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Call for Presentations and demos
Networked Knowledge Organization Systems/Services (NKOS)

The 11th European NKOS workshop will take place on Thursday, September 27th,
as part of TPDL 2012 (formerly ECDL) in Paphos, Cyprus.

Workshop webpage (incl. CfP):

*Important Dates*:
Submission deadline: 22 June 2011
Notification of acceptance: 16 July 2011
Workshop: September 27 (all day) 2012

*Proposals* are invited for the following:

a) Presentations (typically 20 minutes plus discussion time,
potentially longer if warranted) on work related to the themes of the
workshop (see below). An option for a short 5 minute project report
presentation is also possible.

b) Demos on work related to the themes of the workshop (see below).

Please email proposals (maximum 1000 words for presentations and 500
words for demos, including aims, methods, main findings and underlying
work, relevance to themes of workshop) by June 22 to Douglas Tudhope
([log in to unmask]). Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the
programme committee and notification of acceptance will be given by
July 16. At least one presentation author needs to register for the
workshop by August 24.

After the workshop, copies of presentations will be made available on
the workshop website. Presentations from the workshop may be
encouraged to be submitted as extended papers for peer reviewed
journal publication.

*Themes* for the 11th NKOS workshop will be:
1) KOS requirements and applications in cultural heritage. Cultural
heritage has been an important application domain for KOS and often a
driver for KOS standards. KOS specific issues within the Europeana
range of projects are also relevant here.

2) Linked data applications of KOS and LOV (Linking and Opening
Vocabularies). We are seeing the recognition that the different types
of KOS can act as hubs within linked data networks. Reports of
practical experience are particularly welcome.

Further timely presentations/demonstrations could be selected from the
following topics:

3) Management and integration of multiple vocabulary types, such as
classification systems, thesauri, terminologies, synonym rings etc.
Typologies and spectra of KOS. KOS Registries.
4) SKOS extensions. What extensions to SKOS would be needed to cover
advanced mapping and vocabulary integration, additional KOS types and
other actual requirements?

KOS applications are a regular and important part of NKOS workshops.
Example topics include:
5) KOS in e-Research metadata contexts. The intersection between
research data, KOS and Semantic web.
6) Social tagging. What is the role of social tagging and informal
knowledge structures versus established KOS? (How) can tagging be
guided and informed by KOS? The possible contribution of social
tagging and informal knowledge structures to constructing  /
augmenting established KOS. Implications for social search.
7) Users interaction with KOS in the online environment, visualisation issues.
8) Quality issues in web-based KOS. How to identify and detect
shortcomings in data quality and what to do to improve KOS on the web?
 Issues concerning large metadata sets. Version management.
9) KOS and learning. What is required to use KOS effectively to convey
meaning, to assist users to express their information needs to assist
in sensemaking and learning?
10) Multilingual and Interdisciplinary KOS applications and tools.
11) Specific domains, such as environmental, medical, new application
contexts, etc.

Other NKOS topics can also be proposed. For inspiration, please visit
the NKOS network website at:

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