Fifth International Summer School
organised jointly by the PrimeLife EU project
in cooperation with the IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.7 11.4, 11.6.
Privacy and Identity Management for Life
held in Nice, France,
7th – 11th September 2009
Internet developments pose greater and greater privacy dilemmas. In the
Information Society, the need for individuals to protect their autonomy
and retain control over their personal information is becoming more and
more important. Today, information and communication technologies – and
the people responsible for making decisions about them, designing, and
implementing them – scarcely consider those requirements, thereby
potentially putting individuals’ privacy at risk. The increasingly
collaborative character of the Internet enables anyone to compose
services and contribute and distribute information. It may become hard
for individuals to manage and control information that concerns them and
particularly how to eliminate outdated or unwanted personal information,
thus leaving personal histories exposed permanently. These activities
raise substantial new challenges for personal privacy at the technical,
social, ethical, regulatory, and legal levels:
How can privacy in emerging
Internet applications such as collaborative scenarios and virtual
communities be protected?
What frameworks and technical
tools could be utilised to maintain life-long privacy?
The theme of this Summer School held in
September 2009 and co-organised by the PrimeLife
EU project and the International Federation for Information Processing
(IFIP) was on privacy and identity
management for emerging Internet applications throughout a person’s life.
Both IFIP and PrimeLife
take a holistic approach to technology and support interdisciplinary exchange.
Participants’ contributions that combine technical, legal, regulatory,
socio-economic, ethical, philosophical, or psychological perspectives are
We were especially inviting
contributions from students who are at the stages of preparing either
masters’ or doctoral theses qualifications. The
school is interactive in character, and is composed of keynote lectures
and seminars, tutorials and workshops with PhD student presentations. The
principle is to encourage young academic and industry entrants to the
privacy and identity management world to share their own ideas and to
build up a collegial relationship with others. Students that actively
participated, in particular those who presented a paper, can receive a
course certificate which awards 3 ECTS at the PhD level. The certificate
can certify the topic of the contributed paper to demonstrate its
relation or non-relation to the student’s PhD thesis.
Contributions were selected based on an extended
abstract review by the Summer School Programme Committee. Accepted short
versions of papers were made available to all participants in the Summer
School Pre-Proceedings. After the Summer School, authors will have the
opportunity to submit their final full papers (which address questions and
aspects raised during the Summer School) for publication in the Summer
School Proceedings published by Springer. The papers to be included in
the Final Proceedings published by Springer will again be reviewed and
selected by the Summer School Programme Committee.