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A phylomemetic model of digital identity - PhD proposal

This is the abstract of my PhD proposal, recently confirmed, in the Australian Centre for Cyber Security, School of Engineering and IT, UNSW Canberra.

This PhD project will evaluate memetics principles and tools with the objective of revealing the systematic evolution and speciation of digital identities, with the following potential benefits:

  • legitimise the role of identity attributes in IdM practice
  • save future efforts otherwise wasted on infeasible federation models
  • show more effective alternative ways to re-use subsets of identity attributes
  • show how national-scale identity infrastructure might be better organised around attributes federation, for the benefit of digital economies.