ISKO 2019 Conference 15/16 July

ISKO UK holds a biennial conference that is always worth attending. The 2019 Conference takes place at the Department of Library and Information Science, University of London, which may be better known to many as ‘City University’. The Department is sponsoring the event along with Synaptica. One element of ISKO UK conferences is that they are always at the leading edge of what is going on. This year there is a strong focus on what might be called applied Artificial Intelligence.

The overall theme is the Human Position in an Artificial World. In total there are 25 papers, many in parallel sessions. Among the session titles are AI and Taxonomies, Creativity, Ethics, and AI, Knowledge Organisation and Retrieval. There is also a session of short case studies, a poster session and good opportunities to ask questions and contribute to debates.

The opening keynoter is Jem Rayfield, Chief Solution Architect at Ontotext and on the second day the keynote is given by Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity at the Cass Business School of City, University of London, and Director of its Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice.

If you can’t make the conference you might well want to consider becoming a member of ISKO UK. Annual membership is just £55. (From the Editor)

About Martin White
Martin White

Martin is an information scientist and the author of Making Search Work and Enterprise Search. He has been involved with optimising search applications since the mid-1970s and has worked on search projects in both Europe and North America. Since 2002 he has been a Visiting Professor at the Information School, University of Sheffield and is currently working on developing new approaches to search evaluation.

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