Since its creation in 1996, the French chapter of ISKO has been grappling with knowledge
organization issues. This topic has been dealt with from different angles: knowledge organization
structures, tools for mediation, forms and mechanisms for knowledge sharing. Given that issues are at
the center of information production and access as well as knowledge dissemination, the 8th edition of
the ISKO-France conference aims to focus specifically on the issue of stability and dynamism in the
concepts and paradigms underlying knowledge organization research.
Access to information and thereby to knowledge is an important social, political, cultural and
economic stake. This demands that we take a reflexive look at the theories, paradigms and concepts
underlying the organization, the circulation of information and knowledge. The past years have
witnessed an increase in the potentials of information technology. New socio-technical practices have
emerged. Ten years after the International ISKO conference organized by Faculty of Information
Studies at the University of Toronto on this very theme, the French chapter of ISKO, convinced of the
importance of this theme proposes to revisit it. This 2011 edition aims in particular to examine the
mutations that modes and structures of knowledge organization may have undergone in the face of
technological advances driven by the Web, especially by the Social Web. Conversely, we also seek to
ascertain which modes and structures have resisted the technological upheaval induced by the Web.
What are the reasons for their stability or dynamism? What is the impact of the societal mutations
induced by the penetration of the Web in every aspect of scientific and professional activity on modes
of knowledge organization and on modalities for the production and circulation of knowledge? What
is or will be the impact of the so-called “Semantic Web” on knowledge organization research? What
repercussions may we expect on models, structures and knowledge representation modes? Are we in
the face of an evolution or a revolution, a break-off or continuity?
The 8th Biennal Conference of the French ISKO Chapter seeks contributions on these questions.
Papers should report original work not published elsewhere or under review elsewhere at the time of
submission. Submissions can report either theoretical work linked to stability or dynamism of
theories, concepts and paradigms in KO or focus on applications but with an emphasis to highlight
the theoretical and epistemological underpinnings of the practical work.
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