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Call for Papers/Tools -- EDDI Meeting in Bergen, Norway, December 3-4, 2012

Call for Papers -- 4th Annual European DDI User Conference (EDDI12)

DDI - The Basis of Managing the Data Life Cycle

Submission Deadline:     October 3, 2012
Place:                                  Bergen, Norway
Date:                                   December 3 - 4, 2012
Hosted by:                         NSD - Norwegian Social Science Data Services

 

EDDI 2012 is organized jointly by NSD - Norwegian Social Science Data Services, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, and IDSC of IZA - International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

The meeting will bring together DDI users and professionals from all over Europe and the world. Anyone interested in developing, applying, or using DDI is invited to attend and present.

Call for Papers

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

 

We strongly encourage papers in different areas to ensure that a broad balance of topics is covered which will attract the greatest breadth of participants, and we encourage conference participants to propose papers and posters that would be of interest to themselves and other attendees.

Submission

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please use the online submission system of the conference. The deadline for submissions is October 3, 2012. Abstracts should have not more than 200 words. Please keep your presentation to 20 minutes or shorter.

Call for Tools / DDI Tools Award

We invite developers and practitioners to participate in the first DDI Tools Competition and show the world what can be done for visualizing the content of DDI instances. The main goal of the DDI Tools Competition is to develop innovative applications that show DDI-based information to the end-user. Conceivable examples are (but not limited to): generators for smart codebooks in form of PDF or Microsoft Help files, parts of web information systems or portals, and stand-alone applications. The tools should be able to consume DDI Lifecycle (3.1) instances, and should be made available as Free Software (i.e. source code as Open Source). Further details on the competition and on sample instances will be announced on October 8. Please use the online submission system of the conference to submit an abstract on your tool until October 3, 2012. The deadline for submissions of the final program code is November 17, 2012.

Keynote Speech

We are very delighted that Svein Nordbotten will deliver the plenary speech to EDDI 2012. Svein Nordbotten is professor emeritus (information science) at the University of Bergen and heading the research enterprise Svein Nordbotten & Associates. More about Svein and his publications can be found on his homepage.

Previous Meetings

Last year, the 3rd Annual European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI11) took place at SND - Swedish National Data Service in Gothenburg, Sweden with 80 people from 17 countries and 3 international organizations in attendance (100 people in all including side meetings). The program offering 24 presentations is available at the EDDI11 website.

The 2nd Annual European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI10) took place at SURFfoundation in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 2010 with almost 70 people from 13 countries attending. The program offering 24 presentations is available at the EDDI10 web site.

The 1st Annual European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI09) took place in 2009 at IZA in Bonn, Germany with 60 participants from 10 countries attending. The program offering 14 presentations is available at the EDDI09 web site.

General Information

For more information about the conference, see the conference web site at: http://www.eddi-conferences.eu/eddi12.

For questions or any other correspondence regarding the EDDI12, please send an email to eddi12@iza.org.

Dagstuhl Workshop on "DDI Lifecyle: Moving Forward" to Take Place

This workshop will take place on October 22-16, 2012, at Schloss Dagstuhl in Wadern, Germany:

https://www.dagstuhl.de/en/program/calendar/evhp/?semnr=12432

The workshop will provide a forum for interested participants with both a substantive and technical focus to contribute to a re-envisioned model-driven DDI specification. Deliverables from the workshop will include drafts of the model and its documentation, which will then be made available for public review, and mappings to other standards.

Dagstuhl Workshop on "DDI and Semantic Statistics" to Take Place

The second workshop on this topic will take place on October 15-19, 2012, at Schoss Dagstuhl, Wadern, Germany:

http://www.dagstuhl.de/en/program/calendar/evhp/?semnr=12422

This workshop will examine the DDI metadata model used in the Social, Behavioural, and Economic (SBE) sciences, and design an implementation of that model using the Semantic Web standards (RDF, OWL, etc.). Invited participants will represent the user community (data librarians, archivists, researchers, data producers), DDI experts, and experts in the Semantic Web technologies and standards. The goal of the workshop is to develop a best practice for the publication of microdata into the Linked Data Web, which might be put forward as a standard for use with data in this domain for dissemination on the Web.

DDI Training to be Offered: Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) for the Data Librarian

A two-day workshop for data librarians and archivists involved in data management and researcher support will be held:

Monday, November 12–Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Perry-Castañeda Library
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Workshop Fee: $150

 

For more information, see: http://blogs.lib.utexas.edu/dmatut/2012/06/25/data-documentation-initiat...

