Sept. 22 (Wed.) and 23 (Thu.), 9:00 am.-1:00 pm. Eastern Time (ET) . Virtual
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Call for Participation
In 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic we held a virtual consolidated NKOS workshop as a series of free 90-minute online sessions over two half days. We had a lot of participation and high satisfaction among those who participated so we’ve decided to hold a virtual workshop consolidated workshop in 2021 again. The current plan is to schedule the workshop on September 22-23 from 9am.-1pm. EDT.
Themes for the NKOS Workshop
The 2021 NKOS workshop will explore the potential of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), such as terminologies, vocabularies, 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, remote work, health and medical related submissions on the following themes:
Quality and Governance. KOS adoption and use to ensure information quality, enable information governance, and support effective cataloging, retrieval and use of very large heterogeneous structured and unstructured collections as a result of accelerated adoption of remote work as a necessity due to the pandemic.
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; personal identifiable information (PII) and information security classifications; research data applications such as medical classifications to support epidemiology, public health, and healthcare domains.
Terminology/Vocabulary 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 KOS vocabularies as standards for organizing and accessing very large heterogeneous content repositories of business, health and medical, and other general content collections; best practices for FAIR vocabularies and ontologies.
- Automated Indexing. Automating PII and security classification, using and evaluating health and medical classifications, and other KOS-based indexing, classification, entity-extraction, clustering, and other information retrieval methods.
Submission deadline: Friday, June 18, 2021
Notification of acceptance: Friday, July 16, 2021
Deadlines are AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
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 (email@example.com), Douglas Tudhope (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Marcia Zeng (email@example.com). 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. Proposals and presentations will be published with a DOI.
[FYI: A selection of 2020 papers are in process for a special NKOS issue of journal Knowledge Organization. A selection of 2019 papers were published as a special NKOS issue of Journal of Data and Information Science in 2020. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Taxonomy Strategies, Co-Chair
- Douglas TUDHOPE (email@example.com) University of South Wales, Co-Chair
- Marcia ZENG (firstname.lastname@example.org) Kent State University, Co-Chair
- Lu AN (email@example.com) Wuhan University
- Claudio Gnoli (firstname.lastname@example.org) University of Pavia
- Koraljka GOLUB (email@example.com) Linnaeus University
- Margie HLLAVA (firstname.lastname@example.org) Access Innovations
- Vânia Mara Alves LIMA (email@example.com) University of São Paulo
- 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
- Jakob VOSS (email@example.com) Verbundzentrale des GBV
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.
[Ref: Archive for all NKOS workshops materials (since 1997) || An archive containing details of European NKOS Workshops]
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