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*NKOS Workshop: Second Call for Presentations and Demos*
*The 16th European NKOS workshop will take place on Saturday 15th October
as part of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata
Applications 2016 (DC 2016) in Copenhagen, Denmark.*
*:: Submission deadline:* Friday, 8 July 2016 *(now extended!)*
*:: Notification of acceptance:* Tuesday, 16th August 2016
*:: Email proposal submissions to:* [log in to unmask]
*:: Additional Workshop information:*
*:: DC-2016 Conference website:*
*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
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) to Koraljka Golub (
[log in to unmask]). Proposals will be peer-reviewed by the program
committee. At least one presentation author needs to register for the
workshop (this is a strict requirement).
*Themes for the 16th NKOS workshop will be:*
(1) KOS Alignment. KOS alignment or terminology mapping plays a vital role
in NKOS for many years. This year we want to sort out the needs (use cases)
of KOS alignments in the new environment of Linked Open Data. We plan to
collect methodologies, best practices, guidelines and tools. This includes
manual and automatic alignments.
(2) KOS Linked Open Data. Recent years have seen an increasing trend to
publication of KOS as Linked Data vocabularies. We need discussion of
practical initiatives to link between congruent vocabularies and provide
effective web services and APIs so that applications can build upon them.
(3) Subject metadata for research data. With increasing recognition of the
need to manage research data as part of universities research output,
subject metadata represent particular challenges that need to be addressed
from theoretical as well as practical perspectives. We plan to discuss
existing issues, especially in terms of interoperability across disciplines
as well as applications, and strive towards establishment of best practices
*Further timely presentations/demonstrations will be selected from the
following topics in the CfP:*
(4) KOS-based recommender systems. The suggestion of the right meaningful
concepts is a mission critical phase for searchers in modern DL.
(5) Meaningful Concept Display and Meaningful Visualization of KOS.
(6) Standards developments.
(7) Evaluation of KOS-based systems – methods and practical experience.
*KOS applications are a regular and important part of NKOS workshops.
Example topics include:*
(8) KOS in e-Research metadata contexts - intersection between research
data, KOS, Semantic web.
(9) 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?
(10) Users interaction with KOS in the online environment.
(11) KOS and learning. What is required to use KOS effectively to convey
meaning, to assist users to express their information needs to assist in
sense making and learning?
(12) Multilingual and Interdisciplinary KOS applications and tools.
(13) Specific domains, such as environmental, medical, new application
After the workshop, copies of both proposals and presentations will be made
available on both the workshop website and the DC-2016 conference website.
Submissions are subject to the DCMI copyright provisions (
Presentations from the workshop may be encouraged to be submitted as
extended papers for a peer reviewed journal publication.
*NKOS workshop organizing committee*
*:: Koraljka Golub* (primary contact), Department of Library and
Information Science, School of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and
Humanities, Linnaeus University | 351 95 Växjö | Sweden | Tel: +46 (0) 470
70 8909 | Fax: +46 (0) 470 751888 | E-mail: [log in to unmask] |
*:: Joacim Hansson*, Department of Library and Information Science, School
of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Linnaeus University,
*:: Maria Johnsson*, Section of Scholarly Communication, Lund University
Library, Lund University, Sweden
*:: Monica Lassi*, Section of Scholarly Communication, Lund University
Library, Lund University, Sweden
*:: Douglas Tudhope*, Hypermedia Research Group Faculty of Computing,
Engineering and Science University of South Wales, United Kingdom