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ISKO UK Biennial Conference 4-5 July 2011 – Early Bird registration until 29 April

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 19:46:39 +0100
Message-ID: <4D9B638F.2000609@lukehouse.org>
To: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>, "Anna Harvey (anna.harvey@tiscali.co.uk)" <anna.harvey@tiscali.co.uk>
Dear Colleagues,

There is a lot to interest the SKOS community during the ISKO UK 2011 
Conference <http://www.iskouk.org/conf2011/index.htm> this July. Please 
do not forget to take advantage of the discount on fees if you book on 
or before *Friday 29th April*.  After that date the standard fees will 
be payable. You can find out more details of the event and register via 
“Registration” on the conference site. 
<http://www.iskouk.org/conf2011/index.htm>

The theme of the conference is */Facets of Knowledge Organization, 
/*with 29 presentations and 7 posters. The event has been designed to 
honour the life and achievements of Brian C Vickery, a pioneer in the 
field of KO. Within it there is aspecialNKOS (Networked Knowledge 
Organization Systems)session, co-organized by the NKOS European network: 
"What role can KOS play in information retrieval applications?"

The venue is the Roberts building University College London 
<http://www.ucl.ac.uk/> */./*

This year the Proceedings will be published and sent to all those 
attending the Conference, including not only the presented papers, but a 
selection of papers either by, or about, Brian Vickery.

Our keynote speakers include Stephen Robertson, who, after leaving the 
Aslib Research Department under Brian Vickery, spent many years leading 
the Centre for Interactive Systems at City University and is now a 
full-time researcher at the Microsoft Research Laboratory in Cambridge; 
and Amanda Spink, recently appointed to the Chair in Information Science 
at Loughborough University, moving from the School of Information 
Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

ISKO is a not-for-profit scientific/professional association with the 
objective of promoting research and communication in the domain of 
knowledge organization, within the broad field of information science 
and related disciplines. Founded in 2007, our UK Chapter has been 
attracting lively and steadily growing audiences to its afternoon 
meeting series <http://www.iskouk.org/events.htm> as well as its very 
successful first conference 
<http://www.iskouk.org/conf2009/proceedings.htm> in 2009.

Hoping to see you there,
Stella Dextre Clarke
Events Manager, ISKO-UK

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Tel: 01235-833-298
Fax: 01235-863-298
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