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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)
    Hornbostel-Sachs Classification and Alphabetization (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Knowledge organization literature. 2019. Issue 1
    North American Symposium on KO. 2017
    Taxonomy Boot Camp. 2018: AI and taxonomies (AT)
    Information Coding Classification as SKOS
    [automatic interpretation of UDC numbers, PhD thesis in Hungarian with English abstract]
    Taxonomies for natural history collections (Europeana)
    Classification and subject indexing issues at a Mexican library specializing in law research (CCQ)
    Convergenze semantiche tra musei, archivi e biblioteche: ontologie per le relazioni interpersonali (JLIS.it)
    Ensuring information consistency across digital services in universities (CCQ)
    Classification of knowledge organization systems with Wikidata
    Mereologies, ontologies, and facets: the categorial structure of reality

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

 2019-02-25/27    Prague Information visualization theory and applications. 10
 2019-03-11/13    Vancouver Sorting libraries out: decolonizing classification and indigenizing description. 2019
 2019-03-13/17    Orlando Information Architecture Conference. 2019
 2019-03-14/15    Milan Stelline. 2019: La biblioteca che cresce: contenuti e servizi tra frammentazione e integrazione
 2019-03-25    Rome Taxonomy and metadata design
 2019-04-11    Florence   Italian ISKO Meeting. 9
 2019-04-23    Saida JERI: National Study Day on Computer Research. 3
 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
 2019-06-02/06    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
 2019-11-04/07    Salvador ER: International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. 38
 2019-11-25/27    Hamburg Semantic Web in libraries. 2019
 2020-07-00/00    Aalborg   International ISKO Conference. 16
 2020-08-00    Auckland IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 86


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