NKOS Call for Presentations & Demos

16th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop

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The 16th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) workshop will take place on Saturday 15th October as part of DC 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Important deadlines

  • Submission deadline: Friday, 1 July 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: Tuesday, 16th August 2016

Proposals are invited for the following:

  1. Presentations (typically 20 minutes plus discussion time, potentially longer if warranted) on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below). An option for a short 5 minute project report presentation is also possible.

  2. Demos on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below).

Please email proposals (maximum 1000 words for presentations and 500 words for demos, including aims, methods, main findings and underlying work, relevance to themes of workshop) to Koraljka Golub (« koraljka.golub@lnu.se »). Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. At least one presentation author needs to register for the workshop (this is a strict requirement).

After the workshop, copies of both proposals and presentations will be made available on the workshop website as well as be subject to the « DCMI copyright provisions » . Presentations from the workshop may be encouraged to be submitted as extended papers for a peer reviewed journal publication.

NKOS DC-2016 workshop themes

  1. KOS Alignment. KOS alignment or terminology mapping plays a vital role in NKOS for many years. This year we want to sort out the needs (use cases) of KOS alignments in the new environment of Linked Open Data. We plan to collect methodologies, best practices, guidelines and tools. This includes manual and automatic alignments.

  2. KOS Linked Open Data. Recent years have seen an increasing trend to publication of KOS as Linked Data vocabularies. We need discussion of practical initiatives to link between congruent vocabularies and provide effective web services and APIs so that applications can build upon them.

  3. Subject metadata for research data. With increasing recognition of the need to manage research data as part of universities research output, subject metadata represent particular challenges that need to be addressed from theoretical as well as practical perspectives. We plan to discuss existing issues, especially in terms of interoperability across disciplines as well as applications, and strive towards establishment of best practices and guidelines.

  4. Further timely presentations/demonstrations will be selected from the following topics in the CfP:

  5. KOS-based recommender systems. The suggestion of the right meaningful concepts is a mission critical phase for searchers in modern DL.

  6. Meaningful Concept Display and Meaningful Visualization of KOS.

  7. Standards developments.

  8. Evaluation of KOS-based systems – methods and practical experience.

  9. KOS applications are a regular and important part of NKOS workshops. Example topics include:
  10. KOS in e-Research metadata contexts - intersection between research data, KOS, Semantic web.

  11. Social tagging. What is the role of social tagging and informal knowledge structures versus established KOS? (How) can tagging be guided and informed by KOS?

  12. Users interaction with KOS in the online environment.

  13. KOS and learning. What is required to use KOS effectively to convey meaning, to assist users to express their information needs to assist in sense making and learning?

  14. Multilingual and Interdisciplinary KOS applications and tools.

  15. Specific domains, such as environmental, medical, new application contexts, etc.

NKOS Program Committee

  • Vladimir Alexiev, Ontotext Corp., Bulgaria

  • Ceri Binding, University of South Wales, UK

  • Claudio Gnoli, University of Pavia, Italy

  • Koraljka Golub, Department of Library and Information Science, Linnaeus University, Sweden

  • Joacim Hansson, Department of Library and Information Science, Linnaeus University, Sweden

  • Bernhard Haslhofer, University of Vienna, Austria

  • Daniel Hienert, GESIS, Germany

  • Gail Hodge, Information International Associates, Inc., USA

  • Antoine Isaac, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and National Library of the Netherlands

  • Philipp Mayr, GESIS, Germany

  • Eva Mendez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

  • Philipp Schaer, GESIS, Germany

  • Aida Slavic, UDC Consortium, London, UK

  • Dagobert Soergel, University of Buffalo, USA

  • Joseph Tennis, Information School, University of Washington, USA

  • Diane Vizine-Goetz, OCLC Research, USA

  • Marcia Zeng, Kent State University, USA

  • Monica Lassi, Lund University Library, Sweden

  • Maria Johnsson, Lund University Library, Sweden

Visa requirement

Please note that workshop presenters and delegates entering Denmark may be subject to Visa requirements
(see « https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/visa/visa.htm » ).

NKOS Organizing Committee

Koraljka Golub (primary contact), Department of Library and Information Science, School of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University | 351 95 Växjö | Sweden | Tel: +46 (0) 470 70 8909 | Fax: +46 (0) 470 751888 | E-mail: « koraljka.golub@lnu.se » | « http://koraljka.info »

Joacim Hansson Department of Library and Information Science, School of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University | 351 95 Växjö | Sweden | Tel: +46 (0) 470 70 8971 | Fax: +46 (0) 470 751888 | E-mail:« joacim.hansson@lnu.se » |

Maria Johnsson, Section of Scholarly Communication, Lund University Library, Lund University | PO Box 3, SE-22100 Lund | Sweden | Tel +46 (0) 222 90 40 | E-mail: maria.johnsson@ub.lu.se |

Monica Lassi, Section of Scholarly Communication, Lund University Library, Lund University | PO Box 3, SE-22100 Lund | Sweden | Tel +46 (0) 222 01 06 | E-mail: « monica.lassi@ub.lu.se » |

Douglas Tudhope, Hypermedia Research Group, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science University of South Wales, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, UK « douglas.tudhope@southwales.ac.uk » « http://hypermedia.research.southwales.ac.uk/kos/ »




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