Speakers


ANDREW MACFARLANE is a Reader in Information Retrieval at City, University of London. He is a member of the Centre for HCI Design at at that institution. His research interests in information retrieval or search technologies are wide ranging from the technical side of computing (search algorithms) to information science (meta-data for search) and HCI (accessible information retrieval systems). He has developed a particular interest over the years in professional search in various environments such as journalism and advertising and has been an investigator on a number of different projects investigating key issues in this field.

Title: Exploiting information assets to enhance verification in Journalism: the DMINR approach


SONDESS MISSAOUI is a research fellow at the University of York, and was formally a member of both the DMINR project and the Centre for HCI Design at City. Her research focuses on machine learning, information retrieval, and information filtering systems. She is interested in designing and evaluating personalised and context-aware search systems that enable to improve the user experience while maintaining the retrieval accuracy.

Title: Exploiting information assets to enhance verification in Journalism: the DMINR approach


NEIL MAIDEN is Professor of Digital Creativity at the Business School (formerly Cass) at City, University of London, and Director of the National Centre for Creativity enabled by AI funded by Research England. His current research interests include uses of artificial intelligence to augment human creativity and enhancing design methods and tools to generate more creative solutions. He is and has been a principal and co-investigator on numerous EPSRC- and EU-funded research projects with a total value of over £64 million. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals, conferences and workshops proceedings. He was Program Chair for the 12th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering in Kyoto in 2004, and Editor of the IEEE Software’s Requirements column from 2005-2013. Read more on the Neil's webpage.

Title: Exploiting information assets to enhance creativity and innovation: the CebAI approach


MARTIN WHITE is Managing Director of Intranet Focus Ltd. which he founded in 1999. He has carried out over 100 intranet projects in the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East, run workshops on intranet management and enterprise search management and keynoted at many conferences around the world. He has been a Visiting Professor in the Information School, University of Sheffield since 2002 and is Vice-Chairman of the BCS Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BSC IRSG). He is the author of eight books, including "Making Search Work" (Facet Publishing 2008) and "Enterprise Search" (O'Reilly Media 2015). His primary area of research is understanding the factors that affect the way that information flows around organizations (learn more about his most recent research).

Title: Using computational ethnography to track information use in knowledge organisations


GERARD COEN is part of the Research Data Expert Team at DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services), the Dutch National Centre of Expertise and Repository for Research Data. Gerard has worked on building a Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) Observatory, to explore the histories and evolution of systems such as ontologies, taxonomies, thesauri and other vocabularies. He is an Editor of the Basel Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications (BARTOC), and Treasurer of the International Society for Knowledge Organisation (ISKO) Low Countries Chapter. He also works on projects for the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). He is the project co-lead for the FAIRsFAIR project. In addition to project management and coordination he focuses on the task related to FAIR Semantics.

Title (19 May 2021): Observing trajectories in Science: Building the DANS KOS Observatory

Title (27 Oct 2021): Recommendations for FAIR Semantics from the FAIRsFAIR projects

UMA BALAKRISHNAN holds a Master degree in Library and Information Science from Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen). She is in charge of subject indexing and KOS related projects at the Head office of the Common Library Network GBV (Verbundzentrale des GBV - VZG)). Uma is a leader on the mapping initiative coli-conc project. Her responsibilities and interests include KOS, semantic web, metadata standards and interoperability and users search interface. She represents the VZG at various expert panels such as the AG-K10plus SE (Expert Group for K10plus Subject indexing), the FAG-EI (GBV Expert Group for Information and Indexing), the European Dewey User Group and the Regensburg Verbund Classification User group.

Title: Looking both ways, BARTOC then and now as it prepares for the future of Knowledge Organization



JAKOB VOSS works in Research and Development at the headquarters of Common Library Network (Verbundzentrale des GBV - VZG) in Göttingen (Germany). He graduated computer science and philosophy, and holds an MA and a PhD degrees in library information science from Humboldt University (Berlin). His research interest include data modelling, interoperability and knowledge organization. Jakob participated in the founding of Wikimedia Germany and has long been active in the Wikimedia movement, in particular Wikidata and WikiCite.

Title: Looking both ways, BARTOC then and now as it prepares for the future of Knowledge Organization

RICHARD P. SMIRAGLIA is Senior Fellow and Executive Director of IKOS - Institute for Knowledge Organization and Structure. EDMUND J.Y. PAJARILLO is a contributing member of IKOS. He is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Graduate Studies in Nursing, College of Nursing and Public Health, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. ELIZABETH MILONAS is Associate Fellow of IKOS. She holds a PhD from Long Island University. She is Assistant Professor, Computer Systems, Technology Department, New York City College of Technology (CUNY). SERGEY ZHEREBCHEVSKY is Associate Fellow of IKOS. He is PhD Candidate, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University.

