Our upcoming events

Title of eventDescriptionDateStarts (UTC)Ends (UTC)PlaceRegistrationAdditional information
FDO Forum WorkshopDEVELOPING THE FDO ROADMAP (OPEN). This meeting will discuss (i) the state of the FDO specifications (ii) the gaps that can be identified (iii) the steps that need to be taken to overcome limitations. The goal of this workshop is to continue the open exchange of opinions about state and next steps that need to be taken by the FDO Forum to strengthen the FDO work. This is meant to kick-off a more regular interaction.2023-01-1614:0017:00onlineOpenAnnouncement
Relation between FDOs and Operations (workshop)This workshop is meant to eleborate in detail about the relation between FDOs and operations. Introductory talks will present different views on this relation considering the layers of FDOs. In addition, talks by experts implementing FDOs will present their views based on concrete work. 2023-02-1614:00:0016:30:00onlineOpenAnnouncement and Agenda
Concept of Knowlege Graphs (lecture)
In this lecture an international distinguished export will present the concept of Knowledge Graphs. The lecture will take place in March 2023.Opento come
Defining FDO Collections (workshop)
In this open workshop invited experts will elaborate on the different suggestions for collections as they have been suggested for example in RDA, by RO Crate and in industry. The intention is to check the possibility for making a harmonised specification for FDO purposes.The workshop will take place in March 2023.Opento come
Concept of Digital Twins /Surrogates (lecture)In science and industry the concept of "digital twins" or more precisely of "digital surrogates" is getting broad attraction. It is about modeling some physical object which allows the experts to study phenomena based on the model instead of touching the physical object. The DiSSCO community is one of the community which highly active in this area. Also European industry is now active in standardising the manners in which DT need to be described (Int. Digital Twi Assoc.). We asked a DiSSCO expert to describe their state of work. The lecture will take place in April.Opento come
Comparing FDO Approaches (Workshop)The specifications of FDO are meant to allow for different approaches. Currently, we see the Signposting approach as being designed by Herbert vd Sompel and the Digital Object Based approach going back to work from R. Kahn and several RDA WGs. In addition, there are suggestions made by Linked Data that should be considered. We will invite experts of the different approaches to present their concepts with the intention to understand in detail what the overlap and the differences are and to look for harmonisations. The workshop will take place in April 2023.Opento come
Al readiness and FDOs (lecture)The term AI readiness of data is being used now more frequently, but it has not been defined exactly what is meant by this and whether FDOs can help. An international expert will be invited to elaborate on this term.The lecture will take place in May 2023.Opento come
Concepts for Digital Twins in Science and Industry (workshop)In science and industry the concept of "digital twins" or more precisely of "digital surrogates" is getting broad attraction. This concept is subject of a lecture in April In this workshop we also invite experts from other domains and industry to present their state of work and see how FDOs could fit. The workshop will take place in May.Opento come
Concept of Nano-Publications (lecture)
Th econcept of nano-publications gets much attraction and its closeness to FDOs is appearant. An expert on nano-publications will be invited to present the concept and indicate how they can be realised using the FDO concept. The lecture will take place in June 2023.Opento come
Specifying an FDO Testbed (workshop)It is widely agreed in the FDO Forum that one of the next major steps is the integration and extension of the different implementations currently being done to an FDO testbed. This testbed must be as open as possible and allow any one to test FDO compliance and increasingly to add the FDOs to a joint domain. In addition, it seems that projects in EU and US will start with considerable funding where the concept of FDOs is in the core. This means that it is urgently required to come together to start specifying such an FDO testbed, to speak about exist.ing components and to share the workload of building the testbed. This workshop will take place in June 2023Opento come

Past events of interest

Title of eventDescriptionDatePlaceAdditional information
FDO Forum WorkshopEverything you wanted to know about FDOs but are afraid to ask. We would like to invite you to this Q/A Meeting focusing on the FDO specifications as produced. Three colleagues (Tibor Kalman, Sharif Islam, Andreas Pfeil) will formulate simple answers to questions raised from the virtual audience. Provoking Jargon: Anne Fouilloux Co-Moderator: Peter Wittenburg2022-12-06onlineAnnouncement
FDO Forum Lecture SeriesI4.0 AAS as evolving Industry Standard (Prof. Dr.Ing. Tobias Kleinert, Dr.Ing. Torben Miny [RWTH Aachen])2022-12-15onlineAnnouncement
FDO Forum Lecture SeriesPID and FDO Service Provisioning in an evolving data landscape – a strategy view (Dr. Sven Bingert, Dr. Tibor Kalman, Prof. Dr. Philipp Wieder [GWDG])2022-11-17onlineVideo
1st International FDO ConferenceThe 1st International Conference of FAIR Digital Objects will bring together for the first time at this scale key technical, scientific, industry, and science-policy stakeholders with the aim to boost the development and implementation of FDOs worldwide and transform the Internet into more than just a data space: into a meaningful data space. This in-person conference will include a variety of different formats (keynotes, invited presentations, community sessions, lightning talks, panels, hackathons, etc.). The conferences will be organised over 3 days as part of Leiden, European City of Science 2022 activities.2022-10-26Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The NetherlandsVideo
FDO Forum Lecture Series"Standardisation and Perspectives for FDOF-DIN/ISO collaboration", Stefan Weisgerber (DIN/ISO)2022-07-21onlinePresentation
2nd FDO Community Interaction Meeting (CIM)This is the second CIM meeting with a clear focus on practical implementations. The FDO WG will briefly describe their results and then discuss the Digital Enhanced Specimen Concept and Implementation of the DiSSCo community (biodiversity)23/03/2022onlineVideo
High Level Panel on Future Data SpacePanel Discussion19/01/2022onlineWebinar Video Playlist