FDO2024 Conference Info
2nd International Conference on FAIR Digital Objects
Our second international conference will take place on March 21-22, 2024
in Berlin, Germany.
“FAIR Digital Objects (FDO) provide a conceptual and implementation framework to develop scalable cross-disciplinary capabilities, deal with the increasing data volumes and their inherent complexity, build tools that help to increase trust in data, create mechanisms to efficiently operate in the domain of scientific assertions, and promote data interoperability.” https://fairdo.org/
After a successful 1st International FAIR Digital Object (FDO) Conference in Leiden, the 2nd International FDO Conference will take place in March 2024 in Berlin, Germany. The venue of the conference is the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, right in the city centre of the capital Berlin.
The 2nd FAIR Digital Object Conference aims to bring together data scientists, data infrastructure architects, data solution developers, data stewards, data curators, industry data experts, and policy makers across sectors and from all over the world. It will offer inspiring keynotes and exciting panels with distinguished experts from different sectors and disciplines. There will be exchange formats to foster interaction with industry and SMEs, and early career professionals. Presentations and lightning talks from data scientists and developers engaged in Fair Digital Object activities will give deeper insights into FDO concepts and implementation.
A call for papers will be opened in July 2023. The conference will be preceded by a FDO hackathon and training courses. There will be no fees for the main conference, but the number of participants is limited to 350. The registration will be opened in the fall 2023. As in Leiden we will offer streaming, but for interaction focus on physical presence.
All relevant information will be shared in the conference’s website [coming up soon].
March 21-22, 2024 2nd Fair Digital Object Conference
March 19-20, 2024 FDO Hackathon & Training courses
This conference is supported by the following organisations and initiatives: Research Data Alliance (International, DE, US), CODATA, GOFAIR (International, US), Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, DONA Foundation, San Diego Supercomputer Center, West Big Data Innovation Hub US, DIN, Naturalis, SciLifelab, GWDG, TOPS Nasa, FAIRPoints, African PID Alliance, NIST, IBICT. Other supporting institutions are welcome.
This FDO conference is funded by the Federal Government of Germany (BMDV) and is under the patronage of State Secretary Daniela Kluckert.
FDO Forum Chairs
Christine Kirkpatrick, Dimitris Koureas, George Strawn, Peter Wittenburg
G O A L S
To initiate the transformative process of turning FAIR data into reality in a systematic way.
PRESENT AND DISCUSS
THE ANATOMY OF AN FDO
SHOWCASE FDO BASED
STUDIES AND IMPLEMENTATIONS
ACT AS A FORUM FOR DEVELOPING
FDO BASED APPROACHES
PROPOSE SOLUTIONS TO
FACILITATE GLOBAL ADOPTION OF FDOs
O U T C O M E S
OVER 240 PROFESSIONALS
5 WORKING GROUP MEETINGS
4 PANEL DISCUSSIONS (RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY, POLICY)
49 CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS PUBLISHED
LEIDEN DECLARATION ON FAIR DIGITAL OBJECTS
a statement of community consensus regarding the global need for and adoption of FAIR Digital Objects
(please add your signature!)
OPEN SCIENCE COMMONS EXECUTIVES’ ROUNDTABLE (OSCER) COMMITMENT TO ACTION
a commitment to action by international data science community executives for near term implementation of FAIR Digital Objects
FDO Forum Contest ‘Name That Space’
FDO Forum Contest ‘Name That Space’
Published on March 16, 2022
At our recent January 2022 High Level Panel of Future Data Space (an expert exchange exploring a vision of key scientific, technical and policy pillars of a future global data space), we referred to that space, for lack of a better agreed-upon term, as the global integrated data space (GIDS). However, GIDS does not necessarily have the cachet of FAIR nor does it fare particularly well when discussing PIDs in the GIDS.
We are therefore holding a contest to find a suitable name for a term as convincing and memorable as ‘Internet’, ‘Web’, and ‘FAIR’, each of which were widely agreed upon across sectors and disciplines and which could easily be related to the major concepts and visions they were representing. The future global domain of integrated digital objects can be further characterized by: FAIR, maximally open, stable, persistent, and supporting automatic processing. We are inviting the FDO community and its collaborative partners to help us name this space by making suggestions.
