NASKO 2019: Knowledge Organization: Community and Computation -proposal deadline: March 1, 2019

Call for Participation

Conference Venue: Metadata Research Center, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Conference Dates: June 13 – 14, 2019

Extended Deadline for Proposals: Extended March 1, 2019

Knowledge organization systems, practices, and communities form the infrastructure for widespread knowledge sharing. Practitioners turn to universal knowledge organizing systems to produce and freely exchange data and information. Additionally, the digital information environment has invited experimentation and new approaches in KO-related computation, including ontologies and linked data applications.

Both traditional and newer approaches to KO have significant cultural and social dimensions that must not be underestimated though. Knowledge organization has the power to support or subvert specific points of view and frameworks of understanding. Historically, the perspectives of certain communities, including regional groups, cultural groups, and domains of practice have been underrepresented in knowledge organization. Computational approaches offer new possibilities in KO, but also run the risk of further marginalizing some community knowledges. KO has an even more significant role today’s information environment as well, as we face accusations of fake news, post-truths, and outright concerns about the validity and contextualization of information. NASKO 2019 seeks to address these issues by examining KO innovations, communities, and consequences, encompassing the full continuum of KO activity, from research exploring community, people, and human-driven practices to research on computational approaches.

The Seventh North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2019) invites submissions covering, but not limited to KO history and foundations, theory, epistemological stances, domain analytical approaches, community of practices, community representation and misrepresentation, digital life-cycle, and computational approaches.

Proposal Categories include: Research and Position Papers, Posters, and the Doctoral Symposium.

Initial Proposals are due March 1, 2019.

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