Call for Papers: IKONE 2007, Bangalore, India
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[German title: Aufruf für Artikel-Beiträge: : IKONE 2007, Bangalore, Indien (Translate text to: Deutsch)]

IKONE 2007 – International Conference on Future of Knowledge Organization in the Networked Environment, 27-29, August 2007, Bangalore (India)

Important Dates

  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2007
  • Acceptance notification: May 31, 2007
  • Camera-ready version of full paper due: June 30, 2007

Knowledge organization systems refer to a range of traditional and non-traditional systems for the organization of knowledge and include thesauri and classification systems, ontologies, taxonomies, semantic networks, etc. There has been a significant revival of interest in the subject of Knowledge Organization in recent years as a result of the increasing realization that Knowledge Organization systems can play an important role in enhancing Information retrieval, Knowledge Discovery, Cognition & Learning, Information Interchange, Knowledge Management, etc. In the networked environment knowledge organization systems are seen as means to provide added value to information seekers. The Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC) of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bangalore, has had a long research interest in knowledge organization. DRTC’s seminal contributions especially in the areas of theory of Knowledge Organization and Facet Analysis pioneerd by Prof. S.R. Ranganathan have had and continue to impact knowledge organization and information retrieval not only in the traditional environment but also in the digital environment. The Indian Statistical Institute, of which the DRTC is a component, is in its Platinum jubilee year. As a part of this, DRTC is pleased to announce this International Conference on Future of Knowledge Organization in the Networked Environment.

We have pleasure in inviting papers.

Objectives

Indeed a very wide range of disciplinary groups has been engaged in activities related to knowledge representation and organization: Philosophers, Library / Information professionals, Linguists, Educational Psychologists, Ontologists, Web designers, AI professionals, etc. to mention a few. The Internet developed originally for military use is changing the way the world works. The academic and other communities have been quick to seize this. As a result the World Wide Web has emerged as a major player in knowledge communication. A continuing and a major challenge for all the disciplinary groups identified above in this context is, to define and distinguish processes in knowledge representation and organization that require human intelligence and those which are better served and managed by the computer’s processing capabilities. It is also equally important for the various professional groups and communities of practice to ensure effective knowledge sharing among them. At the most elementary level all systems of knowledge organization (KOS) – classification schemes, lexical databases, ontologies, taxonomies and thesauri – model the underlying semantic structure of the domain they seek to represent. A major objective of this conference is to bring together disparate communities / professionals (e.g. developers of traditional tools such as classification schemes and thesauri and developers of newer tools such as ontologies, topic maps and web search engines) to determine how new systems can take advantage of the vast body of knowledge from more traditional systems and how traditional systems can benefit from the technological advances being made to improve access to Web content.

Themes & Facets

The Conference will include invited technical presentations, contributed papers, posters and other discussions. Indeed a very wide range of disciplinary groups has been engaged in activities related to knowledge representation and organization: Philosophers, Library / Information professionals, Linguists, Educational Psychologists, Ontologists, Web designers, AI professionals, etc. to mention a few. The Internet developed originally for military use is changing the way the world works. The academic and other communities have been quick to seize this. As a result the World Wide Web has emerged as a major player in knowledge communication. A continuing and a major challenge for all the disciplinary groups identified above in this context is, to define and distinguish processes in knowledge representation and organization that require human intelligence and those which are better served and managed by the computer’s processing capabilities. It is also equally important for the various professional groups and communities of practice to ensure effective knowledge sharing among them. At the most elementary level all systems of knowledge organization (KOS) – classification schemes, lexical databases, ontologies, taxonomies and thesauri – model the underlying semantic structure of the domain they seek to represent. A major objective of this conference is to bring together disparate communities / professionals (e.g. developers of traditional tools such as classification schemes and thesauri and developers of newer semantic tools such as ontologies and topic maps) to determine how new systems can take advantage of the vast body of knowledge from more traditional systems and how traditional systems can benefit from the technological advances being made to improve access to Web content. The topics include (but are not limited to)

  • Knowledge Organization Systems; Ontologies, Taxonomies, Metadata schema, Classification, Thesauri, etc
  • Mapping / Modelling semantics of domains
  • Knowledge Organization and Knowledge Discovery; Text Mining, Data Mining; Unstructured Data Management (UDM); Search Engines
  • Linguistic Issues in Knowledge Organization and Information Retrieval; Cross Language Retrieval, etc
  • Knowledge Representation in different contexts and environments such as Education and Learning, Corporate Environment, etc
  • Thesaurus-based retrieval, Facet Analysis in Enhancing Information Retrieval and the Search Process in the Digital Context
  • KOS and User Interface

Transforming traditional KO tools to newer forms of knowledge representation
Papers reporting substantial original research, applications and development are invited. Papers should present completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. All submissions will be reviewed by members of an international panel of referees, which will also take final decisions on the technical programme of the conference.

For instruction for authors go to the conference website.


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