(PR) 60-day Public Review for BIAS SOAP Profile Version 1.0 Candidate OASIS Standard (COS)
Members of the OASIS Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) Integration TC  have recently approved a Special Majority ballot to advance Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) SOAP Profile Version 1.0 to Candidate OASIS Standard (COS).
Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) SOAP Profile Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
02 February 2012
The COS now enters a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider approval as an OASIS Standard.
The COS specifies how to use the XML defined in ANSI INCITS 442-2010 – Biometric Identity Assurance Services [INCITS-BIAS] to invoke Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) -based services that implement BIAS operations. These SOAP-based services enable an application to invoke biometric identity assurance operations remotely in a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) infrastructure.
The BIAS SOAP Profile specifies XML encoded SOAP messages to exchange biometric data and perform biometric-based identity operations. These SOAP-based services enable an application to invoke biometric identity assurance operations remotely within a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA). BIAS is intended to provide a common, yet flexible, Web services interface that can be used within both closed and open SOA systems.
The BIAS SOAP Profile is a companion document to ANSI INCITS 442-2010 - Biometric Identity Assurance Services. The INCITS document defines the general architecture, requirements, operations, and data elements. The OASIS document
specifies the SOAP binding/implementation of these operations. The BIAS SOAP Profile both normatively and non-normatively references other OASIS and non-OASIS standards.
The only other biometrics-related OASIS standard is XCBF. The BIAS SOAP Profile references the newer ISO CBEFF standard (ISO/IEC 19785).
Statements of use for BIAS SOAP Profile V1.0 were received from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Viometric LLC and the Department of Defense (DoD) Biometric Identity Management Agency (BIMA) .
Public Review Period
The 60-day public review starts 7 March 2012 and ends 6 May 2012.
This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.
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 Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) Integration TC
 Statements of Use:
- NIST, 11 January 2012: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/bias/201201/msg00003.html
- Viometric, LLC, 5 January 2012: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/bias/201201/msg00000.html
- Department of Defense (DoD) Biometric Identity Management Agency (BIMA), 16 January 2012: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/bias/201201/msg00004.html
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