Networked Knowledge Organization Systems and Services

The 6th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop

Workshop at the 11th ECDL Conference, Budapest, Hungary

September 21st 2007

Workshop Background and Details | Call for Papers | Programme
ECDL 2007 | NKOS Network

Call for Presentations and Participation

The 6th NKOS Workshop at the European Digital Library Conference will will take place on September 21st, as part of ECDL 2007 in Budapest (

Proposals are invited for presentations (typically 20 minutes plus discussion time, potentially longer if the substance and importance warrant it) on work or projects related to the themes of the workshop (see below) or to NKOS more generally. The traditionally reflective style of the NKOS workshops allows time for discussion and features a briefing session for shorter communications and emergent topics.

Please email proposals (approx. 500 words including aims, methods, main findings) by June 29th to Douglas Tudhope ( Advance indication that you intend to submit a presentation would be helpful. Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the program committee and notification of acceptance will be given by July 17th. The early registration deadline for the conference and the workshop is July 31st.

After the workshop, copies of presentations will be made available on the workshop website. Presentations from the Workshop may be invited to be submitted as extended paper to the electronic peer reviewed journal: Journal of Digital Information, JoDI (

The workshop aims to address key challenges for KOS posed by the overlapping themes of

However, other NKOS topics can also be proposed. For inspiration, visit the NKOS network website at:

Main contact

Douglas Tudhope
School of Computing, University of Glamorgan,
Pontypridd, Wales CF37 1DL, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1443-482271
Fax: +44 (0) 1443-482715

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Other organisers

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Knowledge Organization Systems, such as classifications, gazetteers, lexical databases, ontologies, taxonomies and thesauri, attempt to model the underlying semantic structure of a domain. Modern digital information systems afford more options for mapping and presenting alternative orders of information than traditional physical libraries. The digital environment offers more possibilities of presenting information from different interests and discourses. Thus, the challenge is as much intellectual as technical when we want to develop knowledge organization systems that are useful and meaningful for the end-users operating in complex, interdisciplinary knowledge domains. The workshop would address the following general themes, although we will also remain open to emergent issues:

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Program committee

Hanne Albrechtsen, The Institute of Knowledge Sharing, Denmark
Gerhard Budin, Zentrum für Translationswissenschaft, University of Vienna, Austria
Ron Davies, Information Consultant, Brussels, Belgium
Stella Dextre Clarke, Information Consultant, Luke House, Wantage, UK
Koraljka Golub, KnowLib, Department of Information Technology, Lund University, Sweden
Martin Doerr, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH), Greece
Bernhard Haslhofer, University of Vienna, Austria
Gail Hodge, Information International Associates, Inc., USA
Eva Mendez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Libby Miller, W3C, Bristol, UK (to be confirmed)
Alistair Miles, CCLRC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Dagobert Soergel, University of Maryland, USA
Joseph Tennis, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada
Diane Vizine-Goetz, OCLC Research, USA
Marcia Zeng, Kent State Univ, USA

Workshop Background and Details | Call for Papers
ECDL 2007 | NKOS Network

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Content by: Douglas Tudhope of University of Glamorgan.
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