Progress in NKOS
The First NKOS Workshop at ICADL

December 9, 2015, 8:30 am.-4:30 pm. Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

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Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (NKOS) is an active research area highly relevant to the development of digital libraries and services.  NKOS workshops have been routinely held with the Joint Conference on Digital Library (JCDL), European Conference on Digital Libraries (ECDL), and the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) (see NKOS website for details).  This proposal will mark for the first time an NKOS workshop to be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (ICADL). A full-day workshop will be organized to report and discuss recent studies and projects related to the research and development of knowledge organization systems/services (KOS). It will take place at Seoul, Korea, December 9, 2015, the day before the main ICADL conference. The workshop is to provide an exchange platform for the Asian NKOS community as well as NKOS communities around the world to share their common research interest and define future KOS research agenda.  The focus of the workshop will be on the principles and applications of KOS such as classification systems, thesauri, lexical databases, value lists, taxonomies, and ontologies. Workshop participants are expected to share their experience on various stages of KOS development and demonstrate practical KOS applications in real-world environments.  

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: August 17, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2015
  • Workshop date:  December 9, 2015      

Call for Presentation Proposals:

The workshop will accept two types of presentations: a) full presentations (typically 20 minutes plus discussion time) on work related to the themes of the workshop, b) short presentations: A short 5 minute project presentation, with an optional poster or demonstration, that aims to present current on-going projects relevant to NKOS.  
Please email proposals (maximum 1000 words for full presentations and 500 words for short presentations, including presentation title, project description, goals & methods, main findings and underlying work, to Professor Xia Lin ( Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the program committee. At least one presentation author must register for the workshop.

After the workshop, copies of presentations will be made available on the NKOS website. Presentations from the workshop may be submitted as extended papers for peer reviewed journal publication.

Themes for the first Asian-NKOS workshop include, but not limit to, the following:

  • Linked Data vocabulary projects and issues (e.g. standards and interoperability, etc.)
  • Meaningful Concept Displays and KOS Visualization.  
  • KOS services for multilingual systems or vocabulary exchanges
  • Applications of KOS systems in specific domains such as arts, museums, environmental, or medical domains.  
  • Standards and quality issues of KOS.
  • KOS data structures, systems, and technical infrastructures.
  • Construction of multilingual KOS and ontologies, manually or automatically.
  • KOS publishing using SKOS, OWL, and delivering with RDF datasets and SPARQL endpoints.
  • Users interaction with KOS in real-world applications and systems.
  • Evaluation of KOS systems and applications.
  • KOS for data curation and data repositories.   

Workshop Organizers

  • Xia Lin, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University, USA
  • Jian Qin, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, USA
  • Marcia Lei Zeng, School of Library and Information Science, Kent State University, USA

Program Committee

  • Gail Hodge, Information International Associates, Inc., USA
  • Wei Liu, Shanghai Library, China
  • Ying-Hsang Liu, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Philipp Mayr, GESIS, Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
  • Sam Oh, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
  • Shigeo Sugimoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Douglas Tudhope, University of South Wales, UK
  • Maja Žumer, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

NKOS (Networked Knowledge Organization Systems) is an ad hoc work group of more than 300 international experts and implementers of knowledge organization systems. NKOS is devoted to enabling knowledge organization systems/services (KOS), such as classification systems, thesauri, gazetteers, and ontologies, as networked, interactive information services to support the description and retrieval of diverse information resources through the Internet.

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