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Call for Papers: 16th International ISKO Conference (ISKO 2020): Knowledge Organization at the Interface

The conference will take place at Aalborg University, Department of Communication and Psychology, under the theme Knowledge organization at the interface.


The conference explores the connected themes of knowledge organization systems and their role in knowledge organization, knowledge sharing, and information searching. The conference will consider practical solutions as well as the theory behind the design, development and implementation of knowledge organizing systems, ranging from controlled vocabularies, classification systems, metadata schemas through to ontologies and taxonomies.


Topics include:

  • Knowledge organization across domains, media and technologies

  • Knowledge organization as understanding and communication

  • Knowledge organization as a driver for development and change


We welcome proposals for full papers, short papers, posters, round table discussions, and workshops. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.


More information at

We look forward to welcoming the KO community to Aalborg, Denmark.


Marianne Lykke (chair)

Tanja Svarre (Co-chair)

Mette Skov (Co-chair)


Key Dates

Deadline for submission of abstract for first review: October 15th, 2019

Notification for acceptance of abstracts for further development: October 25th, 2019

Deadline for submission of full papers, short papers or poster for final review: February 1st, 2020

Notification for acceptance of full papers, short papers, and posters: March 6th, 2020


Deadline for submission of round table discussions and workshop proposal: February 1st, 2020

Notification for acceptance of round table discussions and workshop proposal: March 6th, 2020

Call for Submissions