Upcoming events

    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • London, Canada Water Culture Space

    ISKO UK student grant winner for 2018, Dr Deborah Lee from City, University of London will be discussing the purposes of KO research and ways of categorising these purposes. She used the grant to attend the ISKO 2018 international conference in Porto where she also gave a paper about universality in music classification. She says:

    KO is such a rich field of research for being used for so many purposes, and has such a diverse audience (consultants, LIS professionals, researchers in LIS, researchers outside of LIS etc.). I want to consider how these purposes interrelate with each other, and how they drive forward research in KO. I was especially inspired by one of Rick Szostak's papers in Porto, where he talked about using KO as a pedagogical tool for an undergraduate textbook in world history. This can be used as a starting point for a more general discussion about the idea of the purposes of KO research".

    Come along to a lively and profound presenter and bring your ideas about the role of research along with you for what promises to be a good discussion.

    This Meetup will take place at the Canada Water Culture Space, SE16 7AR just next to the Canada Water tube station on the Jubilee line. The event is free to ISKO UK members and the fee is £5 for non-members (option to pay at the door).

    • 15 Jul 2019
    • 16 Jul 2019
    • City, University of London

      The Human Position in an Artificial World

       Creativity, ethics and AI in knowledge organization

    Excellent international showing in the ISKO UK 2019 Provisional Conference Programme

    ISKO UK 2019 conference ‘The Human Position in an Artificial World: creativity, ethics and AI in knowledge organization’ has an excellent array of leading national and international experts.  The provisional programme has just been published and includes academics and practitioners from Denmark, Brazil, France, Canada, Singapore and China as well as the UK.  Visit the dedicated conference website for further details:

    The sixth biennial ISKO UK conference will be held at City, University of London on 15th and 16th July 2019.  The Conference includes an innovative case study café alongside the formal presentations, posters and industry demonstrations.

    Join the debate about the balance between AI and human intervention in knowledge organization.

    The conference early bird rate is available until 30th April 2019

    • 25 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 26 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Covent Garden, London

    This is an advance notice to:

    Search Solutions, a joint event organized by BCS IRSG (the Information  Retrieval Specialist Group of the Chartered Institiute for IT) together with ISKO UK. It is the premier UK forum for presentation of the latest innovations in search and information retrieval. In contrast with other major industry events, Search Solutions aims to be highly interactive, with attendance strictly limited.

    As usual the event will include a Tutorial Programme, held this year on Monday 25th November.

    Registration is not open yet but details  will be published as they become available on the BCS IRSG event page. ISKO members are eligible for the same discounts as BCS members, and an additional early bird discount applies to booking made before the end of October.


    BCS Office, 1st Floor

    The Davidson Building

    5 Southampton Street

    London, WC2E 7HA

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