EDDI16 will feature tutorials, contributed papers, and posters on current usage and implementations of DDI.

The Call for Papers describes more details.


Monday, December 5, 2016 - Tutorials (at GESIS)

The available tutorials can be chosen during the registration process.

  • Full day - Document Questionnaires and Datasets with DDI: A Hands-On Introduction with Colectica
  • Half day morning - Documenting Panel Data Using DDI
  • Half day afternoon - Have "Questions"? We Have a Structure for Them

Tuesday, December 6, 2015 - First Conference Day (at Stadthotel)

A keynote will open the conference program in the morning. Contributed papers in two parallel tracks will be presented in the late morning and the afternoon. A social event will take place in the evening.

The keynote speech will be delivered by Prof. Keith Jeffery. His talk will focus on "Metadata: Foundation, Philosopher’s and Rosetta Stones". Keith Jeffery is an independent consultant and past Director IT at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory with 360,000 users, 1100 servers and 140 staff. Keith holds 3 honorary visiting professorships, is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and the British Computer Society, is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional and an Honorary Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. Keith is past-President of ERCIM and past President of euroCRIS, and serves on international expert groups, conference boards and assessment panels. He has advised government on security and green computing. He chaired the EC Expert Groups on GRIDs and on CLOUD Computing. He is serving as co-chair in several working and interest groups of the Research Data Alliance (Metadata, Metadata Standards Directory, Data in Context, Metadata Standards Catalog).

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - Second Conference Day (at Stadthotel)

A keynote will open the second day in the morning. Contributed papers will be presented in concurrent sessions. The conference will close with a panel session on re-use of software and administered metadata, and an overview on the current development of DDI.

The keynote speech will be delivered by Dr. Stefan Winkler-Nees. His talk will focus on "Funding, Policies, Community Building - Data Sharing from a Funders Perspective". Dr. Stefan Winkler-Nees is marine geologist. He studied in Munich and Kiel and worked as paleo-climate scientist in a number of research projects in Europe and Australia. In 2001, he joined a software company as consultant and account manager. Since 2007, he works for the German Research Foundation (DFG). First, he was responsible for the German contribution to the global Ocean Drilling Project. Today, he is programme director at the Department of Scientific Library Services and Information Systems. His task is to develop and to run funding programmes to develop and to implement research data information systems. He is active in national and international networks of funding agencies, research organisations and information infrastructures initiatives.

Side Meetings

  • Public side meetings
    • Active Data Management Plans, December 7, 17:00-18:00 (at Stadthotel)
    • International Colectica User Conference (ICUC) 2016, December 8, 9:00-17:00 (at GESIS)
    • DDI Software Developers Meeting, December 8, 9:00-17:00 (at GESIS)
  • Closed side meetings
    • Big Data Europe, December 5, 14:00-17:30 (at GESIS)
    • CESSDA Metadata Management Project, December 8, 9:00-14:30 (at GESIS)
    • CESSDA Technical Work Group, December 8, 10:00-12:00 (at GESIS)
    • CESSDA Euro Question Bank Project, December 8, 15:00-18:00 (at GESIS)
    • DDI Lifecycle Moving Forward Project, December 12-16, 9:00-17:30 (at GESIS)


All conference participants (paper presenters, session chairs, etc.) must complete the registration process (including full payment within the registration's deadline).

The special registration option "Tutorial(s) or ICUC only" is offered to people who want to book and attend tutorials or ICUC only (without participating in the conference and conference dinner).


Call for papers posted May 23, 2016
Deadline for submissions September 4, extended to Sept. 15, 2016 (23:59 CEST)
Registration for participation opened September 26, 2016
Notifications of acceptance and draft program September 26, 2016
Pre-final program October 24, 2016
Early bird registration closed October 25, 2016
Final version of full papers due November 6, 2016
Detailed program November 18, 2016
Regular registration closed November 18, 2016
Tutorials December 5, 2016
Late registration up to December 7, 2016
Conference December 6-7, 2016
Conference dinner December 6, 2016
Side metings December 8, 2016

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