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4th International DCC Conference

DCC for FAIR principles in the quality infrastructure

From 27. - 29. February 2024 the 4th International DCC Conference will bring together developers, users and scientists from around the world to discuss machine-readable data and metadata in the scientific and quality infrastructure. The major theme will be the uptake and further development of digital calibration certificates (DCC). The conference is free of charge for speakers and listeners, open for everybody and completely online/virtual

Conference programme outline

(All times are in UTC)


Conventional calibration certificates will soon be a thing of the past. Metrology institutes and calibration laboratories worldwide are establishing "digital calibration certificates" (DCC) instead of analog versions. Above all, machine readability would significantly support manufacturing and quality monitoring processes, where digitalization is becoming increasingly prevalent. 

Automatically running tests, quality certificates that can be retrieved anywhere in the world and quickly developed assessment methods for new products - digitalisation offers enormous potential for the quality infrastructure (QI) to streamline and accelerate processes. Therefore, establishing DCC for metrology is just one piece of the larger puzzle that forms the digital QI of the future.


    Digitalisation of the quality infrastructure (QI) is much more than the simple transfer of contents of the analogue processes and certificates to digital counterparts. Information in a digital QI should be readable and interpretable by machines. This is achieved by storing the data in clearly defined formats. Hence, this conference invites all who are interested in building the scientific and quality infrastructure on top of FAIR principles:

    • Recent advances regarding machine-actionable information and data in the quality infrastructure
    • Use cases and implementations of digital certificates and reports
    • Software solutions for the integration and uptake of FAIR data in the quality infrastructure
    • Concepts and frameworks for the interoperability in a digital quality infrastructure

    We are forming an International Programme Committee to further the scope and programme of the conference. 

    Important dates

    Conference dates: 27th - 29th of February 2024; 12.00 - 15.30 UTC as online conference

    Registration: is still open

    Submission of abstracts is closed.

    You can contact the Organisation Committee to be added to the mailing list for updates on registration and abstract submission.