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EDDI20 – 12th Annual European DDI User Conference: Call for Papers

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12th Annual European DDI User Conference (EDDI20), DDI – The Basis of Managing the Data Life Cycle

  • Submission Deadline: July 12, 2020, 23:59 CEST
  • Place: Paris, France
  • Date: December 1/2, 2020
  • Hosts: Sciences Po, Center for Socio-Political Data (CDSP), CNRS, Paris
  • Conference web page:

We are currently working on the assumption that the Conference will proceed as planned. However, with the current uncertainty, it is possible that we may not be able to proceed with the physical conference, under those circumstances we will explore whether a virtual conference is possible or may defer to a later date.

Updates will be posted on the EDDI conferences website through the DDI Users list  (sign up at <>  and on Twitter @DDIAlliance.

EDDI20 is organized jointly by the Center for Socio-Political Data (CDSP) <>, 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, behavioural, 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.

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
The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:
  •  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


Proposals are welcome for the following presentation forms.
  • Full Paper
  • Regular Presentation
  • Short Presentation
  • Complete Session
  • Poster/Software Demonstration
  • Tutorial or Workshop
  • Side Meeting

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please have a look at the Call for Papers <> and use the on-line submission system at <> of the conference (opens on April 28. 2020).

  • The deadline for submissions is July 12, 2019, 23:59 CEST.
  • Please consider indicating your availability as a reviewer as well.

General Information

We look forward to welcoming you to EDDI20 in Paris!