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 4 now available to ISKO members (volumes >3 years old OA)
    Species and Information (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Knowledge organization literature 2021 Issue 3-4
    Controlled vocabularies and KO for the digital humanities
    North American Symposium of KO. 8
    TherminoMines + ThesoMines + OntoMines
    Named entities in taxonomies (AT)
    Knowledge graphs and their punk rhizomatics
    Modeling the sources and topics of Pliny's Natural History (UD)
    KO: approche historique et critique des classifications des savoirs (HRC)
    Thesauri in the digital ecosystem (JLIS.it)
    Fundamentos da organização do conhecimento (PA)
    Ikonizität der Information: Erkenntnisfunktion struktureller und gestalteter Bildlichkeit in der digitalen KO

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

 2022-01-26    online   KO Research Observatory. KO and indigenous knowledge
 2022-01-27    online Wikidata and libraries: faceted classification, bibliographic data and authority data
 2022-02-03    online   Exploring IR. IR models: from theory to practice
 2022-02-10    online   Exploring IR. The role of AI in search application
 2022-02-17    online   Exploring IR. Evaluating search performance
 2022-02-24    online   Exploring IR. Using Google's family of databases
 2022-03-03    online   Exploring IR. User-centred design of search applications
 2022-03-10    online   Exploring IR. Paths to discovery: metadata and findability
 2022-03-17    online   Exploring IR. Is search better with metadata?: a real life experience
 2022-03-24    online   Exploring IR. Information seeking behaviour
 2022-03-31    online   Exploring IR. Linked Data and information discovery
 2022-05-15/18    Hutchinson Island Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. 35
 2022-05-29/06-01    Oslo CoLIS: Conceptions of library and information science. 11
 2022-05-29/06-02    Hersonissos Extended Semantic Web Conference. 19
 2022-06-01/03    Chambéry TOTh: Terminology & ontology: theory and applications. 2022
 2022-06-08/10    Palaiseau Grapholinguistics in the 21th century: from graphemes to knowledge. 3
 2022-06-20/24    Cologne Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. 2022
 2022-07-00    Samatan CIRCLE: Joint Conference of the Information Retrieval Communities in Europe. 2
 2022-07-06/08    Aalborg   International ISKO Conference. 17
 2022-07-24/28    Dublin IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 87
 2022-08-15/19    Jönköping Joint Ontology Workshops. 7
 2022-10-03/05    Zaragoza IberSID: Encuentros internacionales sobre sistemas de información y documentación. 27
 2022-12-00    Amiens   French ISKO Conference. 13
 2023-00-00    Lyon   French ISKO Conference. 14
 2023-08-00    Rotterdam IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 88


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