Metadata Workshop to be Held at Schloss Dagstuhl in October

A metadata workshop will be held at Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics in Wadern, Germany, on October 19-23, 2015, in connection with a working meeting of the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI). The workshop will bring together representatives from several metadata standards to provide an external review of current DDI work, with an emphasis on the model-driven approach, the production framework, and the substantive content of the standard. Progress made so far will be examined in light of the high-level goals and design principles for the model-driven DDI specification, sometimes called DDI4 or the Moving Forward project. This meeting is part of a Dagstuhl workshop series on DDI Moving Forward that began in 2012.

It is anticipated that the other standards will in turn provide information about their development procedures and goals so that we can learn from each other, communicate more effectively across disciplines, and potentially interoperate. Concurrent with the metadata workshop, a "sprint" will take place to advance the development of the new DDI model.