XRD Metadata to Make Digital Identity Less Visible and Foster Trusted Collaborations across Networked Computing Ecosystems

  • Ghazi Ben Ayed
  • Solange Ghernaouti-Hélie
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 136)


Distributed computing ecosystems’ collaboration and mass integration between partners require extensive digital identities processing in order to better respond to services’ consumers. Such processing is increasingly implies loss of user’s control over identity, security risks and threads to privacy. Digital identity is represented by a set of linked and disparate documents distributed over computing ecosystems’ domains. We suggest an innovative approach based on metadata management, which would make digital identity documents less visible, foster trusted partnership, and therefore encourage trusted collaboration among networked computing ecosystems. Furthermore, an XRD-based implementation of digital identity document metadata is provided and explained.


Less visible identity metadata documents management trusted partnership XRD identity-based collaboration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ghazi Ben Ayed
    • 1
  • Solange Ghernaouti-Hélie
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Business and EconomicsUniversity of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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