OASIS announces biometrics technical committee, calls for participation

December 21, 2012 - 

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) has announced that a new technical committee is being formed to focus on biometrics. 

According to the organization’s website, “OASIS is a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, cloud computing, SOA, web services, the smart grid, electronic publishing, emergency management and other areas.”

The purpose of this new 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. The first meeting is set to take place February 5, 2013.

As the website states, “the Technical Committee will help bring parity to biometrics as compared to other technologies, such as cryptographic certificate use and management, where we services standards are markedly more mature.”

In order to become a member of this technical committee, you must currently be an employee or designee of an OASIS member organization or an individual member of OASIS and you must register online.

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