Introduction

Advances in digital technologies are redefining opportunities around the world to develop new economic value, to govern and serve within more accessible societies, and to empower individuals. Legal recognition of identity, the ability to establish trust in who we are, is a foundational component of society, a powerful tool that confirms access to life-sustaining resources and services, alongside evolving opportunities: it is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Digital innovations in identity bring new opportunities to create transparency, fairness, and better-governed services. They also create the potential to distribute and interpret significant amounts of information about people and their communities. 

The Turing’s work in trustworthy data systems is advancing applied research for data science, artificial intelligence, and privacy enhancing encryption that is delivering significant impact in the fields of healthcare, national security, finance, and criminal justice. Its trustworthy digital infrastructure for identity systems  project is further developing this impact with a transformative opportunity to mature collective appreciation for the design and development opportunities to be had, and the policy choices to be made in upholding trust as a systemic imperative for identity systems. 

Understanding the different trust and security requirements is an essential step towards their appropriate, secure and independent use and functions. The ability to ensure trustworthy operations in users’ identity lifecycle management is often more than the narrow scope of security requirements and regulatory compliance, while technology in identity management is evolving faster than regulatory and security requirements. Thus, the ability to design and develop appropriate risk-based approaches calls for trust-related conditions embedded in the process. 

About the event

This hybrid conference will bring together prominent academics and key players in the field of digital identity from government and industry sectors. The event will focus on the socio-technical infrastructure opportunities and challenges around in-country implementation of trustworthy digital identity systems. 

The aim of the event will be to bring into sharp focus the boundaries for current state of the art and emerging technologies, tools and practices which lead to trustworthy ID systems.  

The outcome will be highlighting the implementation of best practice using in-country use-cases to identify system implementation risks, country-specific challenges, as well as achieving comprehension of the risks to target beneficiaries.  

Selected authors will be invited to submit papers, presentations and posters aimed at bringing together knowledge and practical insights that will inform countries’ development of trustworthy identity systems, and positively influence the ecosystem of standards, the decisions of policy makers and the technologies that are taken forward. 

Conference places will be limited to facilitate informative, interactive discussion on the day. 

Key dates 

  • Monday 30 May – Call for presentations & paper goes live 
  • Wednesday 15 June – General applications for conference attendance opens
  • Friday 8 July – Deadline to submit call for presentations & papers
  • Friday 29 July - Deadline to 'apply to attend' in person
  • WC 1 August – Successful applications for presentation & papers notified 
  • WC 15 August - All apply to attend applications will be reviewed and contacted 
  • Friday 16 September – Conference day 

Call for presentations and papers 

**Please note, submissions have now closed.**

If any candidates have any further questions, please contact the team via [email protected] (Amber Raza: Research Project Manager).

Equality, diversity and inclusion 

The Alan Turing Institute has a mission to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence to change the world for the better. We recognise that to make such great advancements and help solve the world’s problems and challenges, we need to accurately reflect the world’s diverse composition and build an inclusive community.   

We encourage submissions from those from all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities and abilities, particularly those who are currently most underrepresented in the field. The Alan Turing Institute is committed to increasing the representation of female, black and minority ethnic, LGBTQ+, disabled and neurodiverse researchers in data science. 

Apply to attend

**Please note, the apply to attends have now closed.**

All attendees who have applied will be contacted by the events team mid August regarding their place at the event. 

Organisers