IKO 2017 Chennai - Advances in Knowledge Organisation
2017 Programme Highlights Include:
The Innovations in Knowledge Organisation Conference (IKO) was founded in Singapore in 2015. It is organised by ISKO Singapore and curated by Patrick Lambe, Maish Nichani and Dave Clarke. It will take place as a practice-focused day immediately prior to the International Conference on Knowledge Organization, Library & Information Management (co-organised by ISKO India) to be held in Chennai, India October 23-25 2017, in celebration of S.R. Ranganathan's 125th birthday. Registrations for IKO 2017 will also give you access to the main conference.
IKO 2017 will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India on 23 October 2017.
IKO 2017 will continue its focus on in-depth explorations of innovative knowledge organisation practices and applications in a case study format. The programme for the day will be as follows:
9.30am IKO 2017 opening keynote (plenary)
Developing a Knowledge Organisation Community Response to the Post-Truth Information Age
David Clarke, FRSA
In 2016 the Oxford English Dictionary chose ‘post-truth’ as word of the year. Their decision was based on the proliferation of fake news stories and misinformation that accompanied both the US national election and the British EU referendum. On Earth Day in April 2017 thousands of people gathered in London for a March for Science, protesting the negative impact of post-truth culture and politics on science, research and education. How can the Knowledge Organization community engage with and respond to these issues? In this session, David Clarke will describe the problem space and comment on the issues from the perspective of knowledge organisation and information science. The session will conclude with 30 minutes for audience participation, including a discussion about how the KO community can get involved and contribute ideas for solutions.
10.55am Networking Break
11.15am IKO case studies - opening pitches for five case studies (plenary)
Maish Nichani (ISKO Singapore)
“Making Search Conversational: From Queries and Results Pages to Dynamic Conversations”
Patrick Lambe (ISKO Singapore)
“Developing Faceted Taxonomies from Knowledge Maps: A Case Study”
Rajesh Menon (Pingar)
“Proof of Concept Testing for Autoclassification: the Critical Step to Success”
Senthilvel Palanivelu, M.S. Muralidharan, S. Rajamani (SCOPE)
“Using Hybrid Machine+SME Methods to Develop a Faceted Taxonomy to Improve Search Effectiveness on a Large Corpus”
David Clarke (Synaptica)
“OASIS: Constructing knowledge bases around high resolution images using ontologies and Linked Data”
1.00pm Case Study Café Round 1 - in-depth table discussions of 5 cases (35 minutes)
1.35pm Case Study Café Round 2 - in-depth table discussions of 5 cases (35 minutes)
2.10pm Case Study Café Round 3 - in-depth table discussions of 5 cases (35 minutes)
2.45pm Networking Break
3.05pm Table discussion followed by panel discussion - questions and issues for the panel
3.55pm IKO 2017 summary and closing address - Patrick Lambe, David Clarke, Maish Nichani
4.15pm Move to ICKOIM 2017 inaugural session, keynote and cultural programme
REGISTRATION AND VENUE INFORMATION
Registration is via the main ICKOIM Conference website. Registration for the IKO Conference day gives you automatic registration to the ICKOIM Conference. When you register, please indicate your intention to participate in IKO 2017.
Places are limited to 50 participants for IKO Chennai, on a first-come first-served basis. Register at the above link to secure your place!
The conference will be held at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
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