Invitation (Draft)

Working Group Collaboration Meeting Karlsruhe

June 11 – 12, 2015
Dear RDA Group Chairs,
We would like to invite you to the 3rd Working Group Collaboration Meeting. This is a continuation of a working meeting series that was started in Garching in February 2014 and in Gaithersburg in November 2014. 

The objective is to have focused discussion among participants:  something which has proved elusive at the packed RDA Plenary meetings, and to generate discussion on how coordination amongst WGs can achieve
more coherence and can improve overall RDA outputs. 

The foci of the June meeting will be on 
  • interaction between the Data Fabric and Data Publishing coordination groups and their related WGs and IGs
  • facilitate adoption questions from amongst IG attendees 
  • build connections between the technically oriented data provisioning and data consumer groups, and social/policy oriented data provisioning and data consumer groups
This format will allow for a detailed update from the next wave of working group outputs:  those of RDA/WDS Data Publishing coordination group.  Additionally, each participant will be invited to update on the current status of the represented group(s) in relation to the above topics.
Please notify the local organizers (,,, before May 1:
a) if you plan to attend
b) the RDA group(s) you will represent
We will update the agenda at accordingly and will add a list of participants.
Please find additional information below.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Karlsruhe
Rainer, Larry & Peter
Note that RDA/US has limited funding to support U.S. participant travel to these meetings. Contact Larry Lannom ( to request support.
Meeting location:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 
Kaiserstraße 12
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Campus Süd, 
Präsidiumsgebäude 11.30
A block of guest rooms are available at a rate of ~70 EUR until May 15, code: “KIT”.
Hotel Eden
Bahnhofstraße 15, 
76137 Karlsruhe
+49 721 18180
Hotel Elite
76137 Karlsruhe
+49 721 828090


KIT   >>>>>>   Dr. Rainer Stotzka   <<<<<<<<<<   KIT
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Data Processing and Electronics
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
fon:   +49 721 608 2 4738
fax:   +49 721 608 2 3560