DIM 2008 Call for Papers

Thu, February 28, 2008Call For Papers

4th ACM Workshop on Digital Identity Management Oct 31, 2008 at George Mason Univ, Fairfax, VA

CERIAS Director of Research, and Professor of Computer Sciences Elisa Bertino is the Co-chair along with Kenji Takahashi of NTT, Japan.

“Services and Identity”

As the competitive edge of the global economy is shifting to “services” delivered over the Internet, we need a way of making identity available on-demand to the services in an open, scalable, and secure manner. Identity for services is a holistic concern that must satisfy technology, regulatory and business needs for existing and emerging markets, such as Software as a Service (SaaS) and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). Identity services should introduce consistency, efficiency and scalability in IT infrastructures built on the Internet to form the new “identity layer”. Also, it should be easy for developers to incorporate identity services as part of distributed application logic.

To fully achieve the potential benefits of identity managed as a set of services, such as cost-effectiveness and shorter deployment times, several security and privacy challenges must be addressed. Such challenges arise because of the complex and distributed systems across different organizations involved in identity service offerings. The goal of the workshop is to lay the foundation and agenda for further research and development in this area. Under the broad umbrella of “Services and Identity”, we encourage both researchers and practitioners to participate and submit papers on topics including, but not limited to the following:

  • Identity management for SaaS
  • SOA for identity
  • Scalability issues in identity management
  • Resilient identity service provisioning
  • Dynamic mutual trust negotiation
  • SLA for identity services
  • Identity based access control
  • Migration to identity services
  • Identity service discovery
  • Virtual directories
  • Identity management process assurance
  • Identity life-cycle
  • Externalization of identity
  • Risk management for identity
  • Identity oracles
  • Translation and resolution of namespaces
  • Network transport as a service
  • Privacy and hosted services
  • Mobile identities
  • Balance between de-centralization of identity and centralization of controls
  • Privacy preservation during orchestration of services in multiple domains

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers should be at most 10 pages, using at least 10.5-point font and reasonable margins on A4 or US letter-size paper (8.5 inch x 11 inch). Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and so submissions should be intelligible without them. Each submission should start with the title, abstract, and names and contact information of authors. The introduction should give background and summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Papers must be electronically submitted in PDF or portable PostScript format and must be received by the deadline of May 23, 2008. The instruction for the submission will be noticed shortly. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop.

Important Dates:

Paper submissions due : May 23, 2008
Notification to the authors : July 11, 2008
Camera ready papers due : August 10, 2008 (Firm deadline)
CCS Conference : October 27 – October 31, 2008
DIM Workshop : October 31, 2008


Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
Kenji Takahashi, NTT, Japan

Program Committee:

  • Gail-Joon Ahn, Univ. of North Carolina Charlotte, USA
  • Abhilasha Bhargav-Spantzel, Intel, USA
  • Doug Blough, Georgia Tech, USA
  • Jan Camenisch, IBM Research, Switzerland
  • Marco Casassa Mont, HP Labs, UK
  • David Chadwick, University of Kent, UK
  • Hidehito Gomi, Yahoo! Japan Research, Japan
  • Thomas Gross, IBM Research, Switzerland
  • Carl Gunter, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Chanpaign, USA
  • Seung-Hyun Kim, ETRI, Korea
  • Brian LaMacchia, Microsoft, USA
  • Howard Lipson, CERT, USA
  • Paul Madsen, NTT, Canada
  • Eve Maler, Sun Microsystems, USA
  • Toshihiko Matsuo, NTT Data, Japan
  • Piotr Pacyna, AGH Univ. of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Andreas Pfitzmann, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • Rakesh Radhakrishnan, Sun Microsystems, USA
  • Samir Saklikar, Motorola Labs, India
  • Amardeo Sarma, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
  • Ravi Sandhu, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Diana Smetters, PARC, USA
  • Anna C. Squicciarini, Pennsylvania State Univ., USA
  • Tsuyoshi Takagi, Future University - Hakodate, Japan

For further information: Write to ccs2008-dim_at_lab.ntt.co.jp or visit www2.pflab.ecl.ntt.co.jp/dim2008

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