Monday, 22 November 2010

CFP: Classification & Ontology, 19-20 September, The Hague

International UDC Seminar 2011
Formal Approaches and Access to Knowledge

VENUE: The Hague, National Library of the Netherlands
DATE: 19-20 September 2011

The difference between bibliographic knowledge classifications and ontologies resides in their particular purpose/function, and levels of formality. However, they are both based on observation and reasoning (ontological analysis) and share some structural principles and elements.

Automatic processing of knowledge classifications is significant whenever there is a need to support intuitive services. For instance, ontology-like representations of classifications are recognized as potentially important facilitators in creating a web of linked data (the semantic web).

The objective of the conference is to promote collaboration and exchange of expertise between the bibliographic, the semantic web and the AI domains.

Papers are now invited covering the following topics:
  • Modelling and representation of knowledge classifications
  • Standards and solutions for innovative and high-quality classification data processing
  • Applications and implementations of classification structures as ontologies
  • Theoretical considerations of the role of knowledge classifications

Read call for papers more at the conference website or download the print version (pdf).

Contributions may include conference papers and posters. Authors should submit a proposal in the form of an extended abstract (1000-1200 words including references, for papers, and 500-600 words for posters).

    30 Jan 2011 Paper proposal submission deadline
    28 Feb 2011 Notification of acceptance
    01 Apr 2011 Paper submission
Conference proceedings will be published by Ergon Verlag and will be distributed at the conference.

ORGANIZER: Classification & Ontology is the third biennial conference in a series of UDC Seminars organized by the Universal Decimal Classification Consortium (UDC Consortium) and hosted by Koninklijke Bibliotheek (The National Library of Netherlands).

Monday, 15 November 2010

Event Report - Legal Know-How: Organization and Semantic Analysis

ISKO UK afternoon event Legal Know-How: Organization and Semantic Analysis took place on Wednesday 10 November 2010 at University College London.

This was yet another successful ISKO UK event exploring the topic of knowledge and information organization practices in specilised domains. There were over 80 participants in attendance. Speakers included legal knowledge specialists from 3Kites Consulting, Pinsent Masons, Clifford Chance, Linklaters LLP, Tikit and University of Liverpool.

The full programme and presentation slides are available from the event website. Audio recordings will be published shortly on the same address.

Read a more detailed account of the talks in Fran Alexander's review.