Dissemination, standardisation and sustainability (WP8)

The objective of this work package was to demonstrate the results of the project and communicate the framework for a pan-European sustainable deployment. We have been working towards this objective by undertaking widespread promotion and dissemination activities. These activities include the project website and presentations at events across the EU along with publication of papers etc. as you would expect from a dissemination WP.

The work package has produced a Final Report outlining the strategy followed and the results of the efforts made (D8.6). A key aspect of this deliverable was the outlining of an exploitation strategy to help guide the project towards a successful exploitation of its results.

A mid-term event was held in Lausanne, in collaboration with the sister-project eCRIME, complementing the collaborations and interactions with other projects allied to EKSISTENZ in their purpose. A key project was STORK2.0 which was superseded by eIDAS as STORK outputs were utilised for cross-border authentication. Feedback has been gathered to give to eIDAS on the implementation of the nodes. Other projects and initiatives worked with include ATTPS, EIP-SCC, FutureID and EU-LISA.

Part of the strategy has been the creation a Community of Interest around the topic of Identity Theft and the focus of this has morphed into the movement to create a European Observatory on Identity Theft, with its own website, to assist with the sustainability of the project. It was launched at the World eID, Marseille in 2015, with a follow-up workshop at the event in 2016. This has subsequently fallen in line to support the newly created eIDAS Observatory. Close working with the Porvoo Group and the Trade Association. They were partners in developing the Final Event in Rome in May2017, following on from another public event held in Manchester in December 2016.

Regarding standardisation, EKSISTENZ has been present in the following standardization committees:

  • ISO/IEC JTC1 SC17 on identification cards, particularly WG3 (machine-readable travel documents), WG4 (integrated circuit cards), WG10 (driving licenses) and WG11 (use of biometrics in integrated circuit cards).
  • ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 on biometrics, particularly WG2 (programming interfaces), WG3 (interchangeable data formats), WG4 (application profiles), WG5 (evaluation) and WG6 (societal and jurisdictional issues).
  • CEN TC224 WG18 on the use of biometrics in European identification processes with emphasis upon European ABC systems.
  • CEN TC224 on identification technologies in IT. Participation has surrounded the formulation of a new WG19 for handling breeder documents.
  • Contributions to MRTDs and Biometrics

Major progress has also been achieved in:

  • 2382-37.rev1 – Harmonized Biometric Vocabulary: to be published with the addition of 40 new terms
  • Starting work on 30106-4 Object oriented BioAPI – Part 4: C++ Implementation
  • Considering new data formats: 39794-16 (Full body photography) and 39794-17 (Gait representation)
  • Starting work on 3rd generation of interoperable data formats: 39794-1 (Framework), 39794-4 (Finger image), 39794-5 (Face image)
  • Finished working on 29794-4 – Biometric sample quality – Part 4: Finger image data
  • Approved NWIs on “testing of biometrics on mobile devices”