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IFIP Summer School 2007

Summer School on Identity Management (Call for Contributions)

The Future of Identity in the Information Society

Third International Summer School organized by IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.7 in cooperation with FIDIS Network of Excellence. To be held at Karlstad University, Sweden, 6th – 10th August 2007.

The increasing diversity of Information Communication Technologies and their equally diverse range of uses in personal, professional and official capacities raise challenging questions of identity in a variety of contexts. Each communication exchange contains an identifier which may, or may not, be intended by the parties involved. What constitutes an identity, how do new technologies affect identity, how do we manage identities in a globally networked information society? Do citizens have a choice, or are we bound by technological determinism?

The theme of this Summer School will be on Identity Management in relation to current and future technologies in a variety of contexts. IFIP takes a holistic approach to technology. FIDIS supports interdisciplinary exchange. So participants’ contributions combining technical, social, ethical or legal perspectives are welcome. Topics of interest include:

Identity management, security, profiling and customer relation management, data retention, advanced identity documents, ID related crime, RFID, tracking technologies, biometrics, as well as broader concerns regarding privacy, anonymity and pseudonymity, surveillance, political/social impact on exclusion/digital divide/cultural issues … etc.

All the sessions will start with an introduction by an invited speaker, followed by parallel workshops in the morning and afternoon. The workshops will consist of short presentations based on the contributions that have been submitted by the participants, followed by active discussion. The aim of the Summer School is to encourage a stimulating discourse between all participants – be they new researchers or experienced practitioners. Accepted papers will apply or support an interdisciplinary view. Selected papers will be published in proceedings after the Summer School.

Further details available from:

  • Submission Deadline: 15. March 2007,
  • Notification of Acceptance: 30. April 2007