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Advances in Knowledge Organization (AKO)

ISSN: 0938-5495

Managing Editor (2019-): Daniel Martínez-Ávila

AKO is the series of proceedings of International ISKO Conferences. Papers are submitted to the organizers of each conference and submissions are peer-reviewed by the scientific committee of the conference. Since 2020, also the final full papers are peer reviewed.

AKO was indexed by the Web of Science from vol. 1 (1990) to vol. 13 (2012), with omission of some volumes. It is unknown why some volumes have been omitted and why vol. 14 and 15 have not been indexed (vol. 15 was published in 2018, vol. 16 to be published 2020).

ISKO members have right to access all issues of AKO online as part of their membership.

All titles in this series are available from the publisher, Ergon-Nomos Verlag, whose full contact details are given on the Knowledge Organization page.

  • Fugmann, R. (Ed.). (1990). Tools for knowledge organization and the human interface: Proceedings of the 1st International ISKO Conference (Darmstadt, Germany, August 14-17, 1990). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 1/2. Frankfurt/Main: Indeks.
  • Negrini, G., Farnesi, T., & Benediktsson, D. (Eds.). (1990). Documentary languages and databases: Papers from the Rome conference (Rome, Italy, December 3-4, 1990). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 3. Frankfurt/Main: Indeks.
  • Albrechtsen, H., & Ørnager, S. (Eds.). (1994). Knowledge organization and quality management: Proceedings of the Third International ISKO Conference (Copenhagen, Denmark, June 20-24, 1994). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 4. Frankfurt/Main: Indeks.
  • Green, R. (Ed.). (1996). Knowledge organization and change: Proceedings of the Fourth International ISKO Conference (Washington, DC, July 15-18, 1996). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 5. Frankfurt/Main: Indeks.
  • Mustafa El Hadi, W., Maniez, J., & Pollitt, A. S. (Eds.). (1998). Structures and relations in knowledge organization: Proceedings of the Fifth International ISKO Conference (Lille, France, August 25-29, 1998). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 6. Würzburg: Ergon.
  • Beghtol, C., Howarth, L., & Williamson, N. J. (Eds.). (2000). Dynamism and stability in knowledge organization: Proceedings of the Sixth International ISKO Conference (Toronto, Canada, July 10-13, 2000). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 7. Würzburg: Ergon.
  • López-Huertas, M. J. (Ed.). (2002). Challenges in knowledge representation and organization for the 21st century: Integration of knowledge across boundaries: Proceedings of the Seventh International ISKO Conference (Granada, Spain, July 10-13, 2002). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 8. Würzburg: Ergon.
  • McIlwaine, I. C. (Ed.). (2004). Knowledge organization and the global information society: Proceedings of the Eighth International ISKO Conference (London, England, July 13-16, 2004). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 9. Würzburg: Ergon.
  • Budin, G., Swertz, C., & Mitgutsch, K. (Eds.). (2006). Knowledge organization for a global learning society: Proceedings of the Ninth International ISKO Conference (Vienna, Austria, July 4-7, 2006). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 10. Würzburg: Ergon.
  • Arsenault, C., & Tennis, J. T. (Eds.). (2008). Culture and identity in knowledge organization: Proceedings of the Tenth International ISKO Conference (Montréal, Canada, August 5-8, 2008). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 11. Würzburg: Ergon.
  • Gnoli, C., & Mazzocchi, F. (Eds.). (2010). Paradigms and conceptual systems in knowledge organization: Proceedings of the Eleventh International ISKO Conference (Rome, Italy, February 23-26, 2010). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 12. Würzburg: Ergon.
  • Neelameghan, A., & Raghavan, K. S. (Eds.). (2012). Categories, contexts and relations in knowledge organization: Proceedings of the Twelfth International ISKO Conference (Mysore, India, August 6-9, 2012). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 13. Würzburg: Ergon.
  • Babik, W. (Ed.). (2014). Knowledge organization in the 21st century: between historical patterns and future prospects: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International ISKO Conference (Kraków, Poland, May 19-22, 2014). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 14. Würzburg: Ergon.
  • Chaves Guimarães, J.A. – Oliveira Milani, S. – Dodebei, V. (Eds.). (2016). Knowledge organization for a sustainable world: challenges and perspectives for cultural, scientific, and technological sharing in a connected society. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International ISKO Conference (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 27-29, 2016). Advances in knowledge organization, no. 15. Würzburg: Ergon.
  • Fernanda Ribeiro - Maria Elisa Cerveira (Eds.). (2018). Challenges and Opportunities for Knowledge Organization in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International ISKO Conference 9-11 July 2018 Porto, Portugal. Advances in knowledge organization, no. 16. Baden-Baden: Ergon.

Regional proceedings

Several regional ISKO conferences also publish proceedings, either online or in print. German ISKO conference proceedings are published in the series Fortschritte in der Wissensorganisation by Ergon Verlag, ISSN: 0942-0347.

Knowledge Organization in Subject Areas (KOSA)

  • Stanciková, P., & Dahlberg, I. (Eds.). (1994). Environmental knowledge organization and information management: Proceedings of the First European ISKO Conference (Bratislava, Slovakia, September 14-16, 1994). Knowledge organization in subject areas, no. 1. Frankfurt am Main: Indeks.

Textbooks for Knowledge Organization

ISSN: 0944-8152

A series of monographs including:

  • Vol. 1: Subject analysis and indexing: theoretical foundation and practical advice, by Robert Fugmann, Indeks Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1993
  • Vol. 2: Classificatory structures: concepts, relations and representation, by Hemalata Iyer, Indeks Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1995
  • Vol. 3: Wissensorganisation; Entwicklung, Aufgabe, Anwendung, Zukunft, by Ingetraut Dahlberg, Ergon, Würzburg 2014

Knowledge Organization

For detailed information about ISKO's official journal, please see the separate page on Knowledge Organization.


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