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. 46. Issue 5 mailed to ISKO members (issues >3 YO OA at Nomos eLibrary)
    Citation indexing and Physics Subject Headings (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Knowledge organization literature 2019 Issue 2
    Organism naming practices in and out of biology (ISHPSSB 2019)
    CEUR Workshop Proceedings. IAOA Series
    DDI XKOS released for public use
    The source of the source (Synaptica)
    What's in a name? Taxonomy problems vex biologists (Quanta)
    Dictionary vs. encyclopedia: then and now (Dictionaries)
    Annif: DIY automated subject indexing using multiple algorithms (LQ)
    Text classification algorithms: a survey (Information)
    A new rapid incremental algorithm for constructing concept lattices (Information)
    Sense-making: organizzare il mare dell'informazione e creare valore con le persone

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

 2019-08-22    Thessaloniki IFLA WLIC. 85. Metadata specialists in the machine age
 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
 2019-09-01/07    Kyoto ICOM General Conference. 2019: Museums as cultural hubs: the future of tradition
 2019-09-02/03    Belém   Brazilian ISKO Conference. 5
 2019-09-02/05    Porto Alegre Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil. 12
 2019-09-03/05    Nancy Rencontres de la Société Francophone de Classification. 26
 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
 2019-09-09/12    Oslo Theory and practice of digital libraries. 2019
 2019-09-12    Oslo European NKOS Workshop. 19 (TPDL)
 2019-09-18/20    Krakow   Forum on scholarly and technical information. 15
 2019-09-23/25    Graz Joint Ontology Workshops. 5
 2019-09-23/26    Seoul Dublin Core Metadata Initiative conference. 2019
 2019-09-24    singapore   IKO. 2019: Digital transformation and workplace: KO as a core capability
 2019-09-25    Seoul   NKOS Workshop (DCMI. 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
 2019-10-03/04    London Connected data. 2019
 2019-10-04/05    Bologna Summit italiano di archiettura dell'informazione. 13
 2019-10-09/11    Montpellier   French ISKO Conference. 12
 2019-10-15/16    London Taxonomy Boot Camp London. 2019
 2019-10-17/18    Vilnius International Conference on Terminology. 3
 2019-10-22    Espoo Building the data landscape of the future: fair semantics and fair repositories
 2019-10-26/30    Auckland International Semantic Web Conference. 18
 2019-10-28/29    Canberra Research Applications in Information and Library Studies. 15
 2019-10-28/31    Rome Metadata and semantics research. 13
 2019-11-04/05    Washington Taxonomy Boot Camp. 2019
 2019-11-04/07    Salvador ER: International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. 38
 2019-11-14/16    Coimbatore Transforming academic libraries: vision 2030
 2019-11-21/23    Tunis   Maghreb ISKO Symposium. 8: Digital sciences: impacts and challenges on KO
 2019-11-25/27    Hamburg Semantic Web in libraries. 11
 2019-11-29    Dublin TOTh Workshop. 2019: Term formation
 2019-12-12/14    Rourkela International Conference on Next Generation Libraries. 2019
 2020-07-06/09    Aalborg   International ISKO Conference. 16
 2020-08-13/19    Auckland IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 86
 2021-07-00    Lisbon   Spanish-Portuguese ISKO Conference. 5


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