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 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. 47. Issue 1 mailed to ISKO members (issues >3 YO OA at Nomos eLibrary)
    Integrative Levels Classification and Boolean logic (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Knowledge organization literature 2019 Issue 2
    Semantic Web in libraries. 2019
    Conceptions of Library and Information Science. 10
    Integrative Levels Classification as SKOS
    Of kings and presidents, or, the situation in Malaysia (025.431: The Dewey blog)
    Reclassifying the 200s at Simmons University (025.431: The Dewey blog)
    Semantic Web Journal. 10-years special issue
    Operational experience in DB Termin (JISTP)
    Twenty years after: Scientific research in the field of KO in Romania, 1993-2012 (ZIN)
    Automated analysis of actor-topic networks on Twitter (JASIST)
    The Routledge handbook of lexicography

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

 2020-03-19/22    Boston AAS. 2020. Panel: Collecting and organizing knowledge in China: past and present
 2020-04-22/24    Bruges European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks, Computational Intelligence and ML. 28
 2020-05-07/08    Edinburgh European DDC Users Group Meeting. 2020
 2020-05-16    Marseille Computational terminology. 2020
 2020-05-31/06-04    Heraklion European Semantic Web Conference. 2020
 2020-06-02/05    Bourget du Lac Terminology & ontology: theory and applications. 14
 2020-06-08/11    Dublin ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval. 2020
 2020-06-17/19    Paris Grapholinguistics in the 21st century: from graphemes to knowledge. 2020
 2020-07-05/11    Bertinoro International Semantic Web Conference. 2020
 2020-07-06/09    Aalborg   International ISKO Conference. 16
 2020-08-05/09    Bangkok Wikimania. 2020
 2020-08-15/21    Dublin IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 86
 2020-08-16/21    Dublin WLIC. 86. Session Subject access and artificial intelligence
 2020-08-25    Lyon European NKOS Workshop. 20
 2020-09-07/10    Amsterdam International Conference on Semantic Systems. 16
 2020-09-09/11    Birmingham Metadata and discovery
 2020-09-13    Barcelona Cognitive aspects of the lexicon. 6
 2020-09-13/14    Barcelona Joint conference on Lexical and computational semantics. 9
 2020-09-14/17    Ottawa DCMI International Conference on Metadata. 2020
 2020-09-14/17    Novosibirsk International Bibliographic Congress. 3: Bibliographic information in digital culture
 2020-09-16/20    Bolzano EKAW: International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. 22
 2020-09-19/25    Genève CIDOC Conference. 2020
 2020-09-28/10-02    Pretoria Information Behaviour Conference
 2020-09-30/10-02    Zaragoza IberSID: encuentros internacionales sobre sistemas de información y documentación. 25
 2020-10-26/30    Madrid Metadata & semantics research. 14
 2020-11-19/20    Paris HyperOtlet. 2020: Documents et documentation: approche rétro-prospective
 2021-00-00    Amiens   French ISKO Conference. 13
 2021-07-00    Lisbon   Spanish-Portuguese ISKO Conference. 5
 2021-08-19/26    Rotterdam IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 87
 2022-08-13/19    Auckland IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 88
 2023-00-00    Lyon   French ISKO Conference. 14


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