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[InetBib] Deadline extended to Monday 10th July 2017: 17th European NKOS Workshop @TPDL2017

The 17th European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems (NKOS) workshop will 
take place on Thursday 21st September 2017 as part of TPDL2017 Conference in 
Thessaloniki, Greece.

We have extended the deadline for submissions to July 10, 2017.

Call for Presentations and Demos

Important Dates:
Submission deadline (extended): Monday 10th July 2017
Notification of acceptance: Thursday 20th July 2017
Camera-ready contributions: Friday 8th September 2017
Workshop: Thursday 21st September 2017

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 Organization 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.

We invite submissions for:

a) Presentations (typically 20 minutes plus discussion time, potentially longer 
if warranted) on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below). An 
option for a short 5 minute project report presentation is also possible.

b) Demos on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below).

We especially invite descriptions of running projects and ongoing work. Papers 
that investigate multiple themes directly are especially welcome.

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. 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, categorization, 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?

Further timely presentations/demonstrations will be selected from the following 
topics in the call for papers:
- KOS-based recommender systems. The suggestion of the right meaningful 
concepts is a mission critical phase for searchers in modern DL.
- Observatory for Knowledge Organization Systems - following the recent 
Knowescape workshop with its main topics KOS provenance and versioning.
- Meaningful Concept Display and Meaningful Visualization of KOS.
- Standards developments.
- Evaluation of KOS-based systems - methods and practical experience.

KOS applications are a regular and important part of NKOS workshops. Example 
topics include:
- KOS in e-Research metadata contexts - intersection between research data, 
KOS, Semantic web.
- Social tagging. What is the role of social tagging and informal knowledge 
structures versus established KOS? (How) can tagging be guided and informed by 
- Users interaction with KOS in the online environment.
- KOS and learning. What is required to use KOS effectively to convey meaning, 
to assist users to express their information needs to assist in sense making 
and learning?
- Multilingual and Interdisciplinary KOS applications and tools.
- Specific domains, such as environmental, medical, new application contexts, 

All submissions must be written in English following Springer LNCS author 
guidelines. Regular papers should have a maximum of 12 pages. Short papers 
(incl. extended abstracts) should have a maximum of 6 pages. Both should be 
submitted as PDF files to EasyChair. All submissions will be reviewed by at 
least two independent reviewers. Please be aware of the fact that at least one 
author per paper needs to register for the workshop and attend the workshop to 
present the work. In case of no-show the paper (even if accepted) will be 
deleted from the proceedings AND from the program.

Springer LNCS: 
EasyChair: <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nkos2017>

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 

See the proceedings of the 15th European Networked Knowledge Organization 
Systems Workshop:

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 


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

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