October 6-7, 9:00 am. -1:00 pm. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). In person and through Zoom.
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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:
- Health-related KOS issues and contributions.
- How KOS enables remote work and collaboration.
Further timely presentations/demonstrations will be selected from the following topics:
- Quality and Governance. KOS adoption and use to ensure information quality, enable information governance, and support effective cataloging, retrieval and use of very large heterogeneous structured and unstructured collections as a result of accelerated adoption of remote work as a necessity due to the pandemic.
- Domain Modeling. Modeling of pertinent real-world concepts needed in a general KOS for entities such as people, organizations, locations, events, products, services, and content; personal identifiable information (PII) and information security classifications; research data applications such as medical classifications to support epidemiology, public health, and healthcare domains.
- Terminology/Vocabulary Development and KOS Mapping. Encoding concepts and relationships as the basis for reasoning rules, for example to enable language and concept switching, vocabulary mapping, linked data, multilingual retrieval, annotation, and enrichment.
- History and Ethics. Unintended consequences of establishing and promulgating culture-bound KOS vocabularies as standards for organizing and accessing very large heterogeneous content repositories of business, health and medical, and other general content collections; best practices for FAIR vocabularies and ontologies.
- Automated Indexing. Automating PII and security classification, using and evaluating health and medical classifications, and other KOS-based indexing, classification, entity-extraction, clustering, and other information retrieval methods.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Douglas Tudhope (email@example.com), and Marcia Zeng (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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
- Lu AN (email@example.com) Wuhan University
- Mark BUTLER (firstname.lastname@example.org) University of California, Berkeley and Voise Inc.
- Claudio GNOLI (email@example.com) University of Pavia
- Koraljka GOLUB (firstname.lastname@example.org) Linnaeus University
- Margie HLAVA (email@example.com) Access Innovations
- Vânia Mara Alves LIMA (firstname.lastname@example.org) University of São Paulo
- Philipp MAYR (email@example.com) GESIS – Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences
- Ziyoung PARK 朴志英 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Hansung University
- Jian QIN (email@example.com) Syracuse University
- Armando STELLATO (firstname.lastname@example.org) University of Rome
- Jakob VOSS (email@example.com) Verbundzentrale des GBV
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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