PIDfest – Call for Proposals is Open

Mark your calendar for 11–13 June 2024 to join PIDfest in the picturesque city of Prague, Czech Republic! Embark on a three-day journey of enlightenment at this international summit, where insightful talks, engaging activities, and problem-solving workshops converge to explore the transformative power of persistent identifiers (PIDs) in shaping open research infrastructure globally.

Organized by the National Library of Technology (NTK) in Prague and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), the goal of PIDFest is to bring together advocates for PIDs from around the world, fostering collaborative solutions to tangible infrastructure challenges and opportunities that will help expedite research, openness, and innovation. The highly interactive event promises dynamic discussions centered on practical strategies for overcoming real-world hurdles in the delivery of research infrastructure.

PIDfest is now inviting proposals for concurrent sessions (30 or 60 minutes) that encompass and reflect a range of perspectives (organizational, functional, geographic, demographic, etc). Sessions will be a mix of presentations and panel discussions covering the following PID-related topics:

  • PIDs 101/PID basics
  • Case studies/lessons learned, both technical and social ( successes and failures)
  • PID strategies and policies (general)
  • National PID strategies
  • Novel uses of PIDs and emerging PIDs
  • Persistence and sustainability of PIDs
  • Technical applications of PIDs
  • PID value propositions
  • PIDs at scale (in research workflows and infrastructure globally)
  • PID-enabled connections
  • Beyond PIDs—metadata and schema
  • And more…

If you would like to propose a session, please complete and submit this form by February 23. All proposals will be anonymized and reviewed by the PIDfest Program Committee, and you will be informed of our decision by March 15. Please note that all speakers must be able to attend PIDfest 2024 in person.

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So excited for this! I’m chairing the Program Committee and we are all very much looking forward to reviewing your proposals. We’re hoping for a mix of technical and social sessions from a wide range of perspectives (organizationally and individually diverse), so please get your thinking caps on and send us your ideas by February 23!