The First Internet Identity Workshop

We brought together all of the projects we knew about touching on key aspects of innovating user-centric identity. This was our invitation:

The Internet Identity Workshop focuses on identity in the large. Providing identity services between people, websites, and organizations that may or may not have any kind of formalized relationship is a different problem than providing authentication and authorization services within a single organization. Many have argued that the lack of a credible identity infrastructure will eventually result in the Internet being so overrun with fraud as to make it useless for many interesting uses.

To solve this problem, or pieces of it, companies and individuals have made a variety of architectural and governance proposals. Some of these include (they are all linked back to the pages viewable in October 2005):

The goal of the Internet Identity Workship is to provide a forum to disucss these and other architectural and governance proposals for Internet-wide identity services and their underlying philosophies. The workshop will comprise a day of presentations on Internet-scale identity architectures followed by a day of structured open space to accommodate the range of topics and issues that will emerge from day one and other issues and identity services that do not fit into the scope of the formal

Day 1 had these presentations

8:45 Identity in the Marketplace: The Rise of the Fully Empowered Customer Doc Searls
9:30 Use Cases for the Social Web Mary Ruddy, SocialPhysics
10:15 Break
10:45 Microsoft's Vision for an Identity Metasystem Mike Jones, Microsoft
11:30 Liberty Alliance Overview Brett McDowell, Liberty Alliance
1:30 XRI Metaidentifiers Drummond Reed
2:15 Identity 2.0 Design Guidelines and the Evolution of the SXIP Protocol Dick Hardt, SXIP
3:00 Decentralized, REST-ful Digital Identity with LID Johannes Ernst, NetMesh
4:15 OpenID Brad Fitzpatrick, LiveJournal
5:00 SocialPhysics And The Higgins Trust Framework Paul Trevithick, SocialPhysics
5:45 Identity Commons Owen Davis & Joel Getzendanner

Day 2 we used Open Space Technology to support conversation and innovation amongst the participants that gathered.  There were some topics and papers that were put forward ahead of time as potential topics.

The schedule made live at the event included these sessions

Photos from the first IIW are on Phil's Blog and Flickr

Blog posts about the event can be found here.

Podcast from IIW Conclusion MP3

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