Schedule by Track

Track 2 - Knowledge Organization

 Co-Chairs:  Jane Greenberg, University of North Carolina
Joseph T. Tennis, University of Washington

We invite research on the methods, theories, and epistemic assumptions present in knowledge organization, as well as empirical work that describes and/or models knowledge organization practices.

A key means for advancing our understanding of this core area of information science is comparative work. To this end, we want to encourage work that compares approaches, methods, and results of knowledge organization either across contexts, time, or technologies. 

Topics include, but are not limited to:

• the development, assessment, comparison, and use of the full range of knowledge organization systems (KOS): indexing languages, thesauri, terminology, classification, taxonomy, and folksonomies;

  • Filtering, visualizing, processing, searching, and access via KOS;
  • Subject analysis, topical indexing, and tagging (expert, user-based, automatic);
  • Cultural, epistemological, social, and behavior aspects of KO;
  • The role of knowledge organization and knowledge organization systems in information architecture; 
  • Metadata and standards for metadata;
  • Ontological engineering, and knowledge organizaton development and analyses relating to the Semantic Web;
  • Knowledge organization applications and curation 

Types of Submissions
Long and short papers, Posters, Demonstrations, Video, Panels and Workshops. See description of submission types for more information .

Program Committee
June Abbas, University of Oklahoma
Jack Andersen, Royal School Denmark
Clement Arsenault, Université de Montréal
Clare Beghtol, University of Toronto
Mickel Breitenstein, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Joseph Busch, Project Performance Corporation
Melanie Feinberg, University of Texas, Austin
Jonathan Furner, UCLA
Jean Godby, OCLC
Rebecca Green, OCLC
Stephanie Haas, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Birger Hjorland, Royal School Denmark
Gail Hodge, Information International Associates, Inc
Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Catholic University
Elin Jacob, Indiana University
Traugott Koch, Max Planck Digital Library 
Barbara Kwasnik, Syracuse University 
Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Marianne Lykke, Royal School Denmark
Jens-Erik Mai, University of Toronto
Maureen McClarnon, Cengage Learning
Diane Neal, University of Western Ontario
Hope Olson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Jian Qin, Syracuse University 
Candy Schwartz, Simmons
Ali Shiri, University of Alberta
Richard Smiraglia, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Andrey Soares, Southern Illinois University
Emma Tonkin, UKOLN/University of Bath
Barbara Wildemuth, University of North Carolina
Megan Winget, University of Texas, Austin
Kathy Wisser, Simmons
Marcia Zeng, Kent State University