ISKOI: Topic maps: Oslo: April 2-4

Nils Pharo nils.pharo at
Wed Jan 9 14:29:10 CET 2008

Call for participation at Topic Maps 2008, Oslo April 2-4

Topic Maps is an ISO standard based on bibliographic principles like
collocation and subject-centric organization of knowledge.

An excellent way to find out more about what is going on in Topic
Maps - and how it relates to library science - is Topic Maps 2008, a
conference that takes place in the Oslo, Norway, one of the
strongholds of the Topic Maps community, on April 2-4 2008.

The conference has "Towards the Vision of Subject-centric computing"
as its theme and it consists of a day of tutorials followed by two
days of presentations, most of them case studies showing how Topic
Maps is being applied around the world, in eGovernment, Knowledge
Management, technical documentation and libraries. This year the
conference is targeting librarians, library scientists and
information architects in particular, and there are plans for in-
depth discussions of topics such as the relationship between Topic
Maps and Dublin Core, thesauri and FRBR, and the role of Topic Maps
in digital libraries.

There are some great keynote speakers lined up, including David
Weinberger, author of "Everything is miscellaneous", Alex Wright,
author of "Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages", and Steve
Pepper, author of "The TAO of Topic Maps".

For more information, see  Registration opens in
late January, and the full program will also be published then. In
the meantime, I encourage you to mark your calendars and start
looking for funding. This conference should not be missed!

Nils Pharo, førsteamanuensis/Associate Professor
Høgskolen i Oslo/Oslo University College
Avd. JBI/Faculty of Journalism, Library and Information Science
Mail address:Postboks 4 St. Olavs plass, N-0130 Oslo;
Visiting address: Pilestredet 48; Tel: +47 22 45 26 84

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