The FDO Forum will evaluate the suitability of the submissions and invite the FDO community to discuss a shortlist. The proposer submitting the winning suggestion will receive a FREE TICKET to the FDO Forum’s upcoming First International Conference on FAIR Digital Objects in Leiden, The Netherlands, 26-28 October. There is no guarantee that the chosen term will become widely accepted, but the FDO Forum will do its best to disseminate the term and share it with its collaborative partners.
You may submit as many suggestions (in English) as your creativity allows by submitting the form below. Submissions must be received by the end of the day on 30 April.
Image by Alexas Fotos by Pixabay
|Suggestion 1||Acronym||Suggestion 2||Acronym||Comments||RecNo|
|2022-03-16 12:30:59||Peter||Wittenburgemail@example.com||Global Integrated Data Space||GIDS||Global Integrated Data domain||GIDD, GID2||not satisfying since not a catch term and since the term space is already used by others with specific connotations||Accepted||5232394594128780040||001||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-16 18:46:56||IDS||Associationfirstname.lastname@example.org||International Data Space||IDS||suggested by a large industrial consortium associated with some restrictions; global might be better than international, as international sounds like limited to certain countries, global for sure integrates everybody in the world.||Accepted||5232620164121550247||002||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-17 07:10:42||George||Strawnemail@example.com||FAIR Data Integrate||FDI||It includes the term FAIR which is important.||Accepted||5233066414226348556||003||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-18 10:47:35||Karsten||Peters-von Gehlenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Data Unlimited||DU||envisions the possibilities||Accepted||5234060554128257599||004||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-18 10:50:09||Bob||Hanischemail@example.com||International, Interoperable, Integrated Data||I3D||three-dimensions of the data space, both I-3 and 3-D. I'd probably write the 3 as a superscript. Maybe not. global might be better than international, as international sounds like it's limited to certain countries, global for sure integrates everybody in the world.||Accepted||5234062094124452109||005||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-18 10:52:55||Ivonne||Andersfirstname.lastname@example.org||Global Integrated Data Structure||GIDS||United Global Integrated Data Spaces||UGIDS||based on proposer #1.||Accepted||5234063754125633128||006||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-18 11:04:52||Ivonne||Andersemail@example.com||Global Data System||GDS||Accepted||5234070924123571554||007||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-18 11:10:36||Christophe||Blanchifirstname.lastname@example.org||Interoperable Data Fabric||IDF||Data Fabric is a term used to reference distributed/cloud IT architectures. It is neutral as to its context and extent and focuses on interoperability as its core tenet.||Accepted||5234074364126202173||008||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-18 11:19:13||George||Strawnemail@example.com||FAIR Digital Integrate||FAIR.DI, FDI||The term FAIR should be in the name.||Accepted||5234079534124802168||009||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-18 11:22:37||George||Strawnfirstname.lastname@example.org||FAIR Digital Interoperate||FDI||OSI was the internet competitor in the 80-90s. O was for open, S was for systems, and I was for interconnect. Now we know that fair is better than just open, and we’re talking about data not systems. And our goal is still to interconnect—fair data, not open systems. Moreover, this name contains F for fair, the most popular acronym of all time.||Accepted||5234081574129218223||010||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-18 14:20:35||Maggie||Hellströmemail@example.com||Integrated Digital Object space (that is fully) FAIR||InDOsFAIR||FAIR digital object Domain||FAIRdom||Interweb of FAIR Digital Objects||InterFAIR||I've tried to come up with acronyms that are easy to pronounce, regardless of the native language of the speaker. I think that quality may be more important than the acronym closely representing a specific phrase - this explanation or meaning can always be explained in an accompanying sentence.||Accepted||5234188357997127296||011||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-18 17:29:21||Stuart||Chalkfirstname.lastname@example.org||globally organized online data space||GOOD Space||We can say we are in a "GOOD space" with our data... At a stretch you could also say we are dealing in FAIR GOODs...