EFPE 2018

European Forum on Electronic Signature and Trust Services



(Polski) EFPE 2017 Podziękowania

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(Polski) Raport eID 2017

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It is the final count down we’re starting the XVII international Euroepan Forum on Electronic Signature and Trust Services – EFPE 2017.

In this year in Szczecin will take part 130 participants from 16 countreis from Europe, Asia, South, Central and North America, inter alia: Azerbaijan, Belgium, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United States of America and Uruguay. See you in Szczecin!

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European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is inviting you to participate in the survey

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is inviting you to participate in the survey on the “Impact of eIDAS Regulation on European markets”. The survey is an essential part of a study evaluating the impact of eIDAS regulation in EU one year after the switch over to the new regime. The study

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Special offer of Radisson Blue Hotel in Szczecin

In this year Radisson Blue Hotel in Szczecin prepared special offer for EFPE speakers and participants! To get acquainted with promotion and download the reservation form, click please: RESERVATION FORM OF RADISSON BLUE HOTEL

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Undertake substantive cooperation with Obserwatorium.biz!

The year 2016 brought a significant increase in the interest and involvement of the banking market of electronic identification and trust services. In the current year, we expect to strengthen this trend considering that administrative and commercial eID node will be implemented. It is also planned by the banking sector to introduce trust services, including

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17th European Forum on Electronic Signature and Trust Services is the largest international conference in Europe dedicated to electronic trust services (including electronic signature and PKI) and electronic identification and security. The conference had become a fixed item on the agenda of meetings of specialists involved with these topics. They represent various academic, state, local, EU and business institutions.

This year, the EFPE conference focused on:

Digital Identification and Mobile E-services – Security and Availability


The European Electronic Signature and Trust Services Forum (EFPE 2017) is one of the largest international conferences devoted to the matters of trust services. This year on 6-7 June, the city of Szczecin was the host to the 17th edition of the conference, the main theme of which was “Digital Identification and Mobile e-Services – Security and Accessibility”. This year’s edition of the EFPE 2017 was attended by more than 130 participants from 16 countries of Europe, Asia and the Americas, namely: Azerbaijan, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Costa Rica, Luxemburg, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, United States of America, Ukraine, Uruguay, Great Britain and Italy. There were representatives of numerous prominent institutions, i.a. the European Commission, ETSI, the Polish Ministry of Digitalization, large institutions using trust services (including banks, government offices and agencies), manufacturers of software, equipment and providers of trust services connected with electronic signature and electronic identification.
In addition to the lectures and presentations, a special role during the conference was played by the discussions conducted in a substantive manner during the three discussion panels with the participation of representatives of business, administration and higher education sectors. The following topics were covered during the discussion panels:

  • What will the e-identity and trust service market model look like in Poland and Europe – key success factors;
  • How the financial sector perceives the opportunities, threats, and potential of e-ID and trust services.
  • The commercial potential of the eID and trust services market.

This year’s conference has shown that trust services and electronic identification are becoming the tool for executing business objectives for entities from various sectors that have previously had neither the possibilities nor the knowledge that would allow them to take full advantage of their potential. The discussions held during the conference focused on the use of the means of electronic identification, electronic signature, and future delivery services in international exchange, in the public administration sector and in the commercial sector in parallel, with particular focus on the financial sector. As the one that is best prepared for the development of trust services, the financial sector is, in fact, the first stage of implementing the commonly used trust services.

An important provision is the aspect of the interaction of commercial tools in the digital structure of e-administration. Public administration, often emphasizing the development of its own services, such as the Trusted Profile in Poland, is not always able to recognize the benefits coming from synergy with other tools, which, in addition to the elementary functions, provide the users with the comfort of using added content, for instance, insurance, cross-bordering or universality of use.
The aspect that deserves distinction is undoubtedly the fact that public administration in most EU countries has already adopted their information systems to the use of trust services provided in accordance with the standards established by the regulations of eIDAS, which, among others, indicate the need to stop using the cryptographic hash function of SHA-1. It is important because these systems should seamlessly handle e-signatures, electronic stamps and time stamps after the introduced statutory changes, in order to ensure a higher level of security as well as an interoperability and cross-bordering of the exchange of documents. In the countries where the pace of implementation of changes and requirements of the eIDAS regulation in public administration is insufficient, it is recommended that a close cooperation of the administration with commercial entities and academic centers is established, which will undoubtedly translate into an increased pace of implementation of changes. At the same time it should be noted that the trust services market is developing at a dynamic pace, meeting the requirements of both the individual countries and the international legislation. The entities operating on the market of trust services see its great potential which is additionally stimulated by the regulations introduced by the PSD2 directive (on payment services) and the RODO regulation (on personal data protection).
Currently, in the area of e-deliveries, it can be seen that there is no functional counterpart to cross-border nodes; however, the construction of such a structure does not necessarily have to be based on the solutions used in the eID areas. The essence of the problem should be sought in the ambiguous vision of the European Commission and the standardization organization concerning the integration of e-deliveries mechanisms in the structure of the European Union.
In the scope of the electronic stamp, in spite of the eIDAS regulations and the services being developed, it should be considered to send a joint message to the representative of public administration for the creation of a unified legislative solution suited to the electronic stamp solutions. Until the relevant regulations are introduced, the market of e-services should react dynamically, and the effects of using the electronic stamp at the level of the Member States can be determined at the level of the domain regulations and individual systems (e.g. registers that could issue electronically stamped declarations). However, to facilitate the rotation of documents with the electronic stamp at an international level, regulations would be needed to make it easier for the party accepting the document to evaluate its actual legal effect.
There is an upward trend in the availability of remote signature services in the global market, including in the European Union. It should be noted, at the same time, that there are legislation and standardization works being developed on the clarification of the guidelines that will become a determinant of the standardization of these services.

