European Networked Knowledge Organization Systems / Services Workshop
Some interesting presentations:
Margherita Sini talked about the FAO's work with OWL (Web Ontology Language) modeling of the multilingual AGROVOC thesaurus and continued steps towards an Agriculture Ontology Service. Advanced solutions are necessary in such a large scale KOS and varied service application. OWL and SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System) seem to offer at least important parts of the knowledge representation required.
Sebastian Ryszard Kruk from the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) in Ireland presented building blocks from several European projects, illustrating the role of ontologies in creating what he calls "Semantic Digital Libraries"
These and other presentations are here.