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Scope

Standardization of generic biometric technologies pertaining to human beings to support interoperability and data interchange among applications and systems. Generic human biometric standards include: common file frameworks; biometric application programming interfaces; biometric data interchange formats; related biometric profiles; application of evaluation criteria to biometric technologies; methodologies for performance testing and reporting and cross jurisdictional and societal aspects. Excluded is the work in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 17 to apply biometric technologies to cards and personal identif ication.

Excluded is the work in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 for biometric data protections techniques, biometric security testing, evaluations and evaluations methodologies.

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118

published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37

25

ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37

29

Participating countries

13

Observing countries

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37/WG 1 Harmonized biometric vocabulary Working group *
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37/WG 2 Biometric technical interfaces Working group *
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37/WG 3 Biometric data interchange formats Working group *
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37/WG 4 Technical Implementation of Biometric Systems Working group *
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37/WG 5 Biometric testing and reporting Working group *
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37/WG 6 Cross-Jurisdictional and Societal Aspects of Biometrics Working group *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

Liaison Committees to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/SC 3C Graphical symbols for use on equipment IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 IT Security techniques ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35 User interfaces ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38 Cloud Computing and Distributed Platforms ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 68/SC 2 Financial Services, security ISO
ISO/TC 292 Security and resilience ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/SC 3C Graphical symbols for use on equipment IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1 Information technology ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 IT Security techniques ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35 User interfaces ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38 Cloud Computing and Distributed Platforms ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 215 Health informatics ISO
ISO/TC 272 Forensic sciences ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
IBIA - USA International Biometric Industry Association A
ILO International Labour Organization A
ITU International Telecommunication Union A
OASIS Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) A
FRONTEX FRONTEX C
OASIS Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) C
VoiceXML VoiceXML Forum Headquarters C

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 37 - Secretariat

ANSI United States
American National Standards Institute
1899 L St NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Tel: +1 212 642 49 00 / +1.202.293.8020
Fax: +1 212 398 00 23 / +1.202.293.9287

Secretariat direct:
Ms Michaela Miller
Tel: +1 212 642-8934
Fax: +1 212 840-2298