Networked Knowledge Organization Systems and Services

The 7th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop

Workshop at the 12th ECDL Conference, Aarhus, Denmark

Friday September 19th 2008

Workshop Background and Details | Call for Papers | Programme
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Proposers | Brief Description | Workshop Structure | Program Committee
Technical Requirements | Expected Participants | References | Organisers CVs

Workshop Background and Details for ECDL 2008

Workshop title: Networked Knowledge Organisation Systems and Services. The 7th European Networked Knowledge Organisation Systems (NKOS) Workshop

Duration: 1 day

Expected number of participants: 40


Marianne Lykke Nielsen (primary contact)
Information Interaction and Architecture,
Royal School of Library and Information Science,
Aalborg, Denmark
Tel.: +45 98 15 79 22

Traugott Koch
Max Planck Digital Library, Invalidenstr. 35,
D-101 15 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 30-288867789

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

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Brief description of the workshop

The 7th NKOS workshop at ECDL explores the potential of Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS), such as classification systems, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, and lexical databases. These tools attempt to model the underlying semantic structure of a domain for purposes of information retrieval, knowledge discovery, language engineering, and the semantic web. The workshop provides an opportunity to report and discuss projects, research, and development related to Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services in next-generation digital libraries.

The workshop would address the general themes presented below, although the workshop is not limited to the predefined topics and remains open to other issues emerging from presentation proposals:

The workshop is planned to consist of an introduction, technical presentations, a poster session, and a concluding directed discussion. We welcome submissions of extended abstracts, for details see call for papers

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Workshop Structure

An open call for papers and posters will be combined with selected invitations from major projects and demonstrations. The workshop is planned to consist of an introduction, technical presentations, a poster session, and a concluding directed discussion. The program committee will assist the review process as first-tier reviewers. The organisers will coordinate the process. The organisers and program committee will promote the workshop through their various contacts and discussion lists.

Indicative agenda structure, covering approximately 8 hours, including lunch and breaks:

Session 1: Welcome and introduction (hrs 0:30)
Session 2: Presentations drawing on user and application oriented themes outlined above (hrs: 2)
Session 3: Open Session without predefined topic for issues emerging from the cfp (hrs: 1)
Session 4: Presentations focusing on technical and standards related issues (hrs: 2)
Session 5: Poster session with short presentations, mingling and discussions (hrs 1)
Session 6: Concluding directed discussion, including options for co-operation (hrs 0.30)

Supporting material for the workshop would, following standard NKOS practice, be available via the NKOS website. This would include abstracts of presentations, information on participants, list of resources, projects and plans for the workshop before the conference. After the workshop, copies of presentations will be made available on the website and via the main NKOS network website.

Previous NKOS workshops have resulted in journal special issues (see References). Authors presenting significant results at the workshop will be encouraged to submit papers for consideration in future issues of the Journal of Digital Information (Koch and Tudhope are JoDI theme editors for Information Discovery) and New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia (Tudhope is Editor).

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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, UKOLN, University of Bath, UK
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
Alistair Miles, STFC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
Dagobert Soergel, University of Maryland, USA
Joseph Tennis, Information School, University of Washington, USA
Diane Vizine-Goetz, OCLC Research, USA
Marcia Zeng, Kent State University, USA

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Technical Requirements

The usual PC and projector, boards or walls for posters, and 2-3 side tables for demonstrations if possible.

Expected participants

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Previous NKOS Workshops

See and for previous NKOS workshops and information about NKOS generally.

