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EDDI17 – 9th Annual European DDI User Conference: draft program / registration open

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9th Annual European DDI User Conference (EDDI17) DDI – The Basis of Managing the Data Life Cycle
  • Place: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Date: December 5/6, 2017
  • Host:  FORS – Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences
  • Conference web page:
The draft program is available here.
It comprehends 2 keynotes, 24 presentations, 3 tutorials, posters, and side meetings.
The conference will be opened by the keynote speech on “DDI Is Not Enough” by Ron Dekker (director of CESSDA ERIC – Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives)
Registration information is provided at
The deadline for the early booking conference fee is October 17.
Approx. 90 participants are expected for the conference.
EDDI17 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 Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing the data produced by surveys and other observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences.
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.
The presentations focus on:
  • 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 topics of the conference include:
  • 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
For more information about the EDDI conference series and details on the previous EDDI conferences, look at
Jon Johnson and Joachim Wackerow (co-chairs)
on behalf of the EDDI1
7 Program Committee