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Reminder: ISKO UK Biennial Conference 4-5 July 2011

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 18:30:58 +0100
Message-ID: <4DDE8E52.1050208@lukehouse.org>
To: NKOS List <"nkos-l"@oclc.org>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
CC: "Anna Harvey (anna.harvey@tiscali.co.uk)" <anna.harvey@tiscali.co.uk>
We hope you can join us at University College London 
<http://www.ucl.ac.uk/> on 4^th -5^th July for the second biennial ISKO 
UK Conference <http://www.iskouk.org/conf2011/index.htm>, which honours 
the life and achievements of Brian C Vickery. Registration is openuntil 
June 24th. You can find out more details of the event and register via 
"Registration" on the conference site. 
<http://www.iskouk.org/conf2011/index.htm>

This will be a varied programme with the theme */Facets of Knowledge 
Organization/*, with 28 presentations as well as seven posters. Day One 
includes a special session co-organized by our colleagues in the 
European network of NKOS <http://nkos.slis.kent.edu/> (Networked 
Knowledge Organization Systems/Services). The topic, "What role can KOS 
play in information retrieval applications?" was inspired by Brian 
Vickery's longstanding interest in information retrieval. On the second 
day we shall hear from several other speakers who have drawn on 
Vickery's legacy.

This year the Proceedings will be published and sent to all those 
attending the Conference. As well as the the presented papers, it will 
reprint some key papers published 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. Details of the programme are 
available on the website (see http://www.iskouk.org/conf2011/programme.htm).

*Please let any interested colleagues know. We look forward to welcoming 
you to an enjoyable  event, ideal for KOS networking in all senses.*

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.

Please accept our apologies for any cross- or repeat posting

Stella Dextre Clarke
Chair, ISKO-UK
Received on Thursday, 26 May 2011 17:31:33 GMT

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