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ASIS SIG Classification Research Workshop

Initial abstract due April 1, 2000
Full paper for abstracts selected due June 1,2000
Idea Mart submissions (emerging ideas for discussion,1-2 pages) due July 1,

                  Classification for User Support and Learning

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Chicago, IL
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                      Call for Papers and Idea Mart Submissions

The American Society for Information Science Special Interest Group on
Classification Research (ASIS SIG/CR) invites submissions for the 11th ASIS
Classification Research Workshop to be held at the 63rd Annual Meeting of
ASIS, November 13-16, 2000 in Chicago, IL.


We seek theoretical and applied papers that advance the thinking about
classification and ontologies with a non-exclusive focus on the use of these
tools for user support and learning in a wide range of application domains
such as mathematics, education and e-commerce. We seek submissions from all
disciplines concerned with classification and ontologies.

In addition to the paper sessions, the workshop will include an "idea mart"
which will provide an opportunity for informal presentation and small-group
discussion of emerging ideas, research topics and proposals, and prototypes of
innovative systems. Potential idea mart presenters need to submit a 1-2 page
description of their topic suitable for inclusion in the
pre-proceedings.  Among other things, this is a good opportunity for
doctoral students to explore a topic.

The workshop emphasizes both presentation and discussion of ideas.
Participants are strongly encouraged to collaborate not only through
presentations and reactions to presentations but also with proactive
contributions as per the workshop guidelines that will be posted at the ASIS
web site.

TOPICS (examples)

Knowledge organization schemas for complex information systems, such as the
Web as a whole, the NSF-sponsored National SMETE (Science, Mathematics,
Engineering, and Technology Education) Digital Library, or e-commerce.

Knowledge organization for intelligent information retrieval and question
answering to better support users.

Knowledge organization for natural language processing, information
extraction, summarization, or machine translation.

Knowledge organization systems as knowledge bases in their own right providing
the information sought by the user.

End-user interactions with knowledge organization systems - visualization and
browsing to assist in information needs clarification and query formulation.

Concept maps in education, collaboration and information system navigation.

Tools methodologies and frameworks for assisting users in constructing their
own knowledge organization systems.

Distributed development of knowledge organization systems.

Evaluating ontologies and knowledge organization systems - notions of
completeness, accuracy and reliability.

Evolution of knowledge schemas - conflict management, versioning and automatic

Ontologies and interlingua.


Those interested in presenting are invited to first submit an extended
abstract by April 1, 2000. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed for
acceptance. Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to submit a full
version of their paper (June 1, 2000) which will also be refereed for
inclusion in the workshop proceedings. Authors of full research papers are
expected to attend the workshop. The program committee will assist authors in
preparing the final version of their paper.

Accepted papers will be published in:
Advances in Classification Research Vol. 11: Proceedings of the 11th ASIS
SIG/CR Classification Research Workshop.


Padmini Srinivasan, The University of Iowa (SIG/CR Chair)
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Barbara Kwasnik, Syracuse University  [log in to unmask]
Dagobert Soergel, University of Maryland  [log in to unmask]

Program Committee

Hanne Albrechtsen, Royal School of Library and Information Science
Raya Fidel, University of Washington
Corinne Jorgensen, University of Buffalo
Eduard Hovy, USC Information Sciences Institute
Susanne Humphrey, National Library of Medicine
Fritz Lehman, Cycorp
Paul Solomon, University of North Carolina
Miguel Ruiz, TextWise, Syracuse
Diane Vizine-Goetz, OCLC (Online Computer Library Center)

For more information visit

Dagobert Soergel
College of Library and Information Services
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4345
           301-405-2037   Fax 301-314-9145
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