The 7th biennial ISKO UK Conference
"Knowledge Organization in Exceptional Times: How KO helps people, organizations and societies to adapt to change"

The conference will take place online between 12-16 July 2021. If circumstances allow there will be a series of physical satellite events to encourage networking.

Call for Papers

We are inviting presentations and/or papers discussing both theoretical and practical aspects of the KO-based solutions or encouraging applications from researchers, practitioners and suppliers of innovative products in the knowledge organization domain. At this stage all we need is an abstract of 300-500 words. Closing date for submissions is 1 March. To learn more about conference topics and submission guidelines see Call for Papers at EasyChair.

  • The conference fee will be waived for one speaker per submission. More details to follow. 


There are many challenges and opportunities during periods of dramatic change. These can be brought about by pandemics, political change, conflicts, social unrest or technological innovation. They all have a disruptive effect which can present major challenges or provide new opportunities.

Knowledge Organization can help society respond to changing times, whether it is by providing a framework for Artificial Intelligence systems, improving access to education, or simply supporting general access to information from wherever we are and whenever we need it. Knowledge organization underpins diverse applications such as knowledge management, information architecture and knowledge graph technology.

This conference will explore the role of knowledge organization in helping people, organization and societies to adapt to change.

Closing dates for papers

Abstracts: 1  Mar 2021
Notifications: 30 Apr 2021
Submissions: 15 Jun 2021


Programme Committee

  • David Haynes (Chair), Edinburgh Napier University (UK)
  • Helen Challinor, Department for Education (UK)
  • Tanja Svarre, Aalborg University, (Denmark)
  • Judi Vernau, Metataxis Ltd (UK)

Organization Committee

  • Niké Brown
  • Sylvie Davies
  • Aida Slavic
  • Dave Watkins

The UK Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization


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