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About the Meetings



Since 2002, the Campus Architecture and Middleware Planning (CAMP) series has focused on issues relating to identity and access management. The meetings have helped to promote effective campus identity practices, and to educate higher education institutions about how to participate in a national and growing international trust infrastucture.

CAMP was originally funded by several awards from the National Science Foundation and delivered as a partnership between Internet2 and EDUCAUSE. As of 2010, the InCommon Federation assumed the primary sponsorship of the meeting in recognition of the growing need to for higher education to interoperate within the community and related partners. InCommon offers two flavors of CAMP:

  1. CAMP offers pragmatic deployment guidance and engagement.
  2. Advance CAMP attendees explore emerging identity-related trends as well as discuss development topics associated with broader community coordination. The name was changed from Advanced CAMP to Advance CAMP in 2010 to reflect movement and progress in addressing identity services challenges for higher education.
Meeting Content

Topics for the InCommon CAMP and Advance CAMP are chosen in consultation with InCommon Steering,  MACE (the Middleware Architecture Committee for Education which provides guidance for the Internet2 Middleware Initiative), Internet2, and EDUCAUSE. A community program committee is assembled to direct, develop, and deliver each CAMP or Advanced CAMP meeting. InCommon delivers and markets the meetings to the broad higher-education community and its partners, in conjunction with Internet2 and EDUCAUSE.

Sample CAMP topics have included:

  • Bridging Security and Identity Management
  • Building a Distributed Access Management Infrastructure
  • Delivering, Sourcing, and Securing Services Throughout the Student Identity Life Cycle

Sample Advanced CAMP topics have included:

  • Registering, Discovering, and Using Distributed Services in Academia
  • Workflow Models and Technologies
  • Leveraging Campus Infrastructure to Support Virtual Organizations

Check the CAMP archive page for examples of past CAMPs and proceedings. If you would like to suggest a topic or serve on a program committee, send email to