Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Press release - 11th conference of the German chapter of ISKO held in Constance 20-22 February 2008

The 11th conference of the German chapter of ISKO took place from 20 to 22 February 2008 in Constance. The conference was entitled Knowledge Organization 2008 - "Repositories of knowledge in digital spaces: Accessibility, sustainability, semantic interoperability" (Wissensorganisation'2008 - Wissensspeicher in digitalen Räumen: Nachhaltigkeit, Verfügbarkeit, semantische Interoperabilität).

There were 33 papers presented and over 70 participants in attendance. The Discussion Panel session 'Standardizing Heterogeneity', moderated by Peter Ohly, took place on 21st February. The speakers were Winfried Schmitz-Esser (University of Insbruck), Daniel Kless (University of Utrecht), Vivien Petras (German Social Science Infrastructure Services, Information Centre Bonn) and Ulrich Reimer(Technical College, St. Gallen). On the last day of the conference there was an English speaking session with Thomas H. Baker (Göttingen), Aida Slavic (London), Claudio Gnoli (Pavia), and Markus Kattenbeck (Regensburg).

A selection of photographs from the Constance conference are available at http://www.bonn.iz-soz.de/wiss-org/WissOrg11Fotos/.
Abstracts of the talks will be made available at http://www2.bsz-bw.de/cms/isko2008.

The Proceedings of the 11th German ISKO Conference are now in preparation and are planned to be published in 2008.

We are also pleased to announce that the newely elected members of the executive committee of the German ISKO are Joern Sieglerschmidt, Peter Ohly and Christian Swertz.

The next, 12th German ISKO conference with the theme "Knowledge - Science - Organization" will be held in Bonn at the end of 2009.

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