Call for Consent for Classification of Everyday Living (#COEL) V1.0 as OASIS Standard

The Classification of Everyday Living (COEL) TC members [1] have approved submitting the following Candidate OASIS Standard to the OASIS Membership in a call for consent for OASIS Standard:

Classification of Everyday Living Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
18 October 2018

This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS Organizational Members to consent or object to this approval. You are welcome to register your consent explicitly on the ballot; however, your consent is assumed unless you register an objection [2]. To register an objection, you must:

1. Indicate your objection on this ballot, and

2. Provide a reason for your objection and/or a proposed remedy to the TC.

You may provide the reason in the comment box or by email to the Technical Committee on its comment mailing list or, if you are a member of the TC, to the TC's mailing list [2]. If you provide your reason by email, please indicate in the subject line that this is in regard to the Call for Consent.

This Committee Specification was approved by the Technical Committee and was submitted for the required 60-day public review [3]. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process having been met [4], the Candidate OASIS Standard is now submitted to the voting representatives of OASIS Organizational Members.

-- Details --

The Call for Consent opens at 10 January 2019 00:00 UTC and closes on 23 January 2019 at 23:59 UTC. You can access the ballot at:

Internal link for voting members:

Publicly visible link:

OASIS members should ensure that their organization's voting representative responds according to the organization's wishes. If you do not know the name of your organization's voting representative is, go to the My Account page at

then click the link for your Company (at the top of the page) and review the list of users for the name designated as "Primary".

-- Information about the Candidate OASIS Standard and the COEL TC --

The OASIS COEL specification provides a privacy-by-design framework for the collection and processing of behavioral data. It is uniquely suited to the transparent use of dynamic data for personalized digital services, IoT applications where devices are collecting information about identifiable individuals and the coding of behavioral data in identity solutions.

The specification anonymizes personal data at source and maintains a separation of different data types with clearly defined roles & responsibilities for all actors. All behavioral data are defined as event-based packets. Every packet is connected directly to an individual and can contain a summary of the consent they provided for the processing of the data. A combination of a taxonomy of all human behaviors (the COEL model) and the event-based protocol provide a universal template for data portability. Simple interface specifications enforce the separation of roles and provide system-level interoperability.

The TC received 5 Statements of Use from Activinsights, Coelition, Fujitsu, OpenConsent, and University of Exeter [5].

More information about the COEL TC and its work can be found at the TC's webpage at

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative):



COEL model v1.0:

Schemas for Behavioural Atom Specification and Public Query Interface (PQI):

Distribution ZIP files:

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specifications and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

-- Additional information --

[1] Classification of Everyday Living (COEL) TC

TC IPR page


COEL TC comment mailing list: (You must be subscribed to send to this list. To subscribe, see

COEL main mailing list:

[3] Public reviews:

- 60-day public review, 10 November 2018:
- No comments received

- 15-day public review, 09 May 2018:
- Comment resolution log:

- 15-day public review, 11 December 2017:
- Comment resolution log:

- 30-day public review, 10 November 2016:
- Comment resolution log:

[4] Candidate OASIS Standard Special Majority Vote:

[5] Statements of use




University of Exeter:


Associated TC: 
Classification of Everyday Living (COEL)