EDDI17 will feature tutorials, contributed papers, and posters on current usage and implementations of DDI.

The Call for Papers [submission closed] and the draft program describe more details.


Tutorials - Monday, December 4 & Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The available tutorials can be chosen during the registration process.


First Conference Day - Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - Location Mövenpick Hotel

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. The conference dinner will take place in the evening.

Ron Dekker The keynote speech will be held by Ron Dekker. His lecture deals with the topic "DDI is not enough".
Ron Dekker is the director of CESSDA, the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives, with its main office in Bergen, Norway. Ron studied econometrics and worked for ten years in labour market research at Dutch universities. He was at the national research council for almost twenty years – running a data agency, organising grants, and the last 10 years in general management with a focus on institutes, infrastructure and open science.
He has been director at the SURF foundation – the Dutch consortium for ICT innovation and services of Higher Educations institutions. As of 2014 he was seconded to the Dutch government for project leadership on Open Science at the Dutch EU Presidency. In 2016 he was at the European Commission in Brussels in 2017 as national expert on open science and served as secretary of the Open Science Policy Platform.

Second Conference Day - Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - Location Mövenpick Hotel

A keynote will open the second day in the morning. Contributed papers will be presented in concurrent sessions. The conference will close with a plenary sessions including a panel discussion on re-use of metadata, a report on DDI 3.3, and an overview on the current development of DDI 4. Finally the host of EDDI 2018 will be announced.

Ingo Barkow The keynote speech will be held by Dr. Ingo Barkow. His lecture deals with the topic "Research Data Management in Switzerland – a national perspective".
Ingo Barkow works as a Professor of Operational Data Management at the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur in Switzerland. Before this change towards teaching he was employed as a Senior Systems Engineer and Data Manager in the Technology-Based Assessment (TBA) and Research Data Center (RDC) projects at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) in Frankfurt. In those projects he was responsible for metadata standards, the long-time preservation of qualitative and quantitative electronic questionnaires and assessment instruments as well as handling data access to research data for secondary usage for an international scientific audience. He has been involved as the lead IT Manager in several large-scale assessment projects, mainly PISA, PIAAC, the German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) und the Swiss School Monitoring Project (ÜGK). Next to his research work he is currently involved in developing a metadata-driven open source survey system called Rogatus Survey and an open source big data repository solution called MMRepo. Before going back to research Ingo Barkow was the Managing Director of an IT training company in Würzburg. He holds a PhD in Educational Sciences and two Master degrees, a M.Sc. in Business Informatics as well as a M.A. in History, English and Social Sciences, in addition to several international IT-Trainer certifications.

Side Meetings


Registration and Dates

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

  • The registration is open from September 26, 2017 until December 6, 2017 (last conference day inclusive).
    Please notice that the registration will be done at the FORS website (not at the EDDI website).
  • At the Registration overview page you find all information of the registration process at FORS (linked registration page, payment, tutorial booking etc.).

Registration Fees

  • Early booking conference fee (including conference dinner: 240 CHF (approx. 207 EUR) - open until 2017-10-17 (23:59 CEST)
  • Regular booking conference fee (including conference dinner):280 CHF (approx. 242 EUR) - open until 2017-11-24 (23:59 CET)
  • Late booking conference fee (including conference dinner): 300 CHF (approx. 259 EUR) - open until 2017-12-06 (inclusive)

Tutorials and Tutorial Fees

You can book on Monday either the full-day tutorial (T1) or the half-day tutorial (T2) and on Tuesday the 90 min tutorial (T3)
during the registration process. The tutorial fee on Monday includes a voucher for lunch.



Call for papers posted May, 19, 2017
Deadline for submissions September 4, 2017 (23:59 CEST)
Registration for participation opened September 26, 2017
Notifications of acceptance and draft program September 26, 2017
Pre-final program October 14, 2017
Early bird registration closed October 17, 2017 (23:59 CEST)
Final version of full papers due November 6, 2017 (23:59 CET
Detailed program November 18, 2017
Regular registration closed November 24, 2017 (23:59 CET)
Tutorials day December 4, 2017
Conference days December 5-6, 2017
Conference dinner December 5, 2017
Late registration closed December 6, 2017 (23:59 CET)
Side metings December 4 & 7, 2017

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