Book: Policies and Research in Identity Management: Second IFIP WG 11.6 Working Conference
The world of the twenty-first century is, more than ever, global and impersonal. Criminal and terrorist threats, both physical and on the Internet, increase by the day. The demand for better methods of identification is growing, not only in companies and organizations, but also in the world at large.
Identity management is put under pressure, due to the growing number of frauds who want to hide their true identity. Identity management challenges the information security research community to focus on interdisciplinary and holistic approaches while retaining the benefits of previous research efforts.
As part of this tendency, surveillance and monitoring are more prominently present in society, both in the public and private domain. The original intention being to contribute to security and safety, surveillance and monitoring might, in some cases, have unintended or even contradictory effects. Besides, the omnipresence of surveillance and monitoring systems might be at daggers drawn with public and democratic liberties.
In this context, IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) Working Group 11.6 on Identity Management organized its second working conference on Policies and Research in Identity Management (IDMAN 2010) in Oslo, Norway, November 18–19, 2010. Papers offering research contributions focusing on identity management in general and surveillance and monitoring in particular were solicited for submission. The submitted papers were in general of high quality. All papers were reviewed by two to five members of the international Program Committee. Nine of the submitted papers, which are published in these proceedings, were finally unanimously accepted for presentation by the Program Committee.
We are very grateful to the Norwegian government for funding this conference. In addition, the EU FP7 project PrimeLife and the Norwegian Petweb II project supported IDMAN 2010.
We also want to thank the invited speakers, the members of the international Program Committee and the external reviewers, who all did an excellent job reviewing the submitted papers, as well as the members of the Organizing Committee.