I S K O

 

Best Paper Award

Since 2016, the best papers from the International ISKO Conference proceedings are selected and awarded during the conference. (A separate award for Annual Best Paper published in the journal Knowledge Organization is also assigned since 2013.)

 

Best Paper Awards at ISKO 2018 in Porto

The Best Paper Committee was chaired by Widad Mustafa el Hadi and also included Clément Arsenault, Grant Campbell, Emmanuelle Chevry-Pebayle, Marcilio de Brito, José Augusto C. Guimarães, Michèle Hudon, Daniel Martínez Ávila, Mohinder Satija, Aida Slavic, Barbara Sosinska-Kalata and Maja Žumer. Each paper was assigned to three commitee members. The best paper should meet the following requirements: (1) Relevance for the topic of the conference of ISKO 2018 conference, (2) Novelty of the research for KO, (3) Quality of the research itself, (4) Quality of writing and expression (precision, language, etc.), (5) Quality of bibliographic references. As, a second step, during the conference, session chairs were requested to inform of the best paper of each session. The final selection was based on the score plus paper presentations. The committee awarded authors of two papers:

(1st) Claudio Gnoli (University of Pavia, Italy) - Andreas Ledl (University of Basel, Switzerland) - Ziyoung Park (Hansung University, S. Korea) - Marcin Trzmielewski (Paul Valéry University, Montpellier, France) for their paper "Phenomenon-based vs. disciplinary classification: possibilities for evaluating and for mapping"
(2nd) Michael Kleineberg (Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin School of Library and Information Science) for his paper "Reconstructionism: A comparative method for viewpoint analysis and indexing using the example of Kohlberg's moral stages"

At this conference, a Best Doctoral Student Paper Award was also assigned by a committee chaired by Fernanda Ribeiro and also including Claudio Gnoli, José Augusto Chaves Guimarães, José Antonio Moreiro González, Maria Graça Melo Simões and Radia Bernaoui. The award went again to

Michael Kleineberg (Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin School of Library and Information Science) for his paper "Reconstructionism: A comparative method for viewpoint analysis and indexing using the example of Kohlberg's moral stages"

 

Best Paper Award at ISKO 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

The Best Paper Committee (Hematala Iyer, María López-Huertas, Sahbi Sidhom, Peter Ohly and Birger Hjørland) received the 10 papers which got the best evaluations from the peer-reviewers at the International ISKO Conference in Rio de Janeiro (Proceedings.

It should be said that although one paper got most votes and thus won, the 10 papers had different kinds of quality. Some were strong in empirical-statistical analysis, some had important theoretical implications, some pointed out new application areas for KO and some made important historical analyses of classical concepts in KO. However, in the last voting, most votes went to

Ann M. Graf (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, School of Information Studies) for her paper "Describing an outsider art movement from within: the AAT and graffiti art".

The paper contributes concretely to the improvement of an important knowledge organization system (AAT) — something that seems too seldom in our community. At the same time the paper considers problems providing KOS for domains with a poor textual basis and of an ephemeral nature. An important theoretical issue discussed was also the different views of outsiders and insiders and which view should be represented. Last but not least, the paper displays personal engagement with its subject. It is a well-earned price, and we hope that it may inspire other researchers in KO and also inspire Ann to continue this important work.

 


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