Thursday, 8 November 2012

CFP: International UDC Seminar 2013, The Hague, 24-25 October

Classification & Visualization: Interfaces to Knowledge
VENUE: The Hague, National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek)
DATE: 24-25 October 2013

Bibliographic or documentary classifications are the oldest 'interfaces' to the world of information and knowledge. They provide a meaningful display of concepts and their relationships in a visual and an understandable way, enabling linear ordering of complex hierarchical structures.

The objective of this conference is to explore cutting edge advances and techniques in the visualization of knowledge across various fields of application and their potential impacts on thinking about developments in the more main stream bibliographic and documentary classifications. 

We invite overviews, illustrations and analysis of approaches to and models of the visualization of knowledge that can help advance the application of documentary and bibliographic classification in information and knowledge discovery. 

We welcome high quality, innovative research contributions from various fields of application including: 
  • visualization of knowledge orders (e.g. scientific taxonomies, Wikipedia) 
  • visualization of collection content, large datasets
  • visualization of knowledge classifications for the purpose of managing the classifications and working with them 
  • visualization of knowledge to support interactive searching, users browsing behaviour (IR) and classification as an aid to information navigation

Specific topics may include:

  1. Issues and challenges in visualization of conceptual structures and knowledge in general (e.g. development of knowledge over time, shift in knowledge structures (dynamic knowledge), interactions between knowledge structures, socio-cultural issues, technical challenges (incl. animation, simulation)
  2. Knowledge visualization models and metaphors: theory, methods, overviews, analysis 
  3. Visualization of classification in: information searching and browsing (e.g. search expansion, result display); visualization of knowledge in relation to user information needs
  4. Presentation and visualization related to specific types of knowledge classification structure (e.g. faceted and enumerative hierarchies, polyhierarchical and/or aspect classifications etc.) 
  5. Classification as an aid in presenting and navigating large datasets, or providing an overview of collection content for resource discovery or management purposes 
  6. Visualization as an aid to cross-collection, cross-language, cross-vocabulary knowledge browsing 
  7. Relationships between classification data formats and classification visualization 
We will accept two kinds of contributions: conference papers and posters. Authors should submit a paper proposal in the form of an extended abstract (1000-1200 words including references for papers and 500-600 words for posters). The submission form is provided on the conference website. 

Conference proceedings will be published by Ergon Verlag and will be distributed at the conference. 

    15 Jan 2013 Paper proposal submission deadline
    15 Feb 2013 Notification of acceptance 
    15 Apr 2013 Paper submission 

ORGANIZER: Classification & Visualization is the fourth biennial conference in a series of International UDC Seminars organized by the UDC Consortium (UDCC) and hosted by Koninklijke Bibliotheek (The National Library of Netherlands). UDCC is a not-for-profit organization, based in The Hague, established to maintain and distribute the Universal Decimal Classification and to support its use and development. UDC is one of the most widely used knowledge organization systems in the bibliographic domain.