Del 20 al 22 de febrero del 2008 se realizará la Conferencia ISKO en Alemania. El tema principal será: "Repositories of knowledge in digital spaces, Accessibility, sustainability, semantic interoperability". Las distintas áreas de incumbecia son:
Ontologies, classifications, topic maps, and the semantic web seem to enhance the usefulness and the usability of online knowledge. The different communities of developers often don't know anything about each other although there might be chances of fruitful cooperation. Ontologies and classifications (UDC, DDC) are a instruments of knowlegde organization and universal views on knowledge structures. Topic maps offer new and user friendly strategies of retrieval. The semantic web seems to be split between promise and reality. Successful applications are therefore of interest.
B. Social tagging
Folksonomies and wikies can be perceived as a way of democratization of knowledge. Nevertheless the producers of this knowledge control the structure of knowledge which is a debatable point. Another one is, whether the sustainability of knowledge can be guaranteed under the circumstances of an anarchic process of knowledge creation. Political questions like these are of interest.
C. Platforms of knowledge
There are several platforms and environments, where online knowledge is used enriching and organizing it for new purposes. Therefore contributions for some of those platforms such as e-learning, e-scholarship, e-publishing are welcome.
D. Applications and projects
Developers of new applications and services are invited to share their knowledge with the participants of the conference. European projects like MINERVA, the European Digital Library etc. try to offer digitized knowledge and are good examples of the development into the direction of global stores of knowledge.