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Call for papers: European DDI User Conference in Lausanne (4-6.12.2017)


The European DDI User Conference (EDDI) 2017 is organized jointly by FORS – Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and IDSC of IZA - International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

The conference, hosted by FORS, will take place on December 5 and 6 and brings together DDI users and professionals from all over Europe and the world.

We are seeking presentations, talks, papers, posters on all things DDI:

  • Case Studies
  • Mature implementations
  • Early Implementations
  • Interplay of DDI with other standards or technologies
  • Projects in early phases in which DDI is under consideration
  • Critiques of DDI

The proposed topics of the conference are:

  • User Needs, Efficient Infrastructures and Improved Quality.
  • Official Statistics.
  • Reusing and Sharing Metadata.
  • Data Harmonization.
  • Incentives to Document Data.
  • Open Data and Linked Open Data.
  • Privacy and Access Control.
  • Metadata versus Data and Related Ethics.
  • Software / Tools.

The DDI: (Data Documentation Initiative) initiative encourages comprehensive description of data for discovery and analysis and supports effective data sharing. More about the DDI initiative

Submit your proposal until September 4, 2017.

More information on the call and how to submit your proposal