ISKOI: European NKOS Workshop: Hannover: Sep 9: CfP

Philipp Mayr postmaster at
Tue May 10 15:51:04 CEST 2016

   The 15th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) workshop will take place on Friday 9th September 2016 as part of TPDL2016 Conference in Hannover, Germany.


   Call for Presentations and Demos



   Important Dates:

   Submission deadline extended: Monday 4th July 2016

   Notification of acceptance: Wednesday 10th August 2016

   Camera-ready contributions: Monday 29th August 2016

   Workshop: Friday 9th September 2016


   Workshop Objectives

   Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), in the form of classification systems, thesauri, lexical databases, ontologies, and taxonomies, play a crucial role in digital information management and applications generally. Carrying semantics in a well-controlled and documented way, Knowledge Organisation Systems serve a variety of important functions: tools for representation and indexing of information and documents, knowledge-based support to information searchers, semantic road maps to domains and disciplines, communication tool by providing conceptual framework, and conceptual basis for knowledge based systems, e.g. automated classification systems.


   This is a full-day workshop of research projects and development related to next-generation Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (NKOS) in digital libraries. It is a continuation of the well-attended NKOS workshops at previous ECDL, TPDL, JCDL conferences. This year we run the workshop in collaboration with the German ISKO.


   We invite submissions for:


   a) 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).


   We especially invite descriptions of running projects and ongoing work. Papers that investigate multiple themes directly are especially welcome.


   The proposed workshop will have three themes as the main focus, together with topical presentations arising from the workshop call for presentations.


   1) KOS Alignment. KOS alignment or terminology mapping plays a vital role in NKOS for many years and fits very well to the general theme “Overcoming the Limits of Digital Archives” of TPDL 2016. 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) KOS and Document Retrieval. Documents or parts of documents are nowadays not only accessible via their metadata but their abstracts and in many cases the full texts are electronically available. Thus, these documents also can be found by search engines. Given this possibility of full text search the role of classification and annotation has to be redefined. Questions like the following ones arise: can traditional knowledge organization and document annotation improve full text retrieval? Are classification, categorisation, annotation, tagging, and full text retrieval complementary, or how can they be made complementary? What should be the focus of annotation, if full text retrieval is available?


   All submissions must be written in English following Springer LNCS author guidelines. Regular papers should have a maximum of 8 pages. Short papers (incl. extended abstracts) should have a maximum of 4 pages. Both should be submitted as PDF files to EasyChair. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Please be aware of the fact that at least one author per paper needs to register for the workshop and attend the workshop to present the work. In case of no-show the paper (even if accepted) will be deleted from the proceedings AND from the program.


   Springer LNCS:



   Workshop proceedings will be deposited online in the CEUR workshop proceedings publication service (ISSN 1613-0073) - This way the proceedings will be permanently available and citable (digital persistent identifiers and long term preservation).


   After 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.



   More information and the workshop call for papers can be found on the workshop website.



   Philipp Mayr (primary contact)

   GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

   Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8, 50667

   Cologne, Germany

   philipp.mayr at

   Douglas Tudhope

   Hypermedia Research Group

   Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science

   University of South Wales

   Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, UK

   douglas.tudhope at


   Koraljka Golub

   Department of Library and Information Science

   School of Cultural Sciences,

   Faculty of Arts and Humanities

   Linnaeus University

   351 95 Växjö, Sweden

   Koraljka.golub at


   Christian Wartena

   Hochschule Hannover

   Abteilung Information und Kommunikation,

   Expo Plaza 12

   30539 Hannover, Germany


   Ernesto William De Luca

   Georg-Eckert-Institut - Leibniz-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung

   Celler Str. 3

   38114 Braunschweig, Germany


   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

   Email: philipp.mayr at



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