ISKOI: European NKOS Workshop: Valletta: Sep 26: CFP

Philipp Mayr postmaster at
Fri May 17 12:37:41 CEST 2013

 Call for Presentations and demos
The 12th European NKOS workshop
will take place on Thursday 26th September 2013 as part of TPDL 2013 in Valletta, Malta.
Important Dates:
Submission deadline: Monday 24th June 2013

Notification of acceptance: Monday 22nd July 2013
Workshop: Thursday 26th September 2013 (all day)
Proposals are invited for the following:
 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.
b) Demos on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below).
 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) by Monday 24th June 2013 to Philipp 
Mayr (philipp.mayr at
 will be peer-reviewed by the program committee and notification of 
acceptance will be given by Monday 22th July 2013. At least one 
 author needs to register for the workshop by Friday 23rd August 2013.
 the workshop, copies of presentations will be made available on the 
workshop website. Presentations from the workshop may be encouraged to
 be submitted as extended papers for peer reviewed journal publication.
 Themes for the 12th NKOS workshop will be:
 Meaningful Concept Display and Meaningful Visualization of KOS. 
Visualization has been an important application domain for KOS and often
 a driver
 for KOS use in Digital Libraries. Reports of innovative demonstrators, 
implementation issues and evaluation studies with real users are 
particularly welcome.
 KOS-based recommender systems. We are seeing the utilization of 
KOS-based search term recommender systems as a semantic hub in DL. The 
 of the right meaningful concepts is a mission critical phase for 
searchers in modern DL. We want to discuss both perspectives: the 
consumptive side of the user and the technical side of DL operators. 
Reports of practical experience, implementation issues and
 evaluation studies are particularly welcome.
Further timely presentations/demonstrations could be selected from the following topics:
 Management and integration of multiple vocabulary types, such as 
classification systems, thesauri, terminologies, synonym rings etc. 
 and spectra of KOS. KOS Registries.
 SKOS extensions. What extensions to SKOS would be needed to cover 
advanced mapping and vocabulary integration, additional KOS types and 
 actual requirements?
KOS applications are a regular and important part of NKOS workshops. Example topics include:
5) KOS in e-Research metadata contexts. The intersection between research data, KOS and Semantic web.
 Social tagging. What is the role of social tagging and informal 
knowledge structures versus established KOS? (How) can tagging be guided
 informed by KOS? The possible contribution of social tagging and 
informal knowledge structures to constructing / augmenting established 
KOS. Implications for social search.
7) Users interaction with KOS in the online environment, visualization issues.
 Quality issues in web-based KOS. How to identify and detect 
shortcomings in data quality and what to do to improve KOS on the web? 
Issues concerning
 large metadata sets. Version management.
 KOS and learning. What is required to use KOS effectively to convey 
meaning, to assist users to express their information needs to assist in
 sensemaking and learning?
10) Multilingual and Interdisciplinary KOS applications and tools.
11) Specific domains, such as environmental, medical, new application contexts, etc.
More information on the workshop can be found under
We hope to see you in Valletta.
Best regards,
Philipp Mayr
Dr. Philipp Mayr
Team Leader
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8,  D-50667 Köln, Germany
Tel: + 49 (0) 221 / 476 94 -533
philipp.mayr at<mailto:philipp.mayr at>
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