VENUE:     The Hague, National Library of the Netherlands
DATE:         24-25 October 2013

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 impact on 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 classifications 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, user 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 invite two kinds of contributions: conference papers and posters. Paper proposals should be submitted in the form of an extended abstract (1000-1200 words including references for papers and 500-600 words for posters). A 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.