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Call for Participation (NASKO 2013)
Transition Cultures, Transition KO: Evolving Exploration, Critical Reflection, and Practical Work
C/US invites submissions of abstracts for its Fourth North American
Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2013) to be held June 13-14,
2013, in Milwaukee, WI, USA.
Conference Venue: Continuing Education Center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Conference Dates: June 13-14, 2013
Deadline for Proposals: January 31, 2013
essence of Transition is in its name. It describes the era of change
we are all living in. The Transition idea is about us all being an
engaged, active part of that change." --Transition Towns Movement
is a grassroots movement that pulls on
communities to improve local and global conditions in a sustainable
way. Similarly, the KO community contributes to the greater good both
locally within our own institutions and globally through interoperable
systems, standards, and technologies. In the spirit of transition, the
Fourth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2013)
conference invites participants to come together to forge and strengthen
the connections that will shape the future of knowledge organization.
for research papers, position papers, posters, unconference topics and a
doctoral symposium are welcomed. Acceptable languages for conference
submissions include English, French or Spanish. Graduate students are
especially encouraged to submit proposals.
Topics to explore include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Theory of KO
• History of
• Legacy and emerging KOSs
• Epistemological status of KO
• Domain Analysis approach to KO
• New challenges in teaching KO
• KO research sustainability
• The future of KO
• Sociocultural studies of KO
and Position Papers: Proposals should include a title and be no more
than 1500 words long. Proposals should situate themselves within the
extant literature of knowledge organization, and have a clearly
articulated theoretical grounding and methodology. Those that report on
completed or ongoing work will be given preference. Diverse perspectives
and methodologies are welcome.
Posters: Proposals should
include a title and be no more than 650 words long.
Sessions: Proposals of topics for sessions driven by attendees. The
unconference will include 30-minute breakout sessions with two or three
topics per session, depending on attendance. The proponents of the
topics selected will be hosting the session and deliver a final
Doctoral Symposium: This is an opportunity for
doctoral students to discuss their research in progress in a 15-minute
presentation. Proposals should consist of a 500-word abstract with
citations (citations not included in word count) and a one-page CV.
Students will also have the opportunity to attend a general advising
session to discuss their CVs, service commitments, and how to approach
the job market.
Proposals should include the
name(s) of the author(s), their complete mailing and e-mail addresses,
and their telephone and fax numbers. Please send proposals
in Word or .rtf format to [log in to unmask]
All accepted papers will be published online. The papers most
highly-ranked during the peer-review process will, with permission of
the authors, be published, in full, in a future issue of Knowledge
January 31, 2013: Submission deadline.
March 8, 2013: Notification to authors.
May 8, 2013: Final copy submission.
Bursaries for students
C/US will offer a limited number of bursaries for students presenting
at the conference. Application guidelines will appear on the ISKO C/US
website later this year:
Cristina Pattuelli, Pratt Institute, New York
Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Richard Smiraglia, University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee
Hur-Li Lee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee
See website for details: http://iskocus.org/nasko2013.php