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D2.3: Models

Summary  D2.3 Models


Future work


In Chapter , we provided a first preliminary application perspective of identity representation. For instance, we have mentioned the work of different application domains such as human resources (HR-XML), Education (IMS/LIP - Learner information package), government, police and justice (JXDM), healthcare, commerce (CIQ - Customer Information Quality), banking, business (business card), mobility or leisure. We have also found that some of the application domains such as human resources (with HR-XML) and justice (with JXDM) are already pretty advanced in the elaboration of relatively holistic models, although it remains to be seen what the impact is on the complexity of the systems that will have to implement them.

 It is clear that a more in-dept and systematic work of identifying the attributes of identity in different application domains, and an analysis of the commonalities between the different domains would be useful.


Finally, other routes that deserve studies in their own right are related to: 


  1. The control and the distribution of the personal information.  

People may not want in the future to see their personal information managed within a single centralised system. Federated identity management systems such as the Liberty Alliance may have to deal with several standards of representation of person’s information.


  1. The management of multiple identities.  

The grouping of attributes may have to be considered more dynamic in order to address a larger diversity of contexts (an application may for instance have to deal with several identity representations varying over time) 


  1. The legal and ethical issues associated to the representation, the control and the use of person’s information.  

A distinction should indeed be formed between the characteristics of the person that can technically be represented and captured (this limit is continuously pushed forward with progress in the technology and in knowledge modelling), and the one’s that should be represented and captured - society has to determine limits on information that can be represented and processed in Information Systems. 



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