The ISKO UK 2019 Conference will include the first UK Case Study Café developed in partnership with ISKO Singapore and the Innovations in Knowledge Organisation Conference (IKO). The IKO Case Study Café offers an interactive session where conference participants can choose to explore case studies of their choice through a series of in-depth round table discussions. This high energy format offers a chance to explore the aspects of cases that are of most interest to participants.

Case study topics already confirmed for the Case Study Café at ISKO UK 2019 include:



Using Knowledge Graphs to Model Standards and Business Processes in the Test and Inspection Industry Ian Davis SGS
How Not to Implement Taxonomy and Search in O365 - A Disaster Story Agnes Molnar Search Explained
Improving Search and Findability Through Information Architecture, Governance and Taxonomy Cecilie Rask Danish National Police
Using Distributed Ledgers (AKA Blockchain) for Trusted Exchange of Commercially Valuable Information Across a Defence Consortium Marcus Ralphs Byzgen Limited
Cochrane: Using Linked Data Micrographs to Power Clinical Evidence Discovery, Meta-analysis and Interoperability Julian Everett Data Language
John Wiley: Developing a Molecular Biology Taxonomy as a Non SME Niké Brown John Wiley
Beyond Posting Counts: Giving Taxonomists a 360 Degree View of How Concepts are Being Applied to Content
David Clarke Synaptica
Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International: How a Single Knowledge Organisation Framework Can Integrate Different Platforms and Activities Anton Doroszenko CABI

The call for case studies and suggested topics is at: https://www.ikoconference.org/iko-2019.html

  The full conference programme is available to view at http://www.iskouk2019.org/Prd1.html  
  The case study cafe is an interactive session where participants can choose to explore case studies of their choice in some depth in a series of round table discussions. The structure of this session is as follows:  
  1. Presenters complete an outline of the case study in advance to a template (download template here) which is made available to participants in advance of the conference.Participants can start to plan which cases they are most interested in (they will be able to attend 3 case discussions out of 8). 

2. Each presenter has a 5 minute “pitch” to the plenary audience about the key features and learning points from their case study.Participants will decide which case discussions to attend.

3. The case presenters then host 3 x 30 minute round table discussions exploring aspects of their case - this is meant to be a dialogue led by the questions of the people who choose to attend that table discussion, not a presentation.Participants will change case tables between rounds.

  The Innovations in Knowledge Organisation Conference (IKO) was started in 2015 by three thought leaders and practitioners in knowledge organisation: Dave Clarke, Patrick Lambe and Maish Nichani.

IKO focuses on practical and innovative approaches to knowledge organisation, not just the theoretical aspects. It is an intensely practical and interactive conference, centered on the “case study café” approach. Clarke, Lambe and Nichani went on to establish the Singapore Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organisation (ISKO Singapore) which runs monthly sharing and networking events and supports the IKO Conference. Since its founding, IKO events have been held in Singapore and Chennai, and in 2019, will be held in London and Singapore. Further information on the IKO Conference is at https://www.ikoconference.org.