SDIM 2018: The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Secure Digital Identity Management

Call for Papers
Secure digital identity management, required by cloud services, federated services, or newest distributed technologies such as blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, is receiving increasing attention from both service providers’ and end users’ perspectives, in terms of protection of enterprise assets and customers’ privacy in the cloud, respectively. This workshop solicits contributions describing state-of-the-art methodology and technology innovations in the field of secure identity management, encourages experience sharing (both positive and negative ones), and also welcomes disruptive work-in-progress ideas towards future concepts.

The workshop is dedicated to the security and privacy aspects of identity management (IDM) in smart devices, the cloud, or blockchain and distributed ledger environment. Topics are articulated around several important themes as “concept design”, “enabling technologies”, “federated identities” and “applications”. It is expected they will attract both theoretical and empirical works from the IDM society, the cloud computing society, and the blockchain/distributed ledger technologies society.

Scope of the Workshop
Any submission whose content is relevant to the area of secure identity management will be considered, but any submission whose subject matter is related to one of the following topics will be particularly welcome. Practically-oriented approaches will also be appreciated.

•    identity-based access control and remote personal data management (authentication, authorization, accounting and access management, single sign on for Web services and non-web applications)
•    data processing and analysis in a protected domain for personal data management
•    service-oriented architecture for IDM in cloud, e.g. identity authentication outsourcing
•    identity federations & trust fabrics (technologies and policies) ; federation of identities in roaming scenario
•    new concept design of IDM towards cloud (e.g. distributed ledger-based)
•    technologies for enhancing privacy and security of customer data and social media (biometrics, multi-factor authentication, mobile devices)
•    security and privacy enhanced databases and directory services
•    Secure messaging, digital signature, and encryption ; PKI architecture, Security Policy, and operation method
•    Big data/Cloud/GRID access control and privacy protection
•    applications, e.g. cross-border IDM, security and privacy enhanced IDM for eCommerce, eCitizen, and eHealth in cloud
•    privacy and security evaluation for IDM services in cloud and case study of security breaches of IDM in cloud
•    IDM on a blockchain or distributed ledger platform
•    Privacy protection of personal identities on a blockchain or distributed ledger platform
•    Anonymous identity attribute ownership verification on a blockchain or distributed ledger

SDIM Program Schedule

Friday July 27, 9:30 – 11:00am
Session 1
Location: Meeting Hall 2
Session Chair: Hideaki Goto, Tohoku University, Japan

[Invited Paper] Secure and Long-lived Wireless Sensor Network for Data Center Monitoring
Toyokazu Akiyama, Morito Matsuoka, Kazuhiro Matsuda, Yumi Sakemi, Hisashi Kojima

Towards an Operable Evaluation System for Evidence of Identity
Øyvind Toftegaard, Bian Yang

Friday July 27, 11:30 – 1:00pm
Session 2
Location: Meeting Hall 2
Session Chair: Bian Yang, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway

Texture Based Vein Biometrics for Human Identification: A Comparative Study
Khayrul Bashar, Manzur Murshed

Storage Protocol for Securing Blockchain Transparency
Ryosuke Abe, Hiroki Watanabe, Shigenori Ohashi, Shigeru Fujimura, Atsushi Nakadaira

Sora Identity: Secure, Digital Identity on the Blockchain
Makoto Takemiya, Bohdan Vanieiev

SDIM Workshop Organizers

Bian Yang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
E-mail: bian.yang (at)

Julien Bringer, Smart Valor, Switzerland
E-mail: julien.bringer (at)

Hideaki Goto, Tohoku University, Japan
E-mail: hgot (at)

SDIM Program Committee

• Erik-Oliver Blass (Airbus Group Innovations, Germany)
• Julien Bringer (Smart Valor, Switzerland)
• Martin Gilje Jaatun (SINTEF, Norway)
• Hideaki Goto (Tohoku University, Japan)
• Thomas Kemmerich (Norwegian Information Security Laboratory, Norway)
• Atsushi Kanai (Hosei University, Japan)
• Els Kindt (KU Leuven, Belgium)
• Qiong Li (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
• Diego R. Lopez (Telefonica I+D, Spain)
• Suhaimi Napis (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
• Yasuo Okabe (Kyoto University, Japan)
• Nicolas Buchmann (Frie Universitat Berlin, Germany)
• Hiroyuki Sato (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
• Muhammad Farhan Sjaugi (Perdana University, Malaysia)
• Chik-How Tan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
• Shigeaki Tanimoto (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan)
• Xuebing Zhou (Huawei European Research Center, Germany)
• Bian Yang (Norwegian Information Security Laboratory, Norway)