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. 47. Issue 6 mailed to ISKO members (issues >3 YO OA at Nomos eLibrary)
    H.E. Bliss and Classification in Greco-Roman antiquity (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Knowledge organization literature 2019 Issue 3-4
    Spanish-Portuguese ISKO Conference. 4
    Seoul NKOS Workshop (JDIS)
    Colon Classification in Wikidata
    Terminotics: a computational approach to terminology (TermCoord)
    国际知识组织学会 = ISKO (Baidu Encyclopedia)
    S[ubject] indexing of musical resources: the Application of the Nuovo Soggettario system (JLIS.it)
    The nature of browsing (JASIST)
    OntoAndalus: an ontology of Islamic artefacts for terminological purposes (SWJ)
    Innovative ideas by some post-WWII francophone classificationists (LCN)
    Cutter-Sanborn: Three-Figure Author Table

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

 2020-10-29    online   KO-ED. Subject headings: a word-based approach to organization and retrieval
 2020-11-05    online   KO-ED. General principles underlying KOSs
 2020-11-12    online   KO-ED. Faceted classification
 2020-11-14/15    Tbilisi International Conference on Terminology. 2
 2020-11-16/17    Washington Taxonomy Boot Camp. 2020
 2020-11-19/20    Paris HyperOtlet. 2020: Documents et documentation: approche rétro-prospective
 2020-11-24/27    Chambéry Terminology & ontology: theory and applications. 14
 2020-11-26    online   KO-ED. From concepts to KOSs
 2020-11-30/12-04    online Metadata and semantics research. 14
 2020-12-03    online   KO-ED. What is a thesaurus? How and why so?
 2020-12-07/10    online CIDOC Conference. 2020
 2020-12-10    online   KO-ED. How should today's thesaurus earn its keep?
 2020-12-12    Barcelona Cognitive aspects of the lexicon. 6
 2020-12-12/13    Barcelona Joint conference on Lexical and computational semantics. 9
 2021-00-00    Amiens   French ISKO Conference. 13
 2021-00-00    Bangkok Wikimania. 2020
 2021-00-00    Ottawa DCMI International Conference on Metadata. 2021
 2021-03-01/03    London Taxonomy Boot Camp London. 2021
 2021-05-14    Cremona   Italian ISKO Meeting. 10
 2021-07-00    Lisbon   Spanish-Portuguese ISKO Conference. 5
 2021-07-04/10    Bertinoro International Semantic Web Conference. 2021
 2021-07-12/16    online   UK ISKO Conference. 2021: KO in exceptional times
 2021-08-00    online IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 86
 2021-09-06/09    Amsterdam International Conference on Semantic Systems. 16
 2021-09-13/16    Bolzano Formal Ontology in Information Systems. 2020
 2022-00-00    Dublin IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 87
 2022-07-00    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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