Just after the holidays I heard about this Identity Focus Group meeting that the ITU was convening. It was suggested by David Recordon and Michael Graves that I go. I made a few more inquiries and by the end of the week I was talking to Abbie Barbir, Richard Brackney and Tony Rutkowski about going.
The have some ambitious deliverable goals:
- A living list of standards bodies, forums, and consortia dealing with Identity Management, including information concerning their activities and documents in the context of IdM framework.
- A global analysis of IDM requirements and capabilities.
- A study of various mechanisms for discovering different identification schemas.
- Developing an IdM framework including data models/schemas
- Producing a set of IdM telecommunications/ITC use cases that can be used to derive requirements.
I asked them what the format would be and they said the were thinking about doing ‘working group’ meetings for three days. I put forward the idea that they might consider open space since it was working so well at the Internet Identity Workshop for all the different technical communities and social issues participating. They agreed!
The first day will be chalked full of 1/2 hour presentations (really 20min w/ 10min of questions) on a whole range of threads that are being pulled together for this work. (I am going to link to these things but not today – you can google them for now if you really want to know more)
- TU-T SG13, SG 17 & ISO SC27 (IdM), Dick Brackney (USA), Tony Rutkowski(VeriSign)
- Content Industry standard identifier activities and Handles, Norman Paskin (ISO)
- 3GPP IDM Related Activities, Martin Euchner (Siemens)
- NGN Overview
- Liberty Alliance, Fulup Ar Foll (SUN)
- CardSpace and Identity Metasystem, Mike Jones (Microsoft)
- OpenID Presentation David Recordon (VeriSign)
- XRI (i-names) and XDI, Ajay Madhok
- Higgins, Presentation, Tony Nadalin (IBM)
- JCA-NID Presentation, Pierre-AndrÃ© Probst (OFCOM/Switzerland)
- OID Presentation, Olivier DUBUISSON (FT)
- Identity Commons overview, Kaliya Hamlin
- Privacy and Rights Management, Mary Rundle (Harvard)
Day 2 and 3 will be Open Space that I am facilitating and the 4th day we will coalesce into concrete working groups to move the deliverables forward between the end of the meeting and the next meeting likely in May in the Bay Area likely after IIW 2007.