Events at Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics

DDI has a strong relationship to an internationally renowned informatics center in Germany, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Institute for Informatics, Wadern. Since 2007, 22 DDI expert and training workshops have been held in this extraordinary venue. 

The venue and its advantages

Everything at Dagstuhl is designed to support communication between participants. The remote location encourages participants to focus on the work without interruptions, enabling intensive discussion and triggering new ideas. The seminar and break-out rooms are comfortable and conveniently located and bring people together for large and small meetings. Because participants stay for the week, they can work together through the day and continue in the evening if desired, but they can also take advantage of other social activities into the evening, such as ping-pong, billiards, or discussions in the wine cellar. Building relationships in this way results in more efficient communication and higher quality interactions overall, leading to enhanced productivity and good outcomes.

Combining training and expert workshops in sequence at the same location supports the process of building a community of qualified DDI users and specification developers. Often DDI users eventually become active contributors to further development. This is especially important for DDI as a community-driven standard. The DDI expert workshops have been supported and organized by the DDI Alliance and its members; GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences; the Open Data Foundation; and the University of Minnesota Population Center. Training workshops (also the two workshops on Semantic Statistics in 2011/2012) were organized by GESIS.

Resulting public papers and specifications are listed below in connection with the related events.

DDI Moving Forward – Model-based DDI

Semantic Statistics

Longitudinal Data Best Practices

Advanced Topics

Intensive Training

DDI Moving Forward – Model-based DDI

Developing the DDI model is one of the strategic priorities of the DDI Alliance. The Alliance began work on a model-based DDI in October 2012 in a workshop at Schloss Dagstuhl and is continuing this work in subsequent workshops at the same venue and at other places. A summary describes the Moving Forward process. The DDI Collaboration Wiki provides all related documents. The model is now in draft development release.

Expert Workshops

DDI Moving Forward: Integration of Core Components / DDI-based Infrastructure Vision

October 23-27, 2017 – Dagstuhl Event 17433

Participation

The workshop was attended by 22 people from 18 institutions in 8 countries.

Resulting work

DDI Moving Forward: Production Framework and Bindings

October 16-20, 2017 – Dagstuhl Event 17423

Participation

The workshop was attended by 16 people from 9 institutions in 5 countries.

Resulting work

Moving Forward: Improvement and Refinement of Selected Areas

October 24-28, 2016 – Dagstuhl Event 16433

Participation

The workshop was attended by 24 people from 15 institutions in 6 countries.

Resulting work

Moving Forward: Facilitating Interoperability and Collaboration with Other Metadata Standards

October 17-21, 2016 – Dagstuhl Event 16423

Participation

The workshop was attended by 20 people from 19 institutions in 7 countries.

Resulting work

Moving Forward: Facilitating Interoperability and Collaboration with Other Metadata Standards

October 18-23, 2015 – Dagstuhl Event 15433

Participation

The workshop was attended by 22 people from 22 institutions in 8 countries.

Resulting work

DDI Lifecycle: Moving Forward

October 19-24, 2014 – Dagstuhl Event 14422

Participation

The workshop was attended by 25 people from 22 institutions in 7 countries.

Resulting work
  • Report on workshop.
  • Working documents on workshop page of the DDI Alliance wiki.
  • Paper on “DDI and Enhanced Data Citation” accepted for publication in the journal IASSIST Quarterly.

DDI Lifecycle: Moving Forward

October 27-November 1, 2013 – Dagstuhl Event 13442

Participation

The workshop was attended by 22 people from 16 institutions in 8 countries.

Resulting work
  • Produced the first classes which eventually went into the capturing platform (Drupal site) for the DDI4 model.

DDI Lifecycle: Moving Forward

October 21-26, 2012 – Dagstuhl Event 12432

Participation

The workshop was attended by 22 people from 18 institutions in 8 countries.