||Accepted||5234301618217249581||012||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 06:28:57||Peter||Wittenburgemail@example.com||FAIR Digital Object Domain||FAIR.DOD||Based on Record 9||Accepted||5235633374121587538||013||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 06:31:02||Peter||Wittenburg||Peter.Wittenburg@mpcdf.mpg.de||FAIR Digital Object Space||FAIR.DOS||Based on Record 9. Commenter 1 argues why not FDOS instead as acronym; Commenter 2 says, there is a nice progression: Internet --> Web --> Space||Accepted||5235634624129896602||014||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 06:33:24||Peter||Wittenburgfirstname.lastname@example.org||FAIR Dataverse||FDV||The term dataverse is already being occupied by a db company, verse is currently a hype term||Accepted||5235636044128464244||015||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 06:36:11||Erik||Schultesemail@example.com||Web of FAIR Data and Services||WFDS||is the next layer of the internet, above WWW (so Internet-->WWW-->WFDS); is there a preference for "network" versus "web"?||Accepted||5235637704123077372||017||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 06:37:24||Erik||Schultesfirstname.lastname@example.org||World Wide FAIR Web||WWFW||World Wide Web of FAIR Digital Objects||WWWFDO||Accepted||5235638444121117457||018||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 06:39:52||Erik||Schultesemail@example.com||FAIR Web||FW||FAIR Digital Object Web||FDOW||Accepted||5235639924121487096||019||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 06:45:54||Erik||Schultesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Web of FAIR Digital Objects||WFDO||Internet for Machines / Internet of Machines||IM||IM: stress the automated, machine-actionable elements||Accepted||5235643544126627492||020||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 06:48:42||Erik||Schultesemail@example.com||Web for Machines / Web of Machines||WM||World Wide Web for Machines / World Wide Web of Machines||WWWM||stress the automated, machine-actionable elements||Accepted||5235645224124345491||021||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 06:52:41||Merret||Buurmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Data Conversation Circle||DCC, DCon||fdos in conversation||FC or FDOC||Less descriptive, less serious (and less on-point). But sounds a bit as if it was conversation *about* data, while it's meant to mean a conversation *between* data [objects]...||Accepted||5235647614124126836||022||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 06:54:07||Merret||Buurmanemail@example.com||chattering data, chattering objects, (chattering FDOs?), ((data gossip ???)||CD ChatD||Even less descriptive 🙂||Accepted||5235648474128586880||023||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 06:56:08||Yann||Le Francfirstname.lastname@example.org||Datanet||Datanet||Web of Data||WoD||Datanet: Data Network (should include data and data related services)||Accepted||5235649684127059563||024||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 06:58:06||Klaas||Wierenga||Klaas.email@example.com||Global Repository of Integrated Data||GRID||I think Grid is long enough dead to recycle 😉||Accepted||5235650864129098146||025||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 07:00:16||Fidan||Limanifirstname.lastname@example.org||Universal FAIR Resources||U FAIR||The term mimicks that of the URI/URL, and it stresses the fact that these are self-contained, universally addressable (Digital Object) resources.||Accepted||5235652164127306874||026||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 07:01:42||Fidan||Limaniemail@example.com||The Universal FAIR Domain||U FAIR Domain?||Similar to the previous version, but this time considering the "domain" aspect||Accepted||5235653024121612867||027||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 07:03:22||Rob||Quickfirstname.lastname@example.org||Web of Interoperable Digital Objects||WIDO||Accepted||5235654024124980147||028||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-20 07:26:30||Maggie||Hellströmemail@example.com||Interweb of FAIR Digital Objects||InterFAIR||see comment Rec# 11||Accepted||5235667904124717081||029||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-21 09:17:firstname.lastname@example.org||IDweb||inernational data web||it needs to be international its about data (and ideas ) it remains a web||Accepted||5236598717815247984||030||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-21 15:12:24||Koenraad||De Smedtemail@example.com||Interdata||The Interdata||FAIR Digital Object Trust||The Trust||No acronyms, but short and colloquial forms||Accepted||5236811442285530217||031||WAAR||tina|
|2022-03-23 15:14:15||Maggie||Hellströmfirstname.lastname@example.org||The universal FAIR digital object space||UniFAIRse||A term that encompasses everything that is needed to manage, store and process FAIR digital objects 🙂||Accepted||5238540559318282451||032||WAAR||tina|
