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Third International Summer School
organized by IFIP WG 9.2, 9.6/11.7, 11.6
in cooperation with FIDIS Network of Excellence and HumanIT

The Future of Identity in the Information Society


was held at Karlstad University, Sweden
th – 10th August 2007



The increasing diversity of Information Communication Technologies and their equally diverse range of uses in personal, professional and official capacities raise challenging questions of identity in a variety of contexts. Each communication exchange contains an identifier which may, or may not, be intended by the parties involved. What constitutes an identity, how do new technologies affect identity, how do we manage identities in a globally networked information society?


The theme of this Summer School will be on Identity Management in relation to current and future technologies in a variety of contexts. IFIP takes a holistic approach to technology. FIDIS supports interdisciplinary exchange. So participants’ contributions combining technical, social, ethical or legal perspectives are welcome. Topics of interest included:


Identity management, security, profiling and customer relation management, advanced identity documents, ID related crime, RFID, tracking technologies, biometrics, privacy, anonymity and pseudonymity, surveillance, data retention, knowledge management, impact on social exclusion/digital divide/cultural issues … etc. 


All sessions started with an introduction by an invited speaker, followed by parallel workshops in the morning and afternoon. Workshops consisted of short presentations based on the contributions that have been submitted by the participants, followed by active discussion. The aim of the Summer School is to encourage a stimulating discourse between all participants – be they new researchers or experienced academics. Contributions were selected based on an extended abstract review by the Summer School Programme Committee. Accepted papers applied an interdisciplinary view or support it and are now published in the Summer School web site. Selected papers will be published in proceedings after the Summer School by the official IFIP publisher Springer Science and Business Media.


Papers and slides are available in the »Program« page


Dates and guidelines for the Summer School Proceedings


- Workshop Papers submission: 1st October 2007

- Keynote Papers submission: 25th October 2007

- Reviews by the PC and Author notification of acceptance by the 10th November 2007

- Final paper: 1st December 2007

- Proceedings are planned to appear: Early 2008


Detailed information about the Proceedings & Author's Guidelines


- To be published by Springer Science & Business Media
- Authors instructions:
- Please submit full papers up to 14 pages, taking comments/discussions into account.
- Mail your submission to

Course Certificates


- Course Certificates for 3 Swedish credit points / 3 ECTS for PhD students will be issued upon request by Karlstad University. If you are interested, send us an email with your full name and birth date.

- The certificate will be kindly sent by post to you.











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