Friday, August 17, 2007

Identity in the InfoSoc

The Third International Summer School on the Future of Identity in the Information Society was organized by IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.7, 11.6 in cooperation with FIDIS Network of Excellence and HumanIT at Karlstad University, Sweden, 6th – 10th August 2007. It was a very interesting event with some very good keynotes on Social and Political Dimensions of Identity (C Raab), Claims-Based Identity Layer for the "New" Internet (S Kavsan), Second Life - Security and Privacy at Risk(M Swimmer), Second Life Social and Legal Challenges (R Leenes) etc. The workshops conducted focussed on a range of topics like: the forensic frameworks for tracing phishers, Identity, trust and consent, community isolation in an age of infotech overload, Rules for Identity access and Control, entreprise identity management for corporations, fundamentals of anonymity metrics, Digital identity in India, RFID issues.

My personal favourite was Rasmussen and Ortiz on Changing Identities: particularly the point they reiterated about the need to identify identity paradoxes across cultures to empower information societies.

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