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[InetBib] Call for Presentations: 10th European NKOS Workshop at TPDL 2011

Call for Presentations and demos
The 10th European NKOS workshop will take place as part of TPDL 
(formerly ECDL) 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

Workshop webpage: 

*Important Dates*:
Submission deadline: 26st June 2011
Notification of acceptance: 17th July 2011
Workshop: 28th-29th September 2011

*Proposals* are invited for the following:

1) Presentations (typically 20 minutes plus discussion time, potentially 
longer if warranted) on work related to the themes of the workshop (see 
2) Demos on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below).

Please email proposals (maximum 1000 words for presentations and 500 
words for demos, including aims, methods, main findings and underlying 
work, relevance to themes of workshop) by June 26st to Traugott Koch 
(traugott.koch@xxxxxxxxxxx). Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the 
programme committee and notification of acceptance will be given by July 

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

*Themes* for the 10th NKOS workshop will be:

o Proposed session on the two interrelated issues
1) Relation between ontologies and (other) KOS.
Exploring the relationship between formal ontologies, a type of KOS 
designed to support reasoning and other operations executed by computer 
programs, and KOS to support sensemaking by people. Is there a 
difference in content or just in presentation? Relationship of domain 
thesauri to upper ontologies such as the CIDOC CRM.

2) From KOS to formal ontologies and back? Repurposing and reengineering 
of KOS (for other usage scenarios than indexing).
The session should investigate, based on practical experiences, 
motivations and approaches of repurposing of KOS, the resulting 
varieties of formal ontologies, problems and potential benefits. An 
issue should as well be upgrades and benefits in the opposite direction, 
from “enriched” ontologies to the originating and contributing KOS.

o Further timely topics for submissions include:

3) Management and integration of multiple vocabulary types, such as 
thesauri, terminologies, synonym rings etc.

4) SKOS extensions. What extensions to SKOS would be needed to cover 
advanced mapping and vocabulary integration, additional KOS types and 
other actual requirements?

5) Library Linked Data: Linking KOS data on the web.
How can KOS contribute to move towards the linked data applications? 
What kinds of KOS-based services are needed to take advantage of linked 
How to keep the meaning of (disambiguated) terms in linked data?

A regular and important area of topics in NKOS workshops are 
applications of KOS. This year, one or more of the following are 
especially welcome:

6) KOS in e-Science metadata contexts. The intersection between research 
data, KOS and Semantic web is in the focus here.

7) Social tagging. What is the role of social tagging and informal 
knowledge structures versus established KOS? (How) can tagging be guided 
and informed by KOS? The possible contribution of social tagging and 
informal knowledge structures to constructing and augmenting established 
KOS. Implications for social search.

8) Design and implementation of KOS for extended roles in networked 
systems; roles, such as access points in information retrieval, 
description and understanding of content, tool for personalization or 
automated categorization.

9) Users interaction with KOS in the networked environment.

10) Quality issues in web-based KOS. How to identify and detect 
shortcomings in data quality and what to do to improve KOS on the web?

11) KOS and learning. What is required to use KOS effectively to convey 
meaning, to assist users to express their information needs, to assist 
in sensemaking and learning?

Other NKOS topics can also be proposed. For inspiration, please visit 
the NKOS network website at: http://nkos.slis.kent.edu/

*Main contact*
Traugott Koch
Max Planck Digital Library, Berlin, Germany.
E-mail: traugott.koch@xxxxxxxxxxx
Homepage: http://www.mpdl.mpg.de/staff/tkoch/

*Other organizers*
Philipp Mayr, Douglas Tudhope and Marianne Lykke.

The submissions will be reviewed by the following members of the 
Programme Committee: Stella Dextre Clarke, Claudio Gnoli, Bernhard 
Haslhofer, Gail Hodge, Antoine Isaac, Eva Mendez, Alistair Miles, Vivien 
Petras, Aida Slavic, Dagobert Soergel, Diane Vizine-Goetz, Marcia Zeng; 
by the organizers and potentially further specially invited experts.

Best regards,
Traugott Koch and Philipp Mayr
Traugott Koch
Max Planck Digital Library. F.-Haber-Inst., Faradayweg 4-6, F 1.03
D-14195 Berlin, Germany.  Tel: +49 30 84133725
E-mail: traugott.koch@xxxxxxxxxxx
Homepage: http://www.mpdl.mpg.de/staff/tkoch/


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