Knowledge Organization – what's the story?
Classification, Indexing, Taxonomies and Ontologies - current state and direction of travel
ISKO UK biennial conference
Our ability to use narrative is one of the defining characteristics of the human race, with more than one role in Knowledge Organization (KO).
Story-telling may have been superseded as the principal way of passing knowledge from one generation to the next, but can still bring to life the study of historical records. And a coherent story helps us make sense of any collection of knowledge.
This conference will explore the role of narrative both literal and metaphorical, in any context of KO, and the potential for KO to evolve towards an unfolding story of applications useful to society and economic development. Relevant topics include:
The UK Chapter of ISKO is working hard to make this conference a showcase for inspiring, innovative work in our field, and looks forward to welcoming the worldwide KO community to London. The conference will include a mix of brief (20-minute) and long (40-minute) presentations, as well as a display of posters. Together with slides and audio recordings, all the papers submitted will be published electronically on the conference website. After peer review the four best papers will be selected for publication in ISKO’s journal, Knowledge Organization.
Registration is now open. Please click here for details.
More background on ISKO
ISKO is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with a mission to promote the theory and practice of organizing knowledge and information. The emphasis in our UK Chapter is to build bridges between the research and practitioner communities, for example at our regular and very popular afternoon meetings. You can see past and future events at Our Events, together with slides and sound recordings for most presentations. The proceedings of our previous biennial conferences are available there too, in electronic media.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have enquiries about the conference.