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 July 2020 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.


  • Former ISKO president prof. Ia McIlwaine passed away on 24 August 2019

Recently published       (older)

    Knowledge organization. 46. Issue 5 mailed to ISKO members (issues >3 YO OA at Nomos eLibrary)
    Discipline and Citation indexing (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Knowledge organization literature 2019 Issue 2
    European NKOS Workshop. 19
    European Dewey Users Group meeting. 2019
    DDI XKOS released for public use
    IFLA Metadata Newsletter. 5. 1
    KB explores artificial intelligence to generate metadata
    Minding the gap: investigating the alignment of [KO] research and practice (IR)
    Recent applications of KOSs: special issue (IJDL)
    The galaxy of the non-Linnaean nomenclature (HPLS)
    Classifying the imaginary: an expansion of Library of Congress' subclass G9930 for local use (CCQ)
    Sense-making: organizzare il mare dell'informazione e creare valore con le persone

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

 2019-09-23/25    Graz Joint Ontology Workshops. 5
 2019-09-23/26    Seoul Dublin Core Metadata Initiative conference. 2019
 2019-09-24    singapore   IKO. 2019: Digital transformation and workplace: KO as a core capability
 2019-09-25    Seoul   NKOS Workshop (DCMI. 2019)
 2019-09-30/10-02    Zaragoza IBERSID: International Conference on Information and Documentation Systems. 24
 2019-09-30/10-02    Turku Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics. 22
 2019-10-01/03    Sintra Electronic lexicography in the 21st century. 2019
 2019-10-03/04    London Connected data. 2019
 2019-10-04/05    Bologna Summit italiano di architettura dell'informazione. 13
 2019-10-09/11    Montpellier   French ISKO Conference. 12
 2019-10-15/16    London Taxonomy Boot Camp London. 2019
 2019-10-17/18    Vilnius International Conference on Terminology. 3
 2019-10-22    Espoo Building the data landscape of the future: fair semantics and fair repositories
 2019-10-24/25    Vienna Planned languages and language planning
 2019-10-26/30    Auckland International Semantic Web Conference. 18
 2019-10-28/29    Canberra Research Applications in Information and Library Studies. 15
 2019-10-28/31    Rome Metadata and semantics research. 13
 2019-11-04/05    Washington Taxonomy Boot Camp. 2019
 2019-11-04/07    Salvador ER: International Conference on Conceptual Modeling. 38
 2019-11-07/08    Montpellier YRS Praxiling. 2019: Representations and knowledge transfer in the light of digital innovation
 2019-11-14/16    Coimbatore Transforming academic libraries: vision 2030
 2019-11-21/23    Tunis   Maghreb ISKO Symposium. 8: Digital sciences: impacts and challenges on KO
 2019-11-25/27    Hamburg Semantic Web in libraries. 11
 2019-11-29    Dublin TOTh Workshop. 2019: Term formation
 2019-12-12/14    Rourkela International Conference on Next Generation Libraries. 2019
 2019-12-12/15    Kolkata Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation. 11
 2020-01-05/08    Daejeon International Conference on Multimedia Modeling. 26
 2020-07-06/09    Aalborg   International ISKO Conference. 16
 2020-08-15/21    Dublin IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 86
 2020-09-19/25    Genève CIDOC Conference. 2020
 2020-09-28/10-02    Pretoria Information Behaviour Conference
 2021-07-00    Lisbon   Spanish-Portuguese ISKO Conference. 5
 2021-08-19/26    Rotterdam IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 87
 2022-08-13/19    Auckland IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 88


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