Maghreb ISKO Symposium. 8: Digital sciences: impacts and challenges on KO
 2019-11-25/27    Hamburg Semantic Web in libraries. 2019
 2020-07-06/09    Aalborg   International ISKO Conference. 16
 2020-08-00    Auckland IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 86


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