During the EFPE 2017 conference, the participants noted that the eID market, in global terms, was in the early stages of development. The eID report that was presented at the conference undoubtedly implies that the construction and development of a coherent system for electronic identification will provide measurable benefits for both the public administration, citizens and the commercial sector, planning the actions directly connected with the digital transformation. It is also necessary to develop catalysts for changes that may contribute to the success of the digital public administration. Making recommendations for the solutions of e-identity in the EU is one of the tasks of the European Commission.
Now is the time to broaden the market’s interest in the benefits of electronic identification services in connection with trust services, which will undoubtedly develop strongly in the coming years. The Participants and the organizers agreed that the EFPE conference is of great significance for spreading practical knowledge, and next year’s edition of this conference should specifically address the needs of new beneficiaries of electronic identification and trust services. Also, a greater cooperation between the public and the private sectors is expected. The effect of the synergy that is possible to achieve should contribute to the dissemination of the broadly defined electronic communication, at the same time making it fully cross-border.

This final document was prepared by international experts and participants during EFPE 2017 in English, Polish and Russian. We ask that politicians and legislators, in their future actions, consider this small contribution of the EFPE in the European and international discussion.

D.Sc. Eng. Jerzy Pejaś
Chairman of EFPE 2017 Program Committee
West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin Poland






8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Meeting of the Extended Program Council EFPE
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Opening of the conference:

Andrzej Dopierała, Asseco Data Systems SA (Polska)
Andrzej Feterowski,Representative of Szczecin City Hall,
President of the Szczecin Science and Technology Park (Poland)
10:10 AM – 10:35 AM Digital identity strategy in Poland 2017+

Anna Weber, Chief Specialist of the Department of Systems Maintenance and Development, Ministry of Digitization (Poland)
Kazimierz Schmidt, Chief Specialist of the Department of Systems Maintenance and Development, Ministry of Digitization (Poland)
10:35 AM – 11:00 AM Update on standardisation under eIDAS

Nick Pope, vice-chairman of ETSI ESI (France)
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Debate: What will the e-identity and trust service market model look like in Poland and Europe – key success factors

Moderator: Miłosz Brakoniecki, Partner Obserwatorium.biz (Poland)
Kazimierz Schmidt, Chief Specialist of the Department of Systems Maintenance and Development, Ministry of Digitization (Poland)
Andrzej Dopierała, CEO, Asseco Data Systems SA (Poland)
Zbigniew Derdziuk, Advisor of the mBank SA Management Board (Poland)
Artur Józefiak, Accenture Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
D.Eng. Kajetan Wojsyk, Deputy Director for Security and International Cooperation CSIOZ (Center of Healtcare Information Systems)
11:45 AM – 12:05 PM Coffee break 1
12:05 PM – 12:25 PM Assumptions, plans and objectives of eIDAS implementation

Andrea Servida, European Commission (Belgium)
12:25 PM – 12:45 PM Time of new opportunities for synergy between government and financial institutions

Olivier Thirion de Briel, Global Solution Marketing Director, Banking, HID Global (France)
12:45 PM – 1:10 PM Directions of development of digital public services in Poland

Marcin Kraska, PhD, Institute of Logistics and Warehousing (Poland)
1:10 PM – 1:35 PM Qualified signature in the cloud

1:10 PM – 1:35 PM European regulations and banking innovations

Krzysztof Polcyn, BZWBK
1:10 PM – 1:35 PM Cloud e-signature in practice

Marcin Szulga, Asseco Data Systems
1:10 PM – 1:35 PM Cloud e-signature in practice

Marcin Szulga, Asseco Data Systems
1:35 PM – 2:00 PM Mobile cloud trust and e-identification services

Martin Balint, Director, E-signature Solutions, Anasoft
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Lunch break
3:00 PM – 3:25 PM Virtual HSM based on the VirtuCrypt service

Marcin Treszczyński, Infostream (Poland)
3:25 PM – 3:45 PM QWACs and EV SSL/TTL Certificates in the context of eIDAS

Arno Fiedler, Managing Director, Nimbus Technologieberatung GmbH (Germany)
3:45 PM – 4:05 PM National identity system for corporate applications – success stories and perspectives

