Identity World - Individual Recognition for Global Development | Sept. 25-27, 2017 – Marseille, France

2018 Call for Speakers

Deadline to submit: March 31, 2018

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Part of Smart Security Week, GOVERNMENT ID WORLD is dedicated to the latest identity credential programs, schemes and initiatives in the public domain and their related technologies.

From secure documents to mobile and online identity, governmental bodies seek stronger identification systems to protect their citizens in a context of rising identity theft, frauds, cyber threats, illegal immigration, terrorism, etc. Digital ID schemes also give access to online services such as eGov, healthcare and banking, laying the ground to achieve the countries digital transformation and foster development of emerging economies.

Over 2.5 days, Government ID World will invite Identity leaders’ from public and private sectors to share insights, expertise, lesson learnt and experience on these issues by reviewing programs and international policies, sharing implementation best practices, discussing standards and regulations,  debating key challenges. See below the full list of topics.
Government ID World builds from two successful conferences held in 2017: it expands the scope of the Identity World 2017 conference at a global scale and includes the Government-led secure identification programs formerly addressed by World e-ID & Cybersecurity. The conference will feature several joint sessions with Identity & Cybersecurity Innovation World to address the topics common to public and private domains such as cybersecurity cooperation, interoperability and standardization, ID-related regulations…

Some 2018 key drivers:

• National ID: More than 130 countries have implemented eID cards. Europe now counts 27 states issuing e-ID Cards in the public domain. The UK government has set a target of getting 25 million people to sign up to ‘Verify’, its digital identification (ID) scheme, by the end of 2020.
• Travel documents: 120 countries already circulating and processing epassports at border control. 40 million passports have been lost or stolen since 2002 according to INTERPOL (International Criminal Police Organization)
• Border control Number of border crossings in the European Union expected to rise to 887 Million by 2025. More than 295 million expected to be from non- European countries.
• Emerging Countries: UN’s Sustainable Development Goal targets providing a legal identity for 1.5 billion people in the emerging economies.
• eIDAS Directive: change from voluntary to mandatory in  2018; two MS has notified their eID scheme in CY 2017
• EC start Exit/Entry Schengen Program (EES)

Approximately 60 speakers and panelists will be carefully selected by the Program Committee. Your participation will be indeed an ideal opportunity to share expertise, visions and foster cooperation with leading organizations from over 60 countries.

Presentation proposals are invited for a broad range of topics, though not necessarily restricted to them. Collaborative presentations are suggested especially for on-going projects, that might involve government reps, consultants as well as solution and service providers. Research papers evaluating specific national programs and international policies are also encouraged.



► National IDs program
Large scale programs, like Aadhaar in India, NID in Bangladesh, SSC in Japan, eID in Turkey, eKTP in Indonesia, etc.
– ECOWAS, MERCOSUR, GCC ID standard and implementation
– Case studies in Europe, the US, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East, South America
– e-Residence Permit (Alien Permits) and Asylum Seeker Card
– Benefits programmes (unemployment, pensions…)
– Registration programmes, e.g. gun licence, voting

► Transport and security on the road
– e/mDriving License, eTachograph, eVehicle Registration, eToll collect, Taxi license and others
– EU regulations, recommendations and roadmap

► e-Health
– National health cards projects, central vs. decentralized data management
– Transnational and national programs such as e-Emergency Card, e-Health cross border, eEHIC, EESSI, CEF, etc.


► Next Gen Secure Documents & their Management
– e-ID,
– ID cards and multipurpose cards, e.g. combination of eGov Services, eTicketing, ATM, etc.
– Contactless cards and application
– New optical and electronic security features, intelligent document design, manufacture and personalization

► Mobile ID for Government
– Use cases of mobile ID applications and systems
– Challenges of Mobile Identity with mobile phones, tablets, tokens, etc.
– New standards and services, such as ETSI, TCG, ISO, Global Platform, GSMA/Mobile Connect and others

► Biometrics & enrolment technologies challenges; new fraud scenario like morphing

► ID on blockchain in the public sector

► Breeder documents and civil registry management


► Travel documents & border control
– e-Passport:  3rd Generation SAC and 4th Generation LDS2.0 by ICAO
– eGate Programs worldwide
– Exit/Entry Schengen Programs
– Registered Traveller Programs worldwide

► National IDs interoperability: eIDAS and other EU regulations such as PSD2 (Payment Service Directive 2), AML4 (Anti Money Laundering Directive 4)

► EU projects such as FutureTrust and others.


Case studies of Digital ID roll-outs in emerging countries
– ID programs for children (e.g. Senegal, Rwanda, Uganda, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia)
Bilateral cooperation between the EU and emerging countries,
– ID to improve governance
WBG’s Identity toolkit, GSMA initiatives, PPP initiatives
– Gov-ID combined with Transport Ticketing
– Gov-ID combined with Payment Service
– mID and Online Services


– G2C, G2B, G2E, G2G, C2G services and solutions for procurement, income tax, employment, voting, trade, health, education, justice, etc.
– Smart City citizen services, interaction with local authorities
– Online ID and access
– Open data portals


Several sessions dedicated to public-private initiatives and synergies to strengthen identification and cybersecurity will be held jointly with IDENTITY & CYBERSECURITY INNOVATION WORLD:

► National Cybersecurity strategies and bridge between other regions in the world: Europe’s Cybersecurity Act, NIST with NSTIC in the US PPP Programs US NIST recommendations, China’s Cybersecurity law
► Cyber Defense centers and services: CERTs, protection of organisations against cyber-threats and attack, awareness raising, etc.
► Europe regulatory changes: eIDAS, PSD2, GDPR, NIS, NIS Directive implementation, targets and milestones
► Security certification and labelling

Additional Participation Opportunities

â–º Identity & Cybersecurity Innovation World conference: share your expertise in Digital Identity and Cybersecurity technologies for business
â–º WORKSHOPS / TUTORIALS: focused workshops or tutorials on the hottest trends of Identity in the public domain.
â–º Smart Security Week AWARDS: Get prepared! The Smart Security Week Awards will spotlight the best Digital Identity innovations. Finalists will be invited to the Awards ceremony on Sept. 25, 2018. The Awards selection process will start in May 2018.


Please send your speaking proposals using the submission template.

If authors do not receive acknowledgment within 72 hours, they are kindly invited to contact directly schanourdie(at)
All speaking proposals must be original ones and should be informative and impartial. The Program Committee will reject commercially-oriented presentations.

Deadline for abstract submission: March 31, 2018
Decisions and Presentation

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors on May 2, 2018.
Authors of accepted presentations commit themselves to present their paper at the conference. In case of personal impediment, the speaking person should appoint the backup speaker.

Speaker’s registration

Registration fee is included in the Platinum, & Gold & Silver sponsor packages for one speaker. Regular registration speaker’s registration rate is €550 excl. vat. Speaker registration gives access to the conference & its proceedings, breaks and lunches, networking tool. Speakers’ travel and accommodation expenses are not covered by the organizers.
Proceedings of the conference will be available at the opening of the event. Clear instructions about the proceedings will be sent to the authors of accepted presentations.
The organizers commit themselves not to disseminate the presentations before the conferences.

Other important dates:

â–º Official Program Appearance: June 4, 2018
â–º Complete presentation for the proceedings: September 7, 2018


2018 Program Committee members list: see updated list online.

Discover 2018 renewed edition:

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