NKOS Workshop 2023

After three years of fully virtual workshops, we are looking forward to conducting an in-person consolidated workshop with optional online participation as part of the twenty-first International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications (DCMI-2023) on Thursday, November 9 in Daegu, South Korea. To enable wide global participation, the consolidated workshop will be scheduled as a series of 3-hour sections, each containing two 90-minute sessions to accommodate Asian, American, and European time zones as shown in the table below.

Sessions KST (Daegu) EST (New York) CET (Paris)
Session 1 (Americas & Asia) 9:00 AM-12:00 PM 7:00-10:00 PM (Nov 8) 1:00-4:00 AM
Session 2 (Asia) 1:00-4:00 PM 11:00 PM (Nov 8)-2:00 AM 5:00-8:00 AM
Session 3 (Europe) [Online Only] 5:00-8:00 PM 3:00-6:00 AM 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

The 2023 NKOS workshop will explore the potential of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS), such as terminologies, vocabularies, classification systems, taxonomies, thesauri, ontologies, and lexical databases, in the context of current developments and possibilities. The workshop welcomes timely presentations/demonstrations of early exploratory or speculative work, work in process, initial results, as well as more mature results selected from the following topics:

  • Quality and Governance. KOS adoption and use to ensure information quality, enable information governance, and support effective cataloging, retrieval and use of very large heterogeneous structured and unstructured collections. 

  • Domain Modeling. Modeling of pertinent real-world concepts needed in a general KOS for entities such as people, organizations, locations, events, products, services, and content. 

  • Terminology/Vocabulary Development and KOS Mapping. Encoding concepts and relationships as the basis for reasoning rules, for example to enable language and concept switching, vocabulary mapping, linked data, multilingual retrieval, annotation, and enrichment. 

  • History and Ethics. Unintended consequences of establishing and promulgating culture-bound KOS vocabularies as standards for organizing and accessing very large heterogeneous content repositories, and best practices for FAIR vocabularies and ontologies.   

  • Automated Indexing. KOS-based indexing, classification, entity-extraction, clustering, and other information retrieval methods.   

  • Machine Learning. Application of Language Models and related technologies to knowledge organization (both use of KOS in AI and use of AI for KOS).

Visit the NKOS Workshop 2023 page at the NKOS website for more information and call for particiaption.

Call for Participation : https://nkos.dublincore.org/NKOS2023CFP.html