The 2024 Workshop on electronic Identity eMpowered PUbLic SErvices

The 2024 Workshop on electronic identity empowered public services aims at bringing together scholars, solution makers and educators to establish common ground on the topic. The main goal of the event is to spur discussion, exchange of ideas, and development of new ways of researching, and implementing novel solutions for empowering the utilization of electronic identification solutions. The perspective is on current challenges, successful approaches, and novel strategies of establishing public services empowered by digital identities.

The workshop is arranged at the venue of UnionCamere in Rome together with partners in the H2020 project IMPULSE.





13:30 – 13:45 Opening of the IMPULSE Workshop (presented by Programme Committee)
13:45 – 14:00 “Communication as a key principle for innovative solutions adoption” – Bertille Auvray
14:00 – 14:15 “Fostering dissemination and exploitation of project results via liaisons with standardization committees – the case of the IMPULSE project” – Rene Lindner et al.
14:15 – 14:30 “What determines the acceptance of facial recognition-based digital identity technology? Evidence from a multi-country survey” – Nicholas Martin et al.
14:30 – 14:45 “The influence of European welfare institutions on inclusive online public services” – Thomas Jackwerth-Rice et al.
14:45 – 15:00 “A simplified model for accessing protected health data” – Luigi Rizzo
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break
15:15 – 15:30 “A simplified model for verifiable identity” – Luca Boldrin
15:30 – 15:45 “Exploring secure mobile wallets through Public Key Infrastructure: A real-world example” – Dalius Kubylis
15:45 – 16:00 “A Machine Learning framework for enhanced forgery detection in digitized ID documents” – Kais Dai et al.
16:00 – 16:15 “Enhancing eID authentication: An EBSI-compliant digital wallet solution” – Xavier Martínez Luana et al.
16:15 – 16:30 “The self-sovereign way to the human-centric metavers” – Federico Pierucci
16:30 – 16:45 Closing of the IMPULSE Workshop and JIM Proceedings invite (presented by Programme Committee)

All paper submissions must be in English, and they must be 1000-2000 words in length, including references. Authors need to use template provided to them (above).  

Papers must be submitted online via IMPULSE website in PDF format (CLOSED). All papers must be original, not submitted to another venue and will be subject to a standard conference-style blind peer review process.

Topics in this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Citizen-centric design and development
  • Conceptual investigations of digital identity
  • Current trends in digital identity research and development
  • Development processes and initiatives of eID
  • Adoption of public service innovations
  • Open Source eID solutions
  • Social innovation ecosystems
  • Portability and interoperability of eID solutions
  • Digital identity security and/or digital identifiers,
  • Digital identity management
  • Digitalisation and digital innovations for social sustainability
  • Authentication, authorisation, and access management
  • Accountability and identification in a public setting
  • Blockchain for digital identities, self-sovereign eID
  • Open innovation in public services
  • Cryptography for digital identity
  • Digital Risks, and/or multiple identities
  • Ethical and social issues in eID
  • Infrastructures and standards linked to eID
  • eIDs in transforming public service
  • Strategies and policies in the eID area
  • Legal aspects of eID
  • Empirical investigations and case studies of eID solutions
  • Comparative studies of eID development and use in different (national) contexts
  • Just Transition to eGovernment
  • Business model options for eID solutions
  • Socio-technical aspects of eID technologies
  • Usability/UX issues with eID technologies
  • Safety, security and risk management for adoption of eID solutions

Accepted abstracts are invited to submit full article to JIM (Journal of Innovation Management) Special Issue on Digital Identities. The JIM is an Open Science journal.

All questions about submissions should be emailed to

  • Kari Heikkinen, LUT University, Chair
  • Marco Vianello, InfoCamere, local organiser, Co-Chair
  • Giancarlo Degani, InfoCert, organiser, Co-Chair
  • Alicia Jiménez González, Gradiant
  • Rene Lindner, DIN
  • Francesca Morpurgo, Cyberethics Lab
  • Bertille Auvray, Pôle Tes
  • Benjamin Cheret, Pôle Tes
  • Nicholas Martin, Fraunhofer ISI
  • Jiri Musto, LUT University
  • Javier Gutiérrez Meana, Tree Technology
  • Iria Núñez, Alice Biometrics
  • Jaime Loureiro, Gradiant
  • Antero Kutvonen, LUT University