Call For Papers



13th Annual European Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) User Conference (EDDI21)

DDI - The Basis of Managing the Data Life Cycle (29 November - 1 December 2021)


  • Submission Deadline: Extended until September 15, 2021, 23:59 CEST
  • Conference days: Tuesday, November 30 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021
  • Workshop & Tutorials day: Monday, November 29, 2021
  • Hosts: Sciences Po, Center for Socio-Political Data (CDSP), CNRS, Paris
  • Conference web page:


EDDI21 is organized jointly by CDSP, Center for Socio-Political Data, 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.


We are seeking presentations, talks, papers 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


Submissions and Presentation forms

Proposals are welcome for the following presentation forms.

  • Complete Session: Proposals for complete sessions should list the organizer or moderator and possible participants.
    The session organizer will be responsible for securing both session participants and a chair.
    This is designed for sessions which could be described as a Discussion,  Plenary or Birds of a Feather.
    • The submission should provide titles, author names, and a brief description for each of the individual presentations
      and email the details to Program Committee (
    • Submission: abstract (300 words maximum).
  • Full Paper: The presentation will be approx. 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions at the end. 
    • Accepted papers will be presented at the conference. They can be published in the journal IASSIST Quarterly.
      At least one author of each paper is expected to register for the conference and to present the paper.
    • Submission: abstract (200 words maximum) - Further requirements: see section Author Guideline & Important dates below.

  • Regular Presentation: The presentation will be approx. 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions at the end.
    • Submission: abstract (200 words maximum).
  • Short Presentation: The presentations will be approx. 10 minutes long, plus 5 minutes for questions at the end.
    • Submission: abstract (200 words maximum).

  • Tutorial or Workshop: Half-day or full-day tutorials (introductions) or workshops (more advanced special topics)
    with respectively 2 and 4 blocks each lasting 90 minutes in length.

    These are scheduled to take place on Monday, November 29, 2021
    • The abstract should describe the topic, the perspective (business or technical), the intended audience and possible prerequisites.
      Hands-on exercises could rely on the participants using laptop computers.
    • Submission: abstract (300 words maximum).

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please login to use the submission system.
You will have first to create an account, or just log-in
if you have already have one.
In section "My submission" you can start the submission process.

  • The deadline for submissions is extended until September 15, 2021, 23:59 CEST.
  • Please consider indicating your availability as a reviewer as well.


Author Guidelines & Important dates

  • Deadline of Call for Papers / all proposals due: extended until September 15, 2021, 23:59 CEST.
  • Notification of acceptance for all proposals: September 27, 2021.
  • Final version of full papers due: November 11, 2021.

For Full papersa draft of the paper of 8-12 pages with appendices must be sent in addition to the
Program Committee ( for review until September 15, 2021.

The paper reviews will be sent to the authors by September 27, 2021.

  • Full papers must follow the rules of IASSIST Quarterly. Submissions should use the IQ author template.
  • Please pay attention to the details in the template and submit your contribution in Microsoft Word document file format (or RTF or OpenOffice) and PDF format.
  • Accepted papers have to be submitted in Microsoft Word document file format (or RTF or OpenOffice) and PDF format.


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