|2022-04-21 13:58:40||Ulrich||Schwardmannemail@example.com||FAIR Data Grid||FDG||FAIR Digital Object Grid||FDOG||The term GRID was mainly used for techniques to overcome institutional silos some years ago. It focused mainly on computation and service access. But the idea to overcome silos also perhaps even more valid for data. FDOs represent both: FAIRness and a universal and generic approach to access data. They provide a FAIR Data Grid.||Accepted||5263515125854967241||033||WAAR||tina|
|2022-05-12 23:46:54||Kathryn||Knightfirstname.lastname@example.org||Building an Integrated Network of Global Objects||BINGO||Accepted||5282012145116637066||034||WAAR||tina|
|2022-05-12 23:48:18||Kathryn||Knightemail@example.com||Global Objects, Open Data||GOOD||Accepted||5282012985112834679||035||WAAR||tina|
|2022-05-19 17:47:42||Bonnie c||Carrollfirstname.lastname@example.org||World Brain||World Brain||This is a term that was used before its time but maybe the time is right today. Need to see if there may be a trademark. This gets to the connection of all FDOs like neurological connections and becomes the basis of a knowledge brain.HG Wells used the term in a book: https://www.google.com/books/edition/World_Brain/YtIQDQAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover||Accepted||5287844627111321661||036||WAAR||tina|
|2022-05-25 22:44:50||Peter||Carremail@example.com||world wide web of data||w3d||It's the world wide web of data! A natural extension of the world wide web.||Accepted||5293206907918126094||038||WAAR||tina|
|2022-06-10 11:12:49||Martin Thomas||Horschfirstname.lastname@example.org||related reusable resources||RRR||The suggestion is to use RRR as a recognizable analogy to WWW. There are various ways to implement this. One R might be "resource", one could come from FAIR, and one might be "relation" or similar as in "edge in a knowledge graph". Now a common thought when looking for a FDO may be, I have some problem and "I am looking for related reusable resources". Where would you look? On the RRR. Therefore I recommend "Related Reusable Resources".||Accepted||5306615693429393113||039||WAAR||tina|
|2022-06-30 15:02:17||Franck||Cottonemail@example.com||FAIR Space||FS||FAIR Ground||FG||First suggestion is a pun on "Airspace". Could also be FAIR Space One... Second suggestion is a reference to "Fairground" (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairground)||Accepted||5324033375919677293||040||WAAR||tina|
|2022-07-15 22:12:15||Tina||Loofirstname.lastname@example.org||The Fabric||The Fab, The Fabric||At the point that this term will become widely used, FAIR will have become a standard for interoperability so it will not be relevant for FAIR to be part of the name. The Fabric represents the interwoven, interconnected nature of a cohesive whole.||Accepted||5337251354124635868||041||WAAR||tina|
Enter the Contest
FDO Forum & DIN sign MoU
Shaping the Global Integrated Data Space
The Fair Digital Objects Forum (FDO Forum) and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) have signed a collaboration agreement to foster the shaping of the emerging Global Integrated Data Space (GIDS) which will enable the building of a stable and manageable data space opening the way to urgently needed data sharing and trading while respecting data ownership and access privileges.
The collaboration is intended to strengthen the existing friendly relationship and cooperation between the two Parties: (1) desiring to promote mutual interest through cooperation in the field of standardization and related areas on the basis of equality and mutual benefits, (2) aiming to establish a more firm and continuous dialogue platform by means of sharing knowledge and good practices, by exchanging approaches to standardization strategies and discussing global standardization issues, and (3) considering their common interest to promote and foster cooperation in the spirit of equality and mutual benefit on a voluntary basis and without legal binding.
This collaboration will include the following key areas of collaboration:
- By liaising with DIN, FDOF will provide access to the platform and its members to promote an effective cooperation among all partners and relevant stakeholders in terms of developing and setting standards;
- Taking advantage of this potential, DIN intends to identify and where applicable agree on technology areas, fields, or items for reciprocal standards cooperation;
- Organization of joint seminars and symposia;
- Sharing of expertise on the training and further education of specialists in standardization;
- Establishing and where applicable agreeing on joint research/study in order to contribute to international standardization such as ISO, IEC, and other standards development activities;
- Deliverables of this liaison should be concrete recommendations and the outline of standardization needs in the various areas of FAIR Digital Objects
- By cooperation with FDOF DIN intends to realize identified recommendations and initiate standardization activities in Europe and throughout the world;
- In turn, partnering with DIN will provide FDOF the opportunity to contribute to standards work with global validity;
Our agreement in the News