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[InetBib] Programme of the 15th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) Workshop @TPDL2016

The 15th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) workshop will 
take place on Friday 9th September 2016 as part of TPDL2016 Conference in 
Hannover, Germany.

Here you will find the preliminary programme of the workshop:

Workshop Objectives
Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), in the form of classification systems, 
thesauri, lexical databases, ontologies, and taxonomies, play a crucial role in 
digital information management and applications generally. Carrying semantics 
in a well-controlled and documented way, Knowledge Organisation Systems serve a 
variety of important functions: tools for representation and indexing of 
information and documents, knowledge-based support to information searchers, 
semantic road maps to domains and disciplines, communication tool by providing 
conceptual framework, and conceptual basis for knowledge based systems, e.g. 
automated classification systems.

This is a full-day workshop of research projects and development related to 
next-generation Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (NKOS) in 
digital libraries. It is a continuation of the well-attended NKOS workshops at 
previous ECDL, TPDL, JCDL conferences. This year we run the workshop in 
collaboration with the German ISKO.

The proposed workshop will have three themes as the main focus, together with 
topical presentations arising from the workshop call for presentations.

1) KOS Alignment. KOS alignment or terminology mapping plays a vital role in 
NKOS for many years and fits very well to the general theme "Overcoming the 
Limits of Digital Archives" of TPDL 2016. This year we want to sort out the 
needs (use cases) of KOS alignments in the new environment of Linked Open Data. 
We plan to collect methodologies, best practices, guidelines and tools. This 
includes manual and automatic alignments.
2) KOS Linked Open Data. Recent years have seen an increasing trend to 
publication of KOS as Linked Data vocabularies. We need discussion of practical 
initiatives to link between congruent vocabularies and provide effective web 
services and APIs so that applications can build upon them.
3) KOS and Document Retrieval. Documents or parts of documents are nowadays not 
only accessible via their metadata but their abstracts and in many cases the 
full texts are electronically available. Thus, these documents also can be 
found by search engines. Given this possibility of full text search the role of 
classification and annotation has to be redefined. Questions like the following 
ones arise: can traditional knowledge organization and document annotation 
improve full text retrieval? Are classification, categorisation, annotation, 
tagging, and full text retrieval complementary, or how can they be made 
complementary? What should be the focus of annotation, if full text retrieval 
is available?

Workshop proceedings will be deposited online in the CEUR workshop proceedings 
publication service (ISSN 1613-0073) - This way the proceedings will be 
permanently available and citable (digital persistent identifiers and long term 

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.

More information and the workshop call for papers can be found on the workshop 

Please circulate this information to interested colleagues and/or via Twitter 


Philipp Mayr (primary contact)
GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8, 50667
Cologne, Germany

Douglas Tudhope
Hypermedia Research Group
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science
University of South Wales
Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, UK

Koraljka Golub
Department of Library and Information Science
School of Cultural Sciences,
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Linnaeus University
351 95 Växjö, Sweden

Christian Wartena
Hochschule Hannover
Abteilung Information und Kommunikation,
Expo Plaza 12
30539 Hannover, Germany

Ernesto William De Luca
Georg-Eckert-Institut - Leibniz-Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung
Celler Str. 3
38114 Braunschweig, Germany

Thank you again for your support of NKOS 2016.

Philipp Mayr

Dr. Philipp Mayr
Team Leader

GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Unter Sachsenhausen 6-8,  D-50667 Köln, Germany
Tel: + 49 (0) 221 / 476 94 -533
Email: philipp.mayr@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:philipp.mayr@xxxxxxxxx>
Web: http://www.gesis.org

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