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 7-8 now available to ISKO members (volumes >3 years old OA)
    PRECIS, Systems approach and Table of contents (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Knowledge organization literature 2021 Issue 3-4
    European Semantic Web Conference. 2022
    Controlled vocabularies and KO for the digital humanities
    Konstanzer Systematik in BARTOC
    Maintaining concept maps: a time-saver for terminologists (MKB)
    Polyhierarchy in taxonomies (AT)
    Foundational ontologies meet ontology matching: a survey (SWJ)
    Plant taxonomic species and their role in the workflow of integrative species delimitation (KB)
    KO e recuperação da informação: edição especial (PA)
    In search of domain specific standard categories: a case study from cell biology (JILA)
    Taxonomies: practical approaches to developing and managing vocabularies for digital information

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

 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
 2022-06-07    Firenze Presentazione della 2a edizione del Nuovo Soggettario
 2022-06-08/10    Palaiseau Grapholinguistics in the 21th century: from graphemes to knowledge. 3
 2022-06-14    online   ISKO UK Meetup. Why graphs?: the limits of hierarchical thinking
 2022-06-20    Marseille Terminology in the 21st century: many faces, many places (LREC)
 2022-06-20/23    Seoul SciDataCon-IDW. 2022. Scientific vocabularies
 2022-06-20/24    Cologne Joint Conference on Digital Libraries. 2022
 2022-06-23    online   European NKOS Workshop. 20
 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
 2022-08-25/26    online Colóquio em organização, acesso e apropriação da informação e do conhecimento. 6
 2022-08-26/28    Beijing   KO Forum (Annual Conference of China Information Science)
 2022-09-07/09    Birmingham Metadata and discovery. 2022
 2022-09-12/13    Lisbon Languages for specific purposes. 23: Shaping knowledge through language
 2022-09-26/29    Bozen EKAW: Int'l Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. 23
 2022-10-03/05    Zaragoza IberSID: Encuentros internacionales sobre sistemas de información y documentación. 27
 2022-10-03/14    Seattle Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. 2022
 2022-10-06/07    Seattle NKOS Workshop. 2022
 2022-10-17/20    Hyderabad International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. 41
 2022-11-07/11    London Metadata and Semantics Research Conference. 16
 2022-11-28/12-02    online Semantic Web in libraries. 14
 2022-12-00    Amiens   French ISKO Conference. 13
 2023-08-00    Rotterdam IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 88


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