DDI Tools Catalog Now Available

The DDI Tools Catalog Working Group has deployed a new catalog that documents DDI tools – see http://www.ddialliance.org/resources/tools. The catalog enables users to filter on operating system, DDI version, availability, purpose, license, and name.

 The group has also developed a tutorial that demonstrates how to submit a description of a new tool --  http://www.ddialliance.org/how-to-submit-tool.

DDI Expert Committee to Meet in Washington, DC, on June 4

The Expert Committee of the DDI Alliance will hold its annual meeting on Monday, June 4, in Washington, DC, just before the start of the IASSIST conference.

DDI Alliance Web Site Down for Maintenance on April 10

The DDI Alliance Web site will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 10am - 10:30am (EDT) on April 10th, 2012.

EDDI 2011 Call for Participation

Call for Participation for the 3rd Annual European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI11)

DDI - The Basis of Managing the Data Life Cycle

December 5-6, 2011, Gothenburg, Sweden

Hosted by the Swedish National Data Service (SND)

EDDI is designed to provide an annual European forum where DDI users from Europe and the world can gather to showcase their work and their progress toward DDI adoption, as well as discuss any questions or challenges they may have about the specification. EDDI11 includes 25 presentations on case studies, interplay of DDI with other standards, software implementations, and discussion sessions.

The program, abstracts, and information on the venue and the registration are available on the EDDI website:

http://www.iza.org/eddi11

Please note that the deadline for registration is November 20.

The DDI Alliance sponsors two introduction courses to DDI, one with a business perspective, the other with a technical perspective.

EDDI 2011 is organized jointly by SND - Swedish National Data Service, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, and IDSC of IZA - International Data Service Center of the Institute for the Study of Labor.

Qualitative Data Workshop to be Held in Gothenburg

The Challenge of Qualitative Data:
Standardizing metadata structures and the DDI

7th –9th December 2011

Gothenburg, Sweden


What, Where and Why?

Calling all DDI Users in Europe who are actively working with qualitative metadata!

A 3-day workshop is being held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 7–9th December 2011 after the third European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI) to discuss the challenges of qualitative data.

This meeting is a continuation of the work already done by the DDI Alliance Working Group (WG) on Qualitative Data. This face-to-face meeting offers us an opportunity to produce a detailed technical report on recommendations for modifying and improving the current DDI-Lifecycle Specification, and a best practice paper on using DDI with qualitative data. These topics cover the second half of the meeting from Day 2 afternoon to Day 3. The programme details will be developed in Gothenburg.

The meeting is open to everybody interested in contributing to this work. We welcome participants who are already working with archiving qualitative data and technical staff who are charged with providing metadata and access solutions in their archives.

The workshop is sponsored by the DDI Alliance and is being hosted by the Swedish National Data Service (SND) based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Organizing Committee are Louise Corti (UKDA), Arja Kuula and Jani Hautamäki (FSD), Arofan Gregory (Metadata Technologies, North America), and Joachim Wackerow (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences).

Who should attend?

The meeting welcome participants already part of the DDI Alliance WG who are working closely with archiving qualitative data. Technical knowledge of metadata is a basic requirement so you can fully participate. If you are charged with handing qualitative data ingest, processing, discovery or visualization but are not metadata-savvy, you will need to bring a technical colleague with you. We welcome technical staff who are charged with providing metadata and access solutions in their archives.

What is EDDI?

EDDI is designed to provide an annual European forum where DDI Users from Europe can gather to showcase their work and their progress toward DDI adoption, as well as discuss any questions or challenges they may have about the standard. EDDI will include presentations, poster sessions, and discussion sessions. The meeting will close with "meet the experts" session in which users will have a chance to talk about their experiences with representatives from the Technical Implementation Committee (TIC) of the DDI Alliance. The philosophy of EDDI is to be an open, inclusive DDI community-building activity.

Additional information

Further details (the exact location, accommodation, lunch arrangements, etc) will be available in due course on EDDI 2011 web page: http://www.iza.org/eddi11

We invite all individuals interested in participating to write an email to eddi11qualitative@iza.org. When you apply please describe your experience in the area and your possible contribution.

European Users Group Meeting to Take Place in December in Gothenburg, Sweden

The third annual meeting of European DDI Users (EDDI) will take place December 5 and 6 in Gothenburg, Sweden. You can read more in this Call for Papers.