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 Aalborg, Denmark, in July of 2022 and will meet again in 2024 in Wuhan, China. 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)
    SKOS, Research classification system and JEL codes classification system (ISKO Encyclopedia of KO)
    Knowledge organization literature 2021 Issue 3-4
    CIDOC. 2021
    International ISKO Conference. 17 (Twitter)
    Konstanzer Systematik in BARTOC
    Maintaining concept maps: a time-saver for terminologists (MKB)
    Polyhierarchy in taxonomies (AT)
    Orthogonality, dependency, and music: relationships between music facets (JASIST)
    Topic diversity: a discipline scheme-free diversity measurement for journals (JASIST)
    From data to knowledge: vocabularies, linked data and knowledge graphs (JDoc)
    Automatic classification of older electronic texts into the UDC (JDoc)
    Taxonomies: practical approaches to developing and managing vocabularies for digital information

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

 2022-08-12    online On 130th birth anniversary of Padma Shri Dr. SR Ranganathan
 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
 2022-09-12/15    Tarbes Formal ontologies meet industry. 12
 2022-09-13/15    Vienna Semantics in the era of knowledge graphs
 2022-09-25/28    Ann Arbor International Conference on Biomedical Ontology. 2022
 2022-09-26/29    Bozen EKAW: Int'l Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. 23
 2022-09-29/10-01    East Lansing US Semantic Technologies Symposium. 4
 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
 2022-10-23/27    Hangzhou International Semantic Web Conference. 21
 2022-10-27/29    online International Joint Conference on Knowledge Graphs. 11
 2022-10-29/30    Tbilisi Terminology: heritage and modernity. 6
 2022-11-07/11    London Metadata and Semantics Research Conference. 16
 2022-11-22/25    online OntoBras: Seminar on Ontology Research in Brazil. 15
 2022-11-28/12-02    online Semantic Web in libraries. 14
 2022-12-00    Amiens   French ISKO Conference. 13
 2023-01-00    Rome   Italian ISKO-AIB Meeting
 2023-04-13/14    Yaoundé   Transition from observation to knowledge to intelligence. 2023
 2023-06-29/30    Lisbon Multilingual digital terminology today. 2
 2023-08-00    Rotterdam IFLA World Library and Information Congress. 88
 2023-11-00    Madrid   Spanish-Portuguese ISKO Conference. 6
 2024-00-00    Wuhan   International ISKO Conference. 18


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