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Call for Participation
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent uncertainty about the duration of social distancing, conferences are being postponed or re-imagined as online meetings. Therefore, we have decided not to proceed with the NKOS workshops at conferences in North America and Europe as planned. The organizers of these workshops have instead joined together with a plan to consolidate the two NKOS workshops and convene them in 2020 as a series of free 90-minute online sessions, as a virtual, consolidated NKOS workshop, disconnected from the conferences. Thus, we are issuing this new call for participation.
Important Dates (extended):
Submission deadline: Friday, June, 12, 2020
Notification of acceptance: Friday, June 26, 2020
Themes for the NKOS Workshop
The 2020 NKOS workshop will explore the potential of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), such as classification systems, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, and lexical databases, in the context of current developments and possibilities. The workshop welcomes general submissions, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, health and medical submissions on the following themes:
- Domain Modeling. Modeling of pertinent real-world concepts needed in a general KOS for entities such as people, organizations, locations, events, products, services, and content; and medical classifications to support epidemiology, public health, and healthcare domains.
- Terminology Development and KOS Mapping. Encoding concepts and relationships as the basis for reasoning rules, for example to enable language and concept switching, vocabulary mapping, linked data, multilingual retrieval, annotation, and enrichment.
- History and Ethics. Unintended consequences of establishing and promulgating culture-bound health and medical classifications and other KOS vocabularies as standards for organizing and accessing content collections in general.
- Automated Indexing. Using and evaluating health and medical classifications and other KOS-based indexing, classification, entity-extraction, clustering, and other information retrieval methods.
Proposals are invited for 20-minute presentations, on work related to the themes of the workshop (above).
Please email proposals (maximum 1000 words including aims, methods, main findings and underlying work, and relevance to themes of workshop) to Joseph Busch (firstname.lastname@example.org), Douglas Tudhope (email@example.com), or Marcia Zeng (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the program committee.
The workshop will require pre-registration to get access to the online sessions.
After the workshop, copies of both proposals and presentations will be made available on the NKOS website and on the NKOS-EU github. Presentations from the workshop are encouraged to be submitted as extended papers for a peer reviewed NKOS special issue of KO: Knowledge Organization (https://www.isko.org/ko.html and https://www.isko.org/published.php#ko).
[FYI: A selection of 2019 papers has been published as a special NKOS issue of JDIS (http://manu47.magtech.com.cn/Jwk3_jdis/EN/volumn/volumn_60.shtml). Previous special NKOS issues were published by International Journal on Digital Libraries in 2015 and 2018.]
Program Committee (Representing DCMI and ISKO societies)
- Joseph Busch (email@example.com) Taxonomy Strategies, Co-Chair
- Douglas Tudhope (firstname.lastname@example.org) University of South Wales, Co-Chair
- Marcia Zeng (email@example.com) Kent State University, Co-Chair
- Koraljka Golub (firstname.lastname@example.org) Linnaeus University
- Margie Hllava (email@example.com) Access Innovations
- Philipp Mayr (firstname.lastname@example.org) GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences
- Ziyoung Park 朴志英 (email@example.com) Hansung University
- Jian Qin (firstname.lastname@example.org) Syracuse University
- Joe Tennis, (email@example.com) University of Washington, KO Co-Guest-Editor
NKOS (Networked Knowledge Organization Systems) is an ad hoc work group of more than 300 international experts and implementers of knowledge organization systems. NKOS is devoted to enabling knowledge organization systems/services (KOS), such as classification systems, thesauri, gazetteers, and ontologies, as networked, interactive information services to support the description and retrieval of diverse information resources through the Internet.
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