Networked Knowledge Organization Systems

NKOS Workshop 2022

October 6-7, 09:00 – 13:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Virtual

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Call for Participation

In 2020 and 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic we held virtual consolidated NKOS workshops as free 90-minute online sessions over two half days. We had a lot of participation and high satisfaction among those who participated. In 2022 (pandemic permitting) we plan to hold an in-person workshop as part of the twentieth International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (DC-2022) in Seattle. DC-2022 is scheduled in-person on October 3-5. The NKOS workshop will be scheduled in-person on October 6-7 from 9-1 PDT. We also plan Zoom webinar access to the workshop for presenters and participants as we did in 2020 and 2021.

Themes for the NKOS Workshop

The 2022 NKOS workshop will explore the potential of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), such as terminologies, vocabularies, classification systems, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, and lexical databases, in the context of current developments and possibilities. The workshop welcomes submissions on the following themes particularly concerning the COVID-19 pandemic as the main focus:

Further timely presentations/demonstrations will be selected from the following topics:

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Friday, June 17, 2022

Notification of acceptance: Friday, July 15, 2022

Deadlines are AoE (Anywhere on Earth)


Proposals are invited for 20-minute presentations and demos or 60-minute panels on work related to the themes of the workshop (above). We welcome presentations, demos and panels related to themes, in-process projects, and ongoing work.

Please email proposals (maximum 1000 words including aims, methods, background, main findings, and relevance to themes of workshop) to Joseph Busch (, Douglas Tudhope (, and Marcia Zeng ( Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Program Committee.

Participation in the in-person workshop will require registration, but there will not be any fee. Participation in the virtual workshop will require pre-registration to get access to the online sessions but will also be free. After the workshop, copies the presentations will be made available on the NKOS website.

Papers developed from 2019 and 2020 workshop presentations were published as special issues of Journal of Data and Information Science and Knowledge Organization (part 1 and part 2) respectively. We are working to identify a journal special issue to host papers developed from the 2022 workshop. 

Program Committee

Program Committee

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.

[Ref: Archive for all NKOS workshops materials (since 1997) || An archive containing details of NKOSeu European NKOS Workshops]

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