OASIS Biometric Services (BIOSERV) Technical Committee

The original Call For Participation for this TC may be found at https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/bioserv/201506/msg00000.html.

  1. Name of the TC

    OASIS Biometric Services (BIOSERV) TC

  2. Statement of Purpose

    Despite advances in the use of biometrics, opportunities remain for improving interoperability among biometric-related systems or system components.

    The purpose of the OASIS Biometric Services Technical Committee is to define, enhance, and maintain open standards that facilitate the use of biometrics and biometric operations over a service-oriented architecture, such as web services. Improving interoperability is a key enabler for making biometrics more viable within multi-factor authentication. The Technical Committee will help bring parity to biometrics as compared to other technologies, such as cryptographic certificate use and management, where web services standards are markedly more mature.

    Because improving interoperability through open standards is a primary objective, the Technical Committee is dedicated to the concept that conformance to standards will imply a well-documented level of interoperability. Additionally, standards development in the Technical Committee should both minimize and segregate components where requiring unique knowledge hinders interoperability.

  3. Scope of Work

    The Technical Committee will provide a general, yet targeted forum for developing a suite of open standards that will foster and accelerate the use of biometrics and biometric services in a distributed environment.

    Excluded is work currently being done in ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 37 and INCITS M1, unless in coordination with the appropriate SDO(s).

  4. Deliverables

    • WS-Biometric Devices (WS-BD) v1.0 (within 18 months of submission)
    • Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) Profile Standards aligning to ISO/IEC 30108 (within 24 months of submission)
    • Other biometric-related standards, guidelines, recommendations, and deliverables as initiated and approved by the Committee (completion date(s) will be provided as projects are formed).

  5. IPR Mode

    The Technical Committee will operate under the RAND mode of the OASIS IPR Policy.

  6. Audience

    The primary audience of the work produced by the Technical Committee will be the biometrics community, the authentication community, and the identity management community.

  7. Language

    English shall be the language used to conduct business within the Technical Committee. The Technical Committee may elect to form subcommittees to produce localized documentation of the Committee’s work in additional languages.