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7th ISKO-Spain Conference
The human dimension of knowledge organisation
Barcelona 6-8 July 2005

The focus of the 7th ISKO-Spain Conference is on orienting users of
systems and applications of information organisation and retrieval in
companies, public administration, archives and document centres, portals
or internet services, databases and digital libraries.

Knowledge organization has traditionally been centred on representational
objects -texts, images and documents in general- or on computer systems
that facilitate information retrieval.  It is ever more apparent that
there is a need to take into consideration the cognitive, physical, and
affective characteristics of different types of people when designing
applications.  Currently, with the availability of personalized systems
that facilitate the interaction between persons and organisation systems,
questions are being asked such as:

-How to improve universal access to information?
-How to obtain maximum performance from the management of knowledge in
-How to incorporate users into the design cycles of knowledge organization
-How to respond to differences (social, cultural, etc.) of the users of these systems?


. Theoretical base of knowledge organization: what it contributes to
understanding the context of human perception; linguistic, social and
cultural bases; and structures for representing knowledge.

. Design centred on the user of knowledge organization systems:
management of content in different systems; usability, personalization,
interoperability and multilingualism; design models based on artificial
intelligence and natural language processing; its evaluation.

. Users and use of knowledge organization systems: search behaviour and
the social use of Internet; training and competence in information
handling;  accessibility and the digital divide between different sectors
of society; detecting needs for accessing web-based contents and
electronic training for the disabled.

. Applications of knowledge organization systems: the market for knowledge
organization systems; content classification systems (categories and
taxonomies of web sites); intermediaries, disintermediation and
re-intermediation;  ethical aspects.


Authors have to present an abstract of their work -either oral
presentations or posters- that will be reviewed by an evaluation committee
as to timeliness, interest and originality.

Abstracts of presentations should be at least 700 words long. They should
include: title, objectives and the premise of the work, methodology
followed, conclusions arrived at and, if relevant, references to 3 works
used as a bibliography. The length foreseen for the presentation, not to
exceed 20 minutes, should also be indicated.

Abstracts of posters should be 500 words long and include titles,
objectives, conclusions and a formal description of the poster.

In all cases the name and address (post and electronic) with the contact's
telephone should be provided for each presenter.

Abstracts should be sent by e-mail in MS Word or another compatible format
to Acceptance of the abstract of a presentation requires
the tacit commitment that at least one of the authors will be present
to make the presentation during the congress.

The working languages of the conference will be Catalan, Spanish and the
English although works may be submitted in other languages.


Additional contact information:

7th ISKO-Spain Conference
Technical Secretariat of the Conference
Departament de Biblioteconomia i Documentació de la Universitat de
Barcelona Edifici UB-Sants
Melcior de Palau, 140
08014 Barcelona, SPAIN
Tel. (34) 93 403 57 67
Fax (34) 93 403 57 72