14th International ISKO Conference – Rio de Janeiro, 2016

The São Paulo State University and the ISKO Brazil Chapter has the honor to host the

14th International ISKO Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

September 27-29, 2016


Check the Conference Programme

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The conference will take place at the Fundação Getulio Vargas
First day: Fundação Getulio Vargas – Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium – Praia de Botafogo, 190 – Botafogo – RJ
Second and third days: Fundação Getulio Vargas – Management Building – Rua da Candelária, 6 – Centro – RJ

Main Theme: Knowledge Organization for a sustainable world: challenges and perspectives for cultural, scientific, and technological sharing in a connected society


− to discuss the challenges and perspectives in knowledge organization in relation to cultural diversity
− to verify the state of the art of international research in knowledge organization
− to identify different perspectives of scientific dialog in the international environment of knowledge organization
− to advance discussions on the current epistemological construction, interdisciplinary dialog, technological applications and the social dimension of knowledge organization
− to provide international visibility to KO research


1 The epistemological dimension of knowledge organization (conceptual, historical, and/or methodological bases of KO as well as dialogs at the intersections of disciplines)

2 The applied dimension of knowledge organization (KO models, formats, tools, products, and structures)

3 The social and political dimension of knowledge organization (education and professional practice in KO, ethics in KO, culture and identity in KO, and KO for a sustainable development)

The official language for papers and presentations is English
There will not be simultaneous translation of conferences or communications
Important dates

  • April 27, 2016: Notification of acceptance or rejection


Early Bird (to May 31, 2016)
150 Euro or 651 Reais – ISKO Members or Graduate Students
200 Euro or 868 Reais – Others

Reduced Fees (to June 30, 2016)
200 Euro or 801,60 Reais – ISKO Members or Graduate Students
280 Euro or 1122,24 Reais – Others

Full Fees (from July 01, 2016)
250 Euro or 910 Reais – ISKO Members or Graduate Students
350 Euro or 1274 Reais – Others

Registration fee provides full participation in the conference including registration, conference materials, and the Proceedings (printed and published by the Ergon Verlag), as well as six coffee breaks, three light meals, and a first day closing cocktail.

Fees can be paid through Bank Transfer.

Bank Transfer

Name of the Bank: Banco do Brasil (Code: 001)
Name of the Account: Sociedade ISKO Brasil
Agency: 0287-9
Account Number: 40177-3
IBAN: BR5100000000002870000401773C1
CNPJ: 10.262.169/0001-73

Address of the bank: Praia do Botafogo, 384-A – Bairro: Botafogo – Zip Code: 22.250-040 – Rio de Janeiro – RJ – Brasil – Telephone: +55 21 2559-6900
Address of the recipient – Sociedade ISKO Brasil: Rua Iara Clube, 85 – Bairro: Jardim Maria Izabel – Zip Code: 17515-330 – Marília – SP – Brasil – Telephone: +55 14 3402-1351


Important note

After creating a PayPal Account in order to receive the ISKO conference fees, we received the information below declaring that the current ISKO-Brazil Bank account in Banco do Brasil is not able to receive PayPal transfers. Only Citybank, HSBC, and Santander bank accounts are allowed to pursue those services in Brazil. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience.
Original message in Portuguese: Esta conta bancária não pode ser utilizada para fazer pagamentos com o PayPal. Para fazer pagamentos, adicione uma conta corrente do Banco Citibank S.A., HSBC Bank, e do Banco Santander.

Registration form

Please, complete the ISKO Rio – Registration form and send it as well as the bank transfer receipt enclosed to iskorio2016@gmail.com. Graduate students must send a document testifying the 2016 enrolment. The registration is completed after the final confirmation message from Ms. Andrieli Pachú da Silva.


We suggest the following hotels:

Hotel Copacabana Mar

For special rates, add the code ISKO2016 at the reservation website (i.e., a standard single bed room will cost approximately
R$330, a double bed room will cost approximately R$345). For more information, access: Copacabana Mar

Hotel Novo Mundo

For special rates, contact the Reservation Department by e.mail reservas@hotelnovomundo.com.br or calling 08000 25 3355 (i.e., a standard single bed room will cost approximately R$269, a double bed room will cost approximately R$309). For more information, access: Novo Mundo


For more information, access: Ibis

Hotel Savoy Othon

For more information, access: Savoy Othon

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Organizing Committee


International Scientific Committee Members

Abdelkrim Meziane, Research Centre on Scientific and Technical Information, Algeria
Alan Gilchrist, The Cura Consortium, United Kingdom
Amos David, Université de Lorraine, France
Antonio Luis García Gutiérrez, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Barbara H. Kwasnik, Syracuse University, United States
Blanca Rodríguez Bravo, Universidad de León, Spain
Carlos Cândido de Almeida, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Christian Wartena, Hochschule Hannover, Germany
Claudio Gnoli, Universitá di Pavia, Italy
Clément Arsenault, Université de Montréal, Canada
Dagobert Soergel, University of Buffalo, United States
Daniel Martínez-Ávila, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Elias Sanz Casado, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Emmanuelle Chevry-Pebayle, Université de Strasbourg, France
Fabio Assis Pinho, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Fernanda Ribeiro, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Francisco Javier García Marco, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Heinz Peter Ohly, GESIS – German Social Science Infrastructure Services, Germany
Hur-li Lee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
Isidoro Gil-Leiva, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Jens-Erik Mai, Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark
Johanna W. Smit, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Jonathan Furner, University of California, United States
José Antonio Moreiro-González, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
José Augusto Chaves Guimarães, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Joseph T. Tennis, University of Washington, United States
Juan Carlos Fernández-Molina, University of Granada, Spain
Judi Vernau, Metataxis Ltd, United Kingdom
K. S. Raghavan, PES Institute of Technology, India
Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Lynne Howarth, University of Toronto, Canada
M. P. Satija, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Maja Žumer, University of Ljubljana, Eslovania
Malek Ghenima, Université de la Manouba, Tunisia
Marcia Zeng Lei, Kent State University, United States
Maria Manuel Borges, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Marilda Lopez Ginez de Lara, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Mario Barité, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Michèle Hudon, University of Montréal, Canada
Rebecca Green, The Library of Congress, United States
Renato Rocha Souza, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
Richard Smiraglia, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
Rick Szostak, University of Alberta, Canada
Rosa San Segundo, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
Rosali Fernandez de Souza, Brazilian Institute for Information in Science and Technology, Brazil
Sahbi Sidhom, Université de Lorraine, France
Stella Dextre Clarke, Independent consultant, United Kingdom
Thomas M. Dousa, The University of Chicago Library, United States
Vera Dodebei, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Victor Herrero-Solana, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Widad Mustafa El Hadi, Université de Lille, France
Wieslaw Babik, Jagiellonian University, Poland


E.mail: iskorio2016@gmail.com

Conference Secretary: Suellen Oliveira Milani

Treasurer Support (registration and receipt issues): Andrieli Pachú da Silva

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