IDS Plugfest

The IDS Plugfest is sub-group of the IDSA Working Group Architecture. As developers’ community the group is the right place to exchange about implementation experiences and best practices. With a hands-on mentality we discuss and experiment with different implementations of the IDS components.

Joining the IDSA Developers’ Community and Integrate your Software

The IDSA Plugfest is held quarterly online or in the IDS Lab at the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST in Dortmund. It is geared towards the consolidation of and technical connection between the existing IDS core components. Further, it builds a community around IDS technologies to build and share knowledge about IDS implementations. The group also detects opportunities for further research and development efforts, or implementation hurdles that are relevant for discussions in the WG Architecture. While the IDS Plugfest is organized and supported by the Fraunhofer ISST, it is at it’s core a community work by active IDS developers.

Why should you join the IDS Plugfest community?

  • Be part of an open and innovative community
  • Get informed about the latest updates and changes
  • Obtain hands-on information from experienced developers
  • Get first-hand information about IDS implementations in an informal atmosphere
  • Contribute to building the IDS ecosystem by sharing your experiences and knowledge
  • Make sure that your software can be integrated with other IDS software
  • Build real data spaces!

Who benefits from the IDS Plugfest?

  • IDSA member organizations that want to deepen their technical understanding and share experiences
  • Experienced developers and software architects that are actively implementing or deploying IDS components
  • IDS enthusiasts with an in-depth understanding of the IDS reference architecture and functionalities

How do I participate?

Contact Heinrich Pettenpohl to obtain access to the mailing list, and to take part in the bi-weekly teleconference and quarterly Plugfest meetings.

Test environment and Software



The IDS Lab offers a test environment for IDS components and hosts the IDS Plugfest.


IDS software

International Data Spaces architecture elements.