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Networked Knowledge Organization Systems: CfP for JoDI special issue and invitation to ECDL2000 workshop

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Special issue of the peer-reviewed Web journal 
"Journal of Digital Information" (JoDI,
http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/) on the theme of 
NETWORKED KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION SYSTEMS.

This special issue of JoDI is intended to complement and further
the aims of the workshop on "Networked Knowledge Organization 
Systems (NKOS): European initiatives and projects / options for 
global co-operation" at ECDL2000, the European Conference on 
Digital Libraries in Lisbon, Portugal, 20 September 2000
<http://www.bn.pt/org/agenda/ecdl2000/>
Further information about the workshop follows at the end of this
message.

The scope of the special issue matches the scope of the ECDL2000 
NKOS workshop, but extended to a global view rather than focusing 
on European projects and developments. For more details, see the
topics for workshop presentations below.

The Journal of Digital Information (JODI, ISSN: 1368-7506) is
a peer-reviewed electronic-only journal
* about the management, presentation and uses of information in
  digital environments
* covering research, technical, design and practical issues.

JoDI aims at high quality and intends to make the most of the medium's
capabilities.
The journal applies a non-exclusive publication model and is committed 
to archiving.

Papers are normally published individually as soon as they are
positively reviewed and ready.

JoDI is based at the Department of Information Science at 
Loughborough University (Cliff McKnight, Editor in Chief) in 
cooperation with Southampton University, UK, and is supported by the 
British Computer Society and Oxford University Press.
It has editorial offices at Texas A&M University and the University
of Maryland, USA.

For more information about JoDI, incl. already published issues and
articles, go to its website at: http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/ .


CONTACT AND SUBMISSION

Submission guidelines are at: http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/submit.html
The deadline for submissions to this issue is November 3, 2000.

Please contact and submit to:  Traugott Koch (Traugott.Koch@ub2.lu.se).

Traugott Koch will share the editorial work for this special issue
with the other organisers of the ECDL2000 NKOS workshop, Martin Doerr,
Douglas Tudhope, Repke de Vries, and with Linda Hill.

We welcome contributions to the JoDI special issue and your participation 
in the NKOS workshop at Lisbon.
Traugott Koch

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NKOS WORKSHOP AT ECDL2000

The Special Workshop on
NETWORKED KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION SYSTEMS (NKOS):
European initiatives and projects / options for global co-operation
20 September 2000
is part of the main conference program of ECDL2000 and does not 
require any separate registration or payment.

The homepage for the NKOS workshop at ECDL is at:
http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/~lhill/nkos/ECDL-NKOS-final.htm


Objectives
This half-day workshop aims to provide an overview of research, development 
and projects related to the usage of knowledge organization systems in 
Internet based services and digital libraries. These systems can comprise 
thesauri and other controlled lists of keywords, ontologies, classification 
systems, taxonomies, clustering approaches, dictionaries, lexical databases,
concept maps/spaces, semantic road maps etc. 

A second objective of the workshop is to enable and support co-operation 
between European initiatives in the area of networked knowledge organization
and to provide a basis for participation in global efforts and standardization 
processes.

This workshop will be a chance to reach out to a broader group of people 
working in the area, to inform each other on on-going research and projects 
and to start discussions about possible common goals and tasks, including 
organizational efforts: e.g. setting up a regular event and communication 
or collaboration with global NKOS activities.

Workshop content and structure
The half-day workshop spans two conference sessions on September 20. The 
workshop will start with an introduction and short statements of experience 
and interests from all participants. The main content of the first session 
will be presentations from 4 invited panel speakers:

OIL: The Ontology Inference Layer
Sean Bechhofer, Computer Science Department, University of Manchester, UK
http://potato.cs.man.ac.uk/seanb/

Thesaurus Mapping
Martin Doerr,  Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH),
Greece.
http://www.ics.forth.gr/

Report on NKOS activities in North America
Linda Hill, Alexandria Digital Library Project, University of California at 
Santa Barbara 
http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/~lhill/nkos/

Having the Right Connections: The Limber Project
Ken Miller, Data Archive, University of Essex, UK
http://www.cordis.lu/ist/projects/99-11748.htm

After lunch, the second workshop session will offer an opportunity for all 
participants to informally contribute position statements, research topics, 
project experiences and perspectives, leading into general (or optionally 
small-group) discussion. The workshop will conclude by considering 
options for cooperation and future activities.

To facilitate participation in the workshop, we encourage all interested 
participants to email short position statements to any of the workshop 
organisers. These will be posted on ECDL2000 section of the NKOS website:  
http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/~lhill/nkos/. 


Potential workshop (and journal paper) topics

Digital library requirements for knowledge organization schemas:
- The need for knowledge organization in subject gateways and discovery 
   services,issues of application and use
- Web-based directory structures as knowledge organization systems 
- Knowledge organization as support for web-based information retrieval, 
   query expansion, cross-language searching
- Semantic portals

Digital library requirements for knowledge based data processing:
- Knowledge organization for filtering, information extraction, summary
- Knowledge organization support for multilingual systems, natural language 
   processing or machine translation
- Structured result display, clustering
- End-user interactions with knowledge organization systems, evaluation and 
   studies of use, knowledge bases for supportive user interfaces,
   visualization

Digital library requirements for knowledge structuring and management:
- Suitable vocabulary structures, conceptual relationships 
- Comparison between established library classification systems and home-
   grown browsing structures
- Methodologies, tools and formats for the construction and maintenance of 
   vocabularies and for mapping between terms, classes and systems 
- Frameworks for the analysis of assumptions and viewpoints underlying the 
   construction and application of terminology systems
- Methods for the combination and adaptation of different vocabularies

Digital library requirements for access to knowledge structures:
- Data exchange and description formats for knowledge organization systems, 
   the potential and limitations of XML and RDF schemas
- Handling of subject information in metadata formats
- Standards and repositories for machine-readable description of networked 
   knowledge organization schemas (as collections/systems)
- Interoperability, cross-browsing and cross-searching between distributed 
   services based on knowledge organization systems
- Distributed access to knowledge organization systems: standard solutions 
   and protocols for query and response, taxonomy servers




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| TRAUGOTT KOCH, Senior librarian, Digital Library Scientist  
|  NETLAB, Lund Univ. Library Development Dept. and IT Dept.
|  at the Technical Knowledge Center & Library of Denmark.
| NetLab: P.O. Box 3.  S-221 00  Lund, Sweden                       
| Tel: int+46 46 2229233    Fax: int+46 46 2223682            
| E-mail: traugott.koch@ub2.lu.se                             
| Personal homepage: http://www.lub.lu.se/koch.html           
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