ISKO logo 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 Aalborg, Denmark, in July of 2022 and will meet again in 2024 in Wuhan, China. 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. 49. Issue 5 now available to ISKO members (volumes >3 years old OA)
    Comte's classification of the sciences and Jacques Maniez (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Perspectives from software developers and subject specialists on ML projects
    NKOS Workshop. 2022
    GFO: The General Formal Ontology (AO)
    Taxonomies vs. ontologies (AT)
    IFLA Metadata Newsletter. 8. 2
    Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan: uma biografia (Páginas a&b)
    A longitudinal study on KO publications (GKMC)
    Organizing subject access to cultural heritage in Swedish online museums (JDoc)
    What is conceptual engineering and what should it be? (Inquiry)
    Teorias e domínios emergentes em KO

Coming KO events       (ISKO only — by year/country)

 2023-02-06/07    Rome   Look beyond: subject indexing of non-book resources
 2023-02-09/11    Al-Hoceima   Organization of knowledge and advanced technologies
 2023-03-22    online Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp London
 2023-04-13/14    Yaoundé   Transition from observation to knowledge to intelligence. 2023
 2023-04-21/23    Poznan Language & Technology Conference. 10
 2023-04-22/23    online Language Creation Conference. 10
 2023-04-26    online Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp London
 2023-05-18/19    Warsaw Information science in the age of change. 6: Information wars
 2023-05-31/06-03    Boulder Dictionary Society of North America Conference. 24
 2023-06-01/02    Chambéry Terminology & ontology: theories and applications. 2023
 2023-06-01/02    Oslo Days of Knowledge Organization. 2023
 2023-06-05/07    Siena Convegno annuale AIUCD. 12: La memoria digitale
 2023-06-06/07    Londrina   Brazilian ISKO Conference. 7: Desafios e perspectivas na era da datificação
 2023-06-12/15    Thessaloniki ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval. 2023
 2023-06-15/16    online   North American Symposium on KO. 9
 2023-06-21    online Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp London
 2023-06-27/29    Brno eLex: Conference on Electronic Lexicography. 8
 2023-06-29/30    Lisbon Multilingual digital terminology today. 2
 2023-07-17/20    Sherbrooke Formal ontology in information systems. 13
 2023-07-17/21    Kassel International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis. 17
 2023-07-24/25    Glasgow   UK ISKO Conference. 7: KO and information discovery
 2023-08-19/25    Rotterdam IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 88
 2023-09-13/15    Vienna Language, data and knowledge. 4
 2023-09-18/20    online Formal ontology in information systems. 13A
 2023-09-27/29    Salerno International Conference for Historical Lexicography and Lexicology. 13
 2023-10-02/04    Zaragoza IberSID: International Conference on Information and Documentation Systems. 28
 2023-10-11    online Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp London
 2023-10-19/20    Lyon   French ISKO Conference. 13
 2023-10-27/31    London Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 86
 2023-11-00    Madrid   Spanish-Portuguese ISKO Conference. 6
 2023-11-10/12    Tbilisi Lexicography in the XXI century
 2024-03-20/22    Wuhan   International ISKO Conference. 18


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