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 Summer 2022 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. 48. Issue 1 mailed to ISKO members (volumes >3 years old OA)
    Science and Hierarchy (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    IEKO's contribution to the Journal Impact Factor of KO in 2019
    Metadata and semantic research. 14
    Wissensorganisation und Bibliographische Daten (WikiCite. 2020) [video]
    LRM elements set as RDF
    Taxonomy trends (AT)
    An A to Z of indexing for National Indexing Day 2021
    Everyday documentation: special issue (LT)
    Fusion architectures for automatic subject indexing under concept drift (IJDL)
    Layout logical labelling and finding the semantic relationships between citing and cited paper content (IJMSO)
    Sequential linked data: the state of affairs (SWJ)
    AgroVoc: semantic data interoperability on food and agriculture

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

 2021-05-19    online   KO Research Observatory. KOSs in the spotlight
 2021-05-20    online Modeling intangible entities in the cultural domains for digital archiving
 2021-05-25/28    online SemOC. 2021: História e memória da KO no Brasil
 2021-05-27    online New horizons: emerging metadata standards and practices in the 21st century
 2021-06-01    online   VocBench Workshops. 3: Vocabulary Versioning and data catalogue
 2021-06-03/04    Chambéry TOTh: Terminologie & ontologie: théories et applications. 15
 2021-06-04    online Dictionary Society of North America Conference. 23
 2021-06-06/10    Hersonissos European Semantic Web Conference. 2021
 2021-06-07/17    Bologna   Linked data per i beni culturali: summer school
 2021-06-16    online   ISKO Annual General Meeting
 2021-06-16/18    Montpellier Penser les categories de pensée. 2: Les titres
 2021-06-30    online KO and digital humanities. 2
 2021-07-09/11    Seattle   North American Symposium of KO. 2021
 2021-07-15    online   KO and KM in Environment and Earth Observation
 2021-08-00    online IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 86
 2021-08-00    Bangkok Wikimania. 2021
 2021-09-01/03    Zaragoza Language, data and knowledge. 3
 2021-09-06/09    Amsterdam SEMANTiCS: International Conference on Semantic Systems. 17
 2021-09-13/16    Bolzano Formal Ontology in Information Systems. 2020
 2021-09-13/17    online Theory and practice of digital libraries. 25
 2021-09-30    online KO and digital humanities. 3
 2021-10-00    Amiens   French ISKO Conference. 13
 2021-10-06/08    online IberSID: International Conference on Information and Documentation Systems. 26
 2021-10-24/28    online International Semantic Web Conference. 19
 2021-10-25/27    online IC3K: Knowledge discovery, knowledge engineering and KM. 13
 2021-11-25/26    Lisbon   Spanish-Portuguese ISKO Conference. 5
 2021-11-29/12-03    Madrid Metadata and Semantics Research Conference. 15
 2021-12-17    online KO and digital humanities. 4
 2022-00-00    Dublin IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 87
 2022-07-04/06    Aalborg   International ISKO Conference. 17
 2023-00-00    Lyon   French ISKO Conference. 14
 2023-08-00    Rotterdam IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 88


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