Networked Knowledge Organization Systems

NKOS Consolidated Workshop 2023

Nov. 9. Daegu, South Korea, at DCMI 2023

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Call for Participation

After three years of fully virtual workshops, we are looking forward to conducting an in-person consolidated workshop with optional online participation as part of the twenty-first International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (DCMI-2023) on Thursday, November 9 in Daegu, South Korea. To enable wide global participation, the consolidated workshop will be scheduled as a series of 3-hour sections, each containing two 90-minute sessions to accommodate Asian, American, and European time zones as shown in the table below.

Sessions KST (Daegu) EST (New York) CET (Paris)
Session 1 (Americas & Asia) 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 7:00-10:00 PM (Nov 8) 1:00-4:00 AM
Session 2 (Asia) 1:00-4:00 PM 11:00 PM (Nov 8)-2:00 AM 5:00-8:00 AM
Session 3 (Europe) 5:00-8:00 PM* 3:00-6:00 AM 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

* The 5-8 PM KST session will be online only.

Themes for the NKOS Workshop

The 2023 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 timely presentations/demonstrations of early exploratory or speculative work, work in process, initial results, as well as more mature results selected from the following topics:

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Friday, June 30, 2023

Notification of acceptance: Friday, July 31, 2023

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 included with the rest of the Dublin Core conference. (Those only participating in the in-person workshop will pay a small fee to cover lunch and refreshments). Participation in the virtual workshop will require pre-registration to get access to the online sessions but will be free. After the workshop, copies of proposals and presentations will be made available on the NKOS website and on the NKOS-EU github. Access to recorded sessions will be made available to registered participants with the presenters’ consent.

Papers developed from 2019, 2020, and 2022 workshop presentations were published as special issues of Journal of Data and Information Science (JDIS), Knowledge Organization (KO) (part 1 and part 2), and will be published in The Electronic Library (TEL) respectively. 

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 European NKOS Workshops]

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