IFIP IDMAN 2013: Policies & Research in Identity Management

Call for Papers

A text version of this call for papers is available here.


Building on the success of IDMAN 2007 and 2010 (which were held in Rotterdam and Oslo, respectively), this conference focuses on the theory, technologies and applications of identity management.

IFIP IDMAN 2013, the 3rd IFIP WG 11.6 Working Conference on Policies & Research in Identity Management, will take place on the 8th and 9th of April 2013 at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Conference scope

The world of the 21st century is, more than ever, global and impersonal. As a result of increasing cyber fraud and cyber terrorism, the demand for better technical methods of identification is growing, not only in companies and organisations but also in the world at large. Moreover, in our society digital identities increasingly play a role in the provision of eGovernment and eCommerce services. For practical reasons, Identity Management Systems are needed that are usable and interoperable.

At the same time, individuals increasingly leave trails of personal data when using the Internet, which allows them to be profiled and which may be stored for many years to come. Technical trends such as Cloud Computing and pervasive computing make personal data processing non-transparent, and make it increasingly difficult for users to control their personal spheres. As part of this tendency, surveillance and monitoring are increasingly present in society, both in the public and private domains. Whilst the original intention is to contribute to security and safety, surveillance and monitoring might, in some cases, have unintended or even contradictory effects. Moreover, the omnipresence of surveillance and monitoring systems might directly conflict with public and democratic liberties. These developments raise substantial new challenges for privacy and identity management at the technical, social, ethical, regulatory, and legal levels.

Identity management challenges the information security research community to focus on interdisciplinary and holistic approaches, while retaining the benefits of previous research efforts.

Topics for papers

Papers offering research contributions to the area of identity management are solicited for submission to the 3rd IFIP WG-11.6 IDMAN conference.

Papers may present theory, applications or practical experience in the field of identity management, from a technical, legal or socio-economic perspective, including, but not necessarily limited to:

Instructions for authors

Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration for publication. Papers must be written in English; they should be at most 14 pages long in total. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and published in the conference proceedings by the official IFIP publisher: Springer Science and Business Media. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the conference and present the paper.

All submissions will be blind-reviewed. Papers must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, or obvious references. A submitted paper should begin with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords.

Clear instructions for the preparation of a final proceedings version will be sent to the authors of accepted papers. Authors are strongly recommended to submit their papers in the standard LNCS format (see the Springer web page for details).

Papers must be submitted using the EasyChair conference management system.

Please send any enquiries to: webmaster [insert the at symbol] idman2013.com

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