Resulting work

Semantic Statistics

Expert Workshops

Semantic Statistics for Social, Behavioural, and Economic Sciences: Leveraging the DDI Model for the Linked Data Web

October 14-19, 2012 – Dagstuhl Event 12422

Participation

The workshop was attended by 14 people from 12 institutions in 5 countries.

Resulting work

Semantic Statistics for Social, Behavioural, and Economic Sciences: Leveraging the DDI Model for the Web

September 11-16, 2011 – Dagstuhl Event 11372

Participation

The workshop was attended by 19 people from 16 institutions in 9 countries.

Resulting work

Longitudinal Data Best Practices

Expert Workshops

The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Standard: Managing Metadata for Longitudinal Data – Best Practices

September 18-23, 2011 – Dagstuhl Event 11382

Participation

The workshop was attended by 20 people from 17 institutions in 7 countries.

Resulting work

DDI: Managing Metadata for Longitudinal Data – Best Practices

October 17-22, 2010 – Dagstuhl Event 10422

Participation

The workshop was attended by 24 people from 21 institutions in 7 countries.

Resulting work

Advanced Topics

Expert Workshops

The Data Documentation Initiative [DDI] XML Standard: Workshop on Implementation of DDI3 – Advanced Topics

November 1-6, 2009 – Dagstuhl Event 09452

Participation

The workshop was attended by 20 people from 16 institutions in 9 countries.

Resulting work
  • 7 papers on DDI use cases published in the DDI Alliance Working Paper Series.

The Data Documentation Initiative [DDI] XML Standard: Working Meeting on Advanced Topics in Usability and Interoperability

November 9-14, 2008 – Dagstuhl Event 08462

Participation

The workshop was attended by 25 people from 20 institutions in 7 countries.

Resulting work

Further Development of the Data Documentation Initiative [DDI] XML Standard: Technical Implementation Committee Meeting

October 28 - November 1, 2007 – Dagstuhl Event 07442

Participation

The workshop was attended by 6 people from 6 institutions in 3 countries.

Resulting work
  • The final version of the specification DDI Lifecycle 3.0 was subject of this meeting. This was the first version of the new DDI Lifecycle.

Intensive Training

This intensive training workshops series is organized by GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.

DDI: Facilitating Process and Metadata-Driven Automation in the Social, Economic, and Behavioural Sciences with the Data Documentation Initiative

October 11-16, 2015 – Dagstuhl Event 15423

Participation

The workshop was attended by 15 people from 11 institutions in 6 countries.

DDI: Facilitating Process and Metadata-Driven Automation in the Social, Economic, and Behavioural Sciences with the Data Documentation Initiative

October 12-17, 2014 – Dagstuhl Event 14422

Participation

The workshop was attended by 25 people from 18 institutions in 12 countries.

Facilitating Process and Metadata-Driven Automation in the Social, Economic, and Behavioural Sciences with the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)

October 20-25, 2013 – Dagstuhl Event 13432

Participation

The workshop was attended by 21 people from 16 institutions in 8 countries.

The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) XML Standard: Using DDI 3 to Support Production, Management, Dissemination, and Preservation Systems for Data in the Social Sciences and Economics

October 24-29, 2010 – Dagstuhl Event 10432

Participation

The workshop was attended by 16 people from 11 institutions in 8 countries.

The Data Documentation Initiative [DDI] XML Standard: Support Preservation, Management, Access & Dissemination Systems for Social Science Data

October 25-30, 2009 – Dagstuhl Event 09442

Participation

The workshop was attended by 21 people from 15 institutions in 9 countries.

The Data Documentation Initiative [DDI] XML Standard: Support Preservation, Management, Access & Dissemination Systems for Social Science Data

November 2-7, 2008 – Dagstuhl Event 08452

Participation

The workshop was attended by 12 people from 16 institutions in 8 countries.

The Data Documentation Initiative [DDI] XML Standard: Support Preservation, Management, Access and Dissemination Systems for Social Science Data

October 23-27, 2007 – Dagstuhl Event 07432

Participation

The workshop was attended by 20 people from 14 institutions in 8 countries.