PIDfest Brings the PID Community Together in Prague this June

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Looking Ahead to Prague!

Mark your calendar for 11–13 June 2024 to join PIDfest in the picturesque city of Prague, Czech Republic! Attendees will experience three days of insightful talks, engaging activities, and problem-solving workshops while exploring 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 include 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...

Anyone interested in proposing a session should complete and submit a proposal by February 23. All submissions will be anonymized and reviewed by the PIDfest Program Committee, which will announce their decisions by March 15. Please note that all speakers must be able to attend PIDfest 2024 in person. In the meantime, visit the PIDfest website for the latest updates on the program and registration, or sign up to receive PIDfest news announcements in your inbox.