Fabrizio Leoni, InfoCert (Italy)
4:05 PM – 4:25 PM Coffee break 2
4:25 PM – 4:45 PM eIDAS a PSD2

prof. n. dr hab. Dariusz Szostek, associate professor PhD, Szostek_Bar i Partnerzy Kancelaria Prawna (Poland)
4:45 PM – 5:05 PM Mobile ID – secure key to the Digital Trade Hub in Azerbaijan and cross-border e-services

Jana Krimpe, Head of the Azerbaijani Mobile ID Centre, B.EST Solutions LLC (Azerbaijan)
5:05 PM – 5:25 PM Strong Electronic Signature Authentication with Proof of Intent

Peter Kolarov, Crayonic (Slovakia)
5:25 PM – 5:45 PM Increasing the scope of PSD2 and transaction capabilities with eIDAS and eID

Michał Tabor, Obserwatorium.biz (Poland)
5:45 PM – 6:30 PM Debate: How the financial sector perceives the opportunities, threats, and potential for the development of e-ID and trust services.

Moderator: Paweł Widawski, Director of the Payment Systems, Electronic Banking and Banking Security Team, Polish Bank Association (Poland)
Patrycja Rajczykowska-Strugalska, Key Manager at Bank Millennium SA (Poland)
Michał Wetoszka, Krajowa Izba Rozliczeniowa SA (Poland)
Michał Macierzyński, PKO Bank Polski (Poland)
Tomasz Niewiedział, Bank Zachodni WBK (Poland)
Andrzej Ruciński, Asseco Data Systems SA (Poland)
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Break
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Supper with the cruise on Odra Queen ship on the Odra river
10:00 AM – 10:05 AM Opening of the 2nd day of conference

Andrzej Dopierała , Asseco, Data Systems SA (Polska)
10:05 PM – 10:30 PM Uruguay – Social Policies in Digital Integration and the use of Digital Signature

Diego Vergara, Engineer, Manager of PKI, Abitab SA (Uruguay)
10:30 AM – 10:55 AM Trust services provided in cloud technology – SimplySign – an innovative tool for qualified e-signature

Marcin Szulga, Asseco Data Systems (Poland)
Mariusz Janczak, Asseco Data Systems (Poland)
10:55 AM – 11:20 AM The new EU Regulations – an update on eIDAS and information on GDPR

Nick Pope, vice-chairman of ETSI ESI (France)
11:20 AM – 11:55 AM Going paperless vs. privacy – eIDAS vs. GDPR – a battle between 2 trends

Eric Avigdor, Director, Product Management PKI, Identity Protection Products Identity & Data Protection, Gemalto (USA)
11:55 AM – 12:20 PM Cooperation with e-administration on the example projects of PKO Bank Polski in l. 2016-17

Michał Macierzyński, PKO Bank Polski (Poland)
12:20 PM – 12:40 PM COFFEE BREAK

Michał Olczak, Partner Obserwatorium.biz (Poland)
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM Practical tools of verification and authorization of clients- idenTTVerification System and PassBy[Me]

Jan Szajda, CEO, IDENTT Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM Customer identifcation and customer service

Magdalena Nowacka, Business Development Manager, Proxi.cloud (Poland)
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM How to create and make money from e-services

Grzegorz Wójcik, CEO at Autenti sp. z o.o. (Poland)
1:40 PM – 2:05 PM Methodology of forming a cross-border space of trust: international research results

dr Kiryushkin Sergey A., President’s Advisor, Gazinformservice (Russia)
2:05 PM – 2:30 PM The potential of eID and trust services commercialization in Poland

Miłosz Brakoniecki, Partner Obserwatorium.biz (Poland)
Artur Józefiak, Accenture Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Debate: Commercial potential of the eID and trust services market

Moderator: Artur Józefiak, Accenture Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
Grzegorz Wójcik, CEO, Autenti sp. z o.o. (Poland)
Elżbieta Włodarczyk, Krajowa Izba Rozliczeniowa SA (Poland)
Tomasz Litarowicz Director of the Security and Trust Services Division, Asseco Data System SA (Poland)
Jan Szajda, CEO, IDENTT Sp. z o.o. (Poland)

Andrzej Dopierała CEO, Asseco Data Systems SA (Poland)
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM LUNCH

The Programme Committee

  • Bendig-Wielowiejski

    Andrzej Bendig-Wielowiejski, Ph.D.

    Independent consultant, founder of European Forum on Electronic Signature and Trust Services (EFPE), Poland

  • FB_Dumortier

    Prof. Jos Dumortier

    Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT University of Leuven

  • Luca-Castellani

    Luca Castellani

    Secretary, Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce), Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Austria

  • Iszkowski

    Ireneusz Piecuch

    President, Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications

  • Pejas

    Jerzy Pejaś, D.Sc.

    Chairman of the Program Committee EFPE 2017, West Pomeranian University of Technology

  • Kiernozycki

    prof. dr hab. inż. Stefan Domek

    Prorector for organize and develop of university, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland

  • Arno-Fiedler

    Arno Fiedler

    ETSI ESI expert,

  • Shelupanov

    Prof. Aleksandr A. Shelupanov

    Rector of Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics

Szczecin – conference locations



  • Radisson Blu Hotel
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from Hamburg
107 km
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