EDDI 2011

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.
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.
Keynote Speech
We are very delighted that Bo Sundgren will deliver the plenary speech to EDDI 2011, and that the DDI Alliance will be sponsoring two half-day DDI courses on Monday, December 5.
Bo Sundgren is professor of informatics at Stockholm University and has a long career in leading positions at Statistics Sweden. Bo created and defined the metadata concept in his PhD thesis in 1973, and he is also the creator (with professor of statistics, Bengt Rosén) of the documentation system SCBDOK of Statistics Sweden. More about Bo and his publications can be found on his homepage.
DDI Classes
A half-day DDI introduction will be offered as two parallel courses with a business focus (Wendy Thomas, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Population Center) and a technical focus (Jeremy Iverson, Algenta Technologies, Minneapolis).
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.
Previous Meetings
Last year, the 2nd Annual European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI10) took place at SURFfoundation in Utrecht, The Netherlands on December 8-9 with almost 70 people from 13 countries attending. The program offering 24 presentations is available at the EDDI10 web site.
The first EDDI Meeting 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.
If you are interested in presenting a paper, please use the online submission system at IZA. The deadline for submissions is September 25, 2011. Please keep your presentation to 20 minutes or shorter.
Registration Fee
There will be a subsidized rate for registration of 80 EUR per person. The fee is applicable to everyone taking part or contributing to the conference.
DDI Developers Meeting
A 3-day meeting of developers working on DDI implementations takes place after EDDI11 on Dec 7-9. Agenda topics will include interoperability, open source tools, promoting DDI tools, sharing experiences, and future collaboration. This is the 3rd meeting of developers after the first meeting before EDDI10 in Utrecht and the 2nd meeting before the 37th IASSIST conference in Vancouver. Please write an email to eddi11developers@iza.org if you are interested to participate.
Meeting on Qualitative Data and DDI
A 3-day meeting on qualitative data takes place after EDDI11 on Dec 7-9. This meeting will continue the work of the DDI Alliance working group on qualitative data and will focus on a possible extension of the current DDI Lifecycle specification (DDI 3 branch). The meeting is open to everybody interested to contribute to this work. Please write an email to eddi11qualitative@iza.org if you are interested to participate.
General Information
For questions or any other correspondence regarding the EDDI11, please send an email to eddi11@iza.org.