Brazil | Canada+US | China | France | Germany | India | Iran | Italy | Low Countries | Maghreb | Poland | Singapore | Spain+Portugal | UK | West Africa | other

General bylaws for regional chapters are available from the About page.


  • president: Natália Bolfarini Tognoli (Fluminense Federal University, Niterói)
  • vice-president: Rodrigo de Sales (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis)
  • secretary: Brígida Maria Nogueira Cervantes (State University of Londrina)
  • treasurer: Clarissa Moreira dos Santos Schmidt (Fluminense Federal University, Niterói)
  • email: iskobrazil@gmail.com
  • website: isko.org.br
  • events

Previous president: José Augusto Guimarães (2009-2011), Vera Dodebei (2012-2016), José Augusto Chaves Guimarães (2016-2017); Thiago Henrique Bragato Barros (2018-2019)

Canada + United States

  • president: Brian Dobreski (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • treasurers: Vanessa Schlais (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) & Thomas M. Dousa (University of Chicago)
  • program officer: Sam Grabus (Drexel University)
  • Web content manager: Hilary Thorsen (Stanford University Library)
  • email: contact@iskocus.org
  • website: http://iskocus.org
  • student section at University of British Columbia: iskoubc.wordpress.com/
  • online payment of membership fees: iskocus.org/membership.html
  • events

Previous presidents: Kathryn La Barre (2009-2013), Hur-li Lee (2013-2017), Laura Ridenour (2017-2019), Heather Moulaison Sandy (2019-2021).

China, People's Republic

  • chair: Shujin Cao (Sun Yat-Sen University)
  • vice-chair: Qing Fang (Whuhan University)
  • contact person: Yijin Chen
  • email: iskocn@163.com
  • website: www.iskocn.net
  • events

Previous contact persons: Dongmei Bao and Wei Fan (-2019)


  • president: Widad Mustafa el Hadi (University of Lille 3)
  • vice-president: Mohamed Hassoun (ENSSIB, Lyon)
  • secretary: Camille Rondot (Sorbonne Université, Paris)
  • treasurer: Antoine Henry (University of Lille)
  • email: admin@isko-france.asso.fr
  • website: www.isko-france.asso.fr/
  • events

Previous presidents: Widad Mustafa El Hadi (1996-2001), Jean-Paul Metzger (2001-2005), Stéphane Chaudiron (2005-2009), Fidelia Ibekwe-San Juan (2009-2011), Amos David (2011-2015)

Germany + Austria + Switzerland

  • chair: Ernesto De Luca (Georg Eckert Institute, Braunschweig)
  • vice-chair: Ivo Keller (Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences)
  • treasurer: Lena-Luise Stahn (Free University of Berlin)
  • co-opted: Christian Wartena, Peter Ohly
  • email: deluca@gei.de
  • website: www.isko-de.org/
  • events

Previous chairs: Peter Ohly (1998-2009), Karsten Weber (2009-2013), Christian Wartena (2013-2019)


  • president: K. S. Raghavan (PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore)
  • secretary/contact person: Biswanath Dutta (DRTC, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore)
  • email: ksragav@hotmail.com


  • chairperson: Rahmatollah Fattahi (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad)
  • vice-chair: Mortaza Kokabi (Shadid Chamran University)
  • secretary: Ebrahim Emrani (Iranian Research Institute for Information and Technology)
  • program Officer: Mahdi Taheri (Islamic Culture and Science Academy)
  • treasurer: Abdolrasooul Khosravi (Khalij Fars University)
  • website: www.iskoiran.org


  • contact persons: Carlo Bianchini (University of Pavia), Claudio Gnoli (University of Pavia)
  • social media editor: Emanuela Casson (University of Padua)
  • email: segreteria@iskoi.org
  • website: www.iskoi.org
  • events

Previous contact person: Giliola Negrini (1990s-2003)

Low Countries (Belgium, Netherland and Luxembourg)

  • chair: Steven Laporte (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • vice chair: Sadia Vancauwenbergh (Hasselt University, Belgium)
  • secretary: Ronald Siebes (Data Archiving and Network Services - DANS KNAW, Netherlands)
  • treasurer: Gerard Coen (Data Archiving and Network Services - DANS KNAW, Netherlands)
  • email: chair@isko-lc.org, info@isko-lc.org
  • website: http://www.isko-lc.org
  • events

Maghreb (Tunisia + Algeria + Morocco)

  • chairperson: Sahbi Sidhom (University of Lorraine & LORIA Lab., France)
  • vice-president (Tunisia): Amira Kaddour (ENSTAB University of Carthage, Tunisia)
  • vice-president (Algeria): Abdelkrim Meziane (CERIST, Algeria)
  • vice-president (Morocco): Anass el Haddadi (ENSA Al-Hoceima, Morocco)
  • secretary & treasurer: Sahbi Sidhom (by interim)
  • email: sahbi.sidhom@loria.fr
  • website: www.isko-maghreb.org
  • events

Previous chairperson: Slah Hellara (2010-2011).



Previous presidents: Patrick Lambe (2015-2019), Mark Garlinghouse (2019-2021).


  • president: Ana Lúcia Terra (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
  • vice president: Carmen Agustín Lacruz (University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • secretary: Carlos Guardado da Silva (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
  • treasurer: María Olivera Zaldua (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
  • email: anaterra@fl.uc.pt
  • website: www.iskoiberico.org
  • events

Previous presidents: Emilia Currás, María López-Huertas, Rosa San Segundo Manuel (-2015), Isidoro Gil Leiva (2015-2019).

United Kingdom

Previous chairpersons: Vanda Broughton (-2011), Stella Dextre Clarke (2011-2015), Judi Vernau (2015-2017), David Haynes (2017-2021).

West Africa

Previous presidents: Olufade Williams Onifade (2017-2019).

other local contacts


Interested people and members from other countries should directly refer to the international Secretariat


© ISKO 2004-2010 : last updated 2022.05.02