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 Aalborg, Denmark, in July of 2022 and will meet again in 2024 in Wuhan, China. 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. 49. Issue 2 now available to ISKO members (volumes >3 years old OA)
    ANZSRC, International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and SKOS (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Knowledge organization literature 2021 Issue 3-4
    CIDOC. 2021
    International ISKO Conference. 17 (Twitter)
    Konstanzer Systematik in BARTOC
    SKOS-XL for taxonomies (AT)
    Maintaining concept maps: a time-saver for terminologists (MKB)
    Linked data for the historic environment (Internet Archaeology)
    Modelling knowledge: archival and bibliographic standards in comparison: special issue (JLIS.it)
    Thematic reclassifications and emerging sciences (JGPS)
    Os processos e sistemas em KO: análise de verbetes da Enciclopédia da ISKO (Páginas)
    Taxonomies: practical approaches to developing and managing vocabularies for digital information

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

 2022-09-28    online   Relevance of Ranganathan's approaches: announcement of winners at 9:30AM UTC
 2022-09-29/10-01    East Lansing US Semantic Technologies Symposium. 4
 2022-10-03/05    Zaragoza IberSID: Encuentros internacionales sobre sistemas de información y documentación. 27
 2022-10-03/14    online Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. 2022
 2022-10-06/07    online NKOS Workshop. 2022
 2022-10-12    online Bite-sized Taxonomy Boot Camp London
 2022-10-17/20    Hyderabad International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. 41
 2022-10-23/27    Hangzhou International Semantic Web Conference. 21
 2022-10-27/29    online International Joint Conference on Knowledge Graphs. 11
 2022-10-29/30    Tbilisi Terminology: heritage and modernity. 6
 2022-11-07/11    London Metadata and Semantics Research Conference. 16
 2022-11-22/25    online OntoBras: Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil. 15
 2022-11-28/12-02    online Semantic Web in libraries. 14
 2022-12-00    Amiens   French ISKO Conference. 13
 2023-02-06/07    Rome   Look beyond: subject indexing of ancient books and non-book resources
 2023-04-13/14    Yaoundé   Transition from observation to knowledge to intelligence. 2023
 2023-05-31/06-03    Boulder Dictionary Society of North America Conference. 24
 2023-06-27/29    Brno eLex: Conference on Electronic Lexicography. 8
 2023-06-29/30    Lisbon Multilingual digital terminology today. 2
 2023-08-00    Rotterdam IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 88
 2023-11-00    Madrid   Spanish-Portuguese ISKO Conference. 6
 2024-00-00    Wuhan   International ISKO Conference. 18


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