Programme Call for abstracts

UPDATE: The abstract submission call is now closed. Please, notice that it is no longer possible to submit an abstract for the FDO2022 conference.

You can find the full list of conference abstracts for FDO2022 here

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About the conference

For the first time at this scale, the FDO2022 conference will bring together key science and industry researchers, technologists, policy makers, and funders engaged in advancing FAIR Digital Objects (FDOs), and will feature a mix of invited presentations, panels, posters and demonstrators.

The major events of the conference will take place in the main conference hall of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, and working group presentations and demonstrator sessions will occur at a nearby venue. Plenary sessions will be live-streamed and breakout sessions will be recorded. 

The conference has three themes, two of which, research and practice, are the subject of this call: 

  • Research on the FDO paradigm as a means to structure the domain of knowledge, and how to facilitate the practical work of science and industry.
  • Practice on the design and building of FDO-consistent infrastructures, systems such as repositories, and tools that operate on data.
  • Policy- and decision making perspectives that facilitate global adoption and employment of policy frameworks related to the implementation of data spaces populated with FDOs.

Major objectives of this conference

  • Present and discuss practical implementation frameworks for FDO architectures;
  • Present successful case studies where FDOs have been implemented and/or applied;
  • Endorse technical specifications and initiate needed national and international formal standardisation processes;
  • Document and propose solutions that facilitate global adoption of FDOs across science, industry, and society;
  • Strengthen and enlarge the global coalition of relevant actors.

Abstract submission

We are soliciting submission of extended abstracts (~1000 words, not including (max 1 page) references, and tables/figures). A Lead Editor will review each abstract for timeliness and relevance, substance and soundness, clarity and impact for acceptance. Posters should be size A0 and may be invited to give lightning talks. Submissions should clearly indicate (i) how the work relates to the FDO concept, (ii) whether it concerns conceptual work, implementations or applications, and (iii) whether the submission is a presentation or poster. Submissions should be consistent with conference themes and objectives and address FDOs, in particular:

  • The use of the FDO concept for structuring the emerging domain of disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge in the research domain.
  • The importance of FDO abstraction, binding and encapsulation properties for data-driven research.
  • The use of FDOs in data-driven projects/or processes from a researcher’s and/or a technologist’s perspective using different approaches .
  • Reports on implementations of FDOs and associated components such as PIDs, PID Profiles, PID Attributes, Types, Type Registries, DOIP, FDO compliant repositories, Signposting, etc.
  • Plans and use of FDOs to implement workflows.
  • The application of FDOs in research-based education or in specific skills development.
  • Showcases where FAIR Implementation profiles led to a change of practices towards FDO usage.
  • Experiences of adopting an FDO approach to infrastructures and pathways to adoption
  • Other work where the concept of FDOs is in the focus.


Abstract submission instructions
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Good to know

PUBLICATION  All accepted conference abstracts will be published in the open access journal, Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO), hosted by Pensoft. 

By participating in FDO 2022, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct and General Terms and Conditions.

The FDO 2022 conference language is English. All abstracts need to be submitted and presented in English and only abstracts written in English will be considered for review.

Code of Conduct
General Terms and Conditions

Important dates

Submission Deadline of Extended Abstracts 10 July 2022
Acceptance Notification 31 August 2022
Authors of Accepted Abstracts Must Register for the Conference 19 September 2022
1st International FDO Conference 26 - 28 October 2022

More info / Contact

Conference website
Fair Digital Objects (FDOs)
Canonical Workflow Framework for Research (CWFR)
Fair Implementation Profiles and Practices (FIPP)

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Last updated 20 June 2022

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