Call For Participation
- What is the purpose of this workshop?
- How can I attend?
- Which topics will be covered?
- How can I suggest a presentation?
- Program Committee
- What is W3C?
What is the purpose of this workshop?
This workshop will look to provide an existing standards landscape, roadmap and potential future work for how strong identity and strong authentication should work on the web. A successful workshop will be how to align recent W3C specifications (WebAuthn, Verifiable Claims, Web Payments) and work that is ongoing in the W3C Credentials Community Group (DID, DIDAuth) along with IETF and ISO, as well as other existing community standards such as Open ID Connect, Oauth, SAML, etc.
How can I attend?
Attendance is free for all invited participants and is open to the public, whether or not W3C members.
If you wish to express interest in attending, please fill out the application form. We want to fill the room with people with practical experience with strong authentication and identity technologies.
Because the venue can accommodate unfortunately only 70 attendees, you must receive an acceptance email in order to attend. Also, be sure to keep an eye on these important dates. Application will be first come, first served with position statements helping the Program Committee guide the acceptance of participants.
As an alternative to the application form, you are encouraged to submit a presentation topic in the form of a position statement.
Our aim is to get a diversity of attendees from a variety of industries and communities, including:
- Finance and payment industries
- Government services
- Online platforms and service providers
This workshop, as other W3C meetings, operates under its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
Which topics will be covered?
Topics will include:
- Strong Authentication: FIDO, WebAuthn, IFAA, DIDAuth, OpenID Connect
- Strong Identity: ISO 29003, Entity Attestation Token (EAT)
- Decentralized Identity (DID): Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technologies, Verifiable Credentials
- Federation: OpenID Connect, SAML, DID
- Credentials: Verifiable Credentials, JWT, JSON-LD, Entity Attestation Token (EAT)
- Requirements: Ease of Use, Accessibility, Internationalization, Security, Privacy
Suggestions for further workshop topics? Submit a pull request on GitHub or email Adam Powers firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I suggest a presentation?
This is a workshop, not a conference, and any presentations will be short, with topics suggested by submissions and decided by the chairs and program committee. Our goal is to actively discuss topics, not to watch presentations.
In order to best facilitate informed discussion, we encourage attendees to read the accepted topics prior to attending the workshop.
If you wish to present on a topic, you should submit a position statement by the deadline (see important dates). Our program committee will review the input provided, and select the most relevant topics and perspectives.
A good position statement should be a few paragraphs long and should include:
- Your background in the main topic areas of the workshop.
- Links to related supporting resources.
- Any other topics you think the workshop should cover in order to be effective.
- A focus on technical issues, not process or platform preference. We plan to talk about the what, not the how.
- Position statements must be in English, preferably in HTML or plain-text format. You may include multiple topics, but we ask that each person submit only a single coherent position statement. The input provided at application time (e.g., bio, goals, interests) will be published and linked to from this workshop page.
Note that your position statement submission is not intended to be an academic or conference paper, but is instead intended to educate the Program Committee on your interests and qualifications.
The W3C Workshop will located at Microsoft Building 27 in Redmond, WA
Microsoft Building 27 3009 157th Pl NE Redmond, WA 98052
- Manu Sporny, Digital Bazaar
- Paul Grassi, Easy Dynamics
- Drummond Reed, Evernym
- Christiaan Brand, Google
- Kaliya Young, Internet Identity Workshop
- Tony Nadalin, Microsoft
- JC Jones, Mozilla
- Pindar Wong, VeriFi
What is W3C?
W3C is a voluntary standards consortium that convenes companies and communities to help structure productive discussions around existing and emerging technologies, and offers a Royalty-Free patent framework for Web Recommendations. W3C develops work based on the priorities of our members and our community.