IDESG Newsletter #10

REGISTER TO ATTEND JUNE 14 ONLINE MEETING

Notice to all IDESG members. All IDESG members are encouraged to participate in an electronic deliberation on June 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time to consider and amend or modify three committee charters, a motion to repeal Proviso #4 of the Rules of Association, and to clarify e-deliberation procedures for future plenary functions. Please make sure to schedule this important meeting onto your calendars. Documents are posted for review at www.idecosystem.org/June14 and amendments will be accepted in writinguntil June 12 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

 

KEY FACTS


Submit amendments to any of the items above on THIS ONLINE FORM by June 12 at 7:00 pm ET. Please direct questions to idecosystem@trustedfederal.com
 
SEND IN COMMENTS & SUGGESTIONS TO THE PEM V.1
As noted at the last Plenary, the Privacy Committee has established a quarterly revision process for the Privacy Evaluation Methodology (PEM) and has now entered the first of these update cycles. We therefore invite comments and suggestions regarding how version 1.0 of the PEM might be improved. 

 

Please send/post feedback by June 17th to either:

  1. The Privacy Committee e-mail list (privacy_sc@idecosystem.org)
  2. The PEM v1.0 feedback topic in the General Discussion Forum
  3. Directly to Stuart Shapiro (sshapiro@mitre.org)

Please use only one of these mechanisms so we do not need to de-duplicate comments. 

 

The PEM document and workbook can be found on the Privacy Committee page of the IDESG site: https://www.idecosystem.org/group/privacy-coordination-committee.

 

THE TIME IS NOW! A CALL TO ACTION FROM THE USER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE 

User Experience (UX) is an umbrella term for the multi-disciplinary user-centered approach to the design and development of interactive systems. This includes usability, human factors, accessibility, interaction design, information architecture, navigation, technical communications, visual design, and related disciplines. The UX approach ensures that all human interaction with a system is designed to give that person a positive user experience. The UX approach is inclusive considering, end-users, persons with disabilities, installers, identity providers, relying parties, system administrators, and all other humans who may interact with any part of the Identity Ecosystem. For the Identity Ecosystem to be successfully adopted, the user experience for all these groups must be positive. Thus, the User Experience Committee was established to ensure that the Identity Ecosystem technologies and solutions adopt the principles of usability to facilitate all humans who interact with the Ecosystem. 


While active in the early months of the IDESG, creating a Charter team, a Deliverables team, a Scenarios team, and a History team, momentum was lost as members sought ways to apply UX thinking to IDESG activities. Members of the UXC found homes in other committees working on use cases in the standards committee, or with the ad hoc holistic-images subcommittee and communication subcommittee of the management council, etc. On several occasions the interim leadership of the UXC discussed if this was the right time to "reboot" the UCX. It was strategically decided that the IDESG wasn't ready yet, and needed to get beyond the creation of ROAs and have a better understanding of its goals, before enrolling more UX professionals to get involved and encouraging membership. 

Well the time is NOW. Having the User Experience multi-disciplinary approach to design and development embedded into the fabric of the IDESG is needed as we move toward work planning and business planning. It is time for new leadership to take over from the beginnings that the interim leadership started and design and create a work plan for how User Experience is integrated into the future of IDESG. If you would consider taking on a leadership role in the UXC of the IDESG, please contact Kay Chopard Cohen,kay.chopard.cohen@trustedfederal.com of the Secretariat. Also if you know of someone in your organization who could further this cause, please encourage them to participate. 

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE SEEKS OFFICERS

The International Coordination Committee is seeking volunteers for officers: Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. Self-nominations are encouraged. The Chair is responsible for calling meetings. This committee meets approximately once per month. 

Nominations will be open for two weeks until Tuesday, June 11 at 5:00 p.m. ET.Please send name and position to kay.chopard.cohen@trustedfederal.com. Only IDESG members may serve as committee officers per the Rules of Association. 

 

Visit the International Coordination Committee Page to view Member List and Listserv Information.

 

MAY PLENARY WEBCAST RECORDINGS NOW POSTED

 

Links to view video recordings of the Santa Clara Plenary Meeting main sessions and the NSTIC Pilot Presentations made at the Plenary Meeting are now available online at: http://www.idecosystem.org/page/may-plenary-webcast-recordings. There are separate videos for each session to help viewers find the specific portion that they would like to watch. 
 

REGISTER TO ATTEND JULY PLENARY MEETING IN BOSTON, MA

  

IDESG Members - Have you registered to attend the next Plenary Meeting in Boston? Registration is free and open to anyone. Plan on attending so you can meet your fellow IDESG members in person, participate in collaborative committee meetings and learn about the future of the IDESG as a standalone organization. Those who have attended previous Plenary Meetings know that they are a unique opportunity to work with and learn from other knowledgeable people interested in the creation of the Identity Ecosystem. We hope to see you there! 
  • What: 5th IDESG Plenary Meeting
  • When: July 24-26 
  • Where: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Labs - 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Nearby Hotels
  • To change your registration, just fill out the Registration Form again with your new updated registration information.

SPONSOR THE IDESG JULY PLENARY MEETING

Our meeting attendees rely on Sponsors (like you!) for coffee, snacks, and meals at all Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) Plenary Meetings. 


Are you interested in sponsoring a break at the IDESG July Plenary Meeting in Boston, MA? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to show your support for the mission of the IDESG and network with the IDESG leadership directly for a relatively low cost. 

Remaining Sponsorship Opportunities 
  • Afternoon Coffee Break - Wednesday, July 24
  • Lunch Break - Thursday, July 25
  • Morning Coffee Break - Friday, July 26
Please email idecosystem@trustedfederal.com if you are interested in learning more. 
 
SAVE THE DATE FOR OCTOBER PLENARY MEETING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
  
  • What: 6th IDESG Plenary Meeting
  • When: October 16-18, 2013
  • Where: NIST Red Auditorium - 100 Bureau Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 20899
  • To change your registration, just fill out the Registration Form again with your new updated registration information. 

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ATTENTION COMMITTEES! Update the entire IDESG on your progress in the next newsletter by emailing laura.baareman@trustedfederal.com.