New Dimensions in Knowledge Organization Systems
CENDI and the Networked Knowledge Organization Systems Working Group are joining together to hold a workshop on Knowledge Organization Systems. It will be hosted by the World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC on September 11, 2008. The workshop will focus on advances in terminology systems and services. It will cover aspects such as interoperability, mapping, collaborative KOS development, metadata for terminology and terminology resources, registries and standards. The Knowledge Organization Systems will cover a wide range from authority files to formal ontologies. Speakers will represent government, academic and commercial organizations from a variety of disciplines including agriculture, the environment and biomedicine.
NKOS (http://nkos.slis.kent.edu/) is a community of more than 100 practitioners from more than 10 countries who are interested in the use of knowledge organization systems in networked environments. This is the eighth workshop on KOS related topics sponsored by NKOS since 1998.
CENDI (www.cendi.gov) is an interagency working group of senior scientific and technical information managers from 13 U.S. federal agencies. CENDI’s mission is to help improve the productivity of federal science- and technology-based programs through effective scientific, technical, and related information-support systems.