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

Call for Speakers

New deadline: April 7, 2017

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For the maiden edition of IDENTITY WORLD to be held between 25 and 27 September 2017 in Marseille, an ambitious agenda is being rolled-out, to be both intellectually stimulating and of practical interest for a wide range of ID practitioners.
The Program Committee invites policy-makers & administrators, government & private, bilateral & multilateral, financial institutions & banks, telco & cloud, biographic & biometric, civil registration & vital statistics, social activists & NGOs, solution providers & technologists, historians & economists, academicians & scholars, journalists as well as anyone else who might have something to say about the state of the individual identity and its contribution to global progress.
Papers are invited for a broad range of topics, though not necessarily restricted to them. Collaborative papers are suggested especially for on-going projects, that might involve a national government agency, consultants as well as solution and service providers. Research papers evaluating specific national programs and international policies are also encouraged. Impact assessment studies – highlighting how such programs have affected societies and individuals, are welcome.
The essential theme for 2017 is: Citizen-centric Identity with focus on gender best practices.
No ID program can be considered successful, if it is not imagined and implemented keeping in mind the citizen, and more importantly address the gender issues that also affect children, healthcare, employment as well as development in general.
The keywords around which papers can be developed are:
  • Humanitarian
  • Development
  • Legal
  • Privacy & security
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Gender Equality
  • Access to health services
  • Social safety net
  • Improved governance
  • Civil registration & vital statistics
  • Foundational identity systems
  • Functional identity systems
  • Biographics and demographics
  • Biometrics
  • eDocuments
  • Channels / mobile phones
  • Storage & processing
  • Business & service models


Please send your speaking proposals using the submission template.
Authors are invited to submit their proposals electronically to
If authors do not receive acknowledgment within 72 hours, they are kindly invited to contact directly
All speaking proposals must be original ones and should be informative and impartial. The Program Committee will reject commercially-oriented presentations.
New deadline for abstract submission: April 7, 2017
Decisions and Presentation
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors on April 28, 2017.
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 & 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 1st, 2017
â–º Complete presentation for the proceedings: August 26, 2017