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Workshop organisers (short CVs)

Marianne Lykke Nielsen holds a first degree in Librarianship (1983) and a MSc in Library and Information Science (1992) from the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark. She received a PhD from Åbo Akademi University, Department of Information Studies, Finland in 2002. From 1994 she is Associate Professor at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark. She serves as Professor II at the Faculty of Journalism, Library and Information Science, Oslo University College, and as Visiting Professor at the Department of Information Studies at Åbo Academy University. From 1983 and 1994 she worked as information specialist in private and national organizations: FAO (Chile); CPEIP (Chile), APV Pasilac (Denmark), and Aalborg Business College (Denmark), with responsibilities in the area of information retrieval and design of information retrieval systems and domain-specific, in-house thesauri. Her principal teaching areas are metadata, indexing and knowledge organization systems (KOS). Her present research activities concentrate about design, construction methodologies, and use of thesauri and taxonomies in digital libraries and other retrieval systems. She collaborates with the Computer Science Department, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University to develop and evaluate indexing method based on up-marking of texts' semantic components. She works together with Glamorgan University and English Heritage to evaluate the ontology for cross-searching and retrieval of structured as well as unstructured archaeological data sets. She has carried out consultancy work for several Danish companies and organizations concerning design and evaluation of KOS. She is co-editor of Danish Library Research, and in the editorial board of New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia. She serves as a reviewer for various journals and international programme committees. She is member of the ISO Records Management Metadata Working Group, and the Danish Research Network of E-gov IT Architecture. She has been involved as organizer or co-organizer in 4 of the prior 6 NKOS workshops.

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Traugott Koch is Interoperability, Metadata and Research Officer at Max Planck Digital Library, Berlin. During his 21 years at Lund University, Sweden, he co-founded 1992 the Digital Library development department NetLab and worked there as a Senior Librarian and Digital Library Scientist until 2005. Traugott is still a member of the Knowledge Discovery and Digital Library Research Group (KnowLib) at the Department of Information Technology at Lund University. Other affiliations have included UKOLN, OCLC, the Technical Knowledge Center & Library of Denmark, the Maastricht McLuhan Institute and the FAO. Traugott has worked in European Union, Nordic and national digital library projects, i.e. the EU projects DESIRE I and II, EULER and Renardus, a TEMPUS project in Lithuania, the Networks of Excellence DELOS and E-Culture Net, the Nordic Metadata Project, EELS (the Engineering Electronic Library Sweden), the eScience project ebank UK and the project "Intelligent components in a distributed Digital Library". He has published more than 60 scholarly papers, edited one book and four journal special issues and has presented a large number of lectures, papers, courses and workshops. Traugott serves on many programme committees for conferences, reviews papers and chairs sessions (e.g. ECDL since 2000). In 2003 he was the Program Chair of ECDL. He is Theme Editor Information Discovery of the electronic peer reviewed journal "Journal of Digital Information" (JoDI) and a member of several other editorial and project boards (eg IJDL). Traugott has been a member of the Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (NKOS) network since the beginning 1997 and served as organiser, chair and presenter at NKOS workshops and events both in the USA and Europe. He was editor of two NKOS special issues in JoDI 2001 and 2004. He has been involved in all six prior NKOS workshops at ECDL.

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Douglas Tudhope is Professor in the Faculty of Advanced Technology, University of Glamorgan and leads the Hypermedia Research Unit. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1976 with a 1st class Honours BSc in Computer Science and received a PhD from the University of Wales in 1981. His main research interests are the intersecting areas of information science, digital libraries and hypermedia. Recent projects have investigated KOS assisted search in collaboration with the UK Science Museum and currently, English Heritage. Since 1977, he has been Editor of the journal, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia and he is currently Theme Editor, Information Discovery, Journal of Digital Information (JoDI). He serves as a reviewer for various journals and international programme committees. He is a member of the Networked Knowledge Organisation Systems/Services (NKOS) network and has organised or co-organised all 6 NKOS workshop at ECDL. He co-edited the 2004 NKOS JoDI issue with Traugott Koch and co-edited the 2006 KOS NRHM issue with Marianne Lykke Nielsen. He co-authored the 2006 JISC State of the Art Review on Terminology Services and Technology with Traugott Koch.

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Proposers | Brief Description | Workshop Structure | Program Committee
Technical Requirements | Expected Participants | References | Organisers CVs

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