May 16, 2022

Journal Article: “Persistent Identification for Conferences”

The article linked below was recently published by Data Science Journal.


Persistent Identification for Conferences


Julian Franken
TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

Aliaksandr Birukou
Springer Nature

Kai Eckert
Stuttgart Media University

Wolfgang Fahl
RWTH Aachen

Christian Hauschke
TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology

Christoph Lange
RWTH Aachen


Data Science Journal, 21(1), p.11
DOI: 10.5334/dsj-2022-011


Persistent identification of entities plays a major role in the progress of digitization of many fields. In the scholarly publishing realm there are already persistent identifiers (PID) for papers (DOI), people (ORCID), organisation (GRID, ROR), books (ISBN) but there is no generally accepted PID system for scholarly events such as conferences or workshops yet.

Source: 10.5334/dsj-2022-011

This article describes the relevant use cases that motivate the introduction of persistent identifiers for conferences. The use cases were mainly derived from interviews, discussions with experts and their previous work. As primary stakeholders who are involved in the typical conference event life cycle researchers, conference organizers, and data consumers were identified. The resulting list of use cases illustrates how PIDs for conference events will improve the current situation for these stakeholders and help with problems they are facing today.

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