10th Conference of the ISKO Spanish Chapter

Ferrol, 30 June – 1 July, 2011






The 10th Congress ISKO-Spain will be devoted to the reflection on the twentieth anniversary of the initiative and creation of the ISKO Spanish Chapter, the scientific organization for knowledge organization in our country, which originates and emanates from the International Society Knowledge Organization born in 1989 that stemmed from the International Classification Society created twenty years before.

This congress aims to tackle our most recent history at the Knowledge Organization in Spain. Therefore, it is necessary to include a historical run through the landmarks that consolidate this discipline in the academic framework, as well as the analysis and reflection of this journey into the research and scientific production. Furthermore, it will acknowledge the observations on the scientific work, deepening into the epistemology and methodology of the Knowledge Organization, and conclude with the current difficulties and future challenges that this complex field must face.

The goal is to celebrate a congress about the Knowledge Organization, but even more to recall how this discipline was shaped, point out the covered path, and discern where the gaze lies ahead.



Call for papers


ISKO Spanish Chapter invites to submit papers for the “10th Conference of the ISKO Spanish Chapter” that will be held in Ferrol (A Coruña), Spain, June 30th – July 1st , 2011, at the University of A Coruña, Faculty of Humanidades – Ferrol Campus.



Within the general subject “20 Years of the ISKO Spanish Chapter”, the topics to be dealt with are the following ones:




·         Epistemology of Knowledge Organization.

·         History of Knowledge Organization in Spain.

·         Analysis of Knowledge Organization Scientific Productivity in Spain.

·         Present and future challenges in a complex discipline field.






1. Types of contribution accepted

The Conference will accept: scientific papers, posters, and proposals for workshops.


All authors interested in submitting an abstract for contribution to the 10th Conference of the ISKO Spanish Chapter should send it to the below e-mail address. These abstracts will be revised by the Conference Scientific Committee.



2. Admission of contributions

The Scientific Committee of the ISKO Spanish Chapter Conference will select the contributions through their revision and evaluation. The criteria to be applied to decide the admission will be related to originality, relevance, clarity, and connection to the topics proposed. Authors should clearly highlight the approach, goals, description and methodology of the work together with their results.


      Important dates


Abstract submission deadline: until December 20, 2010 to the following e-mail:    [log in to unmask]


Notification of provisional acceptance and full text request: January 30, 2011.


Full text submission deadline: until March 30, 2011. This first version will be submitted for approval.


Notification of acceptance, and last version request: until March 10 April, 2011.


3. Submission guidelines

The languages of the Conference will be Spanish, Galician, English, and Portuguese, and abstracts must be between 500 and 1000 words.


The front page should include the following information:

-          10th ISKO Spanish Chapter Conference

-          Ferrol, 30 June-1 July 2011

-          Names of Authors

-          Affiliation

-          Contact details

-          Type of contribution (Paper, Poster, Workshop)

-          Title


The abstract should be included in the next page with no mentioning of the authors’ names or any other kind of identification.


The submission of the proposal should be made by e-mail to the following address: [log in to unmask] (Please, fill in “ISKO” in the field “Matter”). The document format should be Word of RTF; font: Times New Roman; size: 12 pt.; and interlineal spacing: 1.5.


The rules for presentation of the contributions accepted will be published shortly.



Website: http://humanidades.udc.es/index.php/gl/novas/140-congreso-isko


Contact Information

X Congreso de ISKO-España. Secretaría Técnica


Universidade da Coruña

Facultad de Humanidades

C/ Doctor Vázquez Cabrera, s/n
E-15403 FERROL



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