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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 Wuhan, China, in March of 2024 and will meet again in 2026 in Los Angeles, USA. 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.

News

Recently published       (older)

    Knowledge organization. 51. Issue 3 now available to ISKO members (volumes >3 years old OA)
    Classification in Islamic cultures and Phenomenon-based classification (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    UK ISKO Conference. 7
    ISKO 2024 Proceedings: KO for resilience in times of crisis
    Allergy Ontology
    Defining taxonomy borders (IP)
    Generative AI for taxonomy creation (EK)
    Semantic computing with IEML (CI)
    Automated DDC of Swedish library metadata using Annif (JDoc)
    The informative potential of bibliographic classification systems (JD)
    Interoperabilidade semântica: a perspectiva da abordagem ontológica de Quine (PCI)
    Reading in advanced classification

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

 2024-06-26    Granada TermTrends. 2024
 2024-06-27/28    Granada Multilingual digital terminology today. 2024
 2024-08-12/14    New Delhi AI and KM: academia-industry summit
 2024-08-19/23    Dubai IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 89
 2024-08-26/29    Aalborg Information seeking in context. 2024
 2024-08-26/30    Tbilisi IC History of Language Sciences. 16
 2024-09-09/13    Cádiz IJC on Conceptual Knowledge Structures. 1
 2024-09-16/18    Amsterdam Semantics: international conference on semantic systems. 20
 2024-09-19/21    Philadelphia Annual Meeting of the Document Academy. 2024
 2024-10-02/04    Zaragoza IberSID: encuentros internacionales sobre sistemas de información y documentación. 29
 2024-10-09    London Bite-sized Taxonomy Bootcamp
 2024-10-20/23    Toronto Dublin Core and metadata applications. 22
 2024-10-21/22    Toronto DCMI NKOS Workshop: KOS in AI & AI in KOS
 2024-10-25/27    Wuhan PL-LTL. 9: Lexicography and knowledge services in the age of AIGC
 2024-10-27/30    Portland LavaCon: content strategy and technical communication management. 2024
 2024-11-20/22    Athens IC Metadata and Semantics Research. 18
 2024-11-29    Nancy Concepts et taxinomies de la mémoire
 2025-04-10/11    Cosenza   Italian ISKO Meeting. 12
 2026-06-00    Los Angeles   International ISKO Conference. 19

 


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