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Call for Papers: ISKO-UK Biennial Conference, 8/9 July 2013 "Knowledge Organization - Pushing the Boundaries"

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:30:45 +0100
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CC: Anna Harvey <anna.harvey@tiscali.co.uk>
*CALL FOR PAPERS: Knowledge Organization - Pushing the Boundaries*

ISKO-UK BIENNIAL CONFERENCE -- 8/9 July 2013, London.

Dear Colleagues,
This will be the third biennial conference of the UK Chapter of ISKO
(International Society for Knowledge Organization). Our previous
conferences have attracted good audiences, and I hope you will take this
opportunity to share news of advances relevant to any aspect of Knowledge
Organization Systems.

Knowledge Organization (KO) is not just a fascinating research domain to
attract our foremost thinkers; it also presents practical challenges to
each of us as individuals, sorting out the files on our desktops
physical and virtual, searching for inspiration via the Internet, or
participating in the fora of social media. But there's a paradox: while
KO practices permeate society, the name "Knowledge Organization" is
known only to a few. Invisible boundaries separate KO researchers from
the practitioners who could benefit from their findings, and also come
between distinct fields of application such as records management, web
design, librarianship, information retrieval, etc.

This conference aims to explore such boundaries, challenge them and
advance our thinking into new territory. Practitioners as well as
theoreticians are invited to contribute, along with consultants,
researchers, teachers and students, all with an interest in the
organization of knowledge and information. There will be a mix of short
(20-minute) and full (40-minute) presentations, as well as a display of
posters. Speakers are asked to provide a paper to accompany their
presentations. The papers submitted will be peer-reviewed and published
electronically on the conference website, together with slides and audio
recordings. See more details at http://www.iskouk.org/conf2013/index.htm

*Conference theme and topics**
On the general theme of "pushing the boundaries", some boundaries that
deserve challenge include:
-between research and practice: how to achieve better synergy?
-between one type of KOS and another, e.g. between thesauri and
-between knowledge management professionals and IT professionals;
-between one scientific discipline and another (with new knowledge
taking shape at the boundary);
-between the resources on the Web and those behind our firewalls.

In confronting any of the above, or indeed a boundary of your own
choice, a contribution on any KO  or KOS topic is welcome, especially if it
helps us move forward. Topics currently of interest include:

-Linked open data initiatives
-Metadata management
-Ontologies applied to knowledge engineering
-Searching in a networked environment
-Evolution of social media
-Transmedia narrative
-Semantic modelling
-Vocabulary crosswalks and registries
-Organizing and integrating images.

Proposals should be submitted in English via the Abstract submission
page at http://www.iskouk.org/conf2013/abstractsubmissions.htm, by 30
November 2012 at latest. Please provide an abstract of 300-500 words,
and indicate whether you plan a short or long
presentation, or a poster. You will be informed by 1 February 2013
whether your proposal has been accepted. For publication on the website,
your full paper should be submitted by 2 July 2013. Editorial guidelines
will be available from February 2013, on the conference website.
Presentation slides too should be submitted by 2 July 2013. They will be
pre-loaded on the conference PC, and released on the conference website
immediately after the event.

*More background*
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. The emphasis in our UK Chapter is to build
bridges between the research and practitioner communities, in pursuit of
which we attract lively and steadily growing audiences to our afternoon
meetings. You can see past and future events at
http://www.iskouk.org/events.htm, most with MP3 recordings. The
proceedings of our first and second biennial conferences are available
in electronic media at http://www.iskouk.org/conf2009/proceedings.htmand
http://www.iskouk.org/conf2011/programme.htm respectively.

We look forward to hearing from you,
Stella Dextre Clarke

Stella Dextre Clarke
Information Consultant and Chair, ISKO UK
Luke House, West Hendred, Wantage, OX12 8RR, UK
Tel: 01235-833-298
Fax: 01235-863-298
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