Title: Home care nursing information behavior: expansion of a knowledge base in a time of pandemic


RONALD CORNET is Associate Professor and Principle Investigator at the department of Medical Informatics in the Amsterdam Public Health research institute, Amsterdam UMC. His research focuses on semantic interoperability and natural language processing. He is involved in health care information standardization and is a member of the Dutch, European (CEN) and global (ISO) standardization committees on health informatics. Ronald is also involved in SNOMED International, which is responsible for maintenance and further development of SNOMED CT. He chairs the IMIA working group on Language and Meaning in Biomedicine, and participates in various international projects: FAIR4Health, European Joint Programme Rare Diseases (EJP-RD), CAPABLE, and C4C. At University of Amsterdam, Ronald teaches subjects dealing with information modelling, knowledge representation and semantic interoperability in health care.

Title: Making healthcare data FAIR data: the ontologies-data models-instances conundrum


HANNE POELMANS (Hasselt University, Belgium), is a staff member of the Information Management and Strategic data-analysis division of the Research Coordination Office at Hasselt University and of the ‘Research information modelling and semantics’ project of the Expertise Centre for Research and Development Monitoring (ECOOM) of the Flemish government. She is involved in a project that focuses on reducing the administrative burden on researchers and to increase the quality of research reports, by developing semantically enriched classification systems for research information. Hanne is a member of an inter-university project, in collaboration with the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR), on harmonising the semantics used in university rankings, where she is chair of the VLIR ad hoc working group on university rankings.

Title: The Flemish Research Discipline Standard: One Step Towards Harmonised Research Information in Flanders


SOPHIE BIESENBENDER is senior researcher and acting head of the department Research System and Science Dynamics at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies. She has worked in different projects and initiatives for the standardization of research information in the German science system. She holds a doctorate in politics and public administration from the University of Konstanz. Her research focusses on quantitative science studies, research evaluation, research governance and comparative public policy.

Title: Developing a Classification for Interdisciplinary Research Fields for the German Science System


MARCIA ZENG is Professor of Information Science at Kent State University (USA). Her primary research interests include knowledge organization systems, linked data, metadata, smart data and big data, semantic technologies, and digital humanities. Dr. Zeng has authored over 100 research papers and five books. She has chaired and served on committees, working groups, and executive boards including IFLA, SLA, ASIS&T, NISO, ISO, DCMI, ISKO, and W3C. She was a member of the working group that developed the international standard ISO 25964 (Thesauri and Interoperability with other vocabularies).

Title: FAIR + FIT : Functional Metrics for Linked Open Data (LOD) KOS Products

VYACHESLAV TYKHONOV is a computer engineer and senior developer in the R&D group, JERRY DE VRIES, and MIKE PRIDDY are part of the Research Data Expert Team, FEMMI ADMIRAAL is a Data Station Manager for the Humanities, EKO INDARTO is a developer in the R&D group, and ANDREA SCHARNHORST is a senior research fellow; all working at the Data Archiving and Networked Services institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (DANS-KNAW) - the Dutch National Centre of Expertise and Repository for Research Data.

Title: Flexibility in Metadata Schemes and Standardisation: the Case of CMDI and the DANS EASY Research Data Repository


PHILIPP CONZETT is a Senior Research Librarian at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. As a member of the research support team at the UiT Library, he devotes much of his time to working on Open Science, especially research data management. He is one of the repository managers of DataverseNO and of the Tromsø Repository of Language and Linguistics (TROLLing). He is a member of several working groups and managing committees related to research data management and Open Science, including the European Research Infrastructure for Language Resources and Technology (CLARIN), the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), the Global Dataverse Community Consortium (GDCC), RDA in Norway, and the RDA Linguistics Data IG. Philipp holds an MA in Nordic Linguistics and is currently doing research on word-formation and grammatical gender in Norwegian.

Title: Adapting flexible metadata support in Dataverse to the needs of domain-specific repositories – the case of The Tromsø Repository of Language and Linguistics (TROLLing)


HELENE N. ANDREASSEN is subject specialist for Linguistics, Speech Therapy and Romance Languages at the University Library, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. As head of the library’s teaching and learning support, she devotes much of her time to working on information literacy, from BA to PhD level. She is also involved in projects on open research data, in particular curation, education and outreach connected with the Tromsø Repository of Language and Linguistics (TROLLing), which is an open, international archive for linguistic data and code. Andreassen holds a PhD in French Linguistics from UiT and is currently doing research on the acquisition of French by Norwegian students.

Title: Adapting flexible metadata support in Dataverse to the needs of domain-specific repositories – the case of The Tromsø Repository of Language and Linguistics (TROLLing)

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