Classification of Everyday Living V1.0 (#COEL) becomes an OASIS Standard

OASIS is pleased to announce that Classification of Everyday Living Version 1.0 has been approved by the membership as an OASIS Standard [1].

The ballot was held under the OASIS call for consent procedure [2]. Under this procedure, consent is assumed unless eligible voters register valid objections. In the ballot, Classification of Everyday Living V1.0 received 12 affirmative consents and no objections. Therefore the standard is approved.

Digital technologies are becoming integral to our daily lives. They promise
huge benefits to society, but the data they create carries the potential for

COEL is a hierarchical taxonomy of everyday human life events. It provides a privacy-by-design framework for collecting and processing behavioral data that 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.

COEL aims to be a roadmap for collecting and handling personal data that protects the interests of both individuals and businesses.

To find out more, see the TC's home page at

TC Administration will now prepare and publish the final OASIS Standard and notify members when it is available.

Our congratulations to the members of the TC and to the community of implementers, developers, and users who have brought the work successfully to this milestone

=== Additional information

[1] Ballot:


[3] Call for consent

[4] URLs to the latest published version:

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

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:

Associated TC: 
Classification of Everyday Living (COEL)