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2023 Vocabulary Symposium: FAIR Vocabularies for All

Spanning research, government and industry, this 2-day hybrid event will offer opportunities to discuss approaches to using, developing, publishing and maintaining vocabularies.
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About the Event

Following on from the success of the 2022 Vocabulary Symposium, the ARDC invites you to the 2023 Vocabulary Symposium on 14 and 15 November 2023.

This is a 2-day hybrid event bringing together people from domains across disciplines spanning research, government and industry, including those from the ARDC Thematic Research Data Commons. The aim is to communicate and promote approaches to using, developing, publishing and maintaining vocabularies. The event will cover Australian and international initiatives that demonstrate the impact and value of FAIR vocabularies for maximising the reuse value of data within and across domains.


The program for the Symposium is out now. The Symposium will feature keynote presentations from:


The Symposium is led by the ARDC in partnership with:

Call for Abstracts Now Closed

The call for abstracts has now closed. All those who submitted abstracts will be notified of the organisers’ decision. Those whose abstracts are accepted for the Symposium are welcome to deliver their presentation onsite or remotely as a video conference.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in vocabularies is welcome to participate. This includes:

  • informatics people
  • researchers
  • data managers
  • infrastructure providers
  • vocabulary publishers
  • librarians
  • policy developers across research, government and industry.

The event will be of interest to local and international participants.

Recordings and Other Materials

With presenters’ consent, the ARDC has published video recordings of some of the presentation. We have also published the abstracts and presentation slides in the ARDC Zenodo Community under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Materials submitted to Zenodo have received a persistent identifier in the form of a DOI.

Learn More

For more information, please visit the event website.

The ARDC supports the Australian Vocabulary Special Interest Group (AVSIG), formed in 2016 to provide a forum for discussion and activity on the use and creation of controlled vocabularies in research, data, information and collection management. Learn more and join the AVSIG.

Do you have questions about